Northwest Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition

Promoting Awareness


Empowering Breastfeeding Families

About Northwest Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition

We are a growing group of breastfeeding advocates made up of members and organizations in Northwest Indiana. With our mission of promoting awareness and empowering breastfeeding families, we have come together to start a positive change to prolong breastfeeding rates, increase breastfeeding initiation, and provide education to care providers and the general public about breastfeeding.

Our members and organizations include: area hospital International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), North Shore Health Centers, Fagen Pharmacy, Medela, Latch Ladies, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Couple to Couple League of NWI, and local mothers.

Interested in joining or know an organization that might? Membership is free for any individual or organization who shares our breastfeeding passion and advocacy. Our coalition meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email us or phone a member.

Contact Us

Diane Gora | Franciscan Alliance St. Margaret Health
219.932.2300 (ask for family birthing center)

Lavawn Souther | Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank of NWI
Crown Point Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dalena Jimenez | Certified Lactation Counselor

Events Calendar

Lavawn Souther | Breastfeeding Class
4th Thursday of the Month
Crown Point OB/GYN: Join other parents and expectant parents to learn the basics of breastfeeding. FREE. Register online or email for more information.

Community Healthcare System | Breastfeeding Class
February 19, March 12, April 23 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Outpatient Center, St. John: A board-certified lactation consultant provides education and support for moms who want to breastfeed. FREE. Register 219.836.3477 or 866.836.3477.

Community Healthcare System | Nutrition During Breastfeeding at TLC
February 27, April 24 | 9-10 AM
Parkview Tower, 6th Floor Conference Room: Community Hospital offers specialized education to teach mothers the importance of keeping their bodies healthy while breastfeeding. FREE. No registration required. Call 219.836.4574 for more information.

Community Healthcare System | TLC: The Lactation Clinic Drop-In Hours
February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 | 4-8 PM
Parkview Tower, 6th Floor Conference Room: "Drop-in" anytime during the 4-hour session for a lactation consultation or a baby weight check without an appointment. FREE. No registration required. Call 219.836.4574 for more information.

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