Terre Haute Area Breastfeeding Resources

Are you a new breastfeeding mom in the Terre Haute, Indiana area looking for advice or assistance? Support and education are two of the most important things to have when you start your breastfeeding journey (in my opinion) and the Wabash Valley has many different groups and organizations available that provide that:

Terre Haute La Leche League - LLL is an international organization dedicated to help mothers "through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother." They have monthly meetings and their leaders (trained & accredited by LLL International) are available for phone consultation for any breastfeeding questions or concerns. The LLL of Terre Haute meets twice a month at the Vigo County Library. Their morning meeting is the first Friday of the month at 10 AM and their evening meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Breastfeeding moms & moms-to-be are welcome, as well as their children. They also have a very active Facebook group for ladies to utilize as well. Check out their website or Facebook group for more information.

Breastfeeding Coalition of the Wabash Valley - The Coalition is an organization comprised of area mothers, nursing advocates and healthcare providers interested in promoting breastfeeding. It meets the first Monday of every other month in Terre Haute. For more information, call The Maple Center at 812-234-8733, check out their Facebook page or their website.

Union Hospital Breastfeeding Center - Provides professional fitting of nursing bras, instruction in the use of breast pumps and storage of breast milk, and breastfeeding assistance. Located at Union Hospital on 7th Street, call (812) 238-4985 for more information.

WIC - WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides nutrition and health screening and assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals to other Indiana health, family, and social services, and supplemental healthy foods designed to meet special nutrition needs. WIC often has Lactation Consultants or Breastfeeding Peer Counselors available to answer questions or provide you with information. There are several WIC clinics in our area. The Vigo County WIC Program/Western Indiana Community Action is located at 705 South 5th Street in Terre Haute and can be reached by calling (812) 232-6306. The Vermillion County WIC Program is located at 424 South Kibby Street and can be reached by calling (765) 832-6732. The Parke County WIC Program/Family Health & Help Center is located at 109 South Jefferson Street in Rockville and can be reached by calling (765) 569-4008. And the Clay County WIC Program is located at the National Guard Armory on 972 West Craig Avenue in Brazil and can be reached by calling (812) 442-0573.

Terre Haute Birth & Beyond Network - The Terre Haute Birth Network is committed to awareness, education, advocacy & empowerment for Mother-Baby Friendly pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. They are also primarily based online and have a website, Facebook page, and Google group.

(I will be updating this page from time to time about breastfeeding resources in the Wabash Valley area including Vermillion, Vigo, Parke, and Clay counties. If you have any more group suggestions or see an error, please contact me – shayaddison{at}wonderfullychaotic{dot}com.)

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