Breastfeeding

Lactation Friendly Places in Jeffco

Babies thrive on human milk. Over 90 percent of Colorado parents begin nursing and need support from their community to be successful in meeting their lactation goals. As part of the Advancing Breastfeeding in Colorado project and Maternal Child Health grant, we provide training, funds and support for employers, child cares and health care providers to become lactation friendly designated. Contact Allison Wilson at awilson@jeffco.us or 303-239-7007 to learn more.

Learn how to make your business breastfeeding friendly

Worksites

Family friendly policies are good for business. Become a lactation friendly workplace and support nursing employees and their families.

Breastfeeding in a medical office

Medical Offices

Get resources to support your patients and take steps to make your office more breastfeeding friendly. Resources include trainings for providers and staff to build their breastfeeding management skills.

Breastfeeding in a child care

Child Cares

Caregivers are a trusted resource for children and their families. Find out what it takes to become a breastfeeding friendly certified child care provider.

Parent Resources

  • B.E.S.T.-Feeding Club (Considering the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, we are postponing all B.E.S.T. Feeding Club and Tres Leches meetings at all locations until further notice.)

    • Jefferson County Public Health and the Mothers’ Milk Bank have partnered together to provide a free breastfeeding moms group. Join us for fun, friendship and free information. Please contact Heather Cordova at 720-476-2332 or Kelsey Rivera at 303-239-7139 with any questions.

      DaysTimeLocation
      Mondays1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Jefferson County Public Health
      645 Parfet Street
      Lakewood, CO 80215

      Wednesdays

      10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

      Mothers’ Milk Bank
      5394 Marshall Street
      Arvada, CO 80002

      Wednesdays1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Columbine Library
      7706 W. Bowles Ave.
      Littleton, CO 80123
  • Life with Breastfeeding

    • Learn how to prepare for the transition back to work or school. This resource is also available in Spanish
  • Tips for Starting your Breastfed Baby in Child Care

    • Learn how to transition your baby to another child care provider or daycare. This resource is also available in Spanish.
  • Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes 

    • We offer free monthly classes at all of our WIC clinics. Classes are about one hour long and you’ll receive take-home materials to help you on your breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding information is also provided in Spanish and Chinese on an individual basis. Please contact our WIC clinics at 303-271-5780 or Kelsey Rivera, WIC Lactation Program Supervisor, at 303-239-7139.

Donate Your Extra Breast Milk

Our Lakewood WIC Clinic is the first WIC site in Colorado to become a Donation and Outreach Center for the Arvada-based Mothers’ Milk Bank. If you are breastfeeding and have an abundance of human milk, please consider becoming a donor. Call the Mothers’ Milk Bank at 303-369-1888 or visit their website to find out how! We support human milk donors by drawing blood, storing milk and preparing shipments to Mothers’ Milk Bank.

Call Kelsey Rivera, WIC Lactation Program Supervisor, at 303-239-7139 for more information about dropping off your donor milk.

Call the Lakewood Clinic at 303-239-7078 to schedule your one-time blood draw when becoming a donor.