Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Friendly Places in Jeffco 

Babies thrive on breast milk. Breastfeeding parents need support from their community to be successful.

Breastfeeding Friendly Medical Office Toolkit - Resources for your patients and ideas to make your office more breastfeeding friendly. Learn how health care providers can build their breastfeeding management skills. 

Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Toolkit - Become a breastfeeding friendly workplace and support breastfeeding employees and their families. Family friendly policies are good for business.

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

As part of the Advancing Breastfeeding in Colorado project JCPH has funds, training, and support available for health care providers, employers and child cares in Jefferson County. Contact our team by emailing Allison Wilson [email protected] to learn more.

Individual Self-pay Lactation Consults

For many new parents (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable and downright difficult at any time during the breastfeeding journey. At Jefferson County Public Health, you can receive the right advice and support to help you avoid the frustration.

JCPH is now offering lactation services on a sliding scale fee! Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) can help with breastfeeding questions at any time during pregnancy and after baby’s birth.

We can help for many reasons. Here are just a few:

  • You need extra breastfeeding support and reassurance
  • Baby is not attaching to the breast
  • You have sore or damaged nipples
  • You have blocked ducts and/or mastitis
  • Baby is fussy at the breast
  • There are concerns about milk supply
  • There are concerns about baby’s growth
  • Feeding twins/multiples
  • Expressing and storing breast milk
  • Breastfeeding a baby who has challenges such as prematurity or medical conditions
  • Returning to work or any separation from baby
  • Teething and/or weaning
  • Starting solid foods

Contact the JCPH Clinic at (303) 239-7078 to schedule a consult.

Breastfeeding Classes

Free breastfeeding classes are offered at the Lakewood, Arvada and Wheat Ridge WIC clinics. Spanish-speaking breastfeeding information can be provided on an individual basis. Classes are held monthly and last approximately one hour. Take-home material will be handed out during the class.

For more information, please contact:

  • WIC clinics at 303-271-5780
  • Kelsey Rivera, WIC Lactation Program Supervisor, at 303-239-7139

B.E.S.T.-Feeding Club — Breastfeeding Moms Group

Jefferson County Public Health and the Mothers’ Milk Bank have partnered together to provide a free breastfeeding moms group.

Breastfeeding logoWeekly Meetings

  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Where: Mothers’ Milk Bank
    5394 Marshall Street
    Arvada, CO 80002

Join us for fun, friendship and free information. Download the flyer (PDF). Please contact Heather Cordova at 720-476-2332 or Kelsey Rivera at 303-239-7139 with any questions.

Mothers' Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Center

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.