OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Breastfeeding Resource Center

Are you pregnant and preparing to breastfeed after the arrival of your baby?  Are you currently a nursing mother that could use the help of a breastfeeding expert or supplies?  The Breastfeeding Resource Center is the area's only resource for pregnant and nursing mothers to offer such a variety of services and support programs to make breastfeeding work for moms and families.

We look forward to helping you. We want to welcome you into the comfortable setting of our outpatient center where we have private rooms for consults as well as a retail shop for all items a breastfeeding mom could need.

Office appointments with a breastfeeding consultant

For those moms needing more personalized attention, individual office visits can be scheduled with a breastfeeding consultant. Which type of visit would best meet your needs?

  • Feeding evaluation
  • These visits are for both mom and baby and usually occur before baby is a week old. Appointments last approximately one hour. During this evaluation you should bring any breastfeeding aids you are currently using.  You will be encouraged to feed the baby in our private office setting and our lactation consultants will help you find a solution to your breastfeeding difficulty and develop a feeding plan.  Breastfeeding problems are not uncommon and with the right resources can be easily corrected.

  • Mom only visit
  • These visits are much shorter and provide a personalized approach to answering your breastfeeding questions.  A breast exam may also take place.

  • Pregnant mom visit
  • Pregnant moms are encouraged to schedule a 30-minute visit with our breastfeeding consultants during your last trimester of pregnancy. They will answer any breastfeeding questions you have prior to the baby's arrival.  Once your baby is born, our breastfeeding consultants will continue to be a source of support for your breastfeeding questions for months to come.

  • Maternity/Nursing bra fitting
  • Expert bra fitting is available at the Breastfeeding Resource Center.  This fitting can be done while still pregnant.  If you choose to wait until after the baby is born to have a fitting, please wait a week or so to allow your breasts to "settle in" to their productive size before scheduling your fitting. We have the area's widest range of sizes for nursing bras. Appointments are recommended.

Call:  (309) 683-6672  Breastfeeding consultants are available at this number from 9 am - 5:30 pm,  Monday - Friday to answer your breastfeeding questions or make appointments. There is no question you should ever feel uncomfortable asking.  If our consultants are busy assisting another mom, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Fees: Please be sure to ask about our fees when calling. 

We can help!

Free telephone counseling:

Every mother has questions about breastfeeding her baby. It's only natural.

Call:  (309) 683-6672  Breastfeeding experts are available at this number from
9 am - 5:30 pm,  Monday - Friday to answer your breastfeeding questions. There is no question you should ever feel uncomfortable asking. If our consultants are busy assisting another mom, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Retail Shop

Our breastfeeding store has everything a breastfeeding mom could want and even more. From pretty breastfeeding bras and nursing necklaces to pillow and pump supplies; it is your one stop shop for all things breastfeeding.  

Breast pump rentals - Should your situation require the use of an electric breast pump, the Breastfeeding Resource Center has pumps available for a nominal rental fee. Please contact the center for pricing information and availability. A full line of breastfeeding accessories and supplies - The Breastfeeding Resource Center has the areas widest selection of parts for Medela breast pumps available. Stop in or make an appointment by calling (309) 683-6672.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Having a baby is a huge change. Going to a supportive place to relax and be with other moms is a great way to enjoy this change. The moms who have older babies can help you know what to expect. As the weeks go by, you will find yourself helping other new moms. The session is lead by a breastfeeding consultant.

Moms and Infants Breastfeeding Support Group
Time:
Every Wednesday from 12 noon - 2 pm
Location:
Breastfeeding Resource Cente
(located inside the OSF Women's Health Center at Parkway Plaza)
7800 N. Sommer St., Suite 508, Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: (309) 683-6672

Donation Site for Mother's Milk Bank

Are you a mom interested in donating your extra breast milk? We are pleased to partner with the moms in our community and Mother's Milk Bank to help more babies receive the heath benefits and often life-saving nutrients of breast milk.  Learn more