Breastfeeding Support Services


Breastfeeding is the healthy choice for both mom and baby. We are here to help you get off to a good start with information to ease you both into knowing what to do!

Did you know...?
› 85% of mothers what to breasfeed
› 81% initiate breasfeeding
› Only 30% of mothers reach their breastfeeding goals without support.

We are here to help you reach your goals!

We offer information and advice on:
› Normal infant feeding patterns and what to expect
› Latch and positioning
› Breastfeeding challenges
› Navigating return to work or school

At your convenience!
› Phone support
› Clinic appointments
› Home visit appointments › Prenatal educational classes

For more information, call -1800-432-4121, or contact the certified breastfeeding counselor in your county:

          Charlevoix County
Danica Howard
231-347-4630 (office)
231-675-8073 (cell)
d.howard@nwhealth.org
          Emmet County
Danica Howard
231-347-4630 (office)
231-675-8073 (cell)
d.howard@nwhealth.org
          Antrim County
Debi Dewey
231-533-1006 (office)
d.dewey@nwhealth.org


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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.