Elkhart County
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Breastfeeding is Healthy for Babies

Healthy for BABIES:

  • Best possible nutrition
  • Easy to digest
  • Reduces risk of SIDS, ear infections, RSV and diarrhea
  • Helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart disease and cancer
  • Promotes brain growth

Healthy for MOMS:

  • Promotes weight loss after pregnancy
  • Prevents chronic diseases like osteoporosis and cancer
  • Always ready at the right temperature

Great for FAMILIES:

  • Helps moms and babies stay healthy
  • Healthy moms and babies are more active and ready for play
  • Saves times, money and the environment

Lactation Consultants and Peer Counselors are on staff to provide breastfeed education and support at no cost for Healthy Beginnings clients.

Office Locations:

1400 Hudson Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: 522-0104
Phone: 522-6702 (Dental)

Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00-2:00 & 3:00-7:00
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30-12:30 & 1:00-5:00
Friday: 8:30-12:30

117 N. 2nd Street
Goshen, IN 46526
Phone: 535-6765