United Community Action Network
Helping People, Changing Lives - Serving Douglas and Josephine Counties
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Breastfeeding

Every parent wants what is best for their baby. Breastfeeding is best for all babies. Breastfeeding is a key way you help your baby eat, grow, and develop healthily. Frequent close contact from breastfeeding helps to build a loving relationship that promotes your child’s development. Breastfeeding even helps prevent chronic disease!

Excellent Breastfeeding Websites

The following web-sites have a lot of really good information about breastfeeding and its benefits. If you are a pregnant or new mother, we recommend that you take a look through this information.

  1. United States Office on Women's Health
  2. La Leche League of Oregon
  3. Breastfeeding Videos in English
  4. Breastfeeding Videos en Espanol
  5. March of Dimes Breastfeeding Information

Breastfeeding is Best Feeding

Have you ever wished for a “Fairy Breastfeeding Mother” to help solve your nursing concerns? We know that every baby is unique, and that breastfeeding changes almost week by week. Every nursing mother has to learn what works best for her and her baby. If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, UCAN WIC is here to help you! You may call us during regular office hours at (541) 440-3516. It is our goal is answer each question as quickly as possible.

Disclaimer

We answer each breastfeeding question personally, and we attempt to do so promptly and thoroughly. Information given cannot be construed as medical advice. Please check with your health care provider when making decisions that may impact the health and well-being of you and/or your child. Unpredictable events can happen with computers and electronic communication. Sometimes we may not be able to contact you as quickly as we would like to due to uncontrollable circumstances. If you are concerned about your breastfeeding situation or about your health or the health of your child, please do not wait for us to respond. Call your health care provider immediately. Additionally, please be aware that our lactation consultant tailors her response to your specific situation, taking into account the information you have shared. Our response to you may not be appropriate for other mothers, since each mother and baby couple is unique.

There are times when a person needs more information. If at any time you need more personalized advice, you may be offered a phone call or scheduled for an office visit. A note may be put in your WIC file so that each staff person can continue to offer support.

How to Reach Us

621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: (541) 440-3516
Fax: (541) 677-5833
TTY: call the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 711

As one of the most universal and natural facets of motherhood, the ability to breastfeed is a great gift.

Breastfeeding helps mothers and babies bond, and it is vitally important to mothers’ and infants’ health.

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General