Nursing Mother’s Resource Guide

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ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (ECDOH) RESOURCES

Early Intervention 
Provides services for any child birth to age 3 with a developmental delay, disability or condition that affects development.
716-858-6161
erie.gov/health

Preschool Services
Provides services for any child from age 3 to age 5 with a developmental delay, disability or condition that affects a child’s ability to learn.
716-858-6161
erie.gov/health 

Lead Poisoning
Provides information about prevention, testing, case management, and remediation services.  Home visits to identify how to make your home Lead Safe and grant funds to address lead hazards available.
716-961-6800
erie.gov/health 

Healthy Neighborhoods Program
This program is available only to those living in some City of Buffalo zip codes.  A FREE home visits to assess indoor air quality, asthma control, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and burn safety, lead poisoning hazards, unintentional injury, housing and property maintenance and home safety.
716-961-6800
erie.gov/health 

Immunizations
Provides information about and the benefits of up-to-date immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases in both children and adults. Also provides some immunizations.
716-858-2373
erie.gov/health

Family Planning Center
The center provides family planning and counseling, GYN exams, birth control, STI testing and treatment to adults and teens.
608 William Street Buffalo, NY 14206
716-858-2779
erie.gov/health

Teen Wellness
Provides referrals to community resources for teen health and wellness, including reproductive health services.
716-858-4977
erie.gov/health

Cancer Services Program of Erie County
Provides information about cancer and free breast, cervical and colon cancer screening and diagnostic services for eligible uninsured/ underinsured men and women.  Take home colon cancer screening kits are also available.
716-858-7376
erie.gov/health 

COMMUNITY RESOURES

Buffalo Prenatal – Perinatal Network
Home-based programs that promote health, successful parenting & self-sufficiency.  Intensive case management by community health workers who use street outreach.  Agency focus is reduction of infant mortality & low birth weight infants and improving healthy family planning.  Programs target at-risk populations in high need areas of Erie County.
716-884-6711
bppn.org

Catholic Charities of Buffalo, WIC
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a federally funded nutrition program that supports pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.  WIC provides nutritional education and counseling, breastfeeding support, prenatal and postpartum support, referrals and supplemental food vouchers.
716- 218-1484
ccwny.org/wic

Child Care Resource Network
The Child Care Resource Network is a non-profit agency that can help families locate high quality, affordable childcare.
716-877-6666
wnychildren.org  

2-1-1 WNY
Both a website and a 3 digit phone number, 2-1-1 is available 24/7 to help individuals and families find help when they need it.  2-1-1 connects callers to a wide range of services including help with basic needs like food, clothing and shelter as well as other supports like parenting classes, support groups, health and mental health services.
211 or 888-696-9211
211wny.org

Help Me Grow
A free resource for families with children 0-5, HMG can help you with questions about your child’s development, learning or behavior and connect you to programs that will help your child thrive.  Family Resource Specialists can help with free developmental screenings and activities to keep your child on track.
211 or 888-696-9211
helpmegrowny.org

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
The Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All Coalition inspires families to adopt positive lifestyles.  Contact this agency to get copies of their maternal infant resource guide.
716-887-2626
uwbec.org/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Baby Cafes: Baby Cafes offer support to breastfeeding mothers. 
babycafeusa.org

Postpartum Support: Know the warning signs and get the support you need.
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Toll Free Helpline 1-855-631-0001 or  631-422-2255
postpartumny.org

Family Help Center
The Family Help Center serves as a resource for families to prevent and interrupt child abuse and neglect.
24 hour Family Helpline: 716-892-2172
familyhelpcenter.net

WEB BASED INFORMATION 

The following websites provide online articles with general breastfeeding information, as well as information on combining breastfeeding with employment, selecting and using a breast pump, addressing common concerns and links to resources.

La Leche League
La Leche League’s mission is to help mothers with breastfeeding through mother-mother support, encouragement, information and education as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
lllny.org

Breastfeeding Partners (NYS WIC Program)
breastfeedingpartners.org

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control provides the most up to date information on diseases and current health recommendations.
cdc.gov/breastfeeding 

New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health provides information on breastfeeding.  You can request free publications from the site to display in your lactation room. health.ny.gov/breastfeeding 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/ Office on Women’s Health
Guidelines for workplaces on the support needed by new mothers for breastfeeding in the “Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding,” and media materials.
womenshealth.gov