The Southeast Breastfeeding Coalition is comprised of healthcare providers and breastfeeding advocates with the common goal of promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Southeast Nebraska.
The coalition promotes healthy breastfeeding relationships between mothers and their babies by providing support and resources. The members of the coalition are a valuable asset to each community they serve by giving mothers a local contact for questions, consultation, and support.
Your delivering hospital can be your greatest resource! They may offer lactation consultation, breastfeeding classes, and/or breastfeeding support groups.
Check out these community resources to find breastfeeding support nearest to you!
Contact: Ashlee Miller RN, BSN, CLC
Address: 1301 Grundman Blvd, Nebraska City
Services: On-site breastfeeding consultation and support. Breastfeeding parents group meetings.
Other services for new parents: Childbirth Education classes and refreshers for new and experienced parents; Car seat safety education.
Availability: Services available to all.
Community Medical Center
Contact: Tiffany Johansen RN, BSN, CCE, CBE or Sara Rue RN, CCE, CBE, CPST
Address: 3307 Barada St., Falls City
Phone: 402-245-6571 or 402-245-6520
Services: On-site breastfeeding consultation and support. Newborn RN Home Visit and breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding parents group meetings.
Other services for new parents: Childbirth Education classes, child passenger seat technicians offer car seat checks and education.
Availability: General public in and around Richardson County
La Leche League
Contact: Sandy Davis, La Leche League Leader
Address: 72747 648A Ave, Brownville
Services: Telephone support
Availability: General public in SE Nebraska
Nemaha County Home Health
Contact: Jere Gravatt RN
Address: 2022 13th Street, Auburn
Services: Breastfeeding consultation through Home Health visits
Availability: Physician referral
Southeast District Health Department
Contact: Chris Eltiste RN, CLC
Address: 2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn
Services: Breastfeeding consultation (telephone, in-office, or on-site); Breastfeeding and Postpartum support group
Other services for new parents: Growing Great Kids home visits and free Newborn RN home visit; Adult & Children immunization program.
Availability: General public in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties
Other services for new parents: financial assistance for food, and nutrition education.
Availability: Income eligible pregnant women, infants, and children under age 5 in Cass, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, and Thayer Counties.
The health care law now requires that most health insurance plans provide breastfeeding equipment and counseling for pregnant and nursing women. You may be able to get help with breastfeeding at no cost. Contact your insurance plan provider for questions about your breastfeeding benefits.
Breast pump rentals, sales, and supplies are available at:
For information on medications and breastfeeding, call Infant Risk Center at 1-806-352-2519
How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk:
Every mother-baby pair is different! That makes it hard to say exactly how your baby should be eating. In the first few days, your baby is getting rich, yellow colostrum (first milk). Signs that your baby is getting enough milk:
One or two periods per day when your baby is alert, bright-eyed, and looking at your face.
A baby who wants to eat every 1-3 hours is generally satisfied between feedings, however, it is common for newborns to “cluster feed” )need to be breastfeeding very frequently) for a daily 4-6 hour stretch, often followed by a long period of sleep. This is normal behavior and helps stimulate and ample milk supply as your baby becomes an expert at latching and removing milk.
Nurse at least 8-12 times in 24 hours.
At least 3-4 we diapers per day by day 3 of life.
The normal change in stools over the first 2-5 days of life:
Meconium (dark green, tarry) to transitional stools (lighter green or brown) to breastmilk stools (yellow, seedy or loose).
After 3-5 days, when your milk increases you will also notice:
Your breasts feel full before a feeding and softer afterwards
A letdown sensation or milk dripping from the other breast
You can hear your baby swallow
You can see milk in your baby’s mouth
Baby is having dirty diapers.
After the first week, your baby should:
Nurse at least 8-12 times in 24 hours
Nurse about 10-20 minutes at each feeding
Be happy during a feeding
Gain about 4-7oz per week (after a small weight loss the first week)
Return to birth weight by 2 weeks of age
Have 6 or more pale colored, wet diapers in 24 hours
Have 4-12 stools in 24 hours
Be alert and bright-eyed for several periods each day
Call your baby’s doctor if:
Your infant sucks only briefly, very soft or irregularly
Your baby is very jaundiced and getting more yellow
You have sever, constant nipple pain
Your baby fights the breast or cries after a minute or two
Your baby has fewer than 6 wet diapers per day
Your baby seems weak, tired or not interested in feeding
Your baby has little or no stool or has dark green mucus stools
Mailing Address: 2511 Schneider Ave Auburn NE 68305
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm