Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition

Who We Are

The Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition was established in 1998.  The goal of the Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition is to promote, protect and support breastfeeding through education and outreach to our community. 

The Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition serves as a resource for breastfeeding moms who have lactation concerns.   The coalition educates, advocates and provides support for moms through phone calls, office visits and home visits.


What We're Up To

Lactation Credentials Scholarships

This year, we decided to offer our first lactation credential scholarships!  The scholarships will cover the total cost of a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) or Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) course or will cover the testing costs associated with sitting for the IBCLC exam.  This year, we had TONS of wonderful applications, so we selected two recipients.  Logan Roy and Tanya Polansky were this year's winners!  

Logan Roy, a teen mom with a huge impact on others was selected as one recipient.  She has a passion for safety, breastfeeding and helping others!  Tanya Polansky was our second recipient.  She is a daycare provider who is very passionate about breastfeeding!  We are thrilled to have both of these women serving the Wood County community after their June CLS training!

What We Were Up to in 2014

Check out 2014's feature video here


Breastfeeding Newsletter!

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Is my medicine safe?

Wondering if a medication is safe to take with breastfeeding?  We've added a link to LactMed on our website so you can type in your medication and find out if you are able to take it while breastfeeding!


Upcoming Events


Every Tuesday and Friday Weight Check and Breastfeeding Clinics at the Wood County Health Department in Wisconsin Rapids Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Fridays from 9am-Noon

July 31st at Noon Latch On events.  In Marshfield at Wildwood Park.  In Wisconsin Rapids at Lyon Park.

August 1st-7th, 2015 World Breastfeeding Week!  Stay tuned for more details!

 Every Thursday Starting June 11th at 10:00am Circle of Mom's Breastfeeding Support Group at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital


See text4baby for more details!