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Mercyhealth Offers Breastfeeding Support Group on Wednesdays

We know everyone is concerned about the recent events surrounding COVID-19. Your health, safety and well-being are extremely important to us. In wake of the Winnebago County Health Department’s announcement stating that everyone should practice social distancing we are temporarily canceling our Breastfeeding Support Group meetings held from 10-11 am on Wednesdays at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside.

We will continue to monitor the local situation closely and will post on our Facebook page when the support group resumes. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


ROCKFORD, Illinois — Mercyhealth is hosting a free and informal breastfeeding support group, at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, 8201 E. Riverside Blvd., fourth floor, room 4141, Rockford, Wednesdays, from 10-11 am.

This support group is designed for new moms to connect with other breastfeeding mothers and babies. Share concerns and encouragement, socialize, and exchange practical information. Lactation Consultants will answer questions. Baby scales are available to track baby’s weight gain. Remember, a breastfed baby who is gaining weight well is getting enough breast milk.

No need to register and mothers can attend as often as they like. Meetings that fall on a holiday will be canceled. For more information, call Mercyhealth’s Lactation Office at (815) 971-5020.

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