Breastfeeding Resources

Community Resources for Breastfeeding Mothers

Woman breastfeeding her baby while sitting with legs crossedWe hope these resources can help support your decision and overcome any of the common challenges associated with breastfeeding in order to prepare your baby for a healthy, happy life. Below you can find more information about breastfeeding and useful resources in Fremont County, Colorado and online to help support your decision to breastfeed your baby.

(WIC) Health - Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday)

3224-A Independence Road, Canon City, CO 81212
Phone (719) 275-1580 or 275-1589

St. Thomas More Birth Center
Maria Telfer - Lactation support
1338 Phay Ave
Canon City, Colorado 81212

Canon City Pregnancy Center
508 Greenwood
Canon City, Colorado 81212

La Leche League - Breastfeeding
For more information contact
Jennille 719-372-6547 or Angela 719-372-6547

Office On Women's Health
Call the OWH HELPLINE: 1-800-994-9662
Monday — Friday 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. ET,

Labor Standards & Statistics

Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics 1-303-318-8441

Find a Pump

WIC- Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program
Offering supplemental food assistance for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, infants and children under five. Also offering nutrition education and support for those families including information, breast pumps and encouragement.
3224-A Independence Road, Canon City, CO 81212
Phone (719) 275-1580 or 275-1589 Fax (719) 275-2907

Pumping Breast Milk, Breast Massage, Hand Expression

Breastfeeding Friendly Employers

Breastfeeding moms face logistical obstacles to being successful. As an employer, you have the opportunity to be supportive and help your staff provide the ideal nutrition for their babies. Breastfeeding friendly employers have healthier work forces and overall better morale.

Benefits to the Bottom Line

Providing support for nursing women at work is good for your business. Family-friendly practices can produce a 3 to 1 return on investment due to:

  • Lower health care costs due to healthier babies and moms
  • Reduced rate of absenteeism due to infant illness (among both mothers and fathers)
  • Lower turnover rates
  • Improved employee productivity and loyalty
  • A more family-friendly image in the community

Being a breastfeeding friendly employer is a strategic way to attract, retain, and engage mothers with infants. This is one of the fastest growing segments in the American workforce.

Employer Responsibilities

Colorado and federal laws and accommodations are in place to protect breastfeeding mothers.

See below the different breastfeeding friendly organizations in Fremont County:

Fremont County Breastfeeding Coalition

Fremont County is a county where breastfeeding is the norm.

FCBC is a volunteer organization comprised of physicians, nurses, public health, health managers, lactation consultants, and community members, who are passionate and dedicated to breastfeeding success in Fremont County. We meet once a month for an hour (lunch provided). This coalition is growing rapidly. The vision of FCBF is to work on projects and ideas that are important to the coalition (and the community) to normalize and de-stigmatize breastfeeding within Fremont County.

Have Questions About Fremont County Public Health?

Contact Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment