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Feeding your baby

Provided by Amerigroup
December 07, 2022

Breastfeeding is a healthy decision to make for your baby’s growth and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that babies are only breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives, unless you have a medical reason not to breastfeed.

Need help getting a breast pump? Call Member Services at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711). A case manager will help you.

If you are unable to or choose not to breastfeed, talk to your doctor. There are other options for feeding your baby such as using infant formula or milk banks.

Other helpful breastfeeding resources include:

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): WIC provides community support for breastfeeding. Call your local WIC office.
  • La Leche League International: This program provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, and education. Call the La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline at 877-452-5324.
  • Infant Risk Center: Find answers to your questions about breastfeeding and medicines. Call 806-352-2519 (TTY 711) or visit infantrisk.com.