Breastfeeding Coalition


The Healthy Communities Breastfeeding Coalition works to ensure every new mom has the education and resources needed to successfully breastfeed their baby.

  • Free lactation support from a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Scales available to weigh your baby
  • Held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington Street, Columbus (above Lockett's - elevator available)
  • The Community Doula Program is part of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Bartholomew County
  • Birth Doulas and Post-Partum Doulas are available and can help support breastfeeding efforts
  • Assistance before, during or after pregnancy.
  • Available to providers and consumers.
  • Call the Helpline: 1-800-433-0746

Indiana Perinatal Network (IPN)

1991 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: 317-924-0825

La Leche League

Phone: 812-350-3164
Phone: 812-374-2746
Phone: 812-546-5811
Phone: 812-350-3893

New Hope Services - Bartholomew County WIC

Doug Otto United Way Center
1531 13th Street, Suite G 450
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 812-379-1557
Dr. Amanda Dornfeld, MD, IBCLC will be seeing patients every other Monday at Sandcrest Family Medicine for breastfeeding consultations. You do not need to be a current patient of Sandcrest Family Medicine.  Results of the consultation will be sent back to your regular physician. 

Call Sandcrest Family Medicine for an appointment (812) 373-2700.

Action Team Members

Nancy Acosta
Harriet Armstrong
Ashwini Bhise, IBCLC
Tracey Blake, RN, IBCLC
Sarah Bringman, RN
Natasha Brockhaus, IBCLC
Lyndsay Cassidy
Amparo Caudell
Amanda Dornfeld, MD, IBCLC
Heather Elkins, Pharm D.
Ashley Grammer
Carrie Floyd, RN, IBCLC
Kathryn Clingenpeel
Monica Luehrmann
Mary-Jane McGarvey, IBCLC
Beth Morris

Mandy Oyerbides
Kristin Quinn, RN, IBCLC
Jean Robbins
Kelly Slattery, IBCLC, Chair
Audrey Tyree
Melissa Rittenhouse
Lisa Romine
Annette Rosswurm, RD, IBCLC
Stephanie Studley
Veronica Turner, DDS
Lisa Teague
Whitney Ulm
Amanda Virostko - staff
Sarah Welsh
Amber Whitted
Rhonda Wilkerson