Breastfeeding Coalition

Healthy Communities Breastfeeding Coalition

Our Mission

Healthy Communities Breastfeeding Coalition’s mission is to improve public health by promoting and supporting breastfeeding through education, outreach, and collaboration.

Our Vision

Healthy Communities Breastfeeding Coalition’s vision is a community where all families can meet their breastfeeding goals.

Private Lactation Consultants/Breastfeeding Medicine

Natasha Brockhaus, B.S., IBCLC
Phone: (812) 374-2746
Email: [email protected]

Sage Breastfeeding Medicine
Phone: (812) 308-4594
Email: [email protected]

Nurse n’ Chat Breastfeeding Support

Nurse n’ Chat meets at Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana, every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Get support while visiting with other breastfeeding moms. Certified Lactation Consultants are available to answer your questions and do weight checks for baby. This program is free and no registration is required.

Additional questions can be directed to:

Natasha Brockhaus: (812) 374-2746
Healthy Communities Breastfeeding
Email: [email protected]

Free Prenatal Classes

Breastfeeding 101

Class Join us to learn about the basics of breastfeeding, latching, positioning, what to expect in the hospital and more. This free class is offered monthly and hosted by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at CRH.

To register, contact us at: Columbus Regional Hospital Centralized Scheduling at: (812) 376-5500

Daddy 101 Class

This class is designed for expectant fathers. Topics include safe sleep, baby care, home safety, car seats, and the transition to fatherhood. This class is hosted by a Licensed Social Worker and a Columbus Police Department Officer.

To register, search for this class and complete the information on our event listings page at:

La Leche League

Breastfeeding Café

Expectant mothers, mothers, and babies are welcome. Enjoy refreshments, information, support, and lending library.
Cost: Free
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington Street, Suite 9, Columbus, Indiana.

La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone, text, or e-mail whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. There is never a charge.
Phone: (812) 374-2746
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (812) 371-8064
Email: [email protected]

Online Support at: (IN) Area Nursing Moms

WIC Peer Counselor Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Address: 1531 13th Street, Suite G 450, Columbus, Indiana. Call for an appointment: (812) 379-1557

The Milk Bank Donation Site

Columbus Regional Hospital has partnered with The Milk Bank to make donating easy. If you are interested in becoming a donor, please contact The Milk Bank at (317) 536-1670 or go to to learn more.

Once you have an official donor number, you can schedule an appointment to drop off milk by calling the Columbus Regional Hospital Lactation Department at (812) 375-3545.