Returning Home and Support Group


Our commitment to your care and your new baby’s care continues after you leave the Maternal Infant Health Center. Returning home with a new baby is both exciting and intimidating. We’re here to answer your questions. Please call the Maternal Infant Health Center, (217) 245-9541, extension 3210, with your questions or concerns.

We are also happy to provide you with the following resources to help you with your new baby.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Passavant’s Breastfeeding Support Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 4. The group is led by a certified lactation consultant. The group provides resources and support for all breastfeeding circumstances including, but not limited to:

•  Exclusive breastfeeding (for stay at home moms and working moms)
•  Breastfeeding with supplementation
•  Exclusive pumping
•  Extended breastfeeding
•  Tandem nursing
•  Weaning
•  Donor milk
•  Relactation

During the Breastfeeding Support Group, you’ll also be able to weigh your baby, have your questions answered, and visit with other new mothers.

Other Breastfeeding Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
La Leche League International
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
US Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Milk Banks of North America
Medication and Mother’s Milk
Ask Dr. Sears (Pediatrician)
Breastfeeding Online

Infant Car Seat Guidelines
Illinois law requires the use of car safety seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommendations about what type of car seats are best for children as they grow older. Current recommendations and instructions

New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN. Dr. Raw, an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He earned his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2013. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raw, please call Passavant OB-GYN, 243-8455. Passavant OB/GYN is located on the Passavant Area Hospital campus, east entrance.

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