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

Foundation Provides Grant for Volunteer EMS Providers

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) providers in the Passavant Area Hospital service area are receiving a boost in their efforts to provide the best pre-hospital care to their patients. Pam Martin, executive director of the Passavant Foundation, announced today a $35,000 grant from the Foundation to seven local, volunteer EMS agencies for recruitment and training. Grant recipients include EMS providers in Arenzville, Chapin, Meredosia-Bluffs, Murrayville-Woodson, South Jacksonville, Winchester and Waverly. "The grant funds will be distributed in two parts. The first $2,500 will cover tuition, books and fees of volunteers enrolled in emergency medical technician/responders classes, with the second $2,500 used for the agency's greatest need, whether it be additional class training or the purchase of training equipment," said Martin. "Passavant is committed to provide continuing education for our first responder agencies and the Foundation is pleased to support this commitment." The grant will help the EMS providers in Passavant’s service area standardize training across all agencies. "As we integrate our existing EMS system with the Memorial Health System EMS system, it's important that we all follow the same guidelines," said Travis Wilson, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. "This training will ensure that, plus strengthen our relationship with the agencies." Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area agencies. The next series of classes starts in early 2018.

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