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

Repeat Winners at Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K

Posted on: May 27, 2017

Jacob Covell, Kelly Vandermaiden, Henry Janssen and Tracy Dowell were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. This is the second year in a row that Covell and Vandermaiden finished first in the 5K. Covell’s winning time in the male division was 17 minutes, 20 seconds, bettering last year’s mark by 30 seconds. Vandermaiden improved her mark by 90 seconds in the female division by finishing at 19 minutes, 42 seconds. Janssen captured first overall in the men’s 10K category with a time of 36 minutes, 24 seconds. Dowell was first overall in the women’s 10K in 45 minutes, 30 seconds. Awards were also distributed to first, second, and third place finishers, male and female, in 14 age categories. Three hundred sixty-eight runners competed in this morning races through Jacksonville’s west side. The 2017 beneficiary is the Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team. The complete list of age group winners and an overall finishers list is available here.

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