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

Race Donates $3,000 to Special Olympics

Posted on: July 20, 2017

Kevin Eckhoff, Communications Coordinator and Race Director of the Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K, center, presents a check for $3,000 to Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team members, Crystal Jackson, left, and Jesse Mattern. The check represents proceeds from this year’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K. Jackson and Mattern both participated in the May 27 event. Also present for the check presentation was Harry Schmidt, left, Passavant president and chief executive officer, and Richard Larkin, community living services director for Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. The Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics program provides competition in several different sports to over 100 Special Olympics athletes from Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Sports offered include: athletics, basketball, bowling, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball. The Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K is the longest consecutive running event in Jacksonville.

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