Breastfeeding & Nutrition

Breastfeeding has many benefits--to baby, mom, and the family checkbook. But for many moms and babies, it can be a struggle. Here are resources for support.

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center

If you give birth at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, a certified lactation specialist will visit you during your stay. They welcome questions after you take baby home, too.

Reno County Health Department

The Health Department offers breastfeeding and nutrition support through the Health Start Home Visitor program and through WIC.

La Leche League - Hutchinson

Cafe Leche meets the first Monday of each month 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Charis Cafe, inside Grace Bible Church in Hutchinson. During the summer months, we meet at local parks, please call for location!

Deborah 620-665-8313

Laura 620-200-6965

JoLyn 620-860-4306

Mothers are also welcome at our Regular Series Meetings:

3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church

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Additional Breastfeeding & Nutritional Information




Infant Services & Parent Resources


Reno County Early Head Start

High quality services to age 3 while promoting a community culture that respects the diversity of families; has preschool services 518 North Washington Hutchinson, KS 620-615-5782

Parents As Teachers

Home visitation program for families within the USD 308, 309, and 313 districts with children ages 0-5 years old that have not yet entered Kindergarten. Services are free and provide child development and parenting information to families through home visits, group connections, and screenings. Prenatal mothers are also served throughout pregnancy to prepare for bringing baby home. Enrollment is as easy as calling the office at 620-615-5771. 330 Charles Street Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-615-5771

Healthy Families Reno County

Provides in-home services until a child is 3 to 5 years old; strengthens families and assists parents who are overburdened by stress 400 West 2nd Avenue, Suite D 620-664-5000

Reno County Infant Toddler Program

Early intervention services up to age 3 to children who have developmental delays or disabilities; has preschool services 303 East Bigger Hutchinson, KS 620-615-5863

ABC Program at Horizons Mental Health Center

In-home services for children 6-24 months to build attachment between parent and child over a 10-week period; provided alongside another home visitation program for wrap-around services Horizons Mental Health Center 1600 North Lorraine, Suite 202 Hutchinson, KS 67502 Phone: 620 663-7595 Ext. 422 Email: http:\\

Hutchinson Clinic

Family practice, pediatrics, immunizations, walk-in care 2101 N Waldron & 1100 N Main 620.669.2505

Prairie Star Health Center

Family medicine, pediatrics, immunizations, dental, walk-in care 2700 E 30th St Hutchinson 620.663.8484

Reno County Health Dept.

Maternal and Infant program,WIC (women, Infant & Children Program), KanBe Healthy (physicals with medical card), Well child checkups, Immunizations, Certified car seat installation 209 W 2nd Ave Main: 620-694-2900 WIC: 620-259-8442

Featured Classes & Events

Babytime Storytime


Hutchinson Public Library

Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:45am

Buhler Public Library


Financial and insurance assistance

Do I qualify for WIC?

WIC serves Kansas residents who are:

  • Pregnant

  • Breastfeeding, up to baby's first birthday

  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth

  • Infants and children under five years old


WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need.

Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it.

What are my options if I don't have health insurance for my baby?


KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. All pre-2013 Medicaid services are now provided through the KanCare health plans. These include physical health services such as doctor appointments and hospital visits, behavioral health services, dental and vision care, pharmacy, transportation, and nursing facility care. All the services offered through the State’s Home and Community Based Services waivers are part of KanCare. The HealthWave and HealthConnect Kansas programs have ended, and all of those services are now provided through the KanCare health plans.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won't have to buy an insurance plan to cover them.

CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program.

CHIP benefits provide comprehensive coverage, including:

  • Routine check-ups

  • Immunizations

  • Doctor visits

  • Prescriptions

  • Dental and vision care

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital care

  • Laboratory and X-ray services

  • Emergency services