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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

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Infant Services & Parent Resources

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  • Abundant Life Child Care Center and Preschool
    Monday-Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Children birth to 12 years After school and summertime care for school-age children. 1505 East 20th Hutchinson, KS 67502 620-662-13000 Email Heather Faulkner: Online:
  • Central Christian Preschool
    For ages 2 1/2 to 6 years. 1910 East 30th Hutchinson, KS 67502 620-663-2174 Online:
  • Trinity's Tiny Treasures Preschool (Trinity UMC)
    Offers 3 year old preschool. Mon through Thurs 9:30am-11:30am Must be potty trained. Tuition is $110/mo 1602 N Main St Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-665-0060 Online:
  • Early Education Center
    303 East Bigger Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-615-5850
  • Early Head Start
    For ages birth to 3 years. 518 North Washington Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-615-5782 Online:
  • Emanuel Lutheran Preschool
    140 E. 30th Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67502 Age 3 For more information, call the Early Education Center at 620-615-5850
  • Head Start
    For ages 3 to 5 years. 330 Charles Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-615-5750 Online:
  • Hutchinson High School Child Care Center
    For ages infant to 5 years. 700 E. 13th Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-665-4597
  • Our Redeemer Early Learning Center
    Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 6 weeks to 5 years 407 East 12th Avenue Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-259-7111 Email: Online:
  • Rockin J's Child Care Center
    For ages 1 to 6 years. 735 E. Seventh Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-662-6885
  • Buhler Preschools
    Plum Creek Elementary School Ages 3 and 4 901 E 43rd Hutchinson, KS 67502 Union Valley Elementary Ages 3 and 4 2501 E 30th Ave Hutchinson, KS 67502 Buhler Grade School Ages 3 and 4 808 N Main St Buhler, KS 67522

Featured Classes & Events

Babytime Storytime


Hutchinson Public Library

Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:45am

Buhler Public Library

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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

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