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Lactation Station @ the Indiana State Fair

Can you believe it's that time of the year again?  The Indiana State Fair is only days away and IMMB staff is working hard to put the finishing touches on this year's Lactation Station project.  Created in 2006 to meet a crucial need for breastfeeding women, the Lactation Station provides a clean, comfortable place for nursing moms, while also offering refuge from the hot August sun, changing stations, cold water, and a wealth of information about women and infant health issues. Since its inception, the Lactation Station has expanded to THREE stations throughout the fairgrounds.  Over 20,000 moms and families visit one of the stations during the fair's 17-day run; nearly 1,000,000 walk past the IMMB shuttle, which runs 12 hours per day during the fair and is used to promote breastfeeding and infant health.  Those are some serious statistics!

The Lactation Station would not be possible without the partners and sponsors IMMB has developed over the years.  This year, IMMB would like to extend a special thanks toIndiana WIC, which is proudly serving as the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Lactation Station.  In addition, IMMB would like to thank the organizations below for their support of breastfeeding moms and families:

Indianapolis Healthy Start

Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis

Indiana College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan

La Leche League of Indiana

March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter


The New Wishard: Eskenazi Health

Indiana Perinatal Network

Please take a minute to visit each of our sponsors' websites.  Without their support, IMMB would not be able to provide the Lactation Station services to our community's moms and babies.  We cannot thank our sponsors enough for their commitment to supporting breastfeeding and infant health.  They truly are helping us share the gift of mothers' milk!

IMMB Board Member Featured in JLI Video

IMMB Board Member, Aly Schroeder, was recently featured in a video titled "What is Junior League of Indianapolis?"  IMMB has been involved with Junior League of Indianapolis since its inception and is excited to strength our relationship.  Aly recently joined our board after moving to Indianapolis from Evansville.  She is a mother of two children, Jackson and Charlie, and the chair of the Education, Outreach, and Promotion committee for IMMB.  (PS - I just had to include this amazing picture of her two boys...check them out on the right!)

We are very lucky to have a great board of directors who are all involved in great organizations throughout our community, like Junior League of Indianapolis.  They each bring new energy and expertise to the board, all with the goal of continuing the growth of IMMB.   It is due to their generous efforts that IMMB is as successful as it is today!


Walking For Dreams

Couldn't make it to the 2011 Walking for Dreams?  IMMB had a great turnout, with nearly 50 walkers!

Don't worry - even if you didn't make it, you can still help us fund our mission and help premature and ill infants in need.  For one more week, you can donate to IMMB's team at  Simply select Dane Nutty, IMMB's Program Manager, from the drop-down list.  Donations will be accepted on the Walking for Dreams site until Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Please contact Dane at or by phone at 317-536-1670 with any questions!