Southern NH Medical Center
Certified lactation consultants are here at The Birth Place and after you go home, to help get you and your baby get started on the road to a successful breastfeeding experience. We provide: •Consultation available daily •Monthly breastfeeding classes •Lactation assessment while you are staying in The Birth Place •Lactation consultations after you go home •Telephone "Warm Line" for questions before or after you have your baby-
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Lactation services at APD Memorial Hospital at the Birthing Center.
Elliot Hospital's Lactation Consultants (4 IBCLCs on staff) are available seven days a week to assist you with sensitive, supportive care during your hospital stay and once you and your baby go home. We provide prenatal breastfeeding classes, in-hospital visits, telephone "Warm Line" consultation for breastfeeding issues/concerns, Outpatient Lactation Consultations by appointment, and assistance with special situations such as preterm births, multiple births, and special medical circumstances.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Prenatal lactation education, inpatient and outpatient support, mom to mom support and providing resources, mother, dad and baby gathering every week.
St Joseph Hospital
6038823000 ext 66047
Outpatient 1:1 lactation consults arranged Monday through Friday Inpatient lactation services
Cheshire Medical Center
Inpatient and outpatient lactation services available 7 days a week, 9am-2pm Support group for new mothers and babies open to the public Tuesdays 10am-11:30am Hospital also offers prenatal breastfeeding classes and electric breast pump rentals.
Lactation Home Services
I visit breastfeeding families in the comfort of their homes and love to help them reach their breastfeeding goals.
Private practice RN, IBCLC providing home visits on the North Shore and Seacoast areas of NH and MA. Infant scale for weight check available. Available 7 days/wk with appt made within 24hours of call. Invoice with coding for insurance reimbursement provided. Payments may be made from HSAcct, credit/debit card or check.
Private practice lactation services free of charge to the Gorham area north of the notches. Available for in-home visits (pre-natal and postpartum), as well as telephone follow-up and social media consultations as needed.
Parkland Medical Center
Lactation program provides in and out patient services, prenatal breastfeeding classes (one every other month, see website for details) and breastfeeding support group (open to everyone, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am)
Seacoast Lactation Services, LLC
Seacoast Lactation Services provides In-Home Clinical Lactation Care throughout Rockingham and Strafford counties, as well as towns in Southern ME, and Northeastern MA . Wendy Jordan is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and is available for appointments week days, weekends, and during evening hours. Seacoast Lactation Services accepts Aetna insurance and assists clients with insurance reimbursement as stipulated by the Affordable Care Act.
Private practice lactation consultant provides breastfeeding support, assistance, evaluation and home visits. Also a Certified Postpartum Doula offering general support and education. Assistance with seeking reimbursement through healthcare insurance available for both lactation and doula services.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital provides prenatal consultation, inpatient and outpatient lactation services, and ongoing lactation support. The Lactation Consultants are available to provide assessment, education and support throughout the hospital including the Level II nursery, inpatient, outpatient departments including CHaD. A Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is offered monthly along with a weekly New Parent/Breastfeeding Support Group. Every mother and baby receives one home visit by a visiting nurse.
Exeter Hospital- Family Center
603-778-7311 ext 4324
In-patient lactation services, out-patient services for mothers who deliver at Exeter Hospital, phone consultations available to everyone, Breastfeeding Support Group every Tuesday 11:00am to 12:30pm (for moms with infants 2 months & older) and every Tuesday 1:30pm to 3:00pm (for mothers with newborn infants up to 2 months old). Monthly prenatal breastfeeding class, call 603 580-6668 to register. Call for group and class schedule changes during holidays and inclement weather. Home visits available to Exeter Hospital patients living within the catchment area.
Private Practice IBCLC, RLC providing visits in your home in NH. I am experienced in providing comprehensive breastfeeding assessment and support for tongue/lip tied babies, older babies and toddlers, non- latching babies, low milk supply and IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue). I collaborate with a wide variety of health care professionals to provide a team approach for breastfeeding care and am a firm believer in supporting a mother and infant in drawing on their innate breastfeeding abilities. Superbills are provided for insurance reimbursement. Checks, CC, PayPal, Cash accepted. Home visits are available between 9 am and 7pm as well as most Sunday afternoon/evenings.
Michelle is an experience lactation consultant in active practice at a pediatrician's office, but will do home visits in nearby areas as needed. She has experience with cleft lip/palate, and infants with special needs. Tongue tie issues, and failure to gain weight are also experience she has.
+1 ext 603
496 ext 2073
Maryann is an RN who lives in the Lakes Region of NH with her husband of 32 years. She holds a degree in Lactation and has amassed over 40 years in Maternal child Nursing. She is the proud mother of 3 grown professional daughters all successfully breastfed Maryann believes there are 2 things mothers really want to learn and that is how to feed and comfort their babies and she is passionate in helping moms to achieve their goals. She Received the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force award in 2013 recognizing Maryann For Promotion,Protection and Support of Breastfeeding in her Community. In her spare time she enjoys boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, reading,snow shoeing,game night and traveling with her family. Currently employed at the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses as a mother baby home care nurse..
603 356-5461 ext 2146
Registered Nurse specializing in lactation through Memorial Hospital. Offering a free breastfeeding support group weekly on Thursday from 10-12 for all moms.
603 356-5461 ext 2146
RN, IBCLC providing inpatient and post partum lactation support.
Maternal Wellness Center located in Bedford, NH. We work with many local providers to provide exceptional peer support.
Women's Health Resource Center
In the Upper Valley, where would you go for an answer to a health question, find a health care provider, attend a lecture, borrow a book or DVD, participate in a class, receive support about a new diagnosis, or learn about a new research study—all for free? Since 1991, the Women's Health Resource Center has welcomed many women seeking information and education about their health and the health of their loved ones. As a community service of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, we are committed to promoting preventive care and respecting women's wisdom in making informed health care decisions. Our educators are available to answer your questions about childbirth preparation, postpartum care, and breastfeeding issues. They can help you find resources in our lending library, our classes and support groups, our on-site boutique and the community. Come visit us on the mall in Lebanon, or call (603) 650-2600 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education provided one on one or in group classes. Postpartum Breastfeeding support and counseling. Some insurance accepted.
Registered Nurse and CLC working with inpatient community, available for post discharge follow-up lactation plans. Special interest in pre-term, late pre-term lactation support.
LLL Leader available for phone consults, e-mail, and breastfeeding education in Southern NH.
Lakes Region La Leche League
Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 am at the Sanbornton Public Library. Please go to the Lakes Region La Leche League fb page for more information.
Concord La Leche League
The Concord LLL group meets on the 1st Tuesday of even months, 9:30am-11am at The Children's Place located at 27 Burns Ave in Concord Heights And 1st Tuesday of odd months, 6:30pm-8pm at the Concord Hospital Conference Room C located at 254 Pleasant St, Concord, NH.
Manchester La Leche League
LLL Leader available for phone consults and breastfeeding education. There are no scheduled support groups at this time. Contact LLL leader for details.
New London Area La Leche League
The New London Group meets on the First Friday of each month. Please contact Leader for meeting info.
Upper Valley La Leche League
The Upper Valley LLL Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Women's Health Resource Center located at Court St, Lebanon, NH
Greater Milford La Leche League
The Milford Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at The Birth Cottage located at 4 Prospect St., Milford, NH 03055
Seacoast Area La Leche League
Dover LLL group meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM at the First Parish Church located at 218 Central Ave, Dover, New Hampshire 03820 Rochester LLL group meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM at the True Memorial Baptist Church located at 21 Ten Rod Rd, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867 Stratham LLL group meets last Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Coastal Family Birth Retreat located at 13 Frying Pan Lane, Stratham, New Hampshire 03885
Breastfeeding Counselors (BCs) are accredited representatives of Breastfeeding USA who participate in mission-related activities in their communities, online, and with the national organization. Breastfeeding Counselors understand the significant role that mother-to-mother support plays in women’s overall success and satisfaction with breastfeeding. Accordingly, their primary function is to offer evidence-based breastfeeding information and support to women through in-person meetings, by phone, or online as representatives of Breastfeeding USA.
Gorham Area La Leche League
The Gorham LLL Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM at the Family Resource Center located at 123 Main St # 1, Gorham, NH.
Claremont La Leche League
2nd Thursday of each month, 9:30am-11:00am and 5:30pm-7:00pm
The Merrimack Valley Group meets in Nashua on the second Wed of the month at 10 a.m. For more info, see our FB page https://www.facebook.com/Greater-Merrimack-Valley-La-Leche-League-LLL-breastfeeding-suport-263483850379/timeline/
Central New Hampshire VNA
Dorice Reitchel is a full scope Certified Nurse Midwife who focuses on care of the pregnant and and post partum woman. She attends births at Elliot Hospital. She has had certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor for over 8 years and has used this skill on consultation with other breast feeding professionals and counselors to support normal breastfeeding and more difficult conditions such as yeast and bacterial infections. MCHC also has a IBCLC/ nutritionist, Sandy Bryant. Women would need to be a patient of MCHC and there are some fast track methods to become a patient. Please call.
6033565461 ext 2146
Registered nurse providing lactation help to mothers in our area by appointment.
603 356-5461 ext 2146
RN CLC providing inpatient and post-partum lactation support.
603 356-5461 ext 2146
RN Certified Breastfeeding Counselor providing inpatient and post-partum lactation support.
Exeter Hospital- Family Center
603-778-7311 ext 4324
Time: Call for details
Charge: No charge
Location: Call for details
Breastfeeding Support Group every Tuesday 11:00am to 12:30pm (for moms with infants 2 months & older) and every Tuesday 1:30pm to 3:00pm (for mothers with newborn infants up to 2 months old). Call for group schedule changes during holidays and inclement weather.
Seacoast Family Care Services at Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Location: 1st Floor, Classroom 4
Drop in breastfeeding community support group run by an IBCLC every Wednesday, 10AM-12PM, 1st Floor, Classroom 4.
St Joseph Hospital
6038823000 ext 66047
Time: 10 - 11:30
Location: 2 south Maternal CHild Health Unit
SJH New Mother's Support Group This group is for any new mother in the Nashua area. The group is facilitated by our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. You can track your infant's weight, get breastfeeding support and meet other new Moms.
603-778-7311 ext 4324
Time: 11:00am & 1:30pm
Charge: No Charge
Location: Conference room on birthing unit
Newborn through 3 month old group meets every Tuesday at 1:30 in the Birth Center. 3 month and older baby breastfeeding support group meets at 11:00am. Siblings welcome. If no school due to poor weather, then no group. No charge, all mothers welcome.
Goodwin Community Health WIC Program
Goodwin Community Health provides WIC breastfeeding services to Carroll and Strafford. Breastfeeding support services include prenatal and postpartum education, peer counselor support, manual and electric breast pumps and referral to a lactation consultant as needed.
Southwestern Community Services WIC Program
Southwestern Community Services provides WIC breastfeeding services to Sullivan and Cheshire county. Breastfeeding support services include prenatal and postpartum education, peer counselor support, manual and electric breast pumps and referral to a lactation consultant as needed.
Southern New Hampshire Services WIC Program
603-668-8010 ext 6164
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program offers peer to peer support to WIC eligible mothers. WIC Nutritionists also offer one to one breastfeeding education and support in the WIC clinic to prenatal and postpartum mothers. Many nutritionists are certified lactation counselors. Manual and electric breast pumps are available for loan.
Lactation Consultants who have the initials IBCLC or RLC after their names have completed rigorous training, including hundreds of hours of supervised experience, and passed a certifying exam given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, which is independently accredited. This is the highest level of professional lactation qualification, and those holding it are required to recertify every five years. An IBCLC may charge a fee, which may not be covered by insurance.
Read more about the IBCLC credential here.
Breastfeeding Counselors and Educators
Breastfeeding Counselors and Educators come from a variety of backgrounds and training programs. Such training includes classes or coursework, and may or may not include hands-on experience with nursing mothers and babies. A person listed in this section may hold a certificate saying they have completed a course or series of courses; the certificate may also show that the person passed an exam.
These Counselors and Educators will list credentials like Certified Lactation Counslor (CLC), Certified Lacation Specialist, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), etc. Because these are offered by different organizations, with different requirements for training and for certification, it is best to read about the training of each type of Breastfeeding Counselor and Educator here.
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counselors
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counselors are women who have received training from a specific organization, and have often breastfed their own babies. Some of these organizations require the Counselor to keep up-to-date with continuing education. These Counselors provide support about situations that may arise over the normal course of breastfeeding, and can guide a nursing mother in seeking help from a professional when needed. They may be available for phone help, in support group settings, and will sometimes provide home visits. This support is usually free (some may ask for coverage of expenses like parking if required when doing a home visit).
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counslers may be trained by national organizations like Breastfeeding USA and La Leche League, or local ones. Read more about various volunteer training programs here.
Medical Professionals listed on ZipMilk are people who have a medical credential and have expressed an interest in breastfeeding. They might include doctors, midwives, osteopaths, or dentists.
As with non-medical practitioners, the most rigorous professional certification in breastfeeding is the IBCLC. Doctors may also be members or fellows of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, a world-wide organization of MDs interested in breastfeeding. Please note that a medical credential by itself does not show that the person has breastfeeding expertise. A Medical Professional who is listed here should tell you about their additional experience or training in breastfeeding.
Read more about various credentials you may see in addition to a practitioners medical degree here.
Support Groups on ZipMilk might be led or facilitated by a person from one of several different backgrounds. The person might be a volunteer counselor, IBCLC, Peer Counselor or CLC, or something else - feel free to ask about a facilitator's training if it is not clearly stated.
Support Groups offer a chance to meet other mothers and get advice on breastfeeding from both peers and experts. Group times and locations are subject to change. Please call to confirm these before attending a meeting. Groups run by volunteers are usually free. Groups run by hospitals or businesses may have a charge or require registration.
Read more about the training of the people who might run these Support Groups here.
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators oversee programs that support breastfeeding mothers enrolled in the federal program for Women, Infants, and Children. Many WIC offices have peer counselors who can provide support for nursing families. Search ZipMilk for your local WIC office to find out what services are available.
Read more about the training program for WIC Peer Counselors here.