Breastfeeding education and consultation. Home visits.
Compassionate, Individualized in-home lactation care in the Greater Boston area and the North Shore. Weekend Office in Davis Square. Night, Weekend and Holiday appointments available.
email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private practice offering home visits to support mothers with establishment of breastfeeding.
978-745-3050 ext 575
We offer lactation consultation appointments in our pediatric offices as well as a free, weekly drop-in session at our Beverly location for any pregnant or breastfeeding mothers beginning June 8, 2016.
After hours breastfeeding support in your home. Help with latch, position, milk supply, hand expression, engorgement, and use of your pump. Same day consults can be made 7 days a week from 8 pm -1am depending on availability. Any changes will be noted on voicemail.
Professional, compassionate support in all areas of breastfeeding from pregnancy through weaning. I bring to my private practice many years of hospital experience having worked both inpatient and outpatient as an RN, IBCLC. I am here to help you to achieve your breastfeeding goal! I look forward to working with you at my home office in Woburn, MA
Family Center Maternity Unit Lactation services.
Jennifer B Greenberg
Offering in home pre-natal breastfeeding education and lactation consultations. Compassionate support, helping you achieve your feeding goals.
Home and Office visits available. Many breastfeeding supplies and Lactation Cookies. I look forward to assisting you.
Self scheduling available on my website. Call or text for additional appointment times. Comprehensive breastfeeding assistance and education provided in the privacy of your home. I have been working with new families for more than 18 years. I have experience with all types of breastfeeding problems from common to complex. Prenatal education, pumping and return to work classes available. > latch difficulty or pain > low supply/over supply > blocked ducts and mastitis > bottles and pumping > breast, chest or nipple surgery > prematurity > multiples > relactation or inducing lactation > medication safety > weaning
Breastfeeding Education and Lactation Support Services Contact BirthingGently for further details.
•Private In Home Lactation Support •Telephone Consultations •New Moms Support Group •Infant Nutrition (introducing solids)
I am supporting new and expecting parents professionally for over 25 years. As an International Board Certified Lactation (Breastfeeding) Consultant I work with mothers for whom breastfeeding is not as easy as hoped and help them reach their breastfeeding goals. I come to your home in the city of Boston and surrounding areas. During a home visit I have time to listen to your concerns, watch your baby feed, troubleshoot with you and support you in finding solutions which work for you and align with your breastfeeding goals. I also teach private and small group breastfeeding classes as well as offer private consults before birth. Do you know that the law states that Health Insurance Plans must cover Comprehensive Lactation Support and Counseling without copay? Call your insurance and ask about the details! I offer general lactation care as well as have special experience with prematurely born infants and infants with medical issues. English and German. LGBTQ welcoming. In network with Aetna, Unicare
Facilitates breastfeeding support group, open to all mothers. Lactation outpatient clinic by appointment. Staff OB RN will see in-patients when scheduled or during clinic hours
Providing lactation consultations in the comfort of your home. Day, evening and weekend appointments available. Travel radius is 20 miles from Maynard, MA. Insurance reimbursement receipt provided
Hospital Lactation Clinic offering private appointments. Also breastfeeding support group Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 2PM
Mary Ellen Galante
Experienced Nurse-Midwife and IBCLC providing home visits, prenatal breastfeeding education, and postpartum breastfeeding consultations in the Boston/ Cambridge area and surrounding towns. Speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, some French and Portuguese.
Just because breastfeeding is natural, doesn't mean it's always easy. An in-home visit, usually scheduled that day or the next, will give you a care plan to follow to help get you where you want to be with breastfeeding. Visits last 2-2.5 hours and include a complete history, assistance with breastfeeding, and a weighted feed to check baby's intake. My approach is holistic and adaptable to what works for you and your baby, not one size fits all. Most of our time together will be spent with me answering your questions, and focusing on your priorities and concerns. I can share with you what worked for many others so you don't need to reinvent the wheel. LGBTQ welcoming. I travel about 30-40 minutes from Bedford, and my fee is often reimbursed by your health insurance. Prenatal breastfeeding and childbirth classes are also available.
Communication with the body non-verbally is a powerful framework. Other than crying, infants exhibit many behaviors to let us know how they feel. I am able to be the vessel to hear and feel them. So, when I meet these small beings, their movements and energy tell me so much that I then communicate to the parent. I love that I can empower parents to understand better! Please come see more about me and my services at my website including secure messaging platforms and insurance reimbursements.
Home Lactation Consults covering pregnancy through weaning Free drop in support group
I am an expert in maternal and child health, specializing in nutrition. I am highly skilled in helping clients reach a variety of feeding goals and creating sustainable solutions to infrequent or persistent challenges. I am here for you if you need help with latch, sore nipples, tongue/lip tie, mastitis, thrush, slow weight gain, undersupply/oversupply, pumping, transitioning back to work, weaning, and starting solids. I accept most insurances and look forward to providing personalized and effective assistance for you and your little one.
617-442-8800 ext x1250
Rachel Preiss, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE, IBCLC is a nurse practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant working in the Dimock Center's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. The Dimock Center accepts most private and public insurance policies. In addition to regular office hours, Ms. Preiss has evening availablity once a week and weekend availabilty approximately once a month. Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides the residents of Boston with convenient access to high quality, low cost health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities we serve. In 2013, Dimock handled over 76,000 visits annually with 17,000 unique patients and clients representing a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
I offer in-home visits and consultations. I specialize in normal lactation, relactation, tongue tie, bringing baby back to breast, and making pumping more effective and comfortable. I see term babies, preemies, multiples, older children (weaning or latch issues (most frequently))
Rising Tide Women offers prenatal breastfeeding classes, in-home breastfeeding support, and a weekly breastfeeding support group at the Eastham Public Library, 10-12 on Tuesdays. We serve all of Cape Cod and the South Shore with home visits, and I am committed to serving new parents with evidence-based information and a kind, compassionate, nonjudgmental style.
Skilled and Compassionate Breastfeeding Support. I am an experienced IBCLC offering home visits in Western MA, including some areas of Berkshire county.
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is a designated "Baby Friendly" hospital & provides full-service lactation care including prenatal classes, in-patient visits, out-patient visits, telephone consults, multi-lingual peer counselors & four Baby Cafe support groups each week. Regardless of where your baby was born, we are happy to meet with you and help you reach your breastfeeding goals. Call us if you have a question or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lactation consultants.
Lactation Care, Inc.
We offer lactation support to more than 25 corporate accounts nationwide. We work with companies to design and maintain lactation rooms, rent or purchase breast pumps, obtain supplies, and answer employee breastfeeding questions with evidence-based information and support.. For families in the Boston area, we supply private breast pump rentals. Please call us at 617-244-5593.
Providing lactation support in the comfort of your own home.
Experienced IBCLC offering private consultation for the full spectrum of lactation and breastfeeding issues from pregnancy to weaning. Many insurances will reimburse patients for fees.
Zarina Paltiel Gabay
Personalized, nonjudgmental breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home. Please take a look at my website for more information, and text/call/email anytime to schedule an appointment.
I have been visiting families at home for over 17 years as a maternal child health nurse, providing breastfeeding education to families of full term infants, preterm infants transitioning to breastfeeding, infants with tongue-tie and other feeding problems.
Consultant with Berkshire Nursing Families, providing pre and postnatal lactation education and support at no charge to families--at home, by phone/email/facetime, weekly groups, and on site. Breastfeeding and childbirth class instructor at Berkshire Medical Center.
IBCLC who provides home visits. Feel free to look at my website and contact me with any questions.
508 830 2239
Hospital practice. Inpatient and outpatient services. Outpatient consultations with provider referral.
In home visits, some insurance accepted. Private prenatal breastfeeding classes
Independent certified IBCLC Lactation Consultant with both private practice and in-hospital experience. Certified Maternal /Newborn Nurse for 16 years. Many years of Nursing experience with most of it in newborn/pediatric fields.
It's your story, let us help you succeed in your journey! Available for a variety of issues and consults for in-home visits throughout Massachusetts. Book online, through email or phone call. Available for same day or next day visits.
Lex is an experienced IBCLC in private practice, serving all of the Pioneer Valley with private, in-home, expert breastfeeding support.
Heather Bingham, IBCLC
Home visits in Arlington, Cambridge, Medford, Belmont, Winchester, Lexington, Melrose, Malden, Woburn, Burlington, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Boston, and other communities in the greater Boston area. Visits are about two hours long. In a typical visit, we talk about your baby's birth, breastfeeding history, and any questions you might have about breastfeeding. I observe a feeding, and give support on latching, positioning, etc. Usually we will weigh the baby before and after the feed to get a good sense of intake. At the end of the visit, I write up a plan, with my suggestions and notes. I also include follow up support by phone or email. I am in-network with Aetna and Unicare GIC, and can bill these insurance companies directly. With other insurers, I provide a detailed coded receipt that you can submit for reimbursement. Most insurers are reimbursing lactation visits in full with no copays or deductibles. You can see my schedule at my web site and schedule an appointment online!
Hospital based lactation consultant: inpatients, outpatients, warm line and weekly Monday support group. Warm line: 508-862-7266 Baby Breakfast Club (support group) Mondays 10-11:30 @ Cape Cod Hospital Outpatients M-F
Lactation and breastfeeding has been the main interest and passion in Chrissy's career. Through professional experience with hospital births, home births, doula births, and her own children's births, Chrissy has a solid knowledge base for helping families through the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding through all stages of infancy. She provides complete and holistic care in private practice, teaching classes, and home visits for lactation support in the comfort of your home. Chrissy looks forward to sharing her expertise and is excited to be a part of your family's breastfeeding journey.
Judy is an experienced (IBCLC) lactation consultant and an RN-labor & delivery nurse, childbirth educator, doula, post-birth home care & support with flexibility to be available to help as needed. Appointments available in home or in office. Care given with mother's own goals in mind. Home visits in the greater Newburyport area and 25 miles beyond. Written summary of visit details as well as Insurance invoice completed for every appointment.
Dana Paris Mahoney
The Robin's Nest Lactation Services, is a private practice, offering in home consults, online consults, and phone consults. Dana, with a passion for helping breastfeeding families and a breastfeeding mama herself, has been involved with breastfeeding education for 18 years, having worked as a pre and postnatal educator, in hospital Lactation Consultant, and private practice Lactation Consultant.
Hospital Based Lactation Services Outpatient Lactation Consults Prenatal Breastfeeding education Weekly Support Groups every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 Please come and join our fun and informative support group.
I offer in-home visits, counseling and classes with over 18 years of experience in breastfeeding support.
My goal as a lactation consultant is to meet you where you are and provide you with the support and tools you need to meet your nursing goals, without guilt or judgement. After all, breastfeeding only works if it's working for both parent and baby! I offer a range of lactation services in your home (in and around MetroWest Massachusetts) as well as phone, email and text follow-up and reports to your healthcare provider about your visit. LGBTQ+ friendly! Please see my website for my pricing, service area, and more about me.
I provide lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in their home or in my office. My fee covers one visit and preliminary or follow up phone consultations associated with the visit.
Staff IBCLC. Principal facilitator of Melrose - Wakefield and Malden Baby Cafes.
Breastfeeding is a natural process, but also a learned process. My goal is to provide you with the tools needed to meet your baby's feeding needs and to meet your own breastfeeding goals. I was drawn to lactation support, before even having children of my own. As a nurse taking care of hospitalized newborns, I saw the role that breastmilk can have in healing sick newborns and the role that providing the breastmilk can have in helping their mothers. That was ten years ago. Since then, I have assisted mother baby pairs in the hospital, at the pediatrician's office and in their own homes. Each interaction has left me in awe of the strength and natural ability of mothers and their babies.
Helping meet your breastfeeding goals in the comfort of your own home. Services include both prenatal breastfeeding consultations and postpartum lactation care
Working with families all along the spectrum of their breastfeeding journey.
I am a practicing Maternity nurse who would like to help you with breastfeeding. My goal is to meet your goals for breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding support, in-home consultations for breastfeeding assessment, prenatal breastfeeding instruction and return to employment strategy planning. Medela Symphony breast pump rentals
Home visits for the breastfeeding family. Experience with premature and late preterm infants. Aetna insurance accepted.
Aetna and Unicare Provider, direct booking available on my website! My goal is simple: make available to every woman the support and resources she needs to establish and maintain a healthy and happy breastfeeding relationship with her infant. Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to provide optimal nutrition to your baby. Sometimes, however, obstacles can arise that make breastfeeding more difficult. When these situations occur, having personalized and comprehensive lactation support in your own home can truly help you overcome your difficulties and reach your goals. During our consult, I will take the time to find out what matters to you and what you want most when nurturing your child, and help you develop a plan for those goals. Visits are in depth and typically last two hours, and include a weight check, assessment of mother, baby, and a feeding, and a written plan personalized to your individual needs. Visits include follow up support through phone and email. I am friendly and supportive of all family dynamics and can't wait to meet you and your little one!
Zhanglin (Lynn) Kong
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English I am a Boston based English and Chinese bilingual Lactation Consultant and Registered Dietitian. I have been working with breastfeeding families at WIC and Baby Cafe settings for the past 7 years, and recently opened my private practice Joyful Family LLC. Helping families on breastfeeding and nutrition gives me a great sense of achievement, I look forward to working with you to set a best start for your baby's lifetime health.
Lindsey is one of two nurse/lactation consultants in private practice together. Lindsey has five years of experience in inpatient maternity settings and currently works as a hospital based lactation consultant.
I am a breastfeeding mom and CLC. I am passionate about problem solving and helping moms find success in breastfeeding. I can come to your home and I do provide a form to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, however I cannot guarantee reimbursement. Call, text or email me—happy to do complimentary remote consultation.
Rising Tide Women offers prenatal breastfeeding education, phone support for new parents, and in-home lactation visits, as well as birth preparation classes. I'm committed to giving new and expectant parents access to evidence-based information in a kind, compassionate style. Learn more at http://www.risingtidewomen.com/lactation-support
508 825 8223
Phone line listing as above.( breast feeding support line ) Client may leave a message for a return call from a lactation team member for non urgent questions or concerns.
I am a lactation educator and have experience teaching pre-natal breastfeeding classes as well as breastfeeding education for new moms. I also provide lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in their home or in my office.
Breastfeeding USA, Inc. provides evidence-based information and support, and promotes breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. We accomplish this through a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors and comprehensive resources for the benefit of mothers and babies, families, and communities.
Nursing Mothers' Council
Speaks Spanish Can speak through email, phone, and text.
Nursing Mothers Council
Phone support Free NMC Gathering in Amherst. Call for details
Free in home lactation support for moms in the Greater Lowell area.
Even with all the planning and desire to breast feed, some moms will have difficulties. We offer professional assistance to overcome these difficulties through our New England Mothers First staff of Nurse Practitioners and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Both Office Visits at our Brookline, Wellesley, Quincy, Lakeville or West Bridgewater offices and Home Visits are covered through most Massachusetts insurance companies, including Medicaid. If you need our assistance contact us at 508-921-4157 or 508-216-0955. Please request an appointment directly from the website: www.newenglandmothersfirst.com
Lactation consults available to patients in our practice, covered by Atrius Health, Concord, MA.
Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist with expertise in Lactation Medicine. Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Areas of expertise include Induced Lactation, Low milk supply in setting of chronic medical diseases, oversupply, breast cancer and breastfeeding, recurrent mastitis, abscess, breastfeeding multiples, Breastfeeding and Medical diseases/medication use.
Kristen McGourty PNP
Even with all the planning and desire to breast feed, some moms will have difficulties. We offer professional assistance to overcome these difficulties through our New England Mothers First staff of Nurse Practitioners and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Both Office Visits at our Brookline, Southborough, and West Bridgewater offices, and Home Visits are covered through most Massachusetts insurance companies, including Medicaid. If you need our assistance contact us at 508-921-4157 or visit www.newenglandmothersfirst.com
Lactation support is offered in the privacy of your home, on a date and time that suits your family. A 1-2 hour visit consists of the observation of a feeding during which tips and suggestions are made in order to improve latch and increase milk transfer from you to your baby. A pre and post feed weight will be done in order to evaluate how much breast milk your baby is getting during a feeding. We will then create a customized plan for you and your baby that will address your questions and concerns and will assist you in reaching your breastfeeding goals. This is a valuable opportunity to troubleshoot any specific breastfeeding concerns with not only a lactation specialist, but also a Nurse Practitioner. Visits may also include troubleshooting when things go wrong, when and how to start pumping, safe storage of breastmilk and general questions about milk supply. Please contact your health insurance company as many health insurance companies reimburse for lactation visits.
Nursing Mothers' Council
Time: First Tuesday of the month, 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Vital Milk 16 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA 01301
All new and experienced mothers are invited to come and support one another at a Nursing Mothers’ Gathering. An accredited Counselor will be present to facilitate discussion and provide evidence-based information. The topics are based on the needs and interests of attendees. Meetings are facilitated by Nursing Mothers’ Counselors. We are here to offer breastfeeding help through local meetings and free phone support by accredited counselors. Women from all communities are welcome at our meetings, with their children, of course!
Winchester Hospital , Division of Lahey Health, Center for Healthy Living
Location: 200 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA
Come join me at our Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group! Open to all breastfeeding moms and their infants...Drop in, no need to register...Facilitated by an experienced IBCLC ... Meet and talk with other Moms in a warm and friendly environment...Discuss breastfeeding questions, newborn care, or just socialize! Runs every Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm, at 200 Unicorn Park, Conference Room A&B, Woburn, MA, 01801
Rising Tide Women
Location: 190 Samoset Rd. Eastham, MA
Free, drop-in breastfeeding and chestfeeding support group every Tuesday from 10am to noon in the children's room at the Eastham library. This is a supportive, nonjudgmental group. All ages and stages are welcomed to our clean, sunlit room.
Peaceful Birth and Beyond
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 241 Main St., Townsend
FREE Mom/Baby Group 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. No registration fee. ((Non mobile babies please ). Come check out this group, lots to offer, great connections and great information shared. Please visit my GROUP page on my website. Contact me anytime for further details.
Time: Every Friday from 9:00-11:00
Location: Mass General for Children, 57 Highland Ave, Salem-enter front door of hospital , take elevator to ground level. Group meets in Lynch Conference Room.
Drop-in group for breastfeeding moms and babies. Facilitated by lactation specialists, the group offers mother-to-mother support and sharing of tips and techniques, as well as other topics. Women who are pregnant and interested in breastfeeding are also invited to attend.
BMC Baby Cafe at Codman Square Health Center
Time: Monday 5:00PM to 6:30 PM and Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:00PM
Location: 2nd floor at the Codman Square Health Center, Community Room 637 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124
Free, bi-weekly drop-in group for families with babies and toddlers. Staffed by CLC's, Peer Counselors and IBCLCs. Pregnant people and parents with babies from newborns to toddlers welcome; siblings, partners, grandparents and other supporters welcome. Come for breastfeeding support and more, to meet other parents and have a snack! Haitian Creole speakers are available. https://www.facebook.com/codmanbabycafe/
Allston Brighton Family Support Network
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00pm
Location: Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston.
Parent and Baby Play Group Fridays 10:30 to 12 noon Network. Come play with your child, talk with other parents and hear development information. This program is offered through the Family Nurturing Center of MA
Time: Please email email@example.com for current day/time of meetings.
Location: Hanscom AFB
Mom2Mom Hanscom is a network of breastfeeding military families that helps new mothers overcome the difficulties of living far from family support to reach their personal breastfeeding goals. Mom2Mom Hanscom provides support, encouragement, and assistance through peer mentorship and opportunities to meet other breastfeeding families, and community education and outreach. Our vision is a community-wide culture in which breastfeeding is the standard for nourishing and nurturing infants and young children, where each mother has the support and acceptance necessary to be successful.
Baystate Lactation Services
Time: Every Wednesday from 1-2 pm
Location: Wesson Women's 2nd Floor, North Conference room, 759 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01199
Gathering for Breastfeeding Moms & Babies. Join us for this free gathering for breastfeeding moms and babies, facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This is a comfortable setting for you and your baby. The Lactation Consultants are dedicated to give you breastfeeding support and answer all of your questions. Mothers are encouraged to share their own challenges and solutions, and offer mother to mother support during open discussion.
La Leche League of SIlver Lake/Plymouth
Location: Duxbury Free Library
Free monthly parent-to-parent breastfeeding support group. If you are a new or experienced breastfeeding parent or expecting a baby and wondering if breastfeeding is for you, join us. We are here to help you meet your breastfeeding goals! Meetings are informal and our discussions include the latest research and the personal experience of other breastfeeding parents. LLL provides an opportunity to ask questions, share tips, make friends, and get out with your little ones. Bring any questions or concerns you have or come to listen. We typically meet on the second Thursday of the month 10:15-11:45. Sometimes our schedule can change, please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lllsilverlakeplymouth/ for up-to-date meeting information.
Everett Baby Cafe
Time: Monday 10am-12n
Location: Family Resource Center
Free drop-in breastfeeding program offering professional and peer support
Melrose Baby Cafe
Time: Wed 5:30-7:30p, Fri 10-12n
Location: Nazarene Church
Free drop-in breastfeeding program with professional and peer support. Refreshments served
Malden Baby Cafe
Time: Tues 5-7pm
Location: Malden WIC Office
Free drop-in program offering professional and peer breastfeeding support
South Boston Community Health Center
Time: Tuesdays 12-1:15pm
Location: 3rd floor of Health Center, Community Room
Free breastfeeding and new moms support group. Weigh your baby, meet other nursing moms, get help with breastfeeding and bottle feeding as well as all new baby challenges! No need to register or call ahead, drop in any time.
Worcester WIC Program - Great Brook Valley
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays: 8:30-5:00; Tuesdays: 8:30-7:00; Fridays: 8:30-3:00.
Caring Health Center/Spfld South WIC
South Central WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday: 10:00-6:00; Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30-4:30; Thursday: 11:30-7:30; Friday: 8:30-4:30
Mashpee WIC Program
Hours: Open 2nd Wednesday of the month: 8:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Kenmore Square WIC Program (Boston)
Hours: Monday: 9:00-5:00; Wednesday: 1:00-5:15
Plymouth WIC Program
Hours: Monday & Tues: 9:00- 6:30; Wednesday: 7:30-4:30 Friday: 9:00-2:00; One Saturday per month: 9:00-12:30;
Chelsea WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30-5:00; Thursday 8:30-7:00; Friday 8:30-3:00;
Northhampton WIC Program
Hours: Monday: 10:30-6:30; Thursdays: 1st, 3rd, and 5th from 8:30-4:30; Friday: 8:00-3:00
Amherst WIC Program
Hours: Wednesday: 9:30-6:30; Thursday 2nd and 4th from 8:30-4:30; Open one Saturday per quarter from 9-12
Waltham WIC Program
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday: 11:30-7:00
Marlboro WIC Program
Hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday 11:30- 7:00; Closed Wednesday;
East Boston WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday: 9:00-5:45; Tuesday:10:00-6:00; Wednesday: 9:00-5:00; Thursday: 9:00-4:00; Friday: 8:30-3:30;
Lawrence WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00-6:00;
Methuen WIC Program
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00-6:00;
Charlestown Healthcare Center, WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday: 8:30-5:00; Thursday: 8:30-7:00;
Jamaica Plain WIC Program, Southern JP Health Center
Hours: Fridays: 8:30-5:00
Lowell Head Start WIC Program
Hours: Tuesdays &Thursdays 9:00-5:00
Peabody WIC Program
Hours: Monday: 9:30-6:00; Thursday: 8:30-5:00;
Gardner WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday: 9-5; Wednesday: 8:34:30; Friday: 8:30-4:30;
Woburn WIC Program
Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 9:00-4:00; Thursday: 11:00-7:00
Gloucester WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday: 9:00-5:00;
Hours: Mondays: 8-2 Staff hours are from 7:30-2:30 PM - Using the cell phone (781-783-2037) ONLY when site is open - Please leave messages
Quincy WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 8:00-6:00, Wednesday: 8:00-7:00 pm; Thursday & Friday: 8:00-4:00;
Milford WIC Program
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wednesday: 8:30-4:30; Thursday: 11:30-7:30; Fri: 8:30-4
Webster WIC Program
Hours: Mondays: 10:00-6:00; Tuesday: 8:30-4:30; Friday: 8:30-4:00;
Boston WIC Program - South Street WIC Program
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00; Saturday: 9:00-1:00;
Attleboro WIC Program
Hours: Monday,Thursday & Friday: 9:00-4:30; Tuesday: 11-6:30
Springfield South WIC Program
413-693-1029, ext 1
Hours: Monday: 10:30-7:00; Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-5:30;
Worcester WIC Program - Plumley Village
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00;
Worcester WIC Program - Mill Swan Head Start WIC Program (Worcester)
Hours: Tuesday: 8:30-2:00
W. Springfield WIC Program
Hours: Monday: 8:30-5:00; Tuesday:8:30-4:30; Friday: 8:30-4:30
Taunton/Attleboro WIC Program main clinic
508-823-6346 ext 227
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday: 11:00-6:30;
Lowell WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-5:00; Wednesday: 11:00-7:00; Friday: 8:30-4:30;
Dorchester North/Mattapan WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday: 10:30-6:30; Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-5:00; Wednesday: 11:30-7:30; Friday: 8:30-4:30; Saturday: 9:00-1:00
Roslindale WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday: 8:30-5:30; Wednesday: 10-5; Thursday: 9:30-6
Quincy North WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday and Friday 8:30-4:00
Cambridge WIC Program - Central Square
Hours: Monday: 11:00-7:30; Tuesday: 10:00-6:30; Thursday: 8:30- 5:00;
Millbury WIC Program
Hours: Wednesday: 8:30-5:00
Boston WIC Program - Tufts Medical Center
Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 1:00-4:30; Wednesday: 9:00-5:00
Lowell CHC Pediatrics WIC Program
Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs, 9-5; Wed 11-7; Fri 8:30-4:30
Boston Medical Center
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00
Framingham/Waltham WIC Program main
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30-4:30; Tuesday: 11:30-7:00
North Cambridge WIC Program
Hours: Wednesday 8:30-5:00; Friday: 8:00-4:30:
East Brockton WIC Program
Hours: Tuesday: 8:30-6:00; 2nd and 4th Wednesday 8:30 - 2
Cape Cod WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday: 8:30-7:00; Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-4:30; Wednesday: 11:00-7:00; Friday 9-2:00;
Worcester WIC Program main clinic
Hours: Monday: 8:30-7:30; Tuesday, 8:30-5; Wed: 8:30-7;30;Thursday; 8:30-5; & Friday: 8:30-5:00;
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.