Amy QueenIBCLC, CLC
Board-certified lactation consultant serving WIC families.
Becky GottmanRN IBCLC
Terry MillerIBCLC, CLC
Senior Breastfeeding Consultant - MT NAPA Program Provides direct lactation support & also support in breastfeeding promotion & advocacy. Lead - Montana State Breastfeeding Coalition. Lead Facilitator - Montana Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Lead Facilitator - Montana Mother-Friendly Worksite to support Breastfeeding Initiative.
Mary StrandInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Sandra BealeIBCLC, CLC, ICCE
Labor and delivery & postpartum RN at North Valley Hospital Childbirth Educator Prenatal breastfeeding educator Postpartum lactation support group facilitator 1:1 Lactation consults Flathead Valley Breastfeeding Coalition member
Ravali County WIC Program
Dawn Gordon-WilcoxIBCLC CLC
Raichell Dorland-RoanRDN, LN, IBCLC, CLC
Ashley EngesserRN, IBCLC
Melissa ZimmermanFNP, IBCLC
Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care to families of all ages, with specialty in lactation.
Terri MacNicholRN, IBCLC
I am an RN and Lactation Consultant, IBCLC for over 20 years. I do home visits, clinic visits, phone consults and classes.
Kira VolleIBCLC, CLE
Provides inpatient support in KRMC mom-baby unit & provides outpatient lactation support at community pediatrician's office.
Chris Elizabeth BartlettBSN RN IBCLC
Debbi FossRN, IBCLC
Birthing center. We provide lactation support to the community. We have 2 IBCLC's on staff, as well as CLC's. Call to schedule a visit with one of our IBCLC's if you need help with breastfeeding. There is a Mother-Baby Support group every Monday, from 12 noon until 2 PM. All new (and not so new, up to 1 year), are welcome to join us. This group is facilitated by either an IBCLC or CLC.
Diane PowersBA, IBCLC
Mary VermillionRN, IBCLC
Debbie HirshbergIBCLC, CLC
Sarah CrowleyRN, IBCLC, CLC
Offering in-home or office consultations. Please call for appointment availability. Pumps may be available for WIC participants.
Katie BevanRN, BSN, IBCLC
Offering in-home or office consultations. Please call for appointment availability. Pumps may be available for WIC participants.
Community Medical Center
Provides in patient and outpatient lactation consultation (with physician order) at Community Medical Center.
4062377781 ext 77781
Board-certified lactation consultants, who are located onsite, visit all breastfeeding moms while in the hospital to assist with breastfeeding or other lactation concerns.
Melenie DuvalALC (Advanced Lactation Consultant)
Tree of Life offers a full range of birth and postpartum care including labor support, lactation counseling, nighttime nanny services, bereavement care, meal planning and preparation, and photography.
Amy FantozziCertified Lactation Counselor
Lincoln County Public Health Department - 418 Mineral Avenue Libby, MT Office Practice, Phone Consults, Clinic Practice, Breastfeeding Education, Hospital Practice, Home Visits
Elizabeth WilliamsCertified Lactation Counselor
Lactation support in a community health clinic providing breastfeeding education and peer to peer counseling to clinic patients.
Heidi EtterCLC, CLE
Jessica BallardCLCs, IBCLCs
WIC Lactation Specialist. Free Breastfeeding Support for WIC Clients. Office Practice, Pump Rentals (free through WIC), Phone Consults, Clinic Practice & Breastfeeding Education Classes.
Free Breastfeeding Support for WIC clients and other breastfeeding moms. Pumps available for women enrolled in WIC.
Nutrition educator for Ravalli County WIC. Office Practice, Pump Rentals Available, Breastfeeding & Nutrition Education .
Melinda ClineCLC, MSW
Pregnancy and childbirth have major impacts on your life, and it’s important to have support when you need it. Whether it is your first pregnancy or your fourth, it can be helpful to talk to someone about these significant life changes. Community Medical Center’s Maternal Mental Health program is here to provide that support to you and your family.
Kimberly DeVriesRN, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
- Provides lactation support and breastfeeding classes for community families. - Baby-Bistro Coordinator/ Social Media Coordinator - Flathead Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.
Ashley SharpCertified Lactation Counselor
Tricia RittalCLC, ANLC
Inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding support at Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital (Glendive Medical Center).
Valley County WIC
406-228-3626 ext 3384
- Provide inpatient & outpatient breastfeeding and nutrition education through the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. - Breastfeeding support services and phone consults also provided to WIC clients. - Breast pumps and supplies available to WIC clients.
Janet SmithCertified Lactation Counselor, ALPP-283990
Community breastfeeding information and support including: Office Practice, Pump Rentals, Phone Consults & Breastfeeding. * Home Visits are confined to families that are enrolled in our Parents as Teachers program
Ashley PetersRN, BSN, CLC
Contact the Kalispell WIC office to schedule a time to meet with Ashley. 406-751-8170
Cerisse AllenCertified Lactation Counselor
Support to meet your breastfeeding goals as you define them. Home visits, phone consultations, and education.
Siddona LaughlinCertified Lactation Counselor
Free breastfeeding support, education, and breastfeeding groups for all persons in and around the Anaconda Community.
Breastfeeding Support with Mineral County Health Department offers through 'Parents as Teachers (PAT)' program in Mineral County. Offers breastfeeding support via: - phone, - in office - and through home visits. The nice thing about enrolling in PAT is that is that breastfeeding and child development education is offered for two plus years. If a family is not enrolled in the program, I can still offer breast feeding support, but education is limited to breastfeeding. Everything is free.
Community Medical Center
Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks, and special tips for success. Concerns about returning to work are also addressed. For questions call (406)327-4009 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Copy and paste the link below to register for childbirth and breastfeeding education at Community Hospital in Missoula Mt. http://communitymed.org/resources/education
Jessie HuberRN, CLC
We are a Baby Friendly hospital. We provide prenatal classes as well as a weekly free session for moms with babies less than 1 year for breastfeeding assistance and infant weights and measurements. I offer services on an inpatient/outpatient basis. We Offer: Phone Consults, Breastfeeding Education, Hospital Outpatient Practice, & Professional Education.
Community Medical Center - Missoula
Click on link provided below to access lactation & childbirth classes at Community Medical Center! http://communitymed.org/resources/education or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-breastfeeding-class-tickets-14961932543
The Birth Center - Missoula
Clark Fork Valley Hospital
Dr. Valentine is one of three certified lactation counselors at Clark Fork Valley Hospital including Cassy Craft & Kassy Marjerrison. Appointments can be scheduled through Plains Family Medicine at (406) 826-4810. If more urgent assistance is needed, contact (406) 826-4875 Clark Fork Valley Hospital.
406-265-5481 ext 206
We provide breastfeeding support. Moms do not have to be enrolled in WIC for breastfeeding help. We are willing to help all moms and if need be we will refer to other community CLC’s for additional support. We do provide loan pumps if enrolled in WIC.
Missoula Breastfeeding Help Line
Free Certified lactation specialists are available at the Health Department or for Home Visits, Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information or for answers to your questions related to breastfeeding, please call: (406) 207-4357.
Misty JarvisCertified Lactation Counselor
Montana Facebook Breastfeeding Group moderated by a Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC), offering support of your personal breastfeeding goals and information of local resources. https://www.facebook.com/missoulamomsbfingppsupport/
Stacey HauglandCLC, CPM
Breastfeeding support throughout the nursing relationship.
- All nurses working in our Family Birth Center are Certified Lactation Counselors. - We offer free inpatient & outpatient lactation consultations 24/7. - Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital.
Linsey RudeRN, CLC
The Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana collects, screens, pasteurizes, and distributes human donor milk to infants with medical need for the milk.
Casecade County Health Department
Public health nurse and lactation counselor with Cascade County Health Dept. Free breastfeeding support home visits and office consults available to all mothers.
Jessica ValentineMD, Certified Lactation Counselor
Jessica Valentine, MD Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Acute Care
Flathead Baby-Breastfeeding Bistro
Location: Heart and Hands Midwifery - 6 Sunset Plaza, suite A, Kalispell, Montana
Baby Bistro is a free Mother-Baby breastfeeding support group to assist in educating and connecting mothers within the community. Share your questions, struggles, and success with other moms and a breastfeeding professional in a relaxed, supportive environment. Drop in anytime! Call (406) 897-4473 or email email@example.com for additional information or support.
Missoula Baby-Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Missoula Food Bank - 1720 Wyoming Street.
A free, relaxed gathering for breastfeeding moms to meet & connect. Facilitated by a Certified Lactation Counselor, IBCLC, or WIC Breastfeeding Counsellor. Siblings welcome! Join us Wednesdays from 11am - 12:30 PM at the Missoula Food Bank Learning Kitchen (upstairs), 1720 Wyoming St.
St. Patrick's Hospital Lactation Support
Charge: $35 (Free to mom's giving birth at St. Pats)
Location: St. Patrick's Hospital - Conference Room 1
Time: Mondays - 6:30 -8:30 PM
Description of class Prenatal breastfeeding class is designed for mothers who plan to breast-feed and for those that have not yet made the decision, but want to learn more. Class is just one evening. Back to Work/School Breastfeeding Class ($15 for all attendees) Thursdays: Feb 1, May 10, Aug. 9 & Nov. 8th from 9-10:30AM The basics of effective pumping and milk storage, bottle feeding, keeping up milk supply, and confidently transitioning from home back to work/school.
Bitterroot Breastfeeding Coalition Postpartum Support and Baby Bistro
Free support group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:30am. Check Facebook for details: https://www.facebook.com/BitterrootBreastfeedingCoalition
Billings Baby Bistro
Time: 11am - noon
Location: Billings Public Library
Billings Baby Bistro is a mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group that meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon in the Story Tower located inside the children's area of the Billings Public Library. All meetings are facilitated by lactation specialists from the Billings Breastfeeding Coalition.
The Milk Club
Location: 820 North Wallace Avenue
A free breastfeeding support group. Every Friday between 10:30-12:30. Staffed by lactation professions (CLC, IBCLC).
Missoula City-County Breastfeeding Classes
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Health Department - 301 West Alder
- Free Breastfeeding Classes - 2nd Thursday of each month at Health Department - Breastfeeding -benefits -positions -latch - Presented by RN, Board Certified Lactation Consultant
WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor. Free Breastfeeding Support for WIC Clients. Pump Rentals (free through WIC), Phone Consults, Clinic Practice & Breastfeeding Education Classes.
Monatana State WIC
WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinator - Oversee the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program and provide technical assistance to local WIC staff on breastfeeding.
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.