I provide virtual and in-home visits within 35 miles of Manchester, NH to assist families with breastfeeding, chestfeeding & pumping. I am in-network with Aetna and can accept some PPO plans with Anthem, BC/BS, Cigna & United. I also provide all clients with a superbill for reimbursement from other insurances and offer a generous discount for those who qualify for WIC.
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.
Kristine ZunigaRNC MNN IBCLC (RN/NH031787-21/L-62865)
I offer prenatal breastfeeding education and private lactation consults in your home. I am able to assess, educate and support you on your journey, providing you with a plan and follow up telephone and or messaging support as needed. My belief is that breastfeeding does not look or feel the same to any one woman and baby. My motto is to always be sure that your baby is fed, your milk supply is preserved and that your sanity is maintained throughout your journey. I am committed to helping you achieve your breast feeding goals whatever they may be. Accept cash, credit card, FSA/HSA credit cards. Will receive an invoice with insurance codes to submit for reimbursement.
Farrah Sheehan DeselleMSN, RN, IBCLC
603 540 2734
Infant feeding education and support, childbirth education, birth trauma prevention and recovery, sexual health/well-being. Specialize in working with families with history of trauma, birth trauma, substance exposure, perinatal anxiety/depression, PTSD. LGBTQ friendly. Professional development for perinatal professionals in trauma-informed care, birth trauma prevention and caring for families affected by substance exposure.
Maryann LessardRN IBCLC
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. Due to COVID-19 I am currently only providing phone support but plan on returning to home visits in June 2021.
St Joseph Hospital
Outpatient 1:1 lactation consults arranged Monday through Friday Inpatient lactation services
Sue MartinRN, IBCLC
I visit breastfeeding families in the comfort of their homes and love to help them reach their breastfeeding goals.
Judy FayreRN, IBCLC
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.
Wendy BealsRN, IBCLC
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.
Christine HaineRN, IBCLC
Home visit RN lactation consultant. Visits in Conway NH and southern Maine, Portland
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.
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)
Michelle MeaderRNC, IBCLC CLC
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.
Marla CasellaIBCLC, CLC, RNC
603-356-5461 ext 2146
Jessica DamonRN, IBCLC
603 356-5461 ext 2146
Sara HilandRN, IBCLC, RLC
Private practice lactation consulting, in office, in home and telehealth available.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Prenatal lactation education, inpatient and outpatient support, mom to mom support and providing resources, mother, dad and baby gathering every week.
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.
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: •Lactation Assessment and Consultation available daily during your stay. •Monthly breastfeeding classes •Lactation assessment while you are staying in The Birth Place •Outpatient Lactation consultations in person or via Telehealth after you go home •Telephone "Warm Line" for questions before or after you have your baby-
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 and Laura Stone are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and are available for appointments week days, weekends, and during evening hours. Seacoast Lactation Services accepts Aetna, Cigna and BC/BS PPO insurance. Professional billing assistance is offered for all other insurance companies. Rents Symphony breast pumps.
Lynne FerrisBSN RN, IBCLC
In home lactation support Prenatal consultation Breastfeeding classes
Jennifer YagerBSN, RN, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Education, In Home postpartum visits, Video Chats and telehealth available
Jeanette SchaibleRegistered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Lactation Counselor
Jeanette is a registered dietitian and certified lactation counselor working in private practice in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Telehealth appointments are available and she is always taking new clients. She wants to work with you to find strategies that work for your nursing and nutrition goals. Her goal is for you to feel empowered, supported and informed about feeding your baby and taking care of yourself. As a registered dietitian, she will help you figure out an eating plan to help your body heal and produce healthy milk! Jeanette can bill appointments through most major health insurances.
Diana RobinsonRD, LDN, CLC
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education provided one on one or in group classes. Postpartum Breastfeeding support and counseling. Some insurance accepted.
Stacey CliffordRN CLC
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.
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.
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
Kathy DLLL Leader
The Nashua Area Group meets in Nashua on the second Wed of the month at 10 a.m. and the third Thursday at 5:30 pm. For more info, see our FB page https://www.facebook.com/Nashua-Area-La-Leche-League-LLL-breastfeeding-support-263483850379/
Derry La Leche League
The Derry LLL Group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 10:00am until 12:00pm at the Marion Gerrish Community Center located at 39 W Broadway Derry, NH 03038
Abbey CLa Leche League Leader, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor
LLL Leader available for phone consults, e-mail, and breastfeeding education in Southern NH.
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
Schelley RondeauRN,BSN, CLC
Nicole JacksonRN, CLC, CPST
6033565461 ext 2146
Anne HowlandRN, CLC, CBE
603 356-5461 ext 2146
Pamela BormannRN, CLC, CBE
603 356-5461 ext 2146
Jessica MillsMSN, CNM
With a 10 year history as a nurse working in varied settings such as pediatrics and postpartum and nursery care and now as a Certified Nurse Midwife, Jessica has worked with hundreds of families to troubleshoot and establish successful breastfeeding relationships. As an experienced mother of 5 she can relate to the varied struggles that breastfeeding can present and has experience with lip and tongue ties as well as supply issues and has full prescriptive authority as necessary to support all aspects of breastfeeding. Seeing clients in her Milford and Amherst office locations, conveniently right off 101A as well as in the home for mothers less than 1 week postpartum, and in hospital as needed.
Dorice ReitchelCNM, MSN, CLC
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. Amoskeag Health also has a CLC/ nutritionist, Sandy Bryant. Women would need to be a patient of Amoskeag Health and there are some fast track methods to become a patient. Please call.
St Joseph Hospital
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 held virtually on Monday's from 10am to 11:30am. 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. Contact Teri to join group.
Cheshire Medical Center
Location: Checshire Medical Center
Charge: No charge
Support groups is open to the public for new mothers and babies. Tuesdays 10am-11:30am at Cheshire Medical Center.
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 1:00pm to 2:30pm (for mothers with newborn infants up to 2 months old). Call for group schedule changes during holidays and inclement weather.
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.