Heather ONealAPRN, CNM, IBCLC
Breastfeeding for BUSY Moms is a hub for a variety of lactation support. For parents all over the United States, we offer online breastfeeding classes and virtual private lactation consults. However, parents in North Central West Virginia are welcome to come in person for lactation consults, childbirth classes, workshops, and community support. As the founder of Breastfeeding for Busy Moms, Heather ONeal works hard to ensure that all teachings are evidence-based, inclusive, and entertaining. Come on down!
Molly McMillion is a Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. A nurse for 30 years, and Lactation Consultant for 20 years --Molly has served the Greenbrier Valley for the last 19 years doing lactation consultation and teaching Lamaze Childbirth Classes. For the past 6 years she has been a Special Projects Consultant for the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership but continues to teach prenatal classes and see breastfeeding mothers and babies privately. (phone/virtual/home visits)
Hospital based IBCLC, CHH has a monthly online breastfeeding support group, Monthly prenatal breastfeeding class. Links to both can be found on Cabellhuntington.org calendar of events or email firstname.lastname@example.org for link. We do breastpump consignment through hospital DME, currently have Spectra S2. Not currently seeing outpatients due to Covid.
Samantha McCoyCertified Breastfeeding Specialist
Working with mothers to problem solve, assess needs, and identify goals. Advocates and educates within families, communities, and healthcare teams. Parent Educator for Northern Panhandle Parents as Teachers, can consult in-home/virtually/by phone or text.
Valley Health WIC Program - Wayne County Site #11501
Valley Health WIC Program Wayne County Site 42 McGinnis Drive Wayne, WV 25570 304-272-3951 Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Valley Health WIC Program - Cabell County Site
Cabell County WIC Program 5187 Route 60 East, Suite 12 Huntington, WV 25705 M-F 8am-4:30pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10am-6:30pm
Valley Health WIC Program DANVILLE - Boone County Site # 11031
Breastfeeding Coordinator for Valley Health WIC Program 213 Kenmore Drive Danville, WV 25053 Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Valley Health WIC Program DANVILLE - Boone County Site # 11031-
Jenny Morris, IBCLC Breastfeeding Coordinator for Valley Health WIC DANVILLE - Boone County Site # 11031 213 Kenmore Drive Danville, WV 25053 Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - SPENCER - Roane County Site # 09441
Breastfeeding Coordinator Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program 200 Main Street, East Spencer, WV 25276 Hours: Monday & Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Valley Health WIC Program -CEDAR GROVE - Upper Kanawha Medical Center - Kanawha County Site # 11202
Jenny Morris, IBCLC Breastfeeding Coordinator for Valley Health WIC Program 408 Alexander Street Cedar Grove , WV 25039 Hours: Wednesday & 2nd Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Valley Health WIC Program -TEAYS VALLEY - Putnam County Site # 11401
Breastfeeding Coordinator for Valley Health WIC Program Putnam County Putnam Village Shopping Center - PO Box 534 Teays Valley, WV 25569 Hours: Monday, Tuesday & 1st Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - HARRISVILLE - Ritchie County Site # 09431
Breastfeeding Coordinator, Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program 125 West Main Street Harrisville, WV 26362 Hours: Monday 8:30am - 2:45pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - ELIZABETH - Wirt County Site # 09531
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - PARKERSBURG - Wood County Site # 09541
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program Main site Tammy Moyers Breastfeeding Coordinator 211 Sixth Street Parkersburg, WV 26101 Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Valley Health WIC Program - Lincoln County Site
Valley Health WIC Lincoln County Site 357 Walnut Street Hamlin, WV 25523 Wednesday and 1st Friday of the Month 8:30am-3:30pm
Valley Health WIC Program - Wayne County Site #11502
Valley Health WIC Program Wayne County Site 3329 Bridge Street Fort Gay, WV 25514 Monday 8:30am-4:00pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - Mason County Site
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program Mason County Site 701- 22nd street Point Pleasant, WV 25550 Monday, Thursday and Friday 8am - 4 pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - Jackson County Site
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program Jackson County Site 600 South Church Street, Suite 2 Ripley, WV 25271 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:15am-2:45pm
Central WIC Program - Clay County Site
Central WIC Program - Braxton County Site
Central WIC Program Braxton County Site 537 Enterprise Drive Gassaway, WV 26624 Tuesday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Central WIC Program - Nicholas County Site
Central WIC Program Breastfeeding Coordinator 852 Northside Drive, Suite 22 Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-0826 Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Central WIC Program - Pocahontas County Site
Central WIC Program - Webster County Site
Central WIC Program Webster County Site 110 North Main Street Webster Springs, WV 26288 304-847-2601 Monday & Wednesday 8am - 4 pm
Central WIC Program - Greenbrier County Site
Central WIC Program Greenbrier County Site 170 Coleman Drive, Suite 7 Lewisburg, WV 24901 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Monongalia WIC Program - Taylor County Site
Monongalia WIC Program - Taylor County Site 101 Beech Street Grafton, WV 26354 304-265-2890 Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm; 3rd Monday of the month 11am - 7pm; 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 8:30am - 4:30pm
Monongalia WIC Program - Monongalia County Site
Monongalia WIC Program - Monongalia County Site 1000 Elmer Prince Drive Morgantown, WV 26505 304-598-5181 or 1-800-675-5181 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - 11am - 7pm
Monongalia WIC Program - Preston County Site
Monongalia WIC Program - Preston County Site 1343 North Preston Highway, Suite 2 Kingwood, WV 26537 304-329-1957/58 Tuesday & Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm 1st Wednesday of the month 11am - 7pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Pendleton County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Pendleton County Site 299 Confederate Drive Franklin, WV 26807 304-358-3088 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Lewis County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Lewis County Site 2 Brown Avenue Weston, WV 26452 304-269-1318 Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Randolph County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Randolph County Site 107 Davis Street Elkins, WV 26241 304-636-8100 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm; last Monday of the month 8am - 6pm
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Berkeley County Site
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Berkeley County Site 109A Tavern Road Martinsburg, WV 25401 304-267-5477 Monday & Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm; Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm; Thursday 8am - 6pm; Friday 9am -12 pm
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Mineral County Site
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Mineral County Site 541 Harley O'Staggers Drive, Suite 3 Keyser, WV 26726 304-788-1693 Monday - Thursday 8am - 4:30pm; Friday by appointment
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Morgan County Site
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Morgan County Site 106 Sand Mine Road, Suite 3 Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 304-258-6074 Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Hardy County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Hardy County Site 712 North Main Street, Suite 105 Moorefield, WV 26836 304-538-3382 Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 3pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Upshur County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Upshur County Site 33 South fork Plaza Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-4717 Monday 8am - 6pm; Tuesday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Tucker County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Tucker County Site 206 Senior Lane Parsons, WV 26241 304-478-3096 Every other Tuesday 9am-3pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Barbour County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Barbour County Site 23 Wabash Avenue Philippi, WV 26416 304-457-3362 Wednesday and 2nd Thursday of the month - 9am - 3pm
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Grant County Site
Randolph Elkins WIC Program - Grant County Site 23 Hospital Drive Petersburg, WV 26847 304-257-4936 Monday 8am - 8pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 8am - 4pm; Thursday 9am - 6pm
Valley Health WIC Program - Kanawha County Site #11201
Jenny Morris, IBCLC Breastfeeding Coordinator for Valley Health WIC Program CHARLESTON - Kanawha County Site # 11201 4188 West Washington Street Charleston, WV 25313 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 1st & 3rd Tuesday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - Gilmer County Site
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program Gilmer County Site 1470 West Virginia Highway 5 East Glenville, WV 26351 Friday 9am-3pm
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program - Pleasants County Site
Mid Ohio Valley WIC Program Pleasants County Site 605 Cherry Street St. Mary's, WV 26170 Tuesday 8am-4pm
TSN WIC Program - McDowell County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator Welch - McDowell County WIC 17 McDowell St Welch, WV 24801 email@example.com Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Fayette County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator - Oak Hill - Fayette County Site 1822 East Main Street Oak Hill, WV 25901 304-465-5314 firstname.lastname@example.org Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm
TSN WIC Program - Mingo County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator Mingo County WIC 114 Grace St Delbarton, WV 25670 email@example.com Monday-Thursday 7:30am-3:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Logan County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator Logan County WIC 102 Third Street Logan, WV 25601 304-752-5400 firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Wyoming County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator - Wyoming County WIC Route 10, Main St Oceana, WV 24870 email@example.com Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Summers County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator - Summers County WIC 312 3rd Avenue Hinton, WV 25951 firstname.lastname@example.org Monday and Wednesday 8:30am-6:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Monroe County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator - Monroe County WIC 108 Back Valley Rd Lindside, WV 24951 email@example.com Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
TSN WIC Program - Raleigh County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator - Raleigh County WIC 1600 Harper Rd Beckley, WV 25801 firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
Wheeling Ohio WIC Program - Director at Hancock County Site
Beth Dowler - Director of Wheeling Ohio WIC Program 2619 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 email@example.com Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm; Friday 8am - 12pm
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Jefferson County Site
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Jefferson County Site 211 East 5th Avenue Ranson, WV 25438 304-725-2028 Monday & Tuesday 8am - 7pm; Wednesday & Thursday 8am - 3pm
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Hampshire County Site
Shenandoah Valley WIC Program - Hampshire County Site 24940 Northwestern Pike Romney, WV 26757 304-882-5703 Monday & Tuesday 8:30am - 4pm
TSN WIC Program - Mercer County Site
Breastfeeding Coordinator Mercer County WIC 286 Blue Prince Road Bluefield, WV 24701 firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Monongalia WIC Program - Harrison County Site
Monongalia WIC Program Harrison County Site 103 East Main Street Bridgeport, WV 26330 304-848-9680/81 4th Thursday - 11am - 7pm
Monongalia WIC Program - Doddridge County Site
Monongalia WIC Program Doddridge County Site 60 Pennsylvania Street West Union, WV 26456 304-879-1173 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
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.