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Resources for Breastfeeding Mothers

Whether you breastfeed for one day or one year, all new moms have questions. Below are links, books and local resources to provide you with information and support.

Websites about breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding Helplines

  • 1-800-994-9662 is a breastfeeding helpline staffed by peer counselors. Available 9:00-6:00 EST. Closed weekends and Federal holidays.
  • 1-888-588-3423 is an after-hours helpline provided by the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network. 4:30pm-8:30am.
  • 1-877-4-LA LECHE (452-5324). LLL Breastfeeding Helpline--for 24-hour breastfeeding help

Community Support Groups

  • La Leche League meetings:
    • Join us for a casual conversation about breastfeeding. An accredited Leader will be present to facilitate mother-to-mother sharing of information. All pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are welcome. Please don't leave without having your question answered.
      • Every 2nd Monday at Steamy’s Cafe in Winchester from 10 a.m. – noon
      • Every 4th Monday at Handley Library from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
      • Every 1st Thursday at Bowman Library from 10-11am.

Breastfeeding Gear

  • The Nest is located in North Tower, Main floor. Lots of Medela and Ameda products and nursing bras can be purchased here.

Books

  • Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby, 2004 by Suzanne Arms, Chloe Fisher, and Mary Renfrew
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, 2010 by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD and Jack Newman MD
  • Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding Meet your breastfeeding goals by understanding your body and your baby by Dr. Jennifer Thomas, MD
  • Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, 2009 by Marianne Neifert, MD
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding by Jack Newman MD and Teresa Pitman RN
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 2010 by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman
  • Your Guide to Breastfeeding. Download a free copy of the excellent booklet from the website.

Apps

  • Breastfeeding Solutions by Nancy Mohrbacher
  • MommyMeds by Infant Risk Center
  • MyMedela for tracking feedings or pumping

Websites for Breastmilk Donations

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