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Community and Agency Lactation Support
Public Health Seattle King County WIC Programs: offers lactation support with breastfeeding peer counselors, board-certified lactation consultants, breastfeeding products, and manual or electric breast pumps to WIC eligible participants. Call 206-263-9300 to talk to a breastfeeding peer counselor.
Birth for the People - Lactation: directory and networking resource that links BIPOC families (Black and Indigenous People of Color) to birth services provided by BIPOC birth professionals for support from preconception to birth and beyond. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Arms Perinatal Services Lactation Support Program: offers no cost, pre, peri, and postnatal lactation support provided by lactation support peer counselors, midwives, lactation consultants and other lactation specialists. Those who identify as African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander are invited to join the Lactation Support Program to enroll during pregnancy for support through the baby’s 1st year of life. Drop-in Virtual Lactation Lounges are open to all pregnant and lactating families at various days and times throughout the week.
Phone: 206-866-0729 (Spanish-language line: 206-317-1842)
Lactation Support Program: https://www.openarmsps.org/lactationsupport/
Lactation Lounges: https://www.openarmsps.org/lactationlounges/
La Leche League Groups: offers free breastfeeding support by community members and online resources for breastfeeding parents. Find a group near you by visiting the website, calling 206-522-1336 or email email@example.com.
Nurturing Expressions: offers lactation support, breast pumps, and other supplies. Mother Baby Boutiqes throughout the Puget Sound. Insurance billing is available. Virtual support too.
MultiCare Virtual Support: offers virtual appointments with lactation consultants including diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions if needed. Appointments and visits are free for WIC participants and Medicaid clients without referral. Interpretive services are available. Most appointments available Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm. Call 253-403-1681.
BLKBRY: offers prenatal lactation education, postpartum lactation support, full spectrum doula support. Is also a free-standing doula center with a perinatal boutique, free lactation pumps and supplies, and a no-cost milk bank for Black families.
Virtual Lactation Classes
Evergreen Health (Kirkland): Breastfeeding, pumping, baby care, and parent support groups. Courses may be covered or reduced fee for medicaid clients. Call 425-899-3494.
Swedish Hospital: Online and virtual birth and parenting courses including a 75-minute breastfeeding course covering the first feeding, signs baby is getting enough milk, proper positioning and latch, feeding frequency and duration, and how to express and store milk. Website navigating note: Click on the breastfeeding session you'd like to attend then look for “Pass information” on the right side to see how many spots are available. Call 206-215-3338. There's a $25 dollar fee but it can be waived with a Provider One number.
Parent Trust for Washington Children’s Great Starts Program Breastfeeding Class: 2.5 hour class covering all the basics of breastfeeding. Also available as a Breastfeeding & Newborn Care combination class. This class is included in all comprehensive Birth and Parenting Preparation series that are 3 weeks in length or longer (and Expecting Multiples). Scholarships available. Call 206-789-0883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lactation Your Way-Breast/Chestfeeding Your Newborn: Robust, inclusive bodyfeeding classes both live and virtual for King County and Beyond. 206-465-1052. $75 fee.
Phone Support for Lactation
National Breastfeeding Helpline: offers breastfeeding support through peer counselors in English and Spanish Monday- Friday 6am – 3pm PST. Call 1-800-994-9662.
Help Me Grow WA: provides access to local resources regarding pregnancy, child development, breastfeeding and children with special healthcare needs. This resource is a great place to start to connect families with local resources (food banks, parent support groups, low-cost healthcare clinics, free birth control...etc) Call 1-800-322-2588.
Office on Women’s Health: Online resource for breastfeeding parents ranging from deciding to breastfeed to storing milk safely. The helpline offers breastfeeding support by phone, but does not provide medical advice and cannot diagnose or treat medical conditions 1-800-994-9662. [6am — 3 pm PST, Monday — Friday]
Online Resources About Lactation
Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington: offers resources for breastfeeding families and support for parents returning to work while breastfeeding. Email at email@example.com.
Breastfeeding USA: provides information and support via a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors. Call 612-293-6622.
Global Health Media: contains videos regarding common breastfeeding topics in many languages.
Kelly Mom Parenting Breastfeeding: offers free information about breastfeeding parents, babies, breastmilk, milk supply, common concerns and issues, and returning to work.
Hospital-Based Lactation Support, By Area
Seattle Children’s Lactation Services: Call 206-987-1420 (or 7-1420 from any phone inside the hospital) for an appointment or more information if your baby is staying overnight at Seattle Children’s or if you know your baby will be brought to Seattle Children’s right after birth because of a prenatal diagnosis. Lactation services provides lactation support, breast-pumping support, safe storage for milk, lactating moms meals program, and donated breast milk.
South Clinic in Federal Way: 253-838-5878
Swedish Medical Center: Outpatient lactation specialists, breastfeeding support groups, and breastfeeding classes for returning to work or school. Outpatient lactation consultants in Ballard, First Hill and Issaquah.
Call 206-386-3740 Monday – Friday between 9am – 4:30pm PST
Call 206-386-6667 after hours and weekends
First Hill: 425-409-0447
University of Washington & Northwest Hospital
Outpatient Lactation services available for current UW/NW patients and/or for those who delivered at a UW/NWH facility.
Call 206-598-4710 to connect with lactation consultant and schedule an appointment.
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group Tuesday's from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join UW Medicine lactation services by Zoom on Tuesdays for this virtual event. No cost -- free for UW Medicine patients. Our virtual support group is designed to provide an open opportunity for breastfeeding families to ask questions, while also benefiting from positive peer support by connecting with other families in the community. The group is facilitated by a UW Medicine Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Experienced lactation consultants: Registered nurses and educators provide support with a compassionate touch. Most of our breastfeeding support staff are International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants. We provide guidance to thousands of women each year. This depth of experience increases your likelihood of breastfeeding success.
Breastfeeding decision-making support: Our lactation consultants are available even if you are unsure whether you wish to breastfeed. They help you explore the benefits and challenges, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Inpatient and outpatient services: Lactation consultants start supporting you shortly after your baby is born. We are available around the clock during your hospital stay. Lactation consultants continue supporting you and your baby after discharge in our clinics. To schedule an appointment, call 253-382-8580.
Breast pumps and supplies: A variety of supplies can make breastfeeding more comfortable and convenient. These include breast pumps, nipple shields, special pillows and nursing pads. Lactation consultants provide personalized recommendations and show you how to purchase supplies. Breast pumps are also available for rent.
Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland): Breastfeeding center, baby & family boutique, pumping & bra fitting, 24-hour nurse health-line, and classes.
Breastfeeding Center: 425-899-3494
Baby and Family Boutique (pumping and bra fitting): 425-899-3603
24 hour Nurse Health-line and class registration: 425-899-3000
Free 0-3 month Parent-Baby Group, support groups through 15 months
Free “This is Not What I Expected” postpartum mood adjustment support group meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month
Overlake Hospital (Bellevue): Ongoing breastfeeding support through private consultations with lactation specialists, telephone counseling, breastfeeding support groups, pump rentals and instructions, and breastfeeding tips. Call 425-688-5389.
Swedish Issaquah Outpatient Lactation: Breastfeeding supplies and pump rentals. Call 425-313-7097.
South King County
Auburn Regional Medical Center: Breastfeeding support and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants with virtual breastfeeding consultations and outpatient consultations at the Auburn Medical Center. Call 253-403-1681 for virtual consultations and 253-545-2522 for the outpatient clinic.
St Elizabeth Hospital (Enumclaw): Breastfeeding support with certified lactation consultants and outpatient follow-up appointments. Call 360-802-3251.
Valley Medical Center (Renton): Outpatient lactation services and breastfeeding education materials. Call 425-228-3440 extension 2526.
St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way
St. Michael Medical Center, Burien (formerly Highline Medical Center)
To schedule an appointment call 253-382-8580
Billing for most insurance, including Medicaid
Franciscan Family Education also offers online breastfeeding classes, www.chifranciscan.org/registration
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), By Area
Shannon Demiter, IBCLC | Snohomish Valley Breastfeeding In home, office, and virtual consultations in Snohomish and NE King County. An in-network provider with Aetna insurance and will submit claims. 253-350-5123 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Fenner, IBCLC | Nurture New Life In-home, office, and online consultations as well as prenatal feeding classes in Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell, Mill Creek, Everett, and Mukilteo. 206-920-3084 | email@example.com
Joy MacTavish, MA, IBCLC, RLC | Sound Beginnings North King County/Seattle and virtual support to those outside of the area. Holistic parenting support with an emphasis on lactation, gentle sleep, babywearing & more. Scale rentals available.
206-973-0337 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yodit "Judy" Jewett, IBCLC, BS-NDTR • Sisterly Care Lactation Services
Snohomish County and North King County
In-home and virtual lactation and prenatal consultations.
425-615-6346 • sisterlycarelactation.com
Dayna Hall, IBCLC | Fern Valley Natural Health
(Bellevue-Redmond border) Offers prenatal education and lactation support, in-person and virtual options (as appropriate). Most insurances accepted, including Medicaid
425-505-2745 | email@example.com
Kim Rodriguez, BSN, RN, PHN, IBCLC, CLE | Health Horizons
(King County) | Offers virtual prenatal and lactation visits | 925-998-0855
Bre Anne Marcucci, FNP, ARNP, IBCLC | PW Lactation
Renton to Mount Vernon sees lactating families via telehealth and in person at the Everett location of Pacific Wellness and Lactation. Specializes in lactation support, Breastfeeding Medicine, Tongue Tie and perinatal health.
Zoe Ruaboro, IBCLC| MamaMermaid Perinatal Services LLC
Service Area - 20 mile radius around Auburn (South Seattle to Graham)
Health Care Providers
We recommend working with an IBCLC as the first step in assessing feeding difficulties and coordinating wrap-around care for challenges that may require referral to a health care provider, such as tongue and lip ties.
MaryAnn O’Hara, MD-MPH, PLLC, IBCLC | Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine Specializing in breastfeeding medicine beyond the scope of IBCLC. Must have a referral by MD or IBCLC.
206-569-8358 • Fax 206-743-8629 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chenelle Roberts, ND, LM | Docere Center for Natural Medicine, Seattle Pediatrics and family medicine; tongue tie assessment and treatment, lactation and feeding consultation. 206-706-0306 | email@example.com
Loren Riccio, ND, LM, CPM | Fern Valley Natural Health, Bellevue
Pediatrics and family medicine; tethered oral tissues assessment and treatment. Collaborative care with in-house IBCLC and local bodywork providers for optimizing timing of release(s) and oral motor/feeding rehabilitation. Most insurances accepted, including Medicaid. Call 425-505-2745.
Health:Latch - Tongue-tie diagnosis and treatment. Bellevue. Call 425-310-8430
AirSync Integrative Dentistry - Dental laser release of oral tethers for all ages (infant through adult). Issaquah. Call 425-392-4888
Doulas and Allied Professionals
Doulas, lactation educators, and other allied professionals can offer education and support addressing basic infant feeding questions and coordinating wrap-around care for challenges beyond their scope of practice.
Birth for the People: directory and networking resource that links BIPOC families (Black and Indigenous People of Color) to birth services provided by BIPOC birth professionals for support from preconception to birth and beyond. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAPS Doulas: Seattle area postpartum doula organization. Their referral service offers information about certified Postpartum Doulas who meet your needs. Call 206-956-1955 or email email@example.com
Perinatal Support Washington: offers a warm phone line, support groups, and local resources for parents experiencing depression, anxiety or other perinatal mood disorders. Call 1-888-404-7763.
Open Arms Perinatal Services: Seattle-based nonprofit providing doula and community-based perinatal support for low income families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. For self or client referrals fill out the online referral form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 206-257-4146 or call the intake line at 206-866-0729.
Sharon Muza.com: Childbirth educator in Seattle. Also a birth doula trainer, cbe trainer and CLE. Teaches robust, inclusive body feeding classes in King County and Beyond. https://sharonmuza.com/.../breastfeeding-your-way 206-465-1052.
Supplies and Breast Pumps
Nurturing Expressions: Breastpump sales and rentals through insurance. Mother Baby Boutiques, Medicaid and Kaiser Plans preferred provider, in-network most other major insurance companies. Free pumping consults, flange fittings, and on going support for all clients who got their pumps from us. Lactation Services at all our boutique locations. Call 206-763-2733. email@example.com | Website: www.nurturingexpressions.com
Baby and Family Boutique at EvergreenHealth Medical Center: Sales and rentals of breast pumps, pump supplies, breast pads, milk storage bags, nursing pillows and breast creams. Call 425-899-3603.
Pacific Mothers Support Inc (PMSI): Breastfeeding support, breast pump sales and rentals with complimentary insurance billing and follow-up guidance. Contract provider for Kaiser plans. Call 425-462-0577 or 800-578-2260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed): Information on breastfeeding and medications.
Infant Risk Center: Support for moms, lactation consultants, and doctors to evaluate the risk to infants from exposure to multiple drugs with the goal to keep moms breastfeeding. Call 1-806-352-2519.
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy on Breastfeeding: AAP’s recommendation for breastfeeding.
Other Lactation Coalition Resources