The Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition is dedicated to bringing resources and information to all breastfeeding mothers. There are different types of help available, depending on mother’s needs or the severity of the problem.
Click here for more information on PA initiatives to improve maternal access to breasteeding help.
PA Department of Health: 1-800-986-BABY (2229)
Allegheny County Breastfeeding Help Line: 412-687-ACHD (2243)
La Leche League of Western PA: (412) 276-5630
Online and Group Resources:
LaLecheLeague help for mothers.
Pennsylvania WIC Through WIC, pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers of infants and young children learn about good nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy. WIC provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, health care and social service referrals, and healthy foods to over 250,000 participants every month in Pennsylvania.
The Boob Group podcasts by New Mommy Media
Download the Pacify app for access to pedatric and board certified (IBCLC) help
Philadelphia Health Department Breastfeeding Support – Support for nursing mothers as well as education, training and support for healthcare professionals in Philadelphia who work with pregnant or nursing mothers. Foreign language resources are provided.
US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health Breastfeeding
Peer Support Groups:
Le Leche Groups In Pennsylvania
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. La Leche League of Pennsylvania also provides health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management. Help for mothers is FREE provided by trained volunteers (La Leche League Leaders)
Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Support Group of Easton
Support, encouragement, empowerment, and lots of good conversation along with free resources for all expectant, brand new, experienced, and other mamas that want to learn more about the awesome benefits of Breastfeeding!
Lactation Support Providers
All of the groups below are certified and trained to provide support to nursing mothers and families. There are various levels of certification and training required. Look here to determine which fit is right for your situation.
International Lactation Consultant Association find a board-certifed lactation consultant near you.
Breastfeeding Resource Center (IBCLC)
The Breastfeeding Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and CPR Certified.
Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh (IBCLC)
Comprehensive lactation support to mothers and infants through clinical excellence, effective education, policy reform, and political advocacy.
Philadelphia area Maternity Care Coalition– A nonprofit organization founded in 1980, dedicates itself to improving maternal and child health and well being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities.
The Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania
WIC and Nutrition Services Breastfeeding Peer Counseling