Looking for Boston breastfeeding resources? You’ve come to the right place because we have compiled a quick list of great groups and professionals you may find helpful. Consider reaching out if you face any of the following breastfeeding challenges:
- Trouble latching
- Low Milk Supply
- Nipple Soreness
- Clogged Milk Ducts
A little breastfeeding support from professionals and peers alike, can make a huge difference in getting off to a great start. Our team is always here to guide families through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and the newborn period. But we also never hesitate to connect our clients with additional top-notch resources in Boston and beyond. Thus, here are some leading lactation consultant resources and breastfeeding support groups we recommend in the Boston area.
Boston NAPS provides excellent in-home lactation services. They also offer breast pump education and best practices, which is great for moms who plan to pump at work. They also have a free drop-in breastfeeding support group and “SOS” phone and text support for urgent breastfeeding concerns.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The Parent Connection at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides a free drop-in breastfeeding support group on Wednesday afternoons from 12 noon to 1:30pm. They are located at 330 Brookline Ave, Boston on the 6 Feldberg postpartum unit. You do not need to have delivered at Beth Israel to benefit from this group, and no registration is required. During the Covid-19 Pandemic they are holding the support group virtually on Zoom; register to get the link.
Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center hosts a weekly breastfeeding support group in Newton on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. These sessions are free and led by an RN and lactation consultant. During the pandemic it will be held on Zoom; call 617-243-6314 to get the link.
The Loved Child Parenting Course
Attend a live, online four part workshop series titled, The Confident Breastfeeding Course. Receive one-on-one guidance from a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast
Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast in Newton provides families with donated breast milk that’s safely screened, tested and pasteurized. This can be a helpful resource for preterm and NICU babies. It can also be a benefit for moms or babies experiencing health challenges at home.
Breastfeeding Health Insurance Benefits
The Affordable Care Act encourages and helps working moms return to work while nursing. As you enter your nursing journey, read this helpful article which describes what breastfeeding goods and services are covered under your health insurance plan.
Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny Services
Night wakings can be exhausting for parents and lack of sleep can leave parents feeling scattered and foggy. An overnight newborn care expert provides care so sleep deprived parents can get a good night of sleep. Your baby needs sleep and so do you.
Your Newborn Care Expert will care for your infant and create a stimulating environment that will help foster your baby’s development.
Our trained professionals can teach you how to best care for your baby. Many parents have questions about how to bathe their babies, how to swaddle, or a host of other questions. We also offer a variety of breastfeeding support and lactation services designed to help support and maximize your breastfeeding experience.
One in four children under the age of five has a sleep issue. Most children’s sleep issues are behavioral and not medical. If your child is struggling with sleep issues, you are not alone!
The care of your children is our highest priority. Connecting families with warm, responsible, and trustworthy caregivers is what we do best. Our team will meet with your family, identify qualified caregivers, and hand-select the best candidates for you to meet with.