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
- Blocked 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.
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 lactation consultant-led sessions are free.
MV Breastfeeding Support
Lactation consultant, Melanie Venuti provides private, in-home visits to solve challenges and help moms meet their breastfeeding goals. She has a laid back and personal approach too.
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.