Local Breastfeeding Resources
Mom to Mom is a diverse organization and we support all of our members in the very personal decision of whether to breastfeed or not. This list is intended to help new moms who have decided to give breastfeeding a try (or are committed 100% to it), but have questions and need breastfeeding support while getting used to having a newborn at home. Here are some local resources that you might find useful.
101 State St, Portland, ME 04102
Eat, Sleep, Nurse (a breast feeding and sleep support group) is every Monday from 10:30 -12pm.
The Breastfeeding Center of Maine
101 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bettina Pearson, IBCLC at 775-6455
Cindy Smith, IBCLC at 653-0819
Our experienced and caring lactation consultants meet with you in your home or our office. We also have a large selection of products from breast pumps to nursing pillows to stylish nursing tanks. Bra fittings by certified fitters and an extensive selection of bras ensure a comfortable fit. Call for an appointment.
Breastfeeding Forum at Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102
Maine Medical Center offers services for mother before, during and after their stay in the Family Birth Center. The prenatal breastfeeding class, Breastfeeding Forum, is offered monthly. All FBC nurses are trained in breastfeeding and lactation consultants are available to mothers who need assistance hospital-wide. Postpartum outpatient visits are available seven days a week. The Breastfeeding Support Group meets weekly at the Scarborough campus. For more info, call 207-662-4555.
Medically Oriented Gym (M.O.G.) at Saco Bay Physical Therapy, 29 Foden Rd., South Portland. The first and third Mondays of the month, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This free support group focuses on providing support and encouragement to mothers who have returned to work or school and the challenges of breastfeeding an older infant. Mothers of younger infants who cannot make it to the daytime support group are also welcome to attend. Come learn tips and tricks on maintaining supply, balancing work/school and breastfeeding, introducing solids and meeting your long-term breastfeeding goals.
La Leche League
Bridgton - Beth 693-4793 email: email@example.com
Brunswick - Colette 833-2863 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennebunk - Gwen 967-0398 email: email@example.com
Portland - Ashley 773-6985 email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lllusa.org/MENH/Maine
Check the website for meeting times and locations in your town.
Lactation Connection at Mercy, The Birthplace at Mercy Hospita
175 Fore River Pkwy, Portland, 553-6340
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Breastfeeding Support Group
Every Tuesday 10am-12pm at the Birthplace
Linda Murrill, RN, IBCLC
Cynthia Bettencourt, RN, IBCLC
Sheila Kayser, RN, IBCLC