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Breastfeeding Resources

Local Support

Local Providers

 

Groups

New Moms and Babies (Newborn to age 1)
Coordinated by New Parent Services 386-8433

Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding Support Group that meets biweekly. Please call Jennifer McCauley, RN, IBCLC @541-387-6344 or Ellen Mallon, RN, IBCLC @ 541-387-7131.

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition has formed a mother-to-mother support group to offer a place to turn during this important time. The group is conducted by a trained facilitator who listens and guides the discussion. Our goals for this group:

  • Share breastfeeding information and personal experiences.
  • Mutually support and learn from each other.
  • Increase women’s ability and confidence to nourish their babies.
  • Discuss successful strategies for mothers returning to work while breastfeeding.

We are excited to begin this important community service during World Breastfeeding Week! We will meet twice a month, same time and place.

Please come and enjoy and offer support in an environment of ease and respect. For more information including meeting times and location., please call Jennifer McCauley, RN, IBCLC @ 541-387-6344 or Ellen Mallon, RN, IBCLC @541-387-7131.

Let’s support each other to breastfeed our babies!

Local Supplies

Mid-Columbia Healthcare Equipment 541-296-6131
200 Union St, The Dalles OR 97058
Breast pumps for sale, for rent and other supplies.

 

Portland Area

Portland -Free breastfeeding peer counseling

La Leche League 503-282-9377
Anytime - Peer counselors provide free phone advice.

Oregon Nursing Mothers Counsel 503-282-3338
Anytime www.nursingmotherscounsel.org
Peer counselors provide free phone advice.


Portland Fee for Service

Beyond Birth Lactation Services 503-232-2229
www.beyondbirthservices.com
Education, consultation, pumps and aids.
Grants available for low income families from Portland area

Legacy Emanuel Hospital 503-413-2800
Pumps, consultations, clothing and supplies
Free phone advice for women who delivered there.

OHSU 503-494-9397
Free phone advice for women who delivered there.

Providence Portland Breastfeeding Center 503-215-6085
BreastFeedingServices

Pumps, consultations, clothing and supplies
Free phone advice for women who delivered here

Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC (503) 232-BABY  (2229)
Beyond Birth Home Lactation Services
www.beyondbirthservices.com
2733 SE Grant Street
Portland, OR 97214
Email:  beyondbirth@yahoo.com

Statewide

Oregon Health Services Breastfeeding Website
www.healthoregon.org/bf
Breastfeeding information and resources.


National

National Women's Health Breastfeeding help line
www.4woman.gov
1-800-994-9662
Information on various health topics and peer counselors
provide free phone advice 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM (PST).
Voice mail messages left after hours will be returned the next business day.
English, Spanish

Medela Breastfeeding National Network
www.medela.com 1-800-435-8316

AVENT 1-800-542-8368
http://www.avent.com/us/en/learn_more_how_to_breastfeed_1.php


Online Resources

LA LECHE LEAGUE
A wonderfully informative and diverse site, with a library of articles, forums and links.

THE NATURAL FAMILY SITE

ABOUT.COM
Diverse topics and resources for breastfeeding.

BabyCentre US
BabyCentre UK
Online Forums

Breastfeeding Tips & Guide
Put together by a nurse and mom, check out this comprehensive guide.


Print Resources

The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin