Breastfeeding, or chestfeeding for our GNC friends, deserves support. These are some of my favorite local resources. You got this - we’re here to help.
Get the pump you want, paid for by your insurance. Aeroflow helps you pick the pump that’s best suited for you and get you insurance to cover all or most of the cost. They’re super helpful and their service is FREE.
Catch your letdown! Milkies Milk-Saver helps you turn your leaky boob into golden milk for later! They also have a genius ice cube tray style container for freezing your milk in one ounce portions. No more thawing a whole bag for a snack.
Julie Brill of Well Pregnancy
*Julie is an amazing resource in our community. An incredible birth worker and mentor to others. An experienced doula. An IBCLC with deep knowledge of the body work associated with successful lip and tongue tie revisions. She’s so wise.
LC Home Visits, Greater Boston Area
*An excellent network of ICBLCs that provide in-home lactation support. They also kindly offer their phone numbers on their website so you can easily connect with someone close to home. In MA, insurance is required to pay for lactation support. They can likely help you with this process.
SUPPORT GROUPS / CLINICS
Baby Café USA
*A non-profit offering FREE resources with specially trained staff to support breastfeeding mothers in a community environment. They offer several groups to the greater Boston Area (as well as numerous communities around the country)
La Leche League of the North Shore (Boston)
* LLL is a gift. Womxn supporting womxn and trans-men (thanks Trevor MacDonald!) in breastfeeding. We have a vibrant LLL community on the North Shore, with active meetings where you can go and receive assistance and support. LLL chapters exist all over the world.
Diaper Lab - Cambridge, MA
*Diaper Lab offers an array of supportive services and classes, including breastfeeding basics, breastfeeding when back to work, troubleshooting drop-ins with an LC or IBCLC (Wednesdays 11:30-12:00), and in home lactation support.
Homemade Formula! Try these recipes from the Weston A. Price foundation.
* If breastfeeding isn’t in the cards for whatever reason, we are able to make nutrient dense, nourishing foods for our infants. These recipes are not ‘pediatrician-tested formulas’. These recipes are intuitive, whole food formulas. I have a soft spot for helping families make homemade formula, so reach out to me if you’d like to chat more.