Lactation Support

Virtual Lactation Consultants

  • Beyond Birth Lactation with Leslie Stern CNM, IBCLC and Lorraine Rocco RN, IBCLC: Offering virtual consults.  In network with BCBS, UHC, Cigna, Aetna, and Tricare (certified out of network provider). (919) 381-8781 
  • Beautiful Baby Lactation with Moira Griffin RN, IBCLC.
  • Every Drop Lactation Services with Brenna Harmon BSN, RN, IBCLC; Able to offer price discount for Medicaid Lactation. Private practice lactation services available in-office, in-home, or via telehealth. Accepts BCBS, Anthem, Cigna, some United Health plans. In-office, in-home and telehealth. Office is located on border of Durham and Wake county. (919)-635-9572
  • HUG Your Baby with Jan Tedder, RN, FNP, IBCLC offers ZOOM classes: “Breastfeeding 101” and “Newborn Care 101”;  private lactation consultations and monthly Zoom mother-to-mother support group. (919)-923-6609
  • Mattea’s Lactation Services IBCLC, CD(DONA), MPH, English and Spanish; telehealth and in-person; Currently on maternity leave, working 1-2 days a week when available (617)-959-4333
  • Stacey Starsman, CNM, IBCLC, is volunteering to help mothers needing lactation assistance by FaceTime or Zoom as a part of a Dare County non-profit organization, OBX Breastfeeding Bistro. Also holding Zoom support meetings monthly. (252)-964-9508
  • Tiny hood form Dana, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, shares what to expect in the first few hours, days, and weeks of your breastfeeding journey. Learn how often baby needs to eat, how much milk baby needs, how to increase your milk supply and tips and tricks for pumping and building a breast milk stash.  Being offered for free during Covid.
  • Triangle Lactation with Ann Conlon-Smith, IBCLC, RLC; Currently offering full support through Telehealth lactation consultations, pre-natal consultations/classes Medical grade breast pumps and Baby Weigh scales for rent. In network with Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna; 919-389-1599
  • The Virtual Lactation Consultant with Karissa Binkley, LCCE, IBCLC: Comprehensive Telehealth Services in Breastfeeding  Support, Lactation Guidance and Childbirth Classes.
  • Western Wake Pediatrics with Emily Hannon MD, IBCLC ; All languages available through phone interpretation service. Happily serve all families in our community Pediatrician Pediatric patients – Children from birth to 21 years old outpatient Full time IBCLC embedded in a community-based pediatric officeIn-person and Telehealth

In Person Providers

Beyond Birth and Lactation with Leslie Stern CNM, IBCLC and Lorraine Rocco RN, IBCLC
Accepts insurance

Emerald Doulas

Every Drop Lactation Services withBrenna Harmon BSN, RN, IBCLC
Able to offer price discount for Medicaid Lactation Service Provider (e.g., IBCLC, LC, etc.). Accepts BCBS, Anthem, Cigna, some United Health plans.
4819 Emperor Blvd. Suite 400 Durham North Carolina 27703 919-635-9572

Nicole King and Pat Clark at Duke Pediatrics
Duke Health Center at Roxboro Street 4020 N Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27704-2120, 919-620-5333
Duke Health Center South Durham 234 Crooked Creek Pkwy, Suite 110, Durham, NC 27713-8507, 919-620-5333

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill
Accepts insurance and Medicaid

Family Connects Durham

Free to every family who lives in Durham county with an infant less than 3 months of age. Includes a home visit from a nurse/IBCLC to answer questions, assess your health and your baby’s health and connect your family to resources in the community, including lactation services.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC provides nutrition support to qualifying families with children under 5, including breastfeeding support. WIC can provide food, breast pumps, classes and support groups to new parents.

Durham County WIC Program Office Locations
Applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment; however, walk-ins may be accommodated.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program and Breastfeeding classes – call (919) 956-4595

Lincoln Community Health Center
1301 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Telephone: (919) 956- 4042
Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm – Monday – Friday

Durham County Human Services Building
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Telephone: (919) 560- 7824
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Monday – Friday
(Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily for lunch)

More locSations and information can be found at the Lincoln Community Health Center Website.

WIC Support Groups 

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups and Meetings

Baby Bistro

Baby Bistro is meeting every Tuesday from 11:00 am to noon; Cosponsored by Duke Birthing Center and Durham County Library; Both English and Spanish leaders are available. Click to join the meeting:; Email with questions. (315)935-9270. Spanish available on the third Tuesday of each month.

Durham La Leche League

Evening Meeting – Durham Friends Meeting House
2nd Monday of Each Month at 6:30pm

Central Durham Meeting – Welcome Baby, Durham Cooperative Extension Building
1st Wednesday of Each Month at 10:00am

South Durham Meeting – Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3rd Thursday of Each Month at 10:30am

Hay un grupo de la Liga de La Leche para las madres que necesitan un tribu de otras mamás que amamantar a sus babes. Se llama “La lactancia materna” y está en la aplicación de WhatsApp. Para más información, le puede contactar a Wendy Mateos a 910-638-3985.

Chapel Hill La Leche League
First Friday of Each Month 10:00-12:00; 2nd Wednesday of Each Month 7:00pm; 3rd Wednesday of Each Month 10:00am; 2nd Saturday of Each Month 10:00am

Many La Leche League Meetings across the USA have moved to an online platform due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LEADERS OR CHECK THEIR ONLINE PAGES FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh

1st Thursday of Each Month 7:00-8:30pm
3rd Thursday of Each Month 9:30-11:00am

WakeMed Breastfeeding Support Groups

North Raleigh
WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
Mondays 10:00-11:30am and 6:00-7:30pm

WakeMed Cary Hospital
1900 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC 27518
Mondays 2:00-3:30pm

WakeMed Corporate Center
3128 Smoke Tree Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
Thursdays 2:15-3:45pm

Women, Infants, and Children

WIC offers four breastfeeding support groups (each group is for both English and Spanish-speaking participants) for WIC clients. Registration is preferred for all groups, but not required. Call 919-956-4595.

Lincoln Community Health Center
1301 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:00-12:00

3901 N. Roxboro Street Suite 105
Durham, NC 27704
2nd Thursday of each month, 10:00-11:00am
4th Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:00pm

Durham County Department of Public Health
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00-12:00

Womens Birth and Wellness Center Breastfeeding Cafe

Suite 202
930 Martin Luther King Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
2nd & 4th Fridays 10:30-12:00

Parenting Support Groups and Meetings

Emerald Doulas
A full-service birth and postpartum doula agency offering the following free support groups and meetups:
New Moms Groups, Moms of Color Group, Perinatal Mood Group, New Dads Meet-up, LGBTQ New Parent Group

Weekly New Parent Hangout (free)
5317 Highgate Dr. Suite 115
Durham, NC 27713
Wednesdays at 11:00am

Welcome Baby
Provides practical, educational, and emotional support to parents and caregivers of young children. All services are free and conducted in English and Spanish for residents of Durham County who are expecting and/or have children 0-5 years of age. Services include parenting workshops, car seat safety program, and giving closet.

Giving Closet/Welcome Baby Office
721 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Every Friday 8:30-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm
2nd Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm for working parents

Free Phone Support

Online Resources

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