Local Directory of LGBTQ Plus Human Milk Feeding Support and Providers

Chiropractic

Harmony Family Chiropractic

  • Chiropractor/Body Worker/Massage Therapist in Cary
    • A family wellness practice focusing on principled chiropractic care for whole families. No lactation staff. LGBTQ plus friendly, handicap accessible. Doctor of Chiropractic focusing on pediatrics and pregnancy. Providing full service, but appointments are being spaced out and additional precautions are being taken. Jaylene Bair Contact Email 919-234-0505

Keystone Chiropractic

  • Chiropractors who welcome all people and have expertise in helping babies, children, and adults. 
    • They have expertise in helping babies with feeding concerns which may involve mechanics of positioning, jaw movement, effective sucking, tongue tie, etc.  They also provide general chiropractic care for the parents, if experiencing body pains from postures of feeding and holding/sleeping with newborns. Their expertise also includes special techniques used during pregnancy.  Dr. Donna Hedgepeth and Dr. Katie Lucht (919) 851-1010

Community Centers

LGBTQ Center of Durham

  • Committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham through programming, resources, and networks of support; by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ+ community; by sharing and affirming all LGBTQ+ lived experiences; and, by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues. Contact Email

Doulas

Birth and Beyond, Inc.

  • Birth doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding peer counselor, childbirth educator, sibling doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, and postpartum belly binder.  LGBTQ+ friendly, serves families of color first.
  • Briana Smith BSPH, CBD, CPD, CBE, CPES   Contact Email 919-239-1613

Carolina Doula Collective

  • Provides prenatal education, labor support, and easy postpartum care, along with placenta encapsulation and photography services. Peer lactation support and access to lactation referral services. Provides services to clients of all ethnicities and orientations,  LGBTQ+ friendly, and focuses on providing accessible services to marginalized populations. Primarily English speaking, with some Spanish fluency.  Samantha McClellan CD(IBFA) 910-808-9421
  • During Covid-19 quarantine, providing virtual doula services, online education, and virtual meetings with some limited in-person labor support
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Emerald Doulas

  • Located in Durham, welcomes all people and has a wide range of services to support family’s lived experiences. 
  •  LGBTQ+ Friendly, Lactation Services Available.
  • Contact Email   919-864-8361

Harvest Moon Bodywork and Birth

  • CST for infants; infant, childbirth, family planning classes; doula services, LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ayden Cox, LMBT Contact Email 252-475-0019
  • Currently not seeing clients during Covid-19 pandemic (Summer 2020)

June Eric-Udorie

  • Independent birth doula specializing in serving families of color 
  • birth doula services are prioritized for free for low-income, people of color (POC), disabled, single-parent and LGBTQ+ families.
  • Black Maternal Health Organization Member

Parker T. Hurley

  • Parker Hurley is both a LCSW and a birth doula
  • LGBTQ+ friendly birth doula and LCSW in Durham, Orange, Wake & surrounding areas. 
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Peace and Serenity in Parenting

  • The Triangle’s first Queer and Person of Color owned Doula and Nanny Agency specially designed to provide support and education for Queer and/or Colorful Families and Allies. All-inclusive and full-service Doula Services Agency that serves families throughout Durham, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Hillsborough and Fayetteville areas. 
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IBCLC’s

Beyond Birth Lactation with Leslie Stern

  • Durham CNM, IBCLS offering non-judgmental Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding support to all types of families. Contact Email 919138118781

Bliss At The Breast (BATB): Jessica Altemara 

Lactation Service (IBCLC/LC/etc.) Business Owner, Community Group Representative, IBCLC, Instructor/Educator, LGBTQI Equality Advocate, Tongue Tie Expertise, Nervous system regulation in improvement of feeding. Contact Email

Mattea Alexander with Emerald Doulas Lactation Support

  • LGBTQ+ friendly/identified 

Victoria Facelli, IBCLC

  • Currently only in practice at Holman Family Dental Care as part of the infant feeding evaluation team.
  • Durham based, with emphasis on LGBTQ+ families 

Mental Wellness

Birch Counseling Durham

Kayce Hodos LPC

  • Providing virtual counseling sessions. Inclusive and welcoming to all. Trained in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Member of the secular therapy project. Member of PSI.
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Other

Go Diaper Free Coach: Amber 

  • Parent Education, Advocacy Group Leader, Elimination Communication and Potty Training Coach, 919-282-4433, consultations/meetings/classes online

Parent Education Class

Nchealthywoman.org

  • 4th Trimester: life with a newborn with Julie Cooper
    •  UNC’s newborn care classes (4th Trimester: life with a newborn) with Julie Cooper. Committed to making newborn care classes inclusive and as gender neutral as possible 

Peer to Peer Lactation Support 

La Leche League (LLL)

  • LLL of Durham supports all breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families, inclusive of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status. Due to COVID-19,  meetings will be ONLINE until further notice.
  • La Leche League Leaders who are LGBTQI Equality Advocates, Parents, and Racial Equity Advocates: Hanna – 919-834-8940; Love – 919-622-8787; Kathleen – 919-624-0230

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh (NMR)

  • Elaina Lee: A volunteer with NMR since 2001 and has enjoyed breastfeeding her own 3 children. Practices Family Medicine and enjoys sharing breastfeeding knowledge and experience with her patients and the families who come to NMR for information and support.  Serves as a member of the Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance (TBA) and the NC Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC), and has helped plan the annual TBA Conferences and Art of Breastfeeding Conferences for several years. Collaborates with a multitude of providers to increase equity for LGBTQ+ Families. 919-559-8689  

Peer to Peer Milk Sharing

Pelvic Health PT

Alicia Hess at UNC Chapel Hill & Durham locations

Jennifer Harringtonn at various UNC Therapy Services locations 

Playgroups

Queer Families Playgroup through LGBTQ Center of Durham

  • Playgroup (for parents with kids under 7) facilitated by Megan Rowell Contact Email

Milk Specific Playgroup

Prenatal Care

 UNC OB-GYN at Panther Creek

  • Amanda O-Briant WHNP, IBCLC and CNM. LGBT+ identified/very supportive  
  • Amy Davenport  CNM, LC, very LGBT+ supportive, serves on the breastfeeding medicine consult service

Tiffany Covas

Primary Care Practices

Elaina Lee, MD at Family Care, PA

  • Family Medicine visits with interest in breastfeeding for patients of Family Care, PA. President of Nursing Mothers of Raleigh and a member of NCBC. Very interested in connecting with more people in the LGBTQ+ community to educate them about and help them with breastfeeding/chest feeding/human milk feeding. Contact Email 919-544-6461  

Hayden Shafer  at UNC Family Medicine

  • Family Medicine physician in Chapel hill, LGBTQ Safe Zone Trained 
  • Contact Email 984-974-0210

Mosaic Comprehensive Care 

  • Primary, gynocological, and transgender services
  • 919-240-7269

Piedmont Health

  • https://www.piedmonthealth.org
  • Offers Prenatal care and transgender care Durham, Orange, Wake & surrounding. Piedmont Health offers Prenatal care and transgender care, though I don’t have a contact there. We imagine someone would be interested in lactation support services.

Sally R. Johnson at UNC Family Medicine Southpoint

  • LGBTQ+  919-361-2644

Tiffany Covas

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center

  • Outpatient, nonprofit birth center in Chapel Hill that also provides primary care and lactation services. 
  • WBWC “is also very well-versed in caring for the LGBTQ community in general and their LC’s are superb. Their nurse manager is queer and we have heard that they are very knowledgable,”  says one Durham Parent. 
  • Deborah Adler 
    • provides appointments (primary care, OB, lactation) via telehealth Contact Email 919-933-3301
  • Ellen Chetwynd 
  • Wendy Fields
    • Family Nurse Practitioner who has a lot of experience and passion in working with LGBTQ+ patients. Contact Email