Lactation Support

In-Person Lactation Providers

Some providers also provide virtual support. These are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Babies and Beyond (Triangle), 919-830-0899
  • Beyond Birth and Lactation (Durham), 919-381-8781
  • Durham County Department of Public Health, 919-560-7732, 919-560-7500 (español)
    • Provides prenatal breastfeeding education and postpartum support to patients
  • Family Connects Durham, 919-385-0777
    • 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.
  • Emerald Doulas (Durham), 919-864-8361
    • IBCLC support is currently on pause (as of May 2021), but will resume at some point. Some postpartum doulas are lactation counselors and can provide support in clients’ homes. 
    • Fee-based (patients can apply for reimbursement through insurance)
    • 5317 Highgate Dr. Suite 115   Durham, NC 27713
  • Every Drop Lactation Services (Durham), 919-635-9572
    • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Cigna, some United Health plans. Able to offer discounts for Medicaid. 
    • 4819 Emperor Blvd. Suite 400 Durham North Carolina 27703 
  • Second Nature Lactation (Apex), 919-961-9885
    • 1021 W Williams St, #105 Apex, NC 27502
  • Teaching Babies to Nurse (Chapel Hill), 919-480-8197
    • Fee-based (patients can apply for reimbursement through insurance)
    • 111 Knox Way #110, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Triangle Lactation (Raleigh), 919-389-1599
    • Accepts Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and can help submit for reimbursement to other insurance plans (please contact your insurance plan before). 
    • 1535 Caraleigh Mills Ct. Raleigh, NC 27603 
  • 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
    • Appointments are currently required due  to COVID-19. No walk-ins are accepted. 
    • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program and Breastfeeding classes – call (919) 956-4595
    • Lincoln Community Health Center WIC office: (919) 956- 4042
      • 1301 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
    • Durham County Human Services Building WIC office, (919) 560- 7824
      • 414 E. Main St., Durham NC 22701, (closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily for lunch)
  • Women’s Birth and Wellness Center (Chapel Hill), 919-933-3301
    • Insurance accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (all products except Blue Local), Cigna (all products expect Cigna Connect 0-4), Coventry, United Healthcare, United Medical Resources (UMR), MedCost, Tricare, VA Insurance (OPTUM), Medicare / Medicaid, Aetna (all products except: Duke Aetna plans)

Pediatric Practices

These practices offer lactation support, either full-time or part-time. 

Virtual Lactation Consultants

  • Beautiful Baby Lactation with Moira Griffin RN, IBCLC.
  • Family Connects Durham, 919-385-0777
    • 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.
  • HUG Your Baby, (919)-923-6609
    • Offers ZOOM classes: Breastfeeding 101 and Newborn Care 101
    • Private lactation consultations and monthly Zoom mother-to-mother support group
  •  Mattea’s Lactation Services, (617)-959-4333
    •  English and Spanish; telehealth and in-person
    •  Currently on maternity leave, working 1-2 days a week when available  
  • Second Nature Lactation & Childbirth 
    • Comprehensive telehealth services in breastfeeding support, lactation guidance and childbirth classes

More information on free Breastfeeding and Parenting Support Groups, Meetings, and Classes. For now, most groups are being offered virtually due to COVID-19. Please check in with each group as things begin to open up more.

  • Collaboration: Family Connects, Early Head Start Home Based, and Healthy Families
    • When: Second Thursday of the month from 2pm – 3pm, El segundo jueves del mes de 2pm – 3pm 
    • Where: Virtually from your home! Your nurse or home visitor will send you the link to join either through email or text.
    • English 919-519-4834, Española 919-699-6687
  • Durham County Department of Public Health
    • Prenatal education classes
    • English: second Thursdays at 10 am here
    • Spanish: second Thursdays at 1 pm here
    • Contact Kathleen Gloria with questions 
  • Durham La Leche LeagueSecond Monday of each month at 6:30pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79745914178
  • Durham WIC
    • Second Tuesdays at 11:30 am 
    • Spanish Durham WIC: Second Thursdays at 11:30 am
    • Email linda.manzano@duke.edu for info or call 919-956-4042
  • Emerald Doulas
    • A full-service birth and postpartum doula agency offering the following free support groups and meetupsNew Moms Groups, Moms of Color Group, Perinatal Mood Group, New Dads Meet-up, LGBTQ New Parent Group
    • Weekly New Parent Hangout (free)  -register here
  • NC Women’s Hospital
    • The NC Women’s Hospital now is offering Virtual Breastfeeding classes in English. Registration and payment for that class is done through their site: www.NCHealthyWoman.org
    • NC Women’s Hospital offers a free support group called MOM (Mentoring Other Mothers) where different themes are covered, including breastfeeding. Register by calling 984-974-8882.
  • Nursing Mothers of Raleigh
  • Tiny hood 
    • Classes on what to expect in the first few hours, days, and weeks of your breastfeeding journey. Learn how often a 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.
  • 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 programs, and a giving closet.
    • Check Facebook page for current hours and offerings. Some services are different due to COVID-19. 

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