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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Breastfeeding Support

Local resources

All About Breastfeeding
Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC
9171 W Harmony Ln, Peoria
623-252-2290 •
Lactation consultation by appointment, breast pump rentals and breastfeeding classes and support groups in Peoria and Phoenix.

Anything For Baby Equipment Rentals
480-515-9783 •
Baby equipment, cribs, furniture, products, travel gear, Medela breastfeeding supplies, replacement parts and hospital-grade breast pumps are available to purchase or rent with free delivery Valleywide.

Arizona Breastfeeding Center, LLC
Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC
Desiree Allison, IBCLC
4703 S. Lakeshore Dr. Suite #2, Tempe
480-442-8491 •
Private consultations available daily (M-F, weekends may be available upon request) with international board certified lactation consultants.  Our office has in-network lactation consultants for Aetna, BCBS, and United Health insurance.  We offer reasonably priced breastfeeding classes and two free support groups each moth, starting at 10am the first Tuesday (breastfeeding twins) and third Tuesday (general breastfeeding support) of each month.  Babies are always welcome.

AZ Breastfeeding Coalition
A a non-profit organization comprised of lactation advocates, lactation professionals, physicians, nurses, dieticians and business and health care organizations from across Arizona.

Arizona Department of Health Services Breastfeeding Hotline
800-833-4642 •
24-hour hotline for breastfeeding questions.

Arizona Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
800-2525-WIC •
A federally funded program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding assistance, breast pumps, breast pads and more to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children under age 5 who meet WIC eligibility guidelines.

Baby, Mother & More 
480-820-6406 •
Breastfeeding supplies, baby carriers/wraps, breast pumps, specialty feeding products and parts, Ameda breast pumps and replacement parts, baby products, gift ideas and more.

Babymoon Inn
202 E Morris Dr, Phoenix
602-314-7755 •
Offers a weekly postpartum breastfeeding support group that is free and open to the public, prenatal breastfeeding classes and private lactation consulting. Lactation support provided by Amey Clark IBCLC. Also operates an accredited birthing center at 215 E Lexington Ave in Phoenix.

Banner Desert Medical Center
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

1400 S. Dobson Rd, Mesa
4th floor, Frog A/Turtle B Conference Room
480-412-3035 •
Breastfeeding support group led by a registered nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant. Each week a new topic will be discussed. Meets every Thursday at 1pm. Free.

Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Conference Center, Room 3
602-230-CARE •
Prenatal class offers breastfeeding techniques, including proper latch-on and release, pumping and storing, nutrition, breast milk production and going back to work. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6pm. $25. Preregister.

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix
3rd floor, Prenatal Classroom
602-839-3502 •
Breastfeeding support group led by a board-certified lactation consultant. Meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6pm. Free.

Bethany Womens Healthcare
3660 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix
602-973-3200 •
Ongoing nursing mothers support group offers a new topic each week. Meets each Wednesday at 10am. Free. Also offers classes for employed and breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Pump ‘n’ Go
Doris Christiansen, IBCLC
1062 E 3rd St, Mesa
480-833-2262/480-529-4194 •
Breastfeeding support group for moms; meets every other Thursday.

Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 W Frye Rd, Chandler
877-728-5414 •
Breastfeeding support group. Meets each Wednesday at 11am in basement classrooms 1 and 2. Free.

Essential Touch Boutique at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Women’s Center
9003 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale
480-323-3655 •
Nursing accessories, nursing/maternity bras, Medela breast pumps (sale or rental) and supplies.9am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday.

Healthy Baby Happy Earth
7149 N. 57th Dr, Glendale
623-847-0590 •
Baby products, breastfeeding supplies (nursing bras, nursing covers, burp cloths, pillows, baby carriers, footstools and other supplies) and breast pumps for sale or rental.

La Leche League of Arizona
602-234-1956 •
Free, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and moms groups. Also offers help lines by geographic area.

Mama’s Milk and More
Tatiana Indrisek, BA, IBCLC. Private or group breastfeeding classes, lactation consultation and doula services.

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert
877-728-5414 •
Breastfeeding support group. Meets each Friday at 10am. Free.

Modern Mommy Boutique
3355 W. Chandler Blvd #3, Chandler
480-857-7187 •
Breast pump sales and rentals, nursing classes, breastfeeding support group, nursing bras and supplies, slings, baby carriers, toys.

Mommy Help Center
480-786-0431 •
Lactation support provided by Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC in all areas of Metropolitan Phoenix.

National Lactation Consulting
480-233-6407 •
Lactation consultations by phone and video conferencing with an IBCLC.

New Beginnings Boutique at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
623-524-4000 •
Breastfeeding coaching, breast pump rentals and supplies, breastfeeding classes and more for moms. Located on the third floor of the Louisa Kellam Center for Women’s Health at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Friday; 10am-2pm Saturday (by appointment). Private breastfeeding classes with a Certified Breastfeeding/Lactation Counselor are available for $45/hour. Hablamos espanol.

Nursing and Beyond
Doreen L. Conner, RN, BSN, IBCLC
19014 E. Cloud Rd, Queen Creek
480-209-6608 •
Prenatal counseling, lactation consulting, Integrative/Guided Imagery, blessings and ceremonies and Healing Touch Therapy.

Pumpin’ Pal
Markets angled breast shields and hands-free straps to improve comfort and effectiveness of pumping breastmilk.

Serenity Feeding Supplies
480-239-1866 •
Hospital-grade breast pump rentals (Ameda, Lactina or Medela) with free delivery to home, office or hospital.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
350 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix
877-602-4111 •
The Art of Breastfeeding covers common breastfeeding challenges, care for the mother, baby’s feeding cues, initiating breastfeeding, milk production and storage, and problem solving skills are some of the topics that will be covered. Class is offered monthly. $25. Preregister. Also offers classes on breastfeeding after returning to work.

National/international resources

Breastfeeding products and education to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals, make the experience more comfortable and make breast pumping easier. Website includes links to videos, articles and a mom-to-mom support network.

American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Initiatives
Information for families about AAP breastfeeding recommendations, advocacy materials, and resources for health professionals who want to learn more about the importance of their role in supporting breastfeeding families.

Centers for Disease Control
Breastfeeding resources and publications.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
The independent international certification body conferring the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, helping to reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.

International Lactation Consultant Association
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Zip code-specific Find a Lactation Consultant directory is updated every two weeks.

La Leche League International

United States Breastfeeding Committee
A national coalition that support its mission to improve the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

United States Department of Agriculture Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium
Works collaboratively among government and private organizations to promote breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant nutrition.

United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
In December 2010, an amendment was made to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a place for nursing mothers to express breast milk for one year after their child’s birth. Read a summary of the amendment.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
A global network of individuals and organizations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA consults with UNICEF and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

World Health Organization
The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Provides information on world-wide nutrition related topics and breastfeeding.

RAISING ARIZONA KIDS magazine provides resource directories as a community service and a starting place for your research. We do not independently evaluate nor do we imply endorsement by including particular organizations. If you know of additional resources we should list, please contact us.


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