Lactation Support Providers

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Lactation Support: Local 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 
  • Bliss at the Breast with Jessica Altemara, IBCLC. (919) 260-7202, BATB offers a variety of services to families including functional assessments, complete breastfeeding support, groups, prenatal consults, bottle consults, and weaning support.
  • Mattea’s Lactation Services with Mattea Alexander, IBCLC. Text: (617) 959-4333; Email:; or submit contact form. Providing newborn and infant feeding consultations virtually and in-person. Services in English and Spanish. Todos los servicios vienen en español.

Out-Patient/Office Visits: Lactation Support in Orange County

UNC Women’s Hospital Lactation Service, Chapel Hill, 984-974-8078
IBCLCs see families for regular well-baby visits, as well as parents with breastfeeding concerns such as pain, low milk supply or postpartum depression. They also offer prenatal consultation for parents who have a history of breastfeeding difficulties or are expecting twins or triplets and consults for adoptive mothers considering induction of lactation. Breastfeeding Medicine clinic for medical issues impacting breastfeeding.

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Chapel Hill, 919-933-3301
A nonprofit birth center that providing primary care and lactation services; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and self pay patients; provides appointments for primary care, maternity and lactation services.

Piedmont Health/Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Piedmont Health WIC Program Office Locations
WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding support to qualifying families with children under 5. WIC can provide food, breast pumps, classes and support groups to new parents. Piedmont Health/WIC currently is providing all services remotely in order to protect the safety of our WIC participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. All WIC services continue to be available by phone during normal WIC business hours. Please call the WIC office that is closest to where you live to talk directly to our staff, or fill out the online WIC Referral Form. New  & Established participants always welcome!

Orange County Health Department

Orange County Health Department, Whitted Human Services Center
300 West Tryon Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone: 919-245-2400 (For Appointments, Press 2)
Hours: Monday, 8 am-5 pm; Tuesday, 9:30 am-6:30 pm; Wednesday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 8am-5pm; Friday, 8am-noon.

Breastfeeding Support Groups, Meetings, and Classes

Chapel Hill La Leche League

La Leche League of Chapel Hill offers a number of free breastfeeding groups during the month.  Currently, all meetings are online via zoom. Check out the LLL of Chapel Hill website for the Zoom ID and for Leader names and numbers, if you need help before a meeting or anytime.

  • Morning Meeting – First Friday of Each Month at 10am
  • Evening Meeting – Second Wednesday of Each Month at 7pm
  • Family Meeting – Second Saturday of Each Month at 10am
  • Toddler Meeting – Third Wednesday of Each Month at 10am

Women’s Health Education Center-NC Women’s Hospital

The Women’s Health Education Center offers breastfeeding classes. All breastfeeding classes are virtual at this time. Check out the calendar of events for dates and times, or email / call 984-974-8882, for more information or for help registering for a class.

Durham La Leche League

La Leche League of Durham offers free breastfeeding/chestfeeding/human milk feeding peer-to-peer support groups each month. Currently, all meetings are online. Check out the LLL of Durham website for the meeting links and contact information for Leaders, if you need help before a meeting or anytime.

  • Daytime Meeting – First Wednesday of Each Month at 10am
  • Evening Meeting – Second Monday of Each Month at 6:30pm
  • Daytime Meeting – Third Thursday of Each Month at 10:30am

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh (NMR) are now hosting VIRTUAL public meetings.

  • 1st Thursday of Each Month at 7:00pm
  • 3rd Thursday of Each Month at 9:30am

Free Phone Support

When you need support between meetings, La Leche League (LLL) of Chapel Hill can offer free phone, text, or email support. All of the LLL of Chapel Hill Leaders listed below have been accredited by La Leche League International.

  • Andrea, 267-566-2394
  • Angela, 919-593-7761
  • Becky, 919-923-0074
  • Betsy, 919-536-9874
  • Carrie, 919-259-9485
  • Charlotte, 919-260-3055
  • Christina, 919-599-7614
  • Claudia, 248-376-8314
  • Jahmekya, 573-397-1101
  • Joelle, 773-733-3478
  • Julie, 919-244-5705 
  • Margo, 919-260-4444
  • Mary,
  • Marina, 301-509-9711
  • Pam, 919-417-5170
  • Tanisha, 757-274-8648
  • Tracy, 919-259-1701

In addition to local breastfeeding support, you can reach out to regional and national breastfeeding support.

  • Appalachian Breastfeeding Network (888-588-3423) Have a breastfeeding question? Call to speak with a lactation professional. It is free hotline and anyone can call. You do not need to live in Appalachia to call.
  • LLL USA  (877-452-5324 / 877-4-LALECHE) Looking for breastfeeding/chestfeeding/human milk feeding support? LLL USA is committed to helping families reach their nursing goals. LLL USA offers a toll free warmline service. Calls are returned by LLL Leaderswho are trained parent volunteers offering free information and support to help you.

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.

Online Resources