When you need help, ideally you’ll want to converse with someone who’s been specially and specifically trained in the art and science of breastfeeding. S/he might not always include your general practitioner, OB/GYN, midwife/doula, or your neighbor’s Border Collie who just breastfed a dozen puppies simultaneously by instinct alone. Thankfully, Nursing 911 is but a few button clicks away.
Q & A Hotlines
- Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline: 844-412-2949
- Breastfeeding Network: 300-100-021
- Drugs in Breast Milk Helpline at The Breastfeeding Network: 844-412-4665
- La Leche League International: 800-LALECHE (525-3243). Alternate helpline is 845-120-2918.
- National Breastfeeding Helpline: 300-100-0212
- NCT Breastfeeding Helpline: 300-330-0770 (option 1)
WHAT TO DO…
Visit FB! Stop Harrassing page & campaign for Facebook to change its breastfeeding photo guidelines. Includes many petitions, help, and action items on the topic of demonizing breastfeeding photos.
WHO TO CALL…
Breastfeeding Harassment Hotline: 855-NIP-FREE
Find Local Support
Contact a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: 1-800-842-3678
Search for your Mama Tribe, or start one of your own!
Hospital Birth Assistance
Don’t forget to bring baby’s first doctor’s note with you if you’re expecting a hospital birth.
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