Resources for Nursing Mothers

Community Resources

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Lactation nurses with Penn’s Department of Women’s Health offer a support line (215-662-2361) for breastfeeding questions and concerns. A lactation nurse will return your call within 24-48 hours.

Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital offers a support line (215-829-3644), a lactation center, pre-natal breastfeeding classes, and support groups for breastfeeding moms. The hospital’s Solutions for Women boutique provides breastfeeding and maternity support products from nursing bras and abdominal supports to breast pumps, breastfeeding pillows and more.

Breastfeeding Resource Center
This Montgomery County non-profit center (215-886-2433) provides expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services such as support groups, parent classes, and services offered by certified lactation consultants.

South Jersey Breastfeeding Center
This South New Jersey non-profit center (856-942-4305) provides expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services such as support groups, parent classes, and services offered by certified lactation consultants.

Philadelphia Department of Health
Learn about resources and programs offered by the City of Philadelphia to support nursing mothers.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers extensive information on promoting breastfeeding awareness and support. 

Other Resources

U.S. Breastfeeding Committee
On this site you will find the latest breastfeeding news, updates on legislation and policy, coalition information and more.

It’s Only Natural
It's Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding.

National Women’s Health Information Center
Run by the Department of Health and Human Services, this center offers advice and information for breastfeeding mothers.

International Lactation Consultant Association
This worldwide network of lactation professionals can help you find a local lactation consultant and provides support for breastfeeding mothers.

La Leche League
Get assistance with breastfeeding from a variety of resources including podcasts, mother-to-mother forums, and frequently asked questions.

The Bump Breastfeeding
This comprehensive website offers breastfeeding resources from A to Z, including video and photo galleries, nursing mother forums, articles about breastfeeding, nationwide directories for lactation specialists, and more.

March of Dimes
Learn about successful breastfeeding strategies and related maternity topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health.