BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES The National Women's Health Information Center now has a Breastfeeding Helpline! Call us with your questions at 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662). NWHIC has partnered with La Leche League International to train our Information Specialists so they can help you with common breastfeeding issues such as nursing positions, questions about pumping and storage, and provide you with the support moms and dads need to make breastfeeding a success. The Helpline (which operates in both English and Spanish) can also provide tips for working moms who would like to continue breastfeeding, and offer suggestions for financial support. The Helpline is open to nursing mothers as well as their partners, families, prospective parents, health professionals and institutions seeking to better educate new mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding. Call the Helpline Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. If you call after hours, you will be given the option to leave a message, and a Breastfeeding Information Specialist will return your call on the next business day. La Leche Leauge leaders often do free home consults the Washington State Telephone Helplines for Seattle is (206) 522-1336. Some individual leaders are: Suzanne: (425) 640-8879 Christine: (206) 784-1442 Kay 425-226-8117 Alice 206-232-4941 Swedish Hospital Breastfeeding Consultants If you're like many moms, you'll want to breastfeed your baby. In addition to the breastfeeding class we offer during pregnancy, many new moms take advantage of the lactation experts we have in the hospital — people who are specially trained to help you learn how to nurse your baby with skill and confidence. To speak to a lactation specialist or for more information, call (206) 386-6667. UW Medical Center lactation consultants are available daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week, and by appointment on weekends and holidays. If you have questions, want to make an appointment, or would like advice on breast-feeding, call Lactation Services at 206-598-4628. Many insurance plans cover nurse consultations. Check with your insurance carrier about your policy's coverage. Some plans may require a referral from your primary care provider. You may also call UW Medical Center's Patient Financial Services at 206-685-1121 for information, or for assistance in getting insurance coverage Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Washington State Breastmilk is the best nutrition you can give your baby. Breastfeeding is not always easy! We can help by referring you to lactation consultants, breastfeeding support groups, WIC (The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and breastpump suppliers. The Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington State (BCW) is a program of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. The BCW is dedicated to promoting, supporting and educating about breastfeeding in Washington. Please visit our Coalition page to learn more. We're here to help! Call us on our toll-free hotline at 1-800-322- 2588 with your questions! Public Health Centers Public Health staff provide clinic and home visits with interpreters, if needed. Some sites have classes and groups for breastfeeding women and their babies. In addition, breast pumps are loaned to clients on the WIC Program. Lactation Consultants: Jolley, Sandra N, ARNP, IBCLC University of Washington, Roosevelt Pediatric Clinic 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: 206-598-3000, voice mail 206-598-3361 Services: sees patients on Monday mornings. The Second 9 Months Contact: Renee Beebe MEd, IBCLC 7325 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Phone: 206-356-7252 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.second9months.com Services: Lactation consultation, postpartum doula, home visits. Holistic approach. Communicates well with other healthcare providers. Over 10 years experience. Assistance with breastfeeding challenges including: sore nipples, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, working and breastfeeding, preterm infants, slow weight gain, and multiples. Postpartum doula services include general in-home postpartum support including mom-baby care, family adjustment issues, errands, and household tasks as well as assistance with breastfeeding. Northwest Hospital Contacts: Laurian Pennylegion, RN, MS Childbirth Center Unit Manager, Brenda Browne, RN, Postpartum and lactation followup 1550 N 115th St, Seattle, WA 98133 Main Phone: 206-364-0500 Phone: 206-368-3648, 206-364-BABY Education Line: 206-368-1784 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deliveries/month: 90 FAX: 206-368-1596 Services: Available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10:006:00), Swedish Medical Center/Ballard Campus Contact: Lila Webberley, RN, IBCLC, 206-781-6344 5300 Tallman Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Main Number: 206-782-2700 to find patients and employees Michelle Gombert, RN Web site: www.swedish.org Deliveries: 135/month Services: For all Swedish Medical Center locations Rosann Jones, RN. Home visits billed to insurance or cash ($150/hour visit), prenatal breastfeeding classes, New Mother Support Groupcall hospital for days and times. Breastfeeding Resource/Question Line: 206-386-6667, 7:00 A.M.11:00 P.M. University of Washington Medical Center Lactation Services Contacts: Ginna Wall, MN, IBCLC, Coordinator; Barb Lautman, RN, IBCLC; Louise Peterson, RN; Christy Shaw, RN, IBCLC; Nancy Estill, RN, IBCLC. 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356078, Seattle, WA 98195 Main Phone: 206-598-3300 Lactation Phone: 206-598-4628 FAX: 206-598-7665 E-mail: email@example.com Services: Inpatient hours of Lactation Coverage 9:009:00 MondayFriday, weekends and holidays 9:003:00, Deliveries: 150/month. In person breastfeeding appointments: available to anyone in the community. Fees: $25-100/session based on length, hospital bills insurance. CEAS Services CEAS breastfeeding counselors provide free telephone counseling to answer breastfeeding questions. Home visits are available to evaluate your baby's suckling and latch and to help solve breastfeeding problems. Telephone Counseling (FREE) Contact Number Hours (206) 615-8078 - Pager 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Home Consultation ($75) You may arrange a home visit with a CEAS breastfeeding counselor by contacting the CEAS office and/or talking to a CEAS breastfeeding counselor.