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					                           BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

              Lactation Specialists (limited scope of practice)

Carrie Kenner- BA, CBE, CD, Lactation Educator
Big Belly Services
Services: Home visits or phone consultations for mother/baby,
lactation education, lactation support, help with latch and positions
and breastfeeding problems, referrals to lactation consultants

Alissa Wehrman- CD, CPD, Lactation Educator
SUNbirth Services
Services: Home visits or phone consultations for mother/baby,
lactation education, lactation support, help with latch and positions
and breastfeeding problems, referrals to lactation consultants

                Lactation Consultants/MDs (Private Practice)

MaryAnn O'Hara- MD
Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine
Wedgwood Center for Natural Medicine
7337 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Scheduling: 206-523-9000

Renee Beebe- M.Ed., IBCLC

The Second 9 Months
(206) 356-7252

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Tracy Corey- IBCLC, RN
Optimum Wellness
Seattle WA
Pump rentals/delivery

Kay Batt- BA, IBCLC

Renton WA

Lisa Whatley- RN, BSN, IBCLC
Cascade Care
Sammamish WA

Melissa Bonghi- BA, IBCLC, RLC

Bainbridge Island WA 


Marcia David- BA, IBCLC

Edmonds WA

Sarah Reier-Tyack- RN, BSN, IBCLC
Babe n’ You
Bellevue WA

Hetty Watters- RNC, MA, IBCLC

Seattle WA


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     Lactation Consultants (Group or Hospital-based Practices)

Birth and Beyond Breastfeeding Support Services
(formerly through the Community Birth and Family Center)
Provided by registered nurses and lactation consultants.
206-615-8078 pager
Free phone support is available seven days a week between 9am
and 6pm. Lactation consultants will discuss your questions and
concerns and arrange for a home visit if that is indicated. Home Visits
are typically $150/visit, depending on length of visit.

La Leche League of Washington (to find a group)
Seattle 24-hour phone line: 206-522-1336
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian
organization dedicated to providing education, information, support,
and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All women
interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the monthly Group
Meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding help.
La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have
breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and
accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and
mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by
phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns
Local group leaders often do free home consults.

Northwest Hospital
Laurian Pennylegion, RN, MS Childbirth Center Unit Manager
1550 N 115th St, Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-368-3648, 206-364-BABY
Education Line: 206-368-1784
Services: Available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10:00-6:00)

Group Health Cooperative Family Beginnings Unit
Marge Jenks, RN, IBCLC Susan Pratt, RN, IBCLC
Central North Building 310 15th Ave E., Seattle, WA 98112

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Phone: 206-326-3699
Services: Postpartum visits, outpatient breastfeeding appointments,
lactation consultants also cover special care nursery patients, any
woman can be seen for breastfeeding issues as a self-referral.
Outpatient: free phone consultations during business hours

Swedish Medical Center- First Hill Campus
Emily Pease RN, IBCLC
747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122-4307
206-386-6667 (Breastfeeding Question Line) 7:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.
The Outpatient Lactation Clinic provides one-on-one consultations to
moms who need extra assistance with breastfeeding.
For more information, fee information, or to make an appointment,
call 206-386-3740.

Swedish Medical Center- Ballard Campus
Lila Webberley, RN, IBCLC, 206-781-6344
5300 Tallman Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
206-386-6667 (Breastfeeding Question Line) 7:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.

University of Washington Medical Center Lactation Services
Contacts: Ginna Wall, MN, IBCLC, Lactation Services Coordinator
University of Washington Medical Center
Lactation Phone: 206-598-4628
Voicemail: 206-598-6368
Inpatient hours of Lactation Coverage 9:00-9:00 Monday-Friday,
weekends and holidays 9:00-3:00
In person breastfeeding appointments: available only to those who
birthed at UW. Fees: $25-100/session based on length, hospital bills

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
Contact: Jeannie Schneider
12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
Main phone: 425-899-1000
Lactation services: 425-899-3494

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Web site:
Services: Inpatient breastfeeding appointments (lactation hours 8:30-
2, 4-10 PM every day) specified Lactation Consultant for Neonatal
and Pediatrics Unit, weekly support group for moms of babies in
NICU or pediatrics. The Breastfeeding Center outpatient
breastfeeding appointments, postpartum outpatient care clinic.
Mother-baby support Groups: birth to one year of age (variety of
support groups), 425-899-3000 to sign up.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center Women's Clinic
Contact: Linda Chagnon, RNC, MBA, MN, Manager, Women's Clinic
& Lactation services
1051 116th Ave NE, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-688-5389
Women's Clinic and Lactation Services: 425-688-5476
Services Inpatient: 16-hour lactation coverage (6:00 A.M.-10 :00
Services: Postpartum followup, massage therapy, lactation consultant
appointments, breast pump rental station, individualized bra fittings,
retail shop that sells nursing clothing, breast pumps, nursing pillows
and all types of breastfeeding accessories. All services are open to
everyone (no exclusion for delivering elsewhere).

Highline Hospital
Contacts: Suzan Knowles, RNC, Clinical Coordinator
16251 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA, 98166
Main phone: 206-244-9970
Family Childbirth Center: 206-431-5211
Breastfeeding Resource Center: 206-244-9970, EXT. 5624
FAX: 206-243-8210
Deliveries/month: 120
Services: Outpatient breastfeeding appointments, postpartum home
visits referred to WIC, midwifery clinic, Interpreter services: available
for inpatients; Spanish language childbirth and breastfeeding classes.

Valley Medical Center
Contacts: Denise Stuart, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Audrey Yan, RN, IBCLC;
Jane Fogdall, RN, IBCLC

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400 S 43rd St, Renton, WA 98055
Lactation phone: 425-228-3440 EXT 2526
Web site:
Services: Inpatient: hours of coverage every day from 9:00-4:00,
10:00-4:00 on weekends and holidays. Outpatient breastfeeding
appointments available-$72/initial, $54/per half hour, open to
community, weight checks free, hospital bills insurance. Parent-Baby
and Parent-Toddler support groups weekly.

Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Contact: Laureen Taguino, Clinical Nurse Specialist, IICU Unit and
Kristi Klee, Clinical Nurse Specialist, medical unit
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Main phone: 206-987-2000
Lactation Line: 206-987-2278
Web site:
Services: Does not do births. Outpatient services need health care
providers prescription. Need health care providers prescription.
1. Difficulty feeding programs (Occupational/physical therapy
inpatient) 206-526-2113. 2. Cranial Facial Anomaly Clinic

                        Breastfeeding Products & Supplies

Birth and Beyond
Great store for most breastfeeding needs with knowledgeable help.
Go online to visit their excellent website.
2610 East Madison St.
Seattle, Wa. 98112

Village Maternity
2615 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle WA 98105
(206) 523-5167

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Nursing Bras, Pump supplies/rentals, bottles, breastfeeding supplies

Optimum Wellness
Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC
Phone: 206-763-2733
Optimum Wellness LLC provides breast pump sales, rentals, and in-
home lactation services to the greater Seattle area. Will deliver to
your home or hospital.

Swedish Hospital
Breastfeeding supplies
The Swedish Outpatient Lactation Clinic is located on the 7th floor of
the Heath Building at 801 Broadway, Suite 718. The clinic offers a
wide range of pumps and supplies, including breastfeeding pillows,
nursing bras, shields and pads.

Baby & Family Boutique
Evergreen Hospital
12040 NE 128th Street • Kirkland, WA 98034
We offer rentals of commercial quality electric breast pumps and we
sell electric as well as good quality hand pumps in addition to
a complete selection of other breastfeeding supplies. We also offer
professional bra fitting.

Birth and Baby
Located in Lind, WA (Eastern WA) this business used to be located in
the Puget Sound area. The owner, PJ, has possibly the largest
selection of nursing bras in the world! You can shop on-line and
consult with her over the phone.

Bella Materna
Luxurious Breastfeeding and Maternity Lingerie
2000 Westlake Ave N Ste 100

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Seattle, WA 98109
206 286 8108

                        Support Groups & other Resources

La Leche League
Support Groups for breastfeeding families with locations all over
Seattle and King County. Visit to find your neighborhood

Breastfeeding 911: Help for Hurdles
Birth and Beyond Breastfeeding Services
Madison Store Location (2610 East Madison)
Facilitated by certified lactation consultants. This drop-in group is for
breastfeeding women with babies of up to 6 mos.
Learn about achieving a comfortable latch and have the consultant
observe you feeding your baby. You will be able to measure your
baby’s intake using our scale and discuss the challenges you are
having breastfeeding. Referrals will be made to a lactation specialist
for those who need more in-depth help.
A donation of $10 is requested.
Fridays from 11am-12:30pm

Breastfeeding and Back to Work
Birth And Beyond Breastfeeding Services
Register online at

Swedish Hospital Breastfeeding support group

The Swedish Hospital Outpatient Lactation Clinic offers a drop-in
breastfeeding support group at Swedish/Ballard on Wednesdays from
2-3:30 p.m. in the 5 North Conference Room. It’s a great venue for
any new mom who has questions about breastfeeding, but doesn’t
need a specific one-on-one consultation. Pre-registration is not
required and the group is open to any mom in the community. The
fee for the group is $10 or medical coupons will be accepted. For
more information, call the Swedish Outpatient Lactation Clinic at 206-

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The National Women's Health Information Center
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.
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. 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington State (BCW)
Kimberly Radtke, Program Coordinator- 206.281.8032
We can help by referring you to lactation consultants, breastfeeding
support groups, WIC (The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and
Children), and breast pump suppliers. The BCW is dedicated to
promoting, supporting and educating about breastfeeding in
Washington. BCW publishes the following (available online):
"Working and Breastfeeding- It's Worth It" which provides
information designed to help mothers who return to work including the
health benefits of breastfeeding, suggestions for finding supportive
daycare, tips for transitioning back to work, support services and
information for employers about why and how employers can support
their breastfeeding employees.

African-American Breastfeeding Alliance, Washington Chapter
Web site:
Breastfeeding support for the African-American community in
Washington State.

Public Health Centers

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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.
Find your local center at

                       Other great websites for information: questions about common breastfeeding
concerns answered by IBCLCs great information about correct
latching and video clips great video clips about latch and more
how to hand express your colostrum/milk great video clips and info info about breastfeeding after breast surgery and
increasing milk supply great info on storage and
pumping website for supporting mothers unable to
or struggling with breastfeeding

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