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Programs that provide information and instruction concerning appropriate techniques for nursing an infant for expectant parents or new mothers. (AIRS LJ-5000.1000)

South County Hospital Potter Conference Center
100 Kenyan Avenue
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-788-1226
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Organization Name: South County Healthcare
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Address:
South County Hospital Potter Conference Center
100 Kenyan Avenue
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-788-1226
Eligibility: Support group for new moms.
Services Provided:

The groups meets:
Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Potter Conference Center (at South County Hospital in Wakefield).
Every Friday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the South County Health Medical & Wellness Center Westerly conference room (268 Post Rd., Rt 1, near Walmart)
Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Call 401 788-1226 or 401-792-2229.

Provider Profiles:

The Hospital's New Moms' Support Group provides support to new moms and their babies in a casual, group setting. A certified childbirth educator and OB nurse leads the group, facilitating discussion and education on a variety of topics, including feeding, baby sleeplessness, colic, parental sleep deprivation and postpartum stress. Certified lactation consultants are also on hand to answer questions.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/5/2020
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
199 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-307-1882
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Organization Name: Journ3i
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Address:
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
199 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-307-1882
Email: journ3i@gmail.com
Services Provided: A peer breastfeeding support group . Chocolate Milk Cafe fosters health equity in establishing a sacred space for African Americans to breastfeed while receiving evidence based breastfeeding education and support. Certified facilitator, Quatia Osorio.
Provider Profiles: Chocolate Milk Cafe RI is hosted once a month, on the first Thursday of every month at 199 Camp Street, Providence, RI 02906. Our hours, 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., correspond with the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association WIC location.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/27/2019
1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2100
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Address:
1184 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2100
Toll Free Phone: 800-456-1195
Fax: 401-682-2111
Email: info@vnsri.org
Eligibility:

Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren

Services Provided:

Home Care:
Infants and children who have had surgery, an injury, or an illness.
Wound and cast care
Care for Asthma, new diabetics, seizure disorders
Medication administration
Physical, occupational, or speech therapies
Instruction in use of home medical equipment
Care for premature infants from Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Linkages to community resources.

Women with early maternity discharge and post-partum complications.
Breast feeding instruction and support
Wound care
Post partum care and monitoring for complications
Nutritional support
Assessment for maternal depression

First Connections at VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. First Connections is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Link

Trained nurses, social workers, and community health workers meet with families in their homes to talk about their needs, answer questions they may have, and conduct comprehensive assessments. If needed, home visitors can make arrangements for interpretation services during home visits and link families with medical homes and social services. Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources.

Provider Profiles:

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties is an independent, non-profit home health agency that cares for people of all ages, from mothers and newborns to seniors with chronic illnesses to patients with terminal illnesses at end of life. We are not a division of any larger health care organization; the VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties is your independent, local VNS that brings quality health care to patients and families at home and in community settings.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
708 Hope Street
Providence Public Library, Rochambeau Branch
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-826-2669
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Organization Name: La Leche League International
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Address:
708 Hope Street
Providence Public Library, Rochambeau Branch
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-826-2669
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Eligibility:

Nursing Mothers

Services Provided:

LLL Groups are not currently holding in-person meetings due to COVID-19. LLL Leaders are available by phone, email, and online. You may also find it helpful to attend a virtual meet-up. Join the LLL of MA/RI/VT Online Meet-up Facebook group for information on upcoming meet-ups.

La Leche League International (LLLI) is a non-profit organization that provides breastfeeding information and support to nursing mothers via telephone help and monthly meetings.

Meets last Friday of each month from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Provider Profiles:

Accredited by LLLI, link volunteer leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding.

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
1276 Bald Hill Road
Bellani Maternity meeting room
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-826-2669
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Organization Name: La Leche League International
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Address:
1276 Bald Hill Road
Bellani Maternity meeting room
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-826-2669
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Eligibility:

Nursing Mothers

Services Provided:

LLL Groups are not currently holding in-person meetings due to COVID-19. LLL Leaders are available by phone, email, and online. You may also find it helpful to attend a virtual meet-up. Join the LLL of MA/RI/VT Online Meet-up Facebook group for information on upcoming meet-ups.

La Leche League International (LLLI) is a non-profit organization that provides breastfeeding information and support to nursing mothers via telephone help and monthly meetings.

Meets the Second Saturday of each month from 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Provider Profiles:

Accredited by La Leche League International, link  volunteer leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with the practical, physical, and psychological aspects of breastfeeding.

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Scalabrini Dukcevich Center
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
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Organization Name: Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition
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Address:
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Scalabrini Dukcevich Center
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Eligibility: Breastfeeding mom
Services Provided: Support Group for breastfeeding moms
Certified Lactation Consultants

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Provider Profiles: Baby Café USA is a non-profit, 501(c), organization that coordinates a network of breastfeeding drop-in centers and other services to support breastfeeding mothers. RI Baby Cafe ~ Olneyville is one of those drop-in support groups.
Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 10/1/2019
199 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-307-1882
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Organization Name: Our Journ3i
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Address:
199 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-307-1882
Text: 401-307-1882
Email: journ3i@gmail.com
Eligibility: Subject to availability
Services Provided: Services include:
lactation support, education and counseling, birth and postpartum doulas services, childbirth education and parenting preparation.
Provider Profiles: Our Journ3i is a perinatal community-based wellness organization primarily focused on eliminating disparities of health and identifying social health determinants within infant and maternal health by providing empowering education and services. We seek to provide maternal health equity among communities of color, especially Black/African American families in Rhode Island.
Certified Community Health Worker, Certified Lactation Counselor, Community Childbirth Educator and Full Spectrum Doula .
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/27/2019
823 Main Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: 401-387-9638
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Organization Name: Wood River Health Services
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Address:
823 Main Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: 401-387-9638
Eligibility: Eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding a child under one year old and postpartum women who delivered a baby within six months, children birth to five years old and their caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians) who meet criteria.
Services Provided:

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

  • Specialized Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Classes and Support
  • Healthcare Referrals
  • WIC Card for Healthy Foods

WIC Information from Rhode Island Department of Health

Please call to confirm hours of business and if in-person visits are permitted.

Provider Profiles:

Wood River Health Centers' mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing high quality, coordinated health and support services, accessible to all. 

 Information on the wide range of services available at the Wood River Health Services can be found at an additional RI Directory Listing. 

 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
957 N Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 919-459-2167
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Address:
957 N Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 919-459-2167
Toll Free Phone: 800-525-3243
Fax: 847-969-0460
Email: info@llli.org
Eligibility: Breastfeeding & pregnant women
Services Provided: Helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/9/2020
757 Baldwin Park Blvd
City Of Industry, CA 91746
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Organization Name: Prolacta Bioscience
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Address:
757 Baldwin Park Blvd
City Of Industry, CA 91746
Toll Free Phone: 888-274-5103
Eligibility:

Collects excess breast milk from qualified donors for premature infants.

Services Provided:

Breast milk donation is used to make human milk fortifier and standardized human milk from 100% human milk. Both are sold to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the United States for critically ill premature babies who need more protein and calories than are naturally occurring in mother’s milk.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 7/30/2021
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-7650
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Organization Name: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Address:
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-7650
Toll Free Phone: 800-994-9662
Fax: 202-205-2631
Eligibility:

Anyone seeking health information or referral.

Services Provided:

Provides national breastfeeding and women’s health hotlines and works to improve the health and sense of wellbeing of all U.S. women and girls.

Website resources A-Z Health Topics. Supporting nursing mothers at work.

OWN Helpline: Helpline connects callers with information and resources to answer health questions.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/18/2021
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
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Address:
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. The Mother's Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide. Information on how to receive milk can be found online.
The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project, in partnership with the prison-trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries, matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
1101 Corporate Drive
Mchenry, IL 60050
Phone: 800-435-8316
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Address:
1101 Corporate Drive
Mchenry, IL 60050
Phone: 800-435-8316
Fax: 800-995-7867
Services Provided:

Medela's primary focus is breastfeeding - by helping moms to successfully breastfeed their babies and to do so for as long as they choose. This includes production of breastfeeding equipment as well as training and educational materials.

Products include special devices for breastfeeding cleft lip/palate infants. They also have available, infant scales for measuring breastmilk intake.

They also offer an online support community, Ask the LC, and Breastfeeding University. Also information about insurance coverage for breast pumps.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
PO Box 340
Hoschton, GA 30548
Phone: 770-965-9777
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Address:
PO Box 340
Hoschton, GA 30548
Phone: 770-965-9777
Email: info@cappa.net
Services Provided:

Certification for doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation educators.

Online Directory: Find doulas and educators by certification, location, or services.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/30/2020
110 Horizon Drive Ste 210
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-861-5577
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Address:
110 Horizon Drive Ste 210
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-861-5577
Toll Free Phone: 888-452-2478
Email: info@ilca.org
Eligibility:

Women seeking breastfeeding assistance

Services Provided:

Provides breastfeeding information and a list of local lactation consultants.

  • Breastfeeding Support Programs
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/2/2021