We are lucky to have many breastfeeding resources here in the Madison area. The “secret” to successfully breastfeeding is having many breastfeeding resources at hand and to surround yourself with lots of support. The following excerpts are from an article in New Beginnings titled “10 Tips to Breastfeeding for a Year.”
One of the easiest ways to find supportive people is to attend La Leche League meetings during your pregnancy. Experienced Leaders often note that mothers who are involved with LLL before birth tend to have an easier time because they are more educated about the normal course of breastfeeding. Plus, if there are unexpected issues, mothers who have already attended meetings are often more comfortable calling a Leader they already know.
So…someone seeking breastfeeding help needs to decide what kind of help she needs. Are you looking for help via phone or in person or maybe via email? Are you willing to pay a professional? (Some breastfeeding situations require the help of a medical professional.) Do you need a home visit? A LLL Leader can help you to find the information you need to solve your breastfeeding problems and questions. This article by Diane Wiessinger, IBCLC might be helpful with making your decision.
Local breastfeeding resources:
If you find any information below missing or inaccurate, please let us know! We want this page to be as up-to-date as possible. Fill us in on any new resources in the area by sending us an email listed above.
Breastfeeding help by phone (free):
La Leche League of Madison Chapter Helpline, 7 days a week 608-616-9978
African American Breastfeeding Alliance , 608-243-0377
Dane County Public Health (weekdays 7:45am-4:30pm) 608-243-0449
Meriter Hospital – LC HELP-LINE (weekdays 8 am-4:30 pm) 608-417-6547 or (800)261-4449
St. Mary’s Hospital – LC WARM-LINE ( 7 am- 10 pm daily) 608-258-6474
Hearing-impaired callers with TDD equipment may contact LLLI for help at the TDD #: 847-592-7570.
Breastfeeding help in person (fees may apply):
La Leche League of Madison group schedule – 5 monthly groups around the Madison area, mornings, afternoon and evenings, FREE.
GHC – Lactation Services, Lisa Hansen, RD, CD, IBCLC, RLC – 608-257-9700
Madison Family Doulas – 608-509-7178, Private practice – Tonya Schilling, IBCLC
In-home breastfeeding support, FREE to UW Madison students, faculty, staff and their spouses
Meriter Hospital LCs – 608-267-6547 Must be Meriter patient to be seen, Fee. Breast pump rental available.
St. Mary’s Hospital LCs – 608-258-6474 Fee to be seen in person. Breast pump rental available.
UW Health Lactation Services, Odana Clinic – 608-274-1100. Dr. Anne Eglash, IBCLC & Kathy Murphy, RN, IBCLC. Fee.
Wildwood Family Clinic – 608-839-3515 Dr. Jill Mallory, IBCLC & LCs. Fee.
Best Beginnings – 608-628-3238 Shannon Anderson, RN, CLC Home visits, Fee.
Breastfeeding help by email:
Madison Chapter email address: LLLMadisonChapter AT gmail DOT com -(reply usually within 24 hours)
Page updated 11/27/2017