Breastfeeding support groups, clinics, classes

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh – Community volunteer breastfeeding support group – free monthly meetings (babies & children welcome) and telephone support for any women interested in breastfeeding, couples meetings, email answers to questions available via the website.

Rex Lactation Station at Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Monthly prenatal breastfeeding classes for a fee; free monthly Working and Breastfeeding classes; telephone support for any women interested in breastfeeding.   Sheri Taylor, RN, IBCLC, Coordinator 919-784-3224 or 919-784-3203

La Leche League (LLL)  LLL is an international, nonprofit organization that provides information and mother-to-mother support to breastfeeding women in a friendly, accepting atmosphere. 

State and/or local Breastfeeding Coalition – or

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute –

Chiropractic Care

Davis Family Chiropractic, Dr. Alisha Davis, DC, DACCP – Specializing in the care of Pregnant Women and Children, Common Breastfeeding difficulties include: improper latch, unable to open wide, or a weak suck. 7901 Strickland Rd, Ste. 104, Raleigh, NC 27615

Keystone Chiropractic, Dr. Donna Hedgepeth, DC, DACCP – Specialist in Pediatric & Pregnancy Care – For Mommas: Round ligament or pubic symphysis pain, Webster Technique (breech/posterior), low back/leg, neck/shoulder pain; For Babes: Breastfeeding & latch difficulties, fussiness & colic/reflux symptoms, ear fluid buildup.  919-851-1010, 4615 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27606

Whole Family Chiropractic, Dr. Debra Bell – 919-461-3933, 160 NE Maynard Rd., Suite 204, Cary, NC 27513

Lactation Consultants

Donna Gilbert, IBCLC – In-Home Visits, Evenings and Week-Ends, Breastfeeding Classes, 919-412-3471

Cindi Freeman, RLC, IBCLC – In-Home consultations, 919-244-7221

UNC Hospitals, Lactation Services Warmline – For questions and/or appointments with Lactation Consultants, call between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or leave a message anytime (919) 966-4148, (866) 428-5608 (toll-free)

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center Boutique – On-site lactation consults, M-F 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, 930 MLK Blvd, Suite 204, Chapel Hill, 919-933-3301, 919-537-7055,

Perinatal Mood Disorders Support

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders – Directed by David R. Rubinow, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, and an internationally known expert in the evaluation and treatment of women with mood disorders that occur during periods of hormonal change.  The Perinatal Depression Program is directed by Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH.  The clinic provides assessment and treatment, including counseling and/or medication and ongoing support for women experiencing these serious health challenges.  They also refer to and manage the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (the only one in the nation).  The Unit provides specialty care for women suffering from severe perinatal psychiatric illness.  Completely free-standing, includes 5 patient bed (private and semi-private).  Infants are encouraged to visit for as long as possible, but may not stay overnight.  Protected sleep times for the mother are extremely important for recovery.  919-966-5217, 919-966- 8721 for the Inpatient Unit

UNC Support Group – Christena Raines, NP, 919-966-3115

Moms Supporting Moms -Meets at medical building beside Rex Hospital Women’s Birth Center, 919-545-6946

Anxiety Treatment Center – Chapel Hill 919-962-2507, Durham 919-361-5384

Bipolar/Depression Support Group – Chapel Hill 919-942-8083

Postpartum Support International – 800-944-4PPD,

National Women’s Health Information Center – 800-994-9662,

Postpartum doulas & nurses

Triangle Mothercare, Inc.  – A postpartum care agency specializing in caring for mothers and newborn babies during the first few months.  Our trained CPR-certified postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists and baby nannies offer their expertise and experience to make your transition to parenting calm and enjoyable.  919-225-2493,

Newborn Home Care, Inc. – Baby Nurses – Providing professional newborn care to the Triangle since 1998!  Our nurses will provide the kind of nurturing care and security you want for yourself and your newborn.  Our goal is to help you feel confident and at ease about newborn care and even let you get some much needed rest.  With Newborn Home Care, you can allow yourself the luxury to be babied – so those middle-of-the-night feedings don’t catch up with you! 919-556-0339, 919-844-3836,

Sweet Pea Newborns, PLLC, Heide Cassimatis, RN – Preparing parents ~ Caring for babies – Preparing for parenthood is a special, exciting and sometimes overwhelming time.  At Sweet Pea Newborns our goal is to help expectant, new and adoptive parents to feel confident in caring for their babies through parenting classes and in-home instruction.  Offers in-home baby care by our Pediatric Registered Nurse. 919-749-5574,

Sleep Consultants/Coaches (for infants, toddlers and young children)

Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting, Irene Gouge – 919-414-2978   Twitter:                                               Webinars:

Lullaby Sleep Training, Inc. – Helping babies and toddlers learn better sleep habits.  919-417-4089,

First Daze & Nightzzzz – Mother and Baby Speiclists, Sleep Coaching for Babies & Children, Pamela Diamond, 919-274-0445,

VBAC/CA support groups

ICAN – International Cesarean Awareness Network Inc. – Mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), 800-686-ICAN (4226),   **current chapter going through reorganization with no official contact or scheduled meetings**

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