Breastfeeding Resources

Area Lactation Consultants

Jane Balkam, PhD, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC
Business Name: Babies n Business
Specializing in services for the working mother
Location: Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-656-2526
Sliding scale: No
Ann Faust, IBCLC, LLLL
Business Name: Baby and Me Lactation Services
Services: Home visits, adoptive and induced lactation help, some hospital visits; also sees
clients in their office
Location: Columbia, MD (sees patients in Howard Co and some areas of Montgomery and
Baltimore Counties)
9551 Wandering Way Suite B Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 240-893-3808
Sliding Scale: Yes + free services to some WIC clients
Ania Gold, IBCLC
Services: Home visits; provide extensive lactation consults in the form of home visits, as well as phone, email and Skype follow up.
Location: Montgomery Co, MD and DC Metro Area
Phone: 240.620.5134
Susan Howard, RN, IBCLC
Services: in-home breastfeeding support to families in the Arlington area. Special interest: in tongue ties, the medically complex mother-baby dyad, and the working-pumping mother.
Location: Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-651-6466
Kimberly Knight, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
Services: Private breastfeeding classes, Medela pump sales and rentals, specializes in
premature babies and workplace lactation
Phone: 410-533-5343
Location: Severna Park, MD
Slide scale: may apply
Kathleen Logan, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
Services: In home lactation consultations
Location: Arlington, Alexandria and NW DC
Phone: 703-869-6222
Sliding scale: reduced rates may apply
Nancy Mallin, IBCLC
Services: Provides in home breastfeeding support.
Locations: Montgomery County and DC
Phone: 301.897.3533
Roberta Margot, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
(See Shady Grove/Adventist HealthCare)
Dr. Kathleen F. McCue, FNP, IBCLC
Metropolitan Breastfeeding, LLC
301-943-9293 (main office)
Lola Ogungbade, MS, IBCLC
Location: Prince Georges and Montgomery County, MD + DC
Services: Home visits
Phone 240-464-3767
Sliding Scale: May apply
Colleen Prorok, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Location: Montgomery and Howard Co, MD
Services: Home and office visits and worksite lactation programs
Phone: 703-946-8093
Sliding scale: No
Patricia Ried, PhD, IBCLC
Business Name: Bethesda Birth & Baby, LLC
Location: Montgomery County, DC and surrounding areas
Phone: 301-943-9293
Sandra Resnick, RN, MSN, IBCLC
(See Shady Grove/Adventist HealthCare)
Pat Shelly, RN, MA, IBCLC
(See The Breastfeeding Center of Washington, DC)
Elizabeth Taylor, MS, RD, IBCLC
Location: Montgomery Co and DC
Services: Home visits
Phone: 301-460-5972
Sliding scale: May apply
Alexandra Walker, MA, IBCLC
Services: Able to address basic breastfeeding needs, management and issues (latching,
weight loss/gain, pumping). Able to do home visits as well.
Location: DC Metro Area
Phone: 301-646-5747
Gwendolyn West IBCLC, CCE CLA CHt
Services: Client visits, office consultations, breastfeeding and childbirth education,
institutional training/support
Location: DC, MD, Northern VA
Phone: 202-559-7609
Sliding scale: Yes
Margaret Wills, IBCLC, RLC
Service: Home lactation consultation visits
Phone: 301-384-8649
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Sliding scale: May apply

Lactation Centers

The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
Address: 2141 K St NW Washington, DC 20037 (Suite 3)
Services: Office visits, pump rentals, free breastfeeding classes. Breastfeeding accessories also available for sale. Will see mothers receiving WIC on Thursdays without charge
(Appointment required).
Phone: 202-293-5182
Children's National East of the River Lactation Support Center
Services: Prenatal breastfeeding classes, breastfeeding and back-to-work consultations, mom-to-mom support groups; Services are FREE; limited supply of pumps for WIC clients.
Address: Chilren's Health Center at 2501 Good Hope Road, SE Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202-476-6941
The Georgetown University Hospital Lactation Center
Services: office visits, prenatal Breastfeeding classes, support group, rental and sale of
breastfeeding equipment/pumps. Limited charge for patients with financial need
Address: 3800 Reservoir Rd, NW Washington DC 20007
Phone 202-444-6455
Holy Cross Lactation Center
Address: 9805 Dameron Drive #13 Silver Spring, MD
Services: Consultations 9 AM to 4 PM; free warm line to answer lactation questions, breast pump rentals and sales, bra fitting; parenting, breastfeeding and childbirth classes.
Phone: 301-754-7745
INOVA Fair Oaks Breastfeeding Center
Services: Lactation consultations for infants less than 3 weeks AND delivered at INOVA facility; warm line to answer questions. Sliding scale may apply
Address: 3600 Joseph Siewick Drive Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703-391-3908
The Lactation Center at INOVA Alexandria Hospital
Services: Individual consultations, rental and sale of breastfeeding equipment/pumps;
Latch clinic twice weekly $25/session. Open 7 days a week. Sliding scale may apply
Address: 4320 Seminary Rd Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-504-7867
National Breastfeeding Support Center
Services: Breastfeeding classes, consultations, perinatal education, English/Spanish; Free for WIC clients
Address: Howard University Hospital 2041 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20060
Phone: 202-865-1316
Shady Grove/Adventist HealthCare Outpatient Lactation Services
Services: Lactation consultation; BEST support group Wednesdays 2 to 3:30 (Free); free warm line to answer breastfeeding questions Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30; Rent and sell Medela breast pumps
Address: 1801 Research Blvd Suite 300 Rockville MD
Phone: 240-826-6667

Mother-To-Mother Support Groups

African-American Breastfeeding Alliance (410)-818-0038
Services are FREE. Gives support and encouragement for African American breastfeeding women. Breastfeeding peer counselors are available.
La Leche League of DC
Provides FREE phone support and monthly support meetings.
Moms Got Milk Club-Children's Health Anacostia
Every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 1:30PM
2101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
(202) 476-6941

Community Resources

D.C. WIC (800)-345-1WIC
WIC has FREE breastfeeding counselors in many locations throughout the city. Mothers returning to school or work or with medical needs may receive breast pumps. Call to see if you meet the income guidelines.
Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center 202-398-5520
Provides OB/GYN care, with the option for moms to deliver in a hospital or birthing center, and pediatric care. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to all women receiving pediatric care at the Birth Center for up to a year post-partum.
Healthy Babies Project 202-396-2809
Provides FREE childbirth education, parenting education, home visits, and free breast pumps for moms < 21 years old in their first or second trimester, who complete the childbirth class series.
Hospital Breastfeeding Services
Hospitals have special staff, "lactation consultants," that offer breastfeeding services usually to their own patients who have delivered babies in that hospital. These services are given in the hospital. Once a mom goes home, phone support is available, and some hospitals provide outpatient drop-in services and classes at the hospital.
  • George Washington University Hospital (202) 715-4966
  • Georgetown University Hospital (202) 444-6455
  • Howard University Hospital (202) 865-1316
  • Providence Hospital (202) 269-7355
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital (202) 243-2321
  • Washington Hospital Center (202) 877-2838

Breast Pump Rentals and Breastfeeding Supplies

Ameda Egnell 800-323-4060
Medela, Inc.'s Breastfeeding National Network 800-TELLYOU 800-835-5968

Special Resources and Training

Lactation Education Resources. 703-868-1849
Specialists in lactation management! Providing training for professionals over 20 years. Online and onsite classes available. Lactation Consultant Training (45 and 90 hours), Baby Friendly Hospital Training (20 hours), Breastfeeding Resource Nurse (14 hours), In-patient Breastfeeding Specialist (7 hours) and much more.
Contact Vergie Hughes, RN, MS, IBCLC, FILCA, for details
BLESS Initiative 202-865-3505
Breastfeeding Lactation Education and Support Services (BLESS) Howard University Hospital
DC DOH Call Center 202-671-5000
The DC DOH call center provides free information and referrals on family health questions, including breastfeeding. This phone number links you to other services, including newborn visiting and DC Healthy Start.
DC Breastfeeding Coalition 202-470-2732
P.O. Box 29214 Washington, DC 20017
National Women's Health Information 800-994-9662

Foreign Language Services

Mary's Center-for Spanish-speaking moms 202-483-8196
Interpretation services provided for Spanish-speaking families.

Last Updated: Dec 2020

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