We encourage and support breastfeeding as the best way to feed a baby, with significant benefits for infants and mothers.
Breastfeeding Support Line
We offer free breastfeeding support, including information on community resources, and can answer questions about breastfeeding. Call our Breastfeeding Support Line at (608) 243-0449 and speak with one of our breastfeeding counselors.
Through individual consultation, breastfeeding counselors provide support and information, both before and after delivery. Information is provided on how to:
- Help breastfeeding go well right from the birth of your baby.
- Get past the difficulties that can happen in the early weeks.
- Continue giving your baby breast milk while away for work or school.
Breast Pump Program
Mothers with Medical Assistance need to get a breast pump from their health care provider. Mothers who are on WIC and do not have Medical Assistance may be eligible for a pump from us. Ask at your next WIC appointment.
Local Breastfeeding Resources and Classes
|African American Breastfeeding Alliance
|Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin
Locations to pump around Madison, local laws, breastfeeding information
|Harambee Village Doulas
Pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding support through community-based doulas
|La Leche League Helpline
Leave a message any time
|Madison Breastfeeding Help
Call for rates
|Mothers' Milk Alliance, Inc.
Madison milk sharing. Donors have been tested.
|St. Mary's Hospital
Calls returned daily from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Lactation Consultants WARM LINE: Free phone consultation
Best Start Support Group: FREE, drop in on Thursdays from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
|(608) 258-6474 or 1-800-336-6650|
|Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center Family
Support services, pregnancy and breastfeeding education and support, help with baby items, fun family events, and much more.
|Unity Point Health-Meriter Hospital
Lactation Consultants HELP LINE: Free phone consultation
Calls returned: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Outpatient Lactation Clinic: Insurance accepted
|(608) 417-6547 or 1-800-261-4449|
|UW Health-Mt. Horeb and Odana Clinics
Outpatient Lactation Clinic
Referral needed from your doctor or mid-wife
|Wildwood Family Clinic
Lactation Consultants located at Cottage Grove Clinic
|Access Community Health Center
www.accesscommunityhealthcenters.org — click on "Services" then "Medical"
|Group Health Cooperative
www.ghcscw.com — click on "Wellness" then "Sign up for Classes"
|Unity Point Health-Meriter
Fee charged, some insurance accepted
www.unitypoint.org/madison — click on "Classes and Events" then "Breastfeeding"
|St. Mary's Hospital
www.stmarysmadison.com — click on "Sign up for Classes and Events"
|Places to Pump|
|Map of public lactation rooms|
|Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin Pumping Friendly Sites|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Lactation Rooms|
Information on federal and state laws that provide protections and benefits for nursing parents.
Information on how we are working with community partners to increase breastfeeding rates.
This website sometimes uses the term "woman," "women," and female gendered pronouns "she" and "her" because most people in need of workplace accommodations and other support related to breastfeeding are women. It is important to recognize, however, that this population also includes people who do not identify as women, including some gender non-conforming people and some transgender men.
PHMDC: Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive
For Breastfeeding Help
- Phone: (608) 243-0449
Español: (608) 243-0380