With questions re: breastfeeding support programs contact the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006 to set up an appointment.
Provides education and peer counselors to breastfeeding parents enrolled in WIC program. Clients qualify if they are: pregnant, a breastfeeding mother (up to 12 months post partum), a post partum woman (up to 6 months), an infant (birth to 12 months), a child under the age of 5, have a nutritional need (WIC can help you determine this), income eligible (household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level), living in a state where you receive WIC benefits. Clients will be asked to bring proof of residency, proof of income, identification, medical documentation, and their infant or child to their first appointment.
Elmhurst Hospital Center— breastfeeding classes
Contact Breastfeeding Coordinator at T: 718-334-5029
Classes are held on Mondays, 9:15 am—11:45 am, in Auditorium C-6, which is located on the 6th Floor of the Main Building at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Participants will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to recognize and prevent common breastfeeding problems, as well as enhance and prolong your breastfeeding experience. Special situations such as illness and premature birth will also be addressed.
Jacobi Medical Center— Women’s Health Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx NY
Special teen clinic held on Tuesday afternoons that provides services for 13+ young mothers. Lactation specialists available Ellen.firstname.lastname@example.org For more information see Pregnancy Services section.
La Leche League
Available in all 5 boroughs the program provides breastfeeding education, support and encouragement to young mothers. Monthly support groups, leaders available for individual assistance, provide training to agency staff, peer counseling and mother-to-mother support groups.
New York City Breastfeeding
P.O. Box 579, New York, New York, 10030
The New York City Breastfeeding Alliance is committed to eliminating breastfeeding disparities among middle to lower income women. Work towards empowering women, providing encouragement, support and access to lactation specialists with up-to-date breastfeeding information
Queens Hospital Center— Breastfeeding Support Group
www.hhc.gov—select Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street, Queens 11432
Contact Annabelle White at 718-883-3502 beeper # 99116
There is no fee. The Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Friday, 9:00 am—12:00 noon. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies should attend; family members and anyone else interested in learning about breastfeeding are also welcome. To locate additional pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding resources, contact 311 or the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Women’s Health Hotline at 212-720-7131
Women, Infant and Children program (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.