Saturday, April 3, 2010

National Breastfeeding Hotline

Did you know that in the United States there is a free resource for breastfeeding help over the phone? The Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Women's Health provides moms with a way to speak to a trained breastfeeding counselor over the phone, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM EST. Simply call 1-800-994-9662 and you can speak to someone in either English or Spanish.

The National Breastfeeding Hotline counselors have been trained by La Leche League and can answer questions on everything from proper latch to pumping. They are available to support new moms and dads on their breastfeeding journey any way they can. If your question can't be answered by one of the counselors, they can direct you to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in your area. For more information, check out Women'

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