Breastfeeding Resources for Vermont Families

mother & baby

You already know that breastfeeding is best for you and your baby.  What you may not know is that learning to breastfeed can take a little time, patience and practice.  Explore the features on this page to expand your knowledge, build your confidence, meet other moms, and connect with resources in your community.  When you choose to give your baby the amazing gift of breastfeeding, you can count on us to support your decision. You Can Do It and WIC Can Help!

Breast Pumps & Supplies

Breast Pumps & Supplies

Insurance coverage may vary. Medicaid requires prescription to be written after baby is born, up to 60 days after birth. Pumps are also available from WIC.

Corporate Lactation Services 
(802)875-5683 or (888)818-5653
Vermont based mail order breast pumps

Lactation Resources of Vermont 
(802)878-6181 
In-person breast pump consults

Keene Medical Supply 
802-334-5160

Acelleron 
877-932-6327
Massachusetts based mail order breast pumps

 

Breastfeeding, Parenting & Working Resources

Breastfeeding Resources & Information - Breastfeeding information from the Vermont Department of Health

Baby goo roo - Breastfeeding and child nutrition for parents and professionals

Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio - Therapeutic breast massage video  

Biological Nurturing - Laid-back breastfeeding positions to help babies self-attach  

Breastfeedingpartners.org - Breastfeeding information from New York WIC, including the “Making It Work” toolkit for working families 

Breastmilk Every Ounce Counts - Breastfeeding information from Texas WIC

CDC Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding information for parents and professionals 

Global Health Media - Videos with step-by-step visual instructions in multiple languages 

International Breastfeeding Centre - Informational handouts and videos from Dr. Jack Newman’s breastfeeding clinic 

International Lactation Consultant Association - Find a lactation consultant in your area 

KellyMom Parenting & Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding information and Internet links

Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding & Lactation Education - Videos on paced bottle-feeding, asymmetrical latch/sandwich hold, cup feeding, and finger feeding 

Stanford Medicine - Information and videos on breastfeeding in the first hour, latching, hand expression, hands-on pumping, and maximizing milk supply 

USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support - Information and support for all stages of the breastfeeding journey 

US Department of Health & Human Services - National Women’s Health Information Center 

Work and Pump - Breastfeeding and pumping information for parents going back to work or school 

Text4Baby - Free text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more! Sign up by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411

Watch Videos

Breastfeeding expert Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC shares her thoughts on what to expect in the first days with your newborn, and ways to know that you are providing all the nutrition your baby needs. Three moms share their stories of how knowledge, confidence, and support led them to breastfeeding success. 

                

Local Breastfeeding Resources

Please call anyone listed below for advice, help, or support! 
In-home or virtual lactation consults may be covered by Medicaid or private insurance. 

Not on WIC? Text VTWIC to 855-11 to sign up or start the online application

Barre

WIC (Barre Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-479-4200 (M-F 7:45-4:30pm); Support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

University of Vermont Central Vermont Medical Center
The Center for Breastfeeding: 802-371-4415; In-hospital lactation consults and postpartum phone counseling. 
Bosom Buddies: Breastfeeding support group, 1st Monday each month, 5:30-7pm, Women’s & Children’s Unit. 

Gifford Memorial Hospital 
802-728-2257; 24-hour postpartum and breastfeeding support phone line for those who delivered at Gifford; breast pump rentals. 

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont 
802-595-7953; www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org; Support and home visits for parent-infant attachment by trained volunteers. Email: info@ goodbeginningscentralvt.org   

La Leche League of Central Vermont 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant and nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-262-3292 
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice: 802-224-2209 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Barre

Bennington

WIC (Bennington Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-447-6408; WIC breastfeeding peer counselor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Call or text your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. She’s there for you! 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (Women and Children’s) 
802-447-5160; Prenatal breastfeeding class 2nd Wednesday each month, 6-8pm; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff. 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant and nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Find a local group: visit Facebook.com/lllmarivt or search Facebook for La Leche League of VT 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-442-0054 
Strong Families Vermont: 802-770-1585 

VNA/Hospice of SVHC 
802-442-5502 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Bennington

Brattleboro

WIC (Brattleboro Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-257-2880; Support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. Referrals to lactation consultants for in-home/virtual consults. 

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital 
Birthing Center
802-257-8226; 24-hour support. Lactation consults available by phone and outpatient visits. 
Breastfeeding Basics
802-257-8877; Prenatal breastfeeding class 2nd Wednesday of every odd month at 6pm. Free; open to the public. 
New Mom’s Network
802-257-8226; Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am; Exercise Room. Weekly group; local presenters on parenting topics. 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class 
802-257-2880; 2nd Wednesday of every even month from 1:00-1:45pm at the Vermont Department of Health. Free; open to the public. 

Sally Pennington, RN, IBCLC 
802-380-8952 or 802-257-2101; Lactation consults by appointment; breast pumps sales and service; Medicaid and private insurance accepted. 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders.  Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-257-2101, x314 
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT and NH: 800-575-5162 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Brattleboro

Burlington

WIC (Burlington Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-863-7323; WIC breastfeeding peer counselors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. Referrals to lactation consultants for in-home/virtual consults. 

Call or text your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. She’s there for you! 

University of Vermont Medical Center 
Mother-Baby Lactation Consultants: 802-847-5249 
Mother-Baby Floor: 802-847-2730 
Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic: 802-847-2237 

Beginnings 
802-658-5959; Childbirth preparation and breastfeeding classes. 

La Leche League of Chittenden County – Burlington & Essex Junction 
Monthly mother/baby/toddler groups offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant and nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Lending library in Burlington and Essex Junction. Visit Facebook for LLL of Burlington and LLL of Essex Junction

Lactation Resources of Vermont 
802-878-6181; In-person breast pump consults, free breastfeeding class. 
Lactation Consultants – in-home or virtual lactation consults covered by most insurance
Mary Bibb, IBCLC
Lactation Resources of Vermont
Jericho
802-899-4845 
mvbibb@outlook.com  

Kristen Bird, FNP, IBCLC 
Baby Bird Lactation
Burlington
802-922-2568
kristen.s.bird@gmail.com
Accepts Medicaid

Alice Gonyar, RN, IBCLC 
Facebook page
Williston
802-488-4333
aliknit3@comcast.net 
Accepts Medicaid

Sally MacFadyen, IBCLC
The Fourth Trimester
Facebook page
Burlington
802-355-4645
thefourthtrimester@gmail.com

Laura McCormick, IBCLC
Website
Burlington
802-233-2110
LauraMcCormickIBCLC@gmail.com

Alice Norris, RN, IBCLC
Blooming Babies
Huntington
802-488-5153
norris.alice@gmail.com 
Accepts Medicaid

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-860-4426 
UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice: 802-860-4420 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Burlington

Middlebury

WIC (Middlebury Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-388-4644; WIC breastfeeding peer counselors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Call or text your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. She’s there for you! 

Porter Medical Center 
802-388-4720; 24-hour breastfeeding support. To register for breastfeeding classes, call 802-382-3413. 

La Leche League of Middlebury 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant and nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Support meetings 1st Wednesday each month, 10am at JuneBug Resale Shop, Middlebury; 802-388-1055. Search Facebook for La Leche League of VT

Natural Beginnings – Vicki Kirby, RN, IBCLC 
802-236-4136; naturalbeginnings.webs.com; In-home lactation consults, monthly support groups, free breastfeeding classes at Porter Hospital. Breast pump sales and service.  

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-388-3171 
Strong Families Vermont: 802-770-1585 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Middlebury

Morrisville

WIC (Morrisville Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-888-7447; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. Referrals to lactation consultants for in-home/virtual consults. 

Copley Hospital 
Birthing Center: 802-888-8304; Breastfeeding warm line, breastfeeding and parenting advice 24 hours a day. Childbirth and breastfeeding classes. 
The Women’s Center: 802-888-8100; Pregnancy and postpartum care including breastfeeding support. IBCLC on staff. 

Appleseed Pediatrics 
802-888-7337; Individualized care for infants and children, breastfeeding management and support, IBCLC on staff. 

Lactation & Birthing Solutions – Vicki (Sacco) Rich, RN, IBCLC, CCE, CD
802-888-3470; Consultations and support in home or office. Breast pumps and accessories for rent or sale through Lactation Resources of Vermont. Free breastfeeding and new parent groups:
Baby Chat Group 
Breastfeeding Families Group 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-888-5229, x141 
Lamoille Home Health & Hospice: 802-888-4651 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Morrisville

Newport

WIC (Newport Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-344-6707; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit, and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. Referrals to lactation consultants for in-home/virtual consults. 

North Country Hospital – Maternal Child Department 
802-334-3245; Breastfeeding information, childbirth preparation classes, private prenatal lactation visits, and postpartum breastfeeding support. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) on staff. 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-334-2735 
Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice: 802-802-748-8116

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Newport

Rutland

WIC (Rutland Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-786-5811; WIC breastfeeding peer counselor on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Call or text your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. She’s there for you! 

Rutland Regional Medical Center 
802-747-3695; Breastfeeding class, 2nd Tuesday each month, 6-8pm 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Find a local group: Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Lactation Resources of Vermont 
802-878-6181; Breast pump sales and service; In-person consults with Lisa Velasquez, IBCLC. 

Natural Beginnings – Vicki Kirby, RN, IBCLC 
802-236-4136; In home lactation consults by appointment, accepts Medicaid and private insurance, free breastfeeding classes at Porter Hospital. 

Promise Lactation Consulting – Lisa Velasquez, IBCLC 
802-236-7946; In home lactation consults by appointment. 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-770-1621 
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region: 802-775-0568 
Strong Families Vermont: 802-770-1585 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Rutland

Saint Albans

WIC (St. Albans Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-524-7970; WIC breastfeeding peer counselor on staff, support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Call your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. She’s there for you! 

Northwestern Medical Center – Family Birth Center 
802-524-1040; International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff 

La Leche League of St. Albans 
Monthly groups offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant and nursing parents. Accredited leaders, lending library. Visit the LLL of St. Albans Facebook page and La Leche League of Vermont

Lactation Resources of Vermont 
802-878-6181; In-person breast pump consults, free breastfeeding classes in Burlington. 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-528-2515 
Franklin County Home Health Agency: 802-393-6776

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Saint Albans

Saint Johnsbury

WIC (St. Johnsbury Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-748-5151; Support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital 
802-748-7340 or 888-448-6688; 24-hour free breastfeeding phone support, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff. 

La Leche League of Northeast Kingdom 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-748-6586 
Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice: 802-748-8116 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Saint Johnsbury

Springfield

WIC (Springfield Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-289-0600; Support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center 
802-257-8226; 24-hour support. Lactation consults available by phone 
and outpatient visits. 

Brattleboro OB/GYN & Four Seasons Midwifery 
802-251-9965; Call to schedule appointments in Springfield clinic. 

Corporate Lactation Services - Heather Chase, MS, RN, IBCLC 
802-875-5683; Lactation consults in Chester office by appointment; accepts Medicaid and private insurance. 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Find a local group: Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Sally Pennington, RN, IBCLC 
802-380-8952 (mobile); 802-257-2101; Winston Prouty Center for Child Development, Children’s Integrated Services; Lactation consults in Brattleboro by appointment; accepts Medicaid and private insurance. 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-886-5242 
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT and NH: 800-575-5162 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for Springfield

White River Junction

WIC (White River Junction Office) – Vermont Department of Health 
802-295-8820 or 888-253-8799; Support, breastfeeding and nutrition information, monthly food benefit and breast pumps for breastfeeding parents. 

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 
Birthing Pavilion: 603-650-7281 
Breastfeeding and Lactation Clinic: 603-650-6159; Lactation consults available by phone and outpatient visits. 
Women’s Health Resource Center: 603-650-2600; Breastfeeding support groups, classes, lactation consults, and breast pumps. 

Gifford Medical Center – Birthing Unit 
802-728-2257; 24-hour postpartum and breastfeeding support phone line for those who delivered at Gifford; breast pump rentals. 

Corporate Lactation Services – Heather Chase, MS, RN, IBCLC 
802-875-5683; Lactation consults in Chester office by appointment; accepts Medicaid and private insurance. 

La Leche League 
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support for pregnant & nursing parents; Accredited leaders. Find a local group: Facebook.com/lllmarivt or La Leche League of Vermont 

Strong Families Vermont – Nurse Home Visits 
Short-term visits to support your breastfeeding goal or ongoing home visiting program supporting your pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. 
Children’s Integrated Services: 802-649-3268 
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH: 800-575-5162 

Download the My Breastfeeding Plan for White River Junction