We understand many women may be apprehensive or unsure at first about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby. It’s normal to have many questions related to breastfeeding. Our doctors are here to support you.
Seacoast Lactation Services
Lawrence General Hospital
Lactation support on staff 7 days/week and moms are always welcome to reach out, regardless of where they gave birth. Our direct extension is (978) 683-4000 extension 2370. We check our voicemail throughout the day and always respond within one day of receiving messages. If we are unable to solve the issue or concern over the phone with the mother, we do schedule outpatient visits. These visits are typically covered by insurance and are a great resource for breastfeeding moms at any stage throughout the breastfeeding relationship.
Local Support Groups
Winchester Hospital, Division of Lahey Health, Center for Healthy Living
Time: Wed 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 200 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA
Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group
Open to all breastfeeding moms and their infants...
Drop in, no need to register...
Facilitated by an experienced IBCLC...
Meet and talk with other Moms in a warm and friendly environment...
Discuss breastfeeding questions, newborn care, or just socialize!
Runs every Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm, at 200 Unicorn Park, Conference Room A&B, Woburn, MA, 01801. Also available for individual consult M-W-Th-Fri. You need to call to schedule.
Anna Jaques Hospital
Tasha Gunnarsson, Hannah Pawlendzio, Judy Fayre, (RN, IBCLCs)
Time: Tuesdays 10-11:45 am; Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm; Thursdays 10:30-12:00
Location: Higgins Conference Room, Anna Jaques in Newburyport and at 600 Primrose St. Haverhill
Free weekly drop-in support groups are for new and experienced moms, regardless of where delivered, as well as women who are pregnant (open to all feeding types). The group is facilitated by RN-IBCLC's. No registration is required. Tuesdays 10:00-11:45 in Higgins Conference Room, AJH; Wednesdays (focus on newborn through 2mo. old) 2:00-3:30 in Higgins Conference Room, AJH; and Thursdays 10:30-12:00 at 600 Primrose St, Suite 200, Haverhill, MA (2nd floor in the room directly above the entrance).
They also offer outpatient appointments in their office in the hospital, the number to call to schedule is 978-463-1079.