Resources & Support

Statewide Resources

TN Breastfeeding Hotline Available 24/7 : 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667)

Language line and Direct Interpretative services available include: Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin. Available to anyone.

Every health department in Tennessee has a Designated Breastfeeding Expert (DBE).  This DBE has advanced lactation training (IBCLC, CLC, CLS, or CLE) and provides assistance with any breastfeeding issues or questions.  Click here to find the DBE within your community! DBEs are available to support  any resident of Tennessee, at this time most are providing only telephone support, no video or in person, language line is available. Some speak Spanish.

Le Leche League

 

COVID Update: All in person meetings are cancelled till further notice.

  • Nashville Le Leche League : FREE Meetings: 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 am @ Safe Haven Family Shelter, 1234 3rd Ave S. – 615-745-9018 (Sara) or 931-308-9817 (Melinda), email: NashvilleLLL@gmail.com,  Website-  Nashville Le Leche League
  • Hermitage Le Leche League: FREE Meetings: 2nd Friday of every month at 10AM @ Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2914 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage –  615-883-6823 (Nita) or 615-745-9018 (Sara), email: LLLhermitage@gmail.com, Website- Hermitage Le Leche League
Davidson County Community Lactation Resources

Hospital Support

  • St. Thomas Midtown: FREE Breastfeeding ClinicOpen to community, operating by appointments only! Please call please clinic to schedule an appointment 615-284-2055. Open Monday- Thursday 9am-2pm with the last appointment being at 12:30pm. Located at 300 20th Ave medical building, suite 703 (next to Ascension St Thomas Midtown) Visit “St. Thomas Midtown Breastfeeding Clinic” on Facebook or  Click here Midtown Services
    • You do not have to have delivered at St Thomas to utilize this service.

    • Parking: you may park in the FREE parking garage that is attached to the office building (located off of State St) or you can take advantage of the FREE valet parking located at the main entrance of the building.

  • St. Thomas Ruterford:
    • Offering virtual consults by appointment only. Call 615-396-4167 for an appointment. 
  • Tri-Star Centennial Hospital:
    • Offering free counseling over the phone. Offering out-patient consults by appointment only. Doctors order required and fee for out-patient service. Call 615-342-5650 for appointment. Click Here TriStar Centennial Services
  • Tri-Star Stonecrest: 
    • Offering virtual consults free of charge. Offering out-patient consults for a fee. Call 615-768-2234 for an appointment.  
    • Weekly support group closed for now due to Covid-19
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  • Vanderbilt Medical Center:  Click Here Vanderbilt Services 
    • Now offering virtual lactation consults for parents of babies delivered at Vanderbilt or Vanderbilt associated centers. Call 615-936-1414 for an appointment.
    • “Grow and Thrive: A Virtual Breastmilk Support Group” meets virtually every Tuesday from 2-2:45pm. Please email Caradawnnbc@gmail.com for zoom information
  • Maury Regional Hospital:
    • Outpatient consults are available by appointment and for a fee. Doctor’s order required. Call 931-490-7074 for an appointment. 
  • Meharry Medical College: FREE Prenatal Breastfeeding Education – (615)-327-5653
  • Metro Nashville General Hospital: 615-341-4223

Public Health Support

  • WIC Clinics – Davidson County www.mphd.nashville.org
    • East Health Center. 1015 East Trinity Lane, 615-862-6626
    • Lentz Health Center: 2500 Charlotte Ave, 615-340-5619
    • South Nutrition Center: 3718 Nolensville Pike 615-880-3210
    • Woodbine Health Center: 224 Oriel Ave 615-880-2299
Private Practice Lactation Support

Blessed Beginnings: Offering home visits for a fee and free feeding support group. www.BlessedBeginningsTeam.com   Angelaleelc@yahoo.com  615-686-7884

Expressions! Lactation LLC: Lydia Dailey- Lactation Consultant in Clarksville and Ft. Campbell for a fee. Contact  Expressions@gmail.com or (615) 972-5395 for an appointment.

Middle Tennessee Lactation: 3326 Aspen Grove Dr. Suite 312 Franklin TN   Offering private consults in office for a fee.  Kimberly@middletnlactation.com  615-785-7882- call or text for an appointment.

Nashville Birth and Babies: 230 Great Circle Road, Suite 202, Nashville 37228. Offers in-office, home, and virtual visits for a fee.  Call 1-855-905-2229 (BABY), visit  www.nashvillebirthandbabies.com, or email Lactation@nashvillebirthandbabies.com for an appointment

Realistically Fed Lactation Support: Lauren Jones- offers in-home, virtual and text lactation support and virtual breastfeeding classes for a fee. Contact lauren@realisticallyfed.com for an appointment. www.realisticallyfed.com

 

PUMP RENTAL/PURCHASE- Contact your insurance provider for assistance

2 comments

  1. Hello! I just wanted to see if our pediatric office could have some of your “Local Breastfeeding Resources” pamphlets to hand out to our parents/new moms. It would be helpful for some of them to have support groups. Please let me know and I’ll email you our address.

    Thank you,

    Mary Frain, RN, CLC

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