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Classes, lactation consultants, equipment, reading and more.

local classes

LaLeche League. Mother-to-mother education, support, and encouragement for women who want to breastfeed. Babies welcome. Various days and locations within Madison. Free Breastfeeding Helpline 827-5530, staffed 7 days a week.
LLL of Madison - city
LLL International- international

La leche league Groups in Madison:

Please call a Leader the night before to verify time, location, and for directions.

East AM group @ 10:00 am, every 2nd Wednesday
Jeannie 839-5821 Lindsay 242-9009 Melanie 236-0875

East PM group @ 6:30 pm, every 3rd Monday NEW LOCATION!
Laurel 226-0856 Adria 278-8879

West AM group, 10:00 am, every 3rd Tuesday
Adria 278-8879 Fran 441-0119

West PM group, 7:00 pm, every 4th Tuesday
Sue 221-2141 Deb 824-8822

Verona 5:30 pm, every 2nd Thursday
Fran 441-0119 Heather 845-1328

Multiples 10:45-12:15, various Fridays
For women pregnant with or mothers of multiples.
Kay 258-8368

Return to Work While Breastfeeding class @ Meriter - Lactation experts offer support and advice to help you continue breastfeeding after you resume your career. Learn pumping options, equipment, collection, storage and introducing a bottle. Babies and support persons are welcome. Class participants will receive a discount on breastfeeding supplies from Meriter. Attend approximately three weeks before returning to work.

Great Start Breastfeeding Class @ Happy Bambino -
Breastfeeding is nature’s way, but it is a learned art for mother and baby. Knowing what to expect and becoming familiar with the process of breastfeeding can reduce anxiety and allow breastfeeding to be a natural experience. Learn about the marvelous benefits of nursing your baby, latch and positioning, feeding cues, establishing your milk supply, and recognizing problems early. Get an overview of nursing bras, breast pumps, and milk storage.

Madison Birth Center
Great Start Breastfeeding Class @ MBC - The natural art of breastfeeding is easier when women know what to expect. This class teaches mothers about breastfeeding benefits, how to know when the baby is latched on correctly, how to recognize infant feeding cues, breastfeeding positions and much more. Nursing bras, breast pumps and milk storage are also covered.

new! Birth and Beyond- Doula Services for the Childbearing Year
Heidi Anderson, CD(DONA), CLC, CBE
Cary Hellenbrand
Emily Sanford, CLC
Together we offer many services for your family through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Some of the services we provide are: Birth Doula Support, In-home Postpartum Doula Care, Breastfeeding Classes and Counseling, Childbirth Classes, Postpartum Planning, and Infant Massage Courses We appreciate your need for support and education during this life changing time. Our main purpose is to support you and your partner in your choices and to help provide you with the information you need to make informed and prepared decisions.

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find a local lactation consultant

I don't know what experience level or certifications those listed below have. Before retaining a lactation consultant you should review their credentials and experience to make your own decision.

Ruth Sweet, IBCLC
Adria Cannon, BS IBCLC
Lactation Assistance Services
120 Paoli St.
Verona, WI 53593
Tel: (608) 845-7269

Debbie Healy, CNM, CLC
Open Arms Midwifery
421 Clemons Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 469-1315

Madison Birth Center
Aszani Kunkler, CNM, RN, CLC
Arlinda Michael, RN, BSN, CIMI, IBCLC
Anastasia Doherty, CNM, RN
6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave.
Suite 103
Middleton, WI 53562
Tel: (608) 821-0123Fax: (608) 821-0124

Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC
UW Health
600 N. 8th St.
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Tel: (608) 437-3064

Mary Jo Coleman, IBCLC
Marvelous Milk Supplies
150 N. Baltimore Ave.
Spring Green, WI 53588
Tel: 1-888-387-7502

Nursing Mamas Resource Station @
Happy Bambino
2045 Atwood Avenue

Tuesdays, 1pm - 4:30pm

Cost is $30 for unlimited visits (per birth).

-Arlinda Michael, RN, BSN, IBCLC Lactation Consultant,
-Adria Cannon, IBCLC Lactation Consultant
-Alison Dodge, Certified Lactation Counselor

Visit for more info or to register.


Happy Bambino - Clothing and supplies. - Family owned and operated for 5 years. We offer breastfeeding help including personalized classes and home visits, sales and rentals of hospital grade breast pumps, and more! Contact Sue Morrison, IBCLC at 221-2141.

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Breastfeeding Advocacy - Breastfeeding and Working

Building Breastfeeding Friendly Communities in Wisconson

Mothers Milk Depot Web Site - The Mother’s Milk Association of Wisconsin has a new website with all the details for becoming a milk donor. Donating is easy to do, and several MBC mommas are already donating.

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reading list

The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins

The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock

Nursing Mother, Working Mother : The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work by Gale Pryor

The Breastfeeding Book : Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
by Martha Sears, William Sears

Amy Spangler's Breastfeeding : A Parent's Guide by Amy Spangler

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower

The Breastfeeding Cafe : Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing by Barbara L. Behrmann

The Nursing Mother's Herbal (The Human Body Library) by Sheila Humphrey

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding : Complete Nutrition Book for Nursing Mothers, Including a Healthy Guide to Weight Loss Your Doctor Promise by Eileen Behan

The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook: Whole Foods To Nourish Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women - And Their Families by Cathe Olson