Lactation Information and Resources Recommended by Centre Pediatrics

Lactation Consultants:  These consultants and all IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)  which means they have trained as lactation experts and have had clinical hours in lactation.  This is a good choice if you need one on one attention and if you would like and in-home visit.  All of the lactation consultants communicate directly with us via phone or fax and update us regularly on your visits.   Please be sure to give them our contact telephone 617 735-8585 and fax 617 232-0572.  Lactation visits are typically an out of pocket expense at first, however the LC will give you paperwork that you can file with your insurance company.  We recommend contacting your insurance company ahead of time to find to get an estimate of your allowed coverage.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies will cover visits as well as breast pumps.

New England Mothers First

Brookline/Wellesley/Lakeville/Southborough/West Bridgewater
Visits done in Centre Pediatrics office
508-921-4157—intake number

Lactation Consultation Collaboration: Susan Davies, IBCLC and Kathleen Kerr, IBCLC (Newton)–Boston/Cambridge/Newton/Brookline/Charlestown/Needham/Medford/Arlington/Belmont
In home consults, $175 first visit with f/u phone calls, $125 for follow ups
617-680-2959—intake number

Debbie Cohen, IBCLC (Newton)
In home consults, $150/ hr.  Reimbursable by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Tufts.
Please ask Debbie to call us with update

Mary Ellen Galante, IBCLC, RN, CNM (Cambridge, MA—Mother’s Nurture)—will do downtown Boston
In home consults, $200 per visit , 2 hours, and follow up phone calls
Spanish speaking

Jennifer Greenberg, M.Ed., PCD, IBCLC ( Newton, MA)
In home consults, $350 for 2-3 hours and follow up phone calls

Lactation Care, Inc  (25 Fisher Ave. Newton)
In office feeding assessments and private consultations is $165.00 for a 2 hour office visit with one of their IBCLCs: Dot Norcross, Danielle Baez, or Andrea Jorgensen-Perry.

Michelle Stolow, IBCLC (Maynard)
In home consults to 20 miles away, $275 per visit
Visits are generally about 2 hours and include unlimited follow-up support by phone, text and email.

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Find a lactation consultant by your zip code at

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Outpatient Lactation Clinic

Center for Child Development
221 Longwood Ave, Boston
Download brochure

Other Resources:

Jewish Family and Child Services
Excellent resource providing a  wide variety of services to all, including in home help for transitioning mothers, new mothers support groups, twins supports groups, fragile beginnings (premature infants), sleep assistance, and clinicians to assist with post partum depression.
Breastfeeding drop-in group—Tu/Thurs 10-12 at Cambridge Health Alliance, 8 Camelia Ave, Cambridge
New Mother’s Groups: Boston (Th 10-11:30 @Temple Israel), Brookline(Tu 10:30-12@Temple Ohabei Shalom), JP (Wed 1:30-3 @ St.  John’s Church).  Please check website for more details.
781-693-5652or info

La Leche League International
On line reliable information, breastfeedng groups, home  and phone assitance from LLL leaders
Boston group meets 3rd Wednesday from 7-8:30 at Mama and Me, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition—on line resource

New England Milk Bank—have too much milk and want to donate or  need more?

Nursing Mother’s Council—Boston’ Association for Childbirth Education
–Run by accredited volunteers and offers free telephone breastfeeding advice and have nursing mother’s gatherings, Chapters in Newton, Lexington, Walpole
–Gathering 1st Monday of every month 10:30-12 at Temple Shalom, Newton

Resources for Hospital grade pump rental  617 244-5593

Skendarian Apothacary,  Cambridge, MA, 617 354-5600

Cambridge Medical Supply, Cambridge, MA 617 876-3810 

Other online resources: —excellent videos under on line resources La Leche League International American Academy of Pediatrics

Best for Babes Foundation—Facebook group