Breastfeeding Resources

At Your Hospital:
All area birthing hospitals provide the following. Call them for details.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes
Lactation Consultant help during your hospital stay
Lactation Clinic to return to after you’ve gone home

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes:
There are several local providers in addition to birthing hospitals:
Baby Moon: www.baby-moon.org
or (859) 335-5949
Babies R Us: (859) 263-8857
Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Dept.:
(859) 288-2348
Clark Co. Health Dept.:
(859) 744-4482
Jessamine Co. Health Dept.:
(859) 885-4149

Mother-to-Mother Support:
La Leche League: Offers a daytime meeting the fourth Monday of each month at Centered, 309 N. Ashland Ave., #180, Lexington.
La Leche also holds a monthly Facebook Group meeting and personal telephone support.
Info: (859) 559-8488, (859) 351-9865 or visit www.lllofkytn.org/greater-lexington.
Mindful Moms of the Bluegrass: Offers a daytime meeting the first Saturday of each month at Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Road, Lexington. Also has a closed Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulmomslexingtonky/
Breastfeeding Telephone Help Line, Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department: (859) 288-2348.
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, open to WIC participants in the following counties: Clark, Scott, Nicholas, Harrison and Jessamine.
On-Line:
Kentucky Breastfeeding Resource Guide (covers the entire state): www.kybreastfeeding.com/ResourceGuide.html
Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky (LINK) Webpage: http://breastfeedkentucky.com/
La Leche League International: www.llli.org/
American Academy of Pediatrics breastfeeding information: www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/default.aspx
www.kellymom.com
www.secretsofbabybehavior.com (a blog on all kinds of things about how babies work!)

There are also many smart phone apps for tracking breastfeedings, pumping, naps and diaper changes. Search at your app store for options.

Compiled by Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC.