Northeast Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding is often promoted as the most perfect infant food and mothers are encouraged to choose breastfeeding because it is proven to have significant advantages for both mother and baby. Yet so many moms struggle with the decision of whether it is right for them. First thing moms need to know – whatever decision they make – they should be confident that they are making the best decision for them and their family.
For moms who are interested in breastfeeding, or need more support in their breastfeeding journey, the resources below can help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
Live outside of the MFHS service area? Find your local resources online here.
Statewide and National Resources
Breastfeeding Help Lines
PA WIC Breastfeeding Warm Line: 1-855-427-5666 M-F 8 am – 8 pm., Sat and Sun 9 am-1 pm
PA Department of Health Healthy Baby Line: 800-986-BABY or 800-986-2229
National Women’s Health Information Center: 800-994-9662 (peer counselors, M-F, 9 am – 6 pm)
Breast Pumps Retail
The baby section of local department stores and pharmacies may carry various brands of pumps. Choose wisely! Pump brands vary in quality and effectiveness. Call a local breastfeeding specialist for more information. NOTE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers breast pumps single use devices, with the exception of FDA cleared, hospital-grade pumps, and recommends that pumps should only be used by one woman, because there is no way to guarantee the pump can be cleaned and disinfected between uses by different women.
Breast pump customer service numbers and websites:
Medela: 800-435-8316 www.medela.us
Ameda: 866-992-6332 www.ameda.com
Hygeia: 888-786-7466 www.hygeiababy.com
Limerick: 877-546-3742 www.limerickinc.com
Avent: 800-542-8368 www.avent.com
Bailey: 800-413-3216 www.baileymed.com