Breastfeeding Support

Local Breastfeeding Resources and Support

If you have concerns about milk supply or any questions about starting or maintaining a breastfeeding relationship during this time, you have options locally:

  • Call a La Leche League (LLL) Leader (no cost)
  • Call Family Connects Durham (no cost)
    • Family Connects Durham is continuing nurse visits through telehealth during this time. If you are giving birth at Duke or Duke Regional expect a phone call to your postpartum room phone! If they don’t catch you or you birth somewhere else please feel free to reach out to us online or by phone!  919-385-0777
  • North Carolina WIC: WIC is conducting all appointments over the phone. 
    • The only time a client would need to come in to the office: 
      • If you have never had WIC
      • Had WIC before e-wic
      • Evaluate the need for a pump on a case by case basis: If a pump does need to be issued, WIC will make the decision as to whether you need to come to the WIC lobby area, or if WIC will meet you at the entrance where you can stay in their car.
    • Durham: Durham County WIC resources are available through the Durham County Health Department at 919-956-4042.
    • Orange: Orange County WIC resources are available through the Piedmont Health Services, Inc (located within the Orange County Health Department) at 919-245-2422.
    • Wake: Wake County WIC resources are available on the Wake County Services website and at 919-250-4720.
  • NC Women’s Hospital
    • The NC Women’s Hospital now is offering Virtual Breastfeeding classes in English. Registration and payment for that class is done through their site:
    • NC Women’s Hospital also is offering a complimentary support Networking Group called MOM (Mentoring Other Mothers) where different themes are covered, including breastfeeding. Even though this is a free weekly service, mothers and expecting moms need to register at their website.