Breastfeeding Resources


Resources

Breastfeeding Classes    Breastfeeding Support Groups   Mama needs some Breastfeeding Help!    Medication Questions & Info    Breastmilk Donation    Breastpumps    TN Laws on Breastfeeding   TN & US Contacts    General Information    Educational Information    Legal Information     Mobile Applications     For Physicians  

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Breastfeeding Classes

Erlanger   3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm (423) 778-5465 or click here

Erlanger East   1st Tuesday at 6:30 pm (423) 778-5465 or click here

Parkridge East   Weekday and/or Weekend options (800) 242-5662 or click here 

WIC   Call (423) 209-8321 for more info:

  • Main Campus at 921 E. 3rd Street: Tuesdays at 1 pm, Wednesdays at 10 am.  Spanish sessions on Mondays at 1 pm.
  • Ooltewah Health Center: 2nd Tuesday at 10 am; 4th Tuesday at 1 pm
  • Sequoyah Health Center: 2nd Tuesday at 10 am; 4th Tuesday at 1 pm
  • Dodson Avenue Health Center: 3rd Thursday at 2 pm

Latch & Pump   2nd Saturday 1-2 pm (free) 3rd Friday 6-8 pm (fee-based) Skyline Chiropractic (317) 762-6397

The Chattery   “Breastfeeding 101” visit thechattery.org for class options

Life Circle Women’s Healthcare   3rd Tuesday at 6 pm (423) 339-1400

Erlanger eLearning Breastfeeding Education |  Free, online breastfeeding education course

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Erlanger East   3rd Friday at 10 am (423) 680-8789

La Leche League of Chattanooga   2nd Tuesday at 10 am & 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm in room 145 at St. John United Methodist Church (248) 515-2405

Mocha Mommy Milk Moments   2nd Friday 6-8 pm at Skyline Chiropractic or through Virtual Support Group (317) 762-6397

Life Circle Women’s Healthcare   2nd Saturday at 10 am (423) 339-1400

La Leche League of Ringgold   1st Thursday at 10:30 am at the Catoosa County Library (706) 820-9142

Mama Needs Some Breastfeeding Help!

Erlanger Breastfeeding Clinic   Call (423) 778-4181 for an appointment with an IBCLC.  Lactation services are billable to insurance.

  • Kennedy Children’s Outpatient Center: M/Tues/Wed/Fridays by appt.
  • Erlanger East: Thursdays by appt.

Hamilton County Health Department Breastfeeding Center   Call (423) 209-8321 for a no-charge visit with an IBCLC and/or breastfeeding peer counselor.

Life Circle Women’s Healthcare Lactation Clinic   (423) 284-9008 or (423) 339-1400  Mon/Tues/Thurs 8-5; Fri 8-12:30; Wed by appt only

Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline   (855) 4BFMOMS / (855) 423-6667 Available 24/7 in English and Spanish

La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline (877) 4LA LECHE

Lactation Staff for Home Visits

  • Monique Garner-Weeks, CLC   (317) 762-6397
  • Ashley Lucas, RN, IBCLC   (423) 619-3622

Medication Questions & Info

InfantRisk Center   “The world’s leading research center for medication safety during pregnancy and lactation.”

LactMed Drugs and Lactation Database   Info available on website or via app (click here to access apps)

Breastmilk Donation

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee   Associated with HMBANA (Human Milk Banking Association of North America) 

Prolacta   

Human Milk 4 Human Babies in Tennessee and in Georgia

Eats on Feets in Tennessee and in Georgia

Breastpumps

Pump Purchase Suppliers

  • Aeroflow (844) 867-9890 (files through insurance)
  • AeroCare (previously through ContinuCare) (423) 402-9371  *only files through TennCare plans BlueCare and Amerigroup
  • Cutter Cares (877) 262-1123 (files through insurance; also offers payment plans for out-of-pocket purchases)

Hospital-Grade Pump Rentals

  • Medical Center Compounding Pharmacy/Cleveland, TN (423) 476-5548
  • AeroCare at Erlanger Medical Mall (423) 402-9371

Tennessee Laws on Breastfeeding

TCA 68-58-101: A mother may breastfeed in any public or private place she is authorized to be.

TCA 68-58-102: Breastfeeding shall not be considered public indecency or nudity, obscene, or sexual conduct.

TCA -68-58-103: Local governments shall not prohibit breastfeeding in public by local ordinance.

TCA 50-1-305: Employers must accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work.

Local, State, and National Resources

DID YOU KNOW? WIC (Women, Infants and Children) offers support services for ALL mothers. This includes prenatal classes, breastfeeding support and counseling. WIC also provides electric breast pumps based on income and nutritional status.

World Health Organization | Breastfeeding Information and Research

Centers for Disease Control on Breastfeeding

Web Resources

General Information 

Really? Really. | Breastfeeding. Know the Facts.

Breastfeeding USA

Troubleshooting and Education

KellyMom | Parenting and Breastfeeding

Hand Expression of Breastmilk | Stanford School of Medicine

Legal Information

Work & Pump | Breastfeeding and Working

Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace | Information for Moms and Employers

Free Apps

Coffective iPhone|iPad

latchME

For Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics | Breastfeeding