(recommended to be taken while you are pregnant)


Community Action of Skagit Co. WIC (Mt Vernon): Breast is Best class Held online live.  Wednesdays. Open to all WIC clients:

 Breastfeed with Confidence: on Zoom. Teri Shilling, IBCLC facilitates two classes:   From the Beginning and Pump It. (fee)

Community support groups:

(free and open to all)

La Leche League of Skagit County Mother to mother support groups.  No face to face meetings but you can join their active Facebook group: La Leche of Skagit County Discussion Group.


(make an appointment with an IBCLC** if you have prenatal concerns or things don’t go as planned.  Services normally covered by medical insurance, check first)

Center for Maternal and Infant Care at Island Hospital (Anacortes): (360) 293-3101   (Family doctor and IBCLC co-appointments.)

 Skagit Valley Hospital Birth Center Outpatient Lactation Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 428-2229  (RN, IBCLC appointments)

 Tulip City Birth and Lactation (Burlington) (360)5592504  (Midwife appointments)

 Chinn Gyn Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 824-5278 (no insurance accepted)

 WIC clinics: Provides peer counselors, lactation consultant visits, breast pumps to WIC clients. No fees.

  • Community Action (360) 416-7595 Support available in Spanish (Mount Vernon/Anacortes)
  • Swinomish Health Clinic (360)466-3167. (La Conner)
  • United General (360) 856-7318 (Sedro-Woolley, Stanwood & Concrete)

Home visits:

(an IBCLC* will come to your home to address issues. Not covered by all insurance companies, check first)

* IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Rebecca Bartsch, MSM, LM, IBCLC (Burlington)

Lisa Follett, IBCLC (Whatcom Co.)

Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC (Whatcom Co.)

Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA), LCCE, IBCLC (Mount Vernon)

Lactation support/home visits are also provided by nurses to those who are enrolled in Maternity Support Services and Nurse Family Partnership.

  • Answers Counseling (360) 255-7855
  • Island Hospital Maternity Support Services (360-299-1300 ext 5674)
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center (360) 848-6616
  • Skagit Nurse Family Partnership (360) 416-1523

Military Families

Mom2MomPNW Facebook group

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society: Lindsey Potts-Szoke, RN, IBCLC – virtual visits and on-line breastfeeding classes 360-257-2728

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