Classes

(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:      https://www.communityactionskagit.org/wic/

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

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.

Clinics:

(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           islandhospital.org/maternal-infant-care  (Family doctor and IBCLC co-appointments.)

 Skagit Valley Hospital Birth Center Outpatient Lactation Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 428-2229 skagitregionalhealth.org/programs-services/womens-health-and-family-birth-center/family-birth-center  (RN, IBCLC appointments)

 Tulip City Birth and Lactation (Burlington) (360)5592504 https://www.tulipcitymidwife.com/index#meet-the-midwife  (Midwife appointments)

 Chinn Gyn Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 824-5278 chinngyn.com/ (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) https://www.tulipcitymidwife.com/index#meet-the-midwife

Lisa Follett, IBCLC (Whatcom Co.) https://www.honeysuckle-lactation.com/

Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC (Whatcom Co.) fairhavenlactation.com/

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

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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