(recommended to be taken while you are pregnant)

Breastfeed with Confidence: virtual & in-person. Teri Shilling, IBCLC. Classes include Prenatal Colostrum Harvesting, Getting off to a Great Start, Pump It with Flange Fitting,  & “What are you up to”  baby weight check with tea./cookies. (fee)

Community Action of Skagit Co. WIC (Mt Vernon & Anacortes): Monthly online Breastfeeding Classes on Wednesdays. Free to all WIC clients: English and Spanish available.

United General WIC (Sedro-Woolley) Free online Breastfeeding Classes in English and Spanish for WIC clients

Community support groups:

(free and open to all)

La Leche League of Skagit County is currently not meeting face to face but are referring to the following active Facebok groups:

Skagit Discussion group:

WA state LLL (English )–

(Spanish) –

Military Families: Mom2MomPNW Facebook 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)

Chinn Gyn Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 824-5278 (ARNP/IBCLC appointments; private pay only, no insurance accepted)

Maternal and Infant Care Center at Island Health/Hospital (Anacortes): (360) 293-3101   (Family physician and IBCLC appointments.)

Skagit Family Health Clinic (Mount Vernon) with Loveblossom Lactation; (360) 587-2033  (ARNP & RN/IBCLC appointments)

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

WIC clinics: Provides breast pumps and other supplies to WIC clients. No fees.

  • Community Action (Mount Vernon/Anacortes) (360) 416-7595 Support available in English and Spanish. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Lactation Consultant appointments available no charge to WIC clients.
  • Swinomish Health Clinic (La Conner) (360)466-3167.
  • United General  (Sedro-Woolley)(360) 854-0435 Support available in English and Spanish. Breastfeeding Peer Counselor appointments available.

Lactation consultant/IBCLC* visits:

in your home, virtual or in an office setting (covered by some but not all insurance companies, check first)

* IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Based in Skagit County:

Breastfeed with Confidence: Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA), LCCE, IBCLC* (360) 395-5034

Loveblossom Lactation and Wellness: Sharon Sullivan, RN, IBCLC*  (360) 587-2033

Tulip City Birth and Lactation: Rebecca Bartsch, MSM, LM, IBCLC*  (360) 559-2504

Based in Whatcom County , travels to Skagit

Breasts R Best: Patty Hiestand, RN, BSN, IBCLC*  (360) 474-7092

Fairhaven Lactation: Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC* (360) 305-1673

The Latchmaker: Briana Hodgson, RN, BSN, IBCLC*  (564) 203-9113

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

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