(some designed to be taken while you are pregnant, others after the baby has arrived.)
Breastfeed with Confidence: virtual & in-person. Teri Shilling, IBCLC. Breastfeedwithconfidence.com/classes or call 360-395-5034 (fee)
Community Action of Skagit Co. WIC (Mt Vernon & Anacortes): Free online in Spanish and English for WIC clients. https://www.communityactionskagit.org/wic/ or call 360-416-7595
Island Health/Hospital: (Anacortes) on-line and in-person. https://islandhealth.org/classes/ or call 360-299-1309 (fee)
United General WIC (Sedro-Woolley & Concrete) Free online in English and Spanish for WIC clients http://wic.unitedgeneral.org/ or call 360-854-0435
(make an appointment with an IBCLC* or WIC Peer Counselor if you have prenatal concerns or things don’t go as planned. Most lactation services are covered by medical insurance but check first. Lactation support provided free at WIC clinics)
Maternal and Infant Care Center at Island Health/Hospital (Anacortes): (360) 293-3101 islandhospital.org/maternal-infant-care (Family physician & IBCLC appointments.)
Skagit Family Health Clinic (Mount Vernon) and The Holding Space (Anacortes) with Loveblossom Lactation; (360) 587-2033 www.loveblossom.net (ARNP & RN/IBCLC 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/BCLC appointments)
WIC clinics: Provides lactation support, 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 Counselor and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) appointments available
- Swinomish Health Clinic (La Conner) (360)466-3167.
- United General (Sedro-Woolley & Concrete) (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* breastfeedwithconfidence.com (360) 395-5034
Loveblossom Lactation and Wellness: Sharon Sullivan, RN, IBCLC* loveblossom.net (360) 587-2033
Tulip City Birth and Lactation: Rebecca Bartsch, MSM, LM, IBCLC* tulipcitymidwife.com/lactation (360) 559-2504
Based in Whatcom County, active with Skagit Lactation Coalition and will travel to Skagit County:
Fairhaven Lactation: Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC* fairhavenlactation.com/ (360) 305-1673
Skagit Co. Home Visits providing lactation support provided to those enrolled in Maternity Support Services and Nurse Family Partnership:
- Answers Counseling (360) 255-7855
- Community Action WIC Infant Care Coordination (360) 416-7595
- Sea Mar Community Health Center (360) 848-6616
- Skagit Nurse Family Partnership (360) 416-1523
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463786400577757/ ; WA state LLL (English )– https://www.facebook.com/LLLofWA (Spanish) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/990743587788106
Lactation Lounge at The Holding Space, 902 7th St., Anacortes, WA 98221, Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Free registration appreciated: https://theholdingspacebirthandwellnesscooperative.as.me/lactationlounge.
Military Families: Mom2MomPNW Facebook group