Skagit County Lactation Resource Guide

Below are the resources available in Skagit County. There is a downloadable pdf of the resouces at the bottom.


Inclusion in this resource directory is voluntary, and does not imply endorsement from Skagit County Lactation Coalition.

Breast/Chestfeeding Classes

(some designed to be taken while you are pregnant, others after the baby has arrived.)


Breastfeed with Confidence: virtual & in-person. Teri Shilling, IBCLC. or call 360-395-5034 (fee)

Community Action of Skagit Co. WIC (Mt Vernon & Anacortes): Free online in Spanish and English for WIC clients. or call 360-416-7595

Island Health/Hospital: (Anacortes) on-line and in-person. or call 360-299-1309 (fee)

United General WIC (Sedro-Woolley & Concrete) Free online in English and Spanish for WIC clients or call 360-854-0435

Lactation Clinics:

(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   (Family physician & IBCLC appointments.)

The Holding Space (Anacortes) with Loveblossom Lactation; (360) 587-2033  (ARNP & RN/IBCLC appointments)d

Skagit Valley Hospital Birth Center Outpatient Lactation Clinic (Mount Vernon): (360) 428-2229  (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* (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, active with Skagit Lactation Coalition and will travel to Skagit County:

Fairhaven Lactation: Mary Francell, MA, IBCLC* (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 learn more here: 


Lactation Lounge at The Holding Space, 902 7th St., Anacortes, WA 98221, Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Free registration appreciated:

 Military Families: Mom2MomPNW Facebook group