Breastfeeding success is a personal journey — and often a hit or miss for women. Avoid the "miss" by connecting yourself to local support. Fortunately, the hospital where you plan on delivering your baby offers breastfeeding classes in addition to lactation support and breastfeeding supplies.  But once you're home with your baby, you may feel a bit isolated. That's when it's time to reach out. Call your hospital for lactation support. If you're not satisfied with that, keep on reaching out to find the support you need. Start with the La Leche League. Other resources follow that list:

La Leche League Support Near You

The La Leche League's local chapters are very active on Facebook. Learn about meeting times, start a conversation or send a message and more. Hendersonville La Leche League in Hendersonville on Facebook 615-714-9224 615-745-1282 Hermitage/Wilson La Leche League of Hermitage/Wilson County on Facebook 615-883-6823 615-745-9018 Nashville La Leche League of Nashville on Facebook 615-353-9596 615-746-5956 615-944-3317 Portland La Leche League of Portland on Facebook 615-745-1282 251-751-7256 Rutherford La Leche League of Rutherford County on Facebook 615-995-4754 Williamson La Leche League of Williamson County on Facebook 615-579-8019 931-308-9817 Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station 901-568-9202 _______________________________

MORE SUPPORT

13 and Co. 615-517-6157 Baby + Co. 615-647-8220 Blessed Beginnings Birth Doula Services of Middle Tennessee 615-974-1677 Blooma Nashville 615-797-8064 Breastfeeding for Mothers: Tennessee Department of Health International Lactation Consultant Association IBCLC Finder A Mother’s Place at TriStar Centennial Medical Center 615-342-5650 Music City Doulas 615-208-4111 Nashville Birth and Babies 855-905-2229 Nashville Birth Network 859-533-4667 Nashville Childbirth 615-370-5912 Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition (NBC) NOVA Birth Services 615-669-6399 Rutherford County Department of Health Breastfeeding Support Murfreesboro 615-898-7880 Smyrna 615-355-6175 Sumner County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Gallatin 615-206-1100 Hendersonville 615-824-0552 Portland 615-325-5237 Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline 855-423-6667