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Resource Guides for Northern Nevada

Are you looking for lactation support and resources in Northern Nevada? Check out the following guides for your area. Many of the resources below offer FREE weekly breastfeeding support circles. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at nnbreastfeedingcoalition@gmail.com!

Reno, Sparks, Carson City

NNBC Black Mother's Support Circle: There is a meeting every week on Sunday's via Zoom. Offering support and advice from our peer educators regarding breastfeeding including challenges, struggles, and success stories. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Nevada WIC: Due to COVID-19, they are currently only offering certain services through the phone. If you were recently laid off due to COVID-19, and you need help feeding your family, WIC is offering help if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, or if you have infants and children under the age of 5. Office locations in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Incline Village. Rural Areas: Fernley, Fallon, Silver Springs, Lovelock, Yerington, Gardnerville, and Hawthorne. 

ITCN WIC: Offers breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories at no extra cost to qualifying participants. Breast pumps and accessories cannot be given to pregnant women, only women who qualify as "breastfeeding." For more information contact them through email at: wicgeneral@health.nv.gov. Or phone number: 775-684-5942. Office located through out Northern Nevada, check their website for a complete list of locations.

Carson Tahoe Hospital: Northern Nevada's only Baby Friendly Hospital. Offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, 1:1 consultations, and breastfeeding support circle. COVID-19 protocols are in place. 

Renown Regional Medical Center: Offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, inpatient consultations, breastfeeding support circles, and breast pump purchases and supplies. Visit their website at www.renown.org, to register.

Renown Women’s Health Breastfeeding Medicine Center: Robin Hollen, IBCLC, APRN and Sarah Ortega, IBCLC. Private consultations, telemedicine consultation, phone consultations, breastfeeding circle, and provides prenatal consultations and breast feeding classes

901 E 2nd St, Suite 201, Reno, NV, 89502.   Phone Number: 775-982-6365.  Hours of Operation:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center: Offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, 1:1 consultations, breastfeeding support circle, and breast pump rentals/purchases and supplies. Due to COVID-19, all classes are virtual. 

Danna Myers Hook, CLC: Private practice certified lactation counselor offering in-home 1:1 breastfeeding counseling. Please reach out to her directly in regards to COVID-19 restrictions.

Nourish Nevada: Private practice in Reno offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, 1:1 consultations, and breastfeeding support circle. Classes and Consultations are available in person or online. Please call 775-453-4628 to make an appointment.

La Leche League: Offering support, meetings, and consultations. There are two locations: 

Reno/Sparks area: Call Amy at (775) 327-4286.

Carson City: Call Kelly at (775) 220-1807 and Carson Valley area: Call Tara at (775) 863-8855.

Surrounding Western Nevada Rural Areas 

Banner Churchill Hospital: Prenatal breastfeeding classes and 1:1 support available by appointment. Please call Kendi Yates, CMA, CLC at 775-867-7401 (education) or 775-867-7718 (1:1 support).

My Bump to Bundle: Private practice located in Yerington offering breastfeeding education and counseling. COVID-19 Restrictions are in place. 

Eastern Nevada

Family Resource Center, WIC:  Located in Elko. Offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, 1:1 consultations, peer support, and breast pump rentals and supplies. These services are available to WIC participants only.

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital: Located in Elko. Offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, 1:1 consultations, breastfeeding support circle, and breastfeeding supplies. Contact Alyssa Fedel, RN, BSN, CLC at 775-738-5151 or alyssafedel@gmail.com.  


Breastfeeding Welcomed here

The goal of this campaign is to encourage more women to breastfeed their babies and breastfeed for a longer duration by making our community friendlier to breastfeeding families. The use of this symbol will be to both alert moms to public locations where they can breastfeed comfortably and to encourage the perception that breastfeeding is normal, accepted and welcomed.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the lack of support for breastfeeding is one of the obstacles to its success. If our culture embraces breastfeeding as the normal way to feed infants, more women will breastfeed and health statistics will likely change for the better.

Learn More

Resources related to breastfeeding topics  

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Birth Tools - Tools for optimizing the outcomes of labor safely

Postpartum Support International - Awesome resources for both parents and providers

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale - This scale can be administered by anyone and can help in identifying parents who are at risk for postpartum depression and anxiety. Note this is just a screening. If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, professional support is recommended.

Methadone/Buprenorphine: Pregnancy - Informational handout on treatment using methadone or buprenorphine during pregnancy

Opioid Use and Opioid Disorder in Pregnancy  - ACOG Committee Opinion

From our friends at The Life Change Center - Informational videos about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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