Resources & Support

These resources been put together to help you! There are so many people working in our area to make breastfeeding easier. Whatever your question or need, we urge you to contact one or more of the below resources without delay.

You are never alone on your breastfeeding journey and the organizations, companies and groups below would love to help you along the way!

 T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
Support Groups
Prenatal
WIC Clinics
Free Helplines
Pump Rentals/Purchase

*You can download a brochure of these resources by clicking here.

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 Tennessee Laws Protecting Breastfeeding
Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-58-101 et seq. (2006, 2011) permits a mother to breastfeed in any location, public or private, that the mother is authorized to be.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-1-305 (1999) requires employers to provide daily (unpaid) break time for a mother to express breast milk for her infant child. Employers are also required to make a reasonable effort to provide a private location, other than a toilet stall, in close proximity to the workplace.
The Affordable Care Act (2010) has stronger language where
employers are required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”

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SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups help moms and babies. They are great resources for answers to questions, to observe a feeding, to discuss concerns or places moms can go to encourage others. Most (if not all) welcome partners and siblings. Please never feel alone in your breastfeeding journey!
Call ahead to confirm date, time and space.

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Nashville La Leche League
nashvilleLLL@gmail.com
www.llleus.org/web/NashvilleTn.html

DAY MEETINGS:
First Wednesday of each month at 10:00am – West (Green Hills)
• Jennifer: 615-353-9596
• Chrissie: 615-740-8748
• Eva: 615-733-2800

NIGHT MEETINGS:
Third Monday of each month at 6:30pm – West (Green Hills)
• Jennifer: 615-353-9596
• Monica: 310-213-6040

Monthly meetings include:

• The benefits of breastfeeding
• At home with your new baby
• The normal course of breastfeeding – avoiding & overcoming difficulties
• Weaning and nutrition
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Hermitage La Leche League – free
www.llleus.org/web/HermitageWilsonTn.html

• Nita: 615-883-6823
Meets second Friday of every month at 10:00am
Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church
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Attachment Parenting International
www.attachmentparenting.org/groups/webtn.php

• Asia Mathis: 615-210-2143 or asiamathis@me.com
• Kara Carden: 615-828-9115 or cardencopy@gmail.com
Meets 3rd Sunday each month from 3:00-5:00pm
Blakemore United Methodist Church, 3601 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205
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Mom’s Milk League – free

Vanderbilt Sponsored Support Group
www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/services.php?mid=6537
615-936-1414

Drop-in, Free Parking, Anyone Welcome
Every Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm – Children’s Hospital in Family Resource Center (2nd Floor)
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Music City Breastfeeding Support Group – free

• Tashia Richards-Brown: 615-341-4376
For Pregnant or BF moms
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm
Hadley Park Community Center 1039 28th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208
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Saint Thomas Midtown Support Group (formerly Baptist Hospital) – free
www.stthomashealth.com/classes
615-284-2229

Meets twice/month 12:00-2:00pm – Family Learning Center 3rd Floor
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The Gala Group – free
www.facebook.com/pages/Gala-Breastfeeding-Support-Group/187122401441120

615-669-6399 or info@mynovabirth.com

Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm
NOVA Birth Services 401 Center St. Suite #115 Old Hickory, TN 37138
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Weigh-to-go-Baby with with Nashville Birth & Babies – free
www.nashvillebirthandbabies.com
1-855-905-BABY (2229)

Clinical Support Group, Includes baby “weigh-ins”
Topics vary: new baby, low milk, returning to work, baby weaning, nutrition/exercise
First and Third Fridays 10:00am-noon; Second and Fourth Saturdays 10:00am-12:00 noon 5056 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027
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C H E A T H A M   C O U N T Y

Le Leche League phone help is available
• Chrissie: 615-740-8748
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R U T H E R F O R D   C O U N T Y

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center – free for patients and community
615-768-2234 OR patriciaferrell@hcahealthcare.com
Meets every Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm
Stonecrest’s Medical Office Building Classroom
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Rutherford County La Leche League – free
www.llleus.org/web/RutherfordCtyTn.html

• Melinda: 931-308-9817 or sewaneepossum@gmail.com
• Alanna: 615-714-4549 or alannafwebster@gmail.com
• Kimberly: 615-785-7882 or mrskimerlyhampton@hotmail.com
Mothers, mothers-to-be, babies, and children welcome.
Meets second Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm AND the fourth Monday of every month from 10:00am -12:00pm – Crossway Baptist Church: 4194 Shelbyville Highway, Murfreesboro
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Portland La Leche League – free
www.llleus.org/web/portlandtn.html
www.facebook.com/LLLOfPortland

• Michelle: 615-323-7158 or LLLportland@yahoo.com
Meet second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am at Portland Public Library at 301 Portland Blvd. OR the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Strawberry Station at 124 Main St.

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LLL of Hendersonville – free

• Andrea: 615-447-5182 or hendersonvillelll@gmail.com
•Jessica: 615-668-4006 or jjordan8130@yahoo.com
• Meets fourth Monday of every month at 10:15am at Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075
• Siblings welcome (toys will be provided)
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Williamson County La Leche League – free
www.llleus.org/web/WilliamsonSpringHillTn.html

• Heidi @ 615-834-3287 or heidi.corey@comcast.net
• Alea @ 615-472-1885 or alearaemoore@yahoo.com
• Jess @ 615-926-5607 or jess@thefergusons.com

Open format discussion, Rotating Topics: Advantages of Breastfeeding; Baby Arrives – The Family and the Breastfed Baby; The Art of Breastfeeding and Overcoming Difficulties; Nutrition and Weaning

Meets first Tuesday of the month at 10:00am AND the third Tuesday of every month at 6:15pm – Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church @ 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN
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Wilson County Support Group – free

• Pre-Register: 615-444-5325 x 1052
• Anyone welcome
• Meets every Thursday at 10:00am Wilson County Health Department, 927 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon
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Wilson County La Leche League – free
www.llleus.org/web/HermitageWilsonTn.html

• Nita @ 615-883-6823
Meets second Friday of every month at 10:00am
Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church
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PRENATAL (AND MORE) BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES
(BY COUNTY)
Learning breastfeeding information prior to delivery is so important. There are many things you can do to prepare so that breastfeeding is easier and so that others can help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Some of the below resources also offer lactation visits and even home visits after baby arrives.

D A V I D S O N   C O U N T Y

St. Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist Hospital) 615-284-2229
www.sths.com/midtown/pages/Medical-Services/Womens-Health/Maternal-Infant-Services/Education-and-Support-Groups.aspx#breastfeeding
Offers breastfeeding class and outpatient services

TriStar Centennial Women’s and Children’s Hospital – A Mother’s Place 615-342-5650 tristarcentennial.com/service/prenatal-classes
Offers breastfeeding classes

Metro Nashville General Hospital 615-341-4410
www.nashvillegeneral.org/medical-womens-services.php
Offers breastfeeding classes included in childbirth classes

Nashville Birth and Babies 855-905-BABY
www.nashvillebirthandbabies
Offers breastfeeding classes, return to work classes, weekly support group, office/home visits

Nova Birth Services 615-669-6399
www.mynovabirth.com
Private lactation services at facility or home

Tristar Summit Medical Center 615-316-4244
tristarsummit.com/service/line/womens-services
Offers breastfeeding class

Vanderbilt Women’s Education & Lactation Center 615-936-1414
childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/services.php?mid=6537
Offers breastfeeding class and office visits

Best Baby Shower and Breastfeeding Presentation (annual) 
www.juliesvillage.org and FB: Julie’s Village
Offers free breastfeeding preparedness presentation and exhibit fair plus fee-based breastfeeding class

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NorthCrest Medical Center 615-382-6016
www.northcrest.com/services/womens-services
Offers breastfeeding class

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital 615-396-4167
www.sths.com/rutherford/Pages/Medical-Services/Womens-Health/Maternal-Infant-Services.aspx
Offers breastfeeding classes & outpatient consultations

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center 615-768-2234
tristarstonecrest.com/service/lactation-services
Offers breastfeeding class & outpatient consultations

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Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center 615-338-1710
tristarhendersonville.com/service/lactation-services
Offers breastfeeding classes

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Williamson Medical Center 615-435-6024
www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org/content/obstetrics-nicu
Offers breastfeeding class only

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University Medical Center 615-444-8262
www.universitymedicalcenter.com/medical-services/pregnancy-and-childbirth-maternity
Offers breastfeeding classes
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WIC CLINICS

WIC Clinics and Nutrition Centers offer varying services and support for breastfeeding mothers. If you are already on WIC, please take advantage of these resources. If you think you qualify or if you have questions about the WIC program, please call your local office. Breastfeeding mothers receive additional food items to help make healthy choices accessible for all and you might have Peer Counselors that can offer advice and help connect you with resources. Call or stop by for assistance.

C H E A T H A M  C O U N T Y

CHEATHAM CO. HEALTH DEPT.
162 COUNTY SERVICES DRIVE
ASHLAND CITY 37015 615-792-4318

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D A V I D S O N   C O U N T Y

EAST HEALTH CENTER
1015 EAST TRINITY LANE
NASHVILLE 37216
615-862-6625 or 862-6629

LENTZ HEALTH CENTER    
311 23RD AVENUE NORTH
NASHVILLE 37203
615-340-5619

SOUTH NUTRITION CENTER
3718 NOLENSVILLE PIKE
NASHVILLE 37211
615-880-3210

WOODBINE HEALTH CENTER
224 ORIEL AVENUE
NASHVILLE 37210
615-862-7940 or 615-862-7945

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ROBERTSON CO. HEALTH  DEPT.
900 SOUTH BROWN ST.SPRINGFIELD 37172
615-384-4504

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RUTHERFORD CO. HEALTH DEPT.
100 WEST BURTON STREET
MURFREESBORO 37133
615-898-7785

NORTH RUTHERFORD CO. HEALTH DEPT.
108 DAVID COLLINS DR.
SMYRNA 37167615-355-6175

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PORTLAND CLINIC – SUMNER CO.
214 WEST LONGVIEW DRIVE
PORTLAND 37148
615-325-5237

SUMNER CO. HEALTH DEPT.
1005 UNION SCHOOL RD
GALLATIN 37066
615-206-1100

SUMNER CO. HENDERSONVILLE CLINIC
351 NEW SHACKLE ISLAND RD
HENDERSONVILLE 37075-2322
615-824-0552

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WILLIAMSON CO. HEALTH DEPT.
1324 WEST MAIN STREET
FRANKLIN 37064-3789
615-794-1542

WILLIAMSON CO. HEALTH DEPT. FAIRVIEW CLINIC
2629 FAIRVIEW BLVD.
FAIRVIEW 37062
615-799-2389

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WILSON CO. HEALTH DEPT.
927 EAST BADDOUR PARKWAY
LEBANON 37087-3685
615-444-5325

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FREE HELPLINES
Please ask questions or ask for help as soon as you start needing it. Please do not worry about “bothering” anyone or asking too many questions. These services are here to help! Depending on time of day you might reach a voicemail. Please go ahead and leave your contact information and question so you can be called back as soon as the messages are checked.

1. Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline 24-7 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667)
2. St. Thomas Midtown Hospital (formerly Baptist Hospital) 615-284-3381
3. Tristar Centennial Women’s Hospital 615-342-5650
4. NorthCrest Medical Center 615-382-6016
5. Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center 615-768-2234
6. Tristar Summit Medical Center 615-316-4244
7. Dickson (Cheatham County) La Leche League 615-740-8748
8. Vanderbilt Women’s Education and Lactation Center 615-936-1414
9. La Leche League 1-887-452-5324
10. Office of Women’s Health 1-800-994-9662  8–5, M-F

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PUMP RENTAL OR PURCHASE LOCATIONS
The type of breast pump used is a very important choice based on your goals and needs. Discuss your individual situation with these companies so they can help you make the best choice. You can also ask questions about insurance coverage and payment plans.

1. St. Thomas Midtown Hospital Lactation Boutique (formerly Baptist Hospital) 615-284-3381 or 615-284-6455 or www.sths.com/midtown/Documents/ baptist_lactation_rental.pdf
2. Tristar Centennial Women’s Hospital Lactation Support Services Boutique 615-342-5650
or  www.tristarwomensandchildrens.com/service/breastfeeding-support-lactation-boutique
3. St. Thomas Rutherford County 615-396-4167
or www.sths.com/rutherford/Pages/Medical-Services/Womens-Health/Maternal-Infant-Services/Education-and-Support-Groups/Breastfeeding-Support-and-Lactation-Boutique.aspx
4. Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center 615-338-1710
or www.tristarhendersonville.com/service/lactation-services
5. NorthCrest Medical Center 615-382-6016
6. Once Upon A Child (Franklin) 615-790-8081
7. PharmaCare (Mt. Juliet)  615-758-4750 option #1
8. Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center 615-768-2234
9. Tristar Summit Medical Center’s “Best Beginnings” Lactation Boutique 615-316-4244 or www.tristarsummit.com/service/info/best-beginnings
10. Vanderbilt Women’s Education & Lactation Center 615-936-1869
or www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/services.php?mid=8097
11. Allenhill Pharmacy (Franklin) 615-790-3885