Resources & Support

Statewide Resources

TN Breastfeeding Hotline Available 24/7 : 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667)

Language line and Direct Interpretative services available include: Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin. Available to anyone.

Every health department in Tennessee has a Designated Breastfeeding Expert (DBE).  This DBE has advanced lactation training (IBCLC, CLC, CLS, or CLE) and provides assistance with any breastfeeding issues or questions.  Click here to find the DBE within your community! DBEs are available to support  any resident of Tennessee, at this time most are providing only telephone support, no video or in person, language line is available. Some speak Spanish.

Le Leche League

COVID Update: All in person meetings are cancelled till further notice.

There are online meetings and you can reach out to your local leaders for over the phone support.

Davidson County Community Lactation Resources

Hospital Support

  • St. Thomas Midtown: FREE Breastfeeding Clinic – Open to community, no appointment needed.  Open M/W/TH: 9am-2pm. Located on the 3rd floor, Family Learning Center, enter from Midstate Garage, 615-284-2229 Click here Midtown Services
    • COVID Update: The Breastfeeding Clinic at St Thomas Midtown is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. They are answering the phone lines for anyone who calls. They have a Facebook page- St Thomas Midtown Breastfeeding Clinic– posting tips and answering questions. They offer virtual HIPPA compliant Zoom capabilities by appointment only.

      Off-site support group for breastfeeding moms are being offered:

      • 2nd and 4th Thursday at River Park in Brentwood from 9-11.
      • 2nd and 4th Monday at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt Juliet from 9-11am

      We will be able to perform latch checks and will have the scale. Staff will be wearing masks. This is a free event and open to the public.

      *Always call/message to ensure the group is taking place.

  • Vanderbilt Hospital: FREE Mothers Milk League Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to community, no appointment needed. Meetings: Thurs. 1-3PM (615)-936-1414 Click Here Vanderbilt Services 
  • Meharry Medical College: FREE Prenatal Breastfeeding Education – (615)-327-5653
  • Tri-Star Centennial Hospital: A Mothers Place Doctors order required. Meetings: M-F: 8:30am-4pm, 615-342-5650. Click Here TriStar Centennial Services
    • COVID Update: Open for outpatient visits, please call for an appointment. These must have a Dr. order and we file to insurance the charge for this outpatient visit. Offer free counseling over the phone to anyone.  
  • Metro Nashville General Hospital: 615-341-4223

Support Groups

COVID Update: Most in person groups have been cancelled. Please call to check when meetings will begin again.

  • Nashville Le Leche League : FREE Meetings: 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 am @ Safe Haven Family Shelter, 1234 3rd Ave S. – 615-745-9018 (Sara) or 931-308-9817 (Melinda), email: NashvilleLLL@gmail.com,  Website-  Nashville Le Leche League
  • Hermitage Le Leche League: FREE Meetings: 2nd Friday of every month at 10AM @ Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2914 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage –  615-883-6823 (Nita) or 615-745-9018 (Sara), email: LLLhermitage@gmail.com, Website- Hermitage Le Leche League
  • Nashville Birth and Babies: FREE Weigh to go, Baby! Breastfeeding support group 855-905-BABY (2229) www.nashvillebirthandbabies.com
  • Blooma Nashville Yoga: $5 fee New Mama group, Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30-1:30pm, Mondays focus on lactation support. 615-797-8064, Website- Blooma Nashville

Visit tn.gov, to find your local health dept.

WIC Clinics – Davidson County –www.mphd.nashville.org

COVID Update: All WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to their local WIC participants by text and phone for support and referral.

East Health Center. 1015 East Trinity Lane, 615-862-6626

Lentz Health Center: 2500 Charlotte Ave, 615-340-5619

South Nutrition Center: 3718 Nolensville Pike 615-880-3210

Woodbine Health Center: 224 Oriel Ave 615-880-2299

FREE HELPLINES:

TN Breastfeeding Hotline 24/7 1-855-4BF-MOMS

  • Tristar Centennial Women’s Hospital, 615-342-5650
  • Tristar Summit Medical Center, 615-316-4244
  • Vanderbilt Women’s Education and lactation Center, 615-936-1414
  • Office of Women’s health, 1-800-994-9662, 8-5, M-F
  • Le Leche support near you: http://www.lllofkytn.org/find-a-leader

PUMP RENTAL/PURCHASE- Contact your insurance provider for assistance

One Reply to “Resources & Support”

  1. Hello! I just wanted to see if our pediatric office could have some of your “Local Breastfeeding Resources” pamphlets to hand out to our parents/new moms. It would be helpful for some of them to have support groups. Please let me know and I’ll email you our address.

    Thank you,

    Mary Frain, RN, CLC

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