August 6, 2014

Local breastfeeding resources & support

Whether you are new to breastfeeding or looking for a friendly place to encourage your feeding , Charlotte resources for breastfeeding support are plentiful. This list offers classes, support groups, and individual consultants available to help moms throughout our area, as well as online resources.


Written by moms in Charlotte for moms in Charlotte

Written by Michelle Lloyd

According to the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are crucial to the health and development of children worldwide. Yet for some new mothers breastfeeding can pose challenges, with questions of how to breastfeed, overcoming obstacles and set backs, breastfeeding in public, and managing breastfeeding while working in an office.

That’s why support from experts, organizations, and other mothers is important. In Charlotte, we are fortunate to have many resources and support groups to help and encourage local mothers in managing and enjoying breastfeeding.

La Leche League Local Meetings:

Ballantyne: 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m.

Earthfare, 12235 N Community House Rd (I-485 Exit 61, Johnston Rd)

They welcome partners to join the mothers at every 2nd

Charlotte North: 3rd Wednesday at 10 a.m.

LiveWell Carolinas! Center located in Northlake Mall, lower level near Dillards. 6801 Northlake Mall Drive Charlotte, NC 28216

Charlotte South: 4th Thursday at 10 a.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church, 8300 Providence Road, (in the modular building)

Cotswold: 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Scottish Rite Temple on Randolph Road

Lake Norman: 2nd Wednesday 10 a.m.

Temple Kol Tikvah at 605 South Street in Davidson.

Matthews: 2nd Monday at 10 a.m.

Morningstar Lutheran Church 12509 Idlewild Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

CMC-Pineville Classes

Breastfeeding Class:

Taught by lactation consultants, this class addresses breastfeeding concerns, latch issues, and more. $30 per couple.

Back to Work Breastfeeding Class:

Learn how to pump and store your milk, how to feed while you are away, and all about breastpumps. $10 per couple or free if you attended the Breastfeeding Class.

Novant Nursing Mother ’s Place- All Novant Hospitals:

They offer classes, prenatal assessment, consultations, outpatient appointments, back to work appointments, scale rentals, breast pump rentals, certified bra-fitters, and they offer a large selection of nursing supplies.

Local Certified Lactation Consultants:

Gretta Blythe

Lactation Concierge Services LLC

5127 Boulware Court

Charlotte, NC 28277

phone: 704.578.6323

phone: Providing consults for hospitals and businesses.

Practice: Private Practice,Home Visits

Jennifer Corbin

Birth & Breastfeeding Connection

3716 Table Rock Road

Charlotte, NC 28226

phone: 704.540.2322

Practice: Private Practice

Ann Calandro

Sweet Union Lactation Services

8318 Viking Drive

Waxhaw, NC 28173-8973

phone: 704-607-0367

Practice: Private Practice

Jan Ellen Brown

3532 Colony Road

Unit C

Charlotte, NC 28211

Practice: Hospital

Linda Huddleston

Novanthealth, and Doula Partners

8805 Castlebay Drive

Charlotte, NC 28277

Practice: Hospital

Dana Patti

Indian Trail, NC 28079

phone: 704.776-2758

Practice: Hospital,Private Practice,Home Visits

Laura Corsig

Presbyterian Hospital

1642 Hertford Road

Charlotte, NC 28207

phone: 704.370.0584

Practice: Hospital

Holly Prouty

Craniosacral Therapy Center

3810 Doster Road

Monroe, NC 28112

phone: 704.283.6716

phone: CranioSacral therapy (adult and pediatrics)

Practice: Private Practice

Lyn Hrivnak

Carolina Lactation Support

7105 Dorey Lane

Waxhaw, NC 28173

phone: 704.466.5542

Practice: Hospital,Private Practice

Rachel Miller

Piedmont Medical Center

222 South Herlong Ave

Rock Hill, SC 29732

phone: 803.323.6085

Practice: Hospital

Susan Corbett-Hopf

Rock Hill, SC 29732

phone: 704.576.7080

Practice: Private Practice

Maggie Davis

Mecklenburg County Health Department

2845 Beatties Ford Rd.

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Charlotte, NC 28216

phone: 704.591-6818

phone: 704-641-9463

Practice: Community/Public Health/WIC

Sara Munday

3501 Wylie Meadow Lane

Charlotte, NC 28269

phone: 704.852.9426

Practice: Hospital

Tonia Steele

3869 French Fields Lane

Harrisburg, NC 28705

Practice: Hospital

Lynda Desmarais

Gastonia, NC 28055

phone: 704.834.3512

Practice: Hospital

Phyl Kombol


4708 Fieldbrook Dr.

Kannapolis, NC 28081-8844

phone: 704.403.1186

phone: 704.932.6328

Practice: Hospital,Clinic or Birthing Center,Patient Education/Advocacy,LC Educator/Course Provider,Research, Other

Kelley Lawrence

116 Glastonbury Drive

Mooresville, NC 28115

phone: 978.973.2099

Linda Kutner

270 Normandy Road

Mooresville, NC 28117

Practice: Hospital

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