Local Breastfeeding Resources

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Below is a list of local breastfeeding resources in our community.  We hope you find this list to be helpful in gaining the support and information you need while breastfeeding.

Mom breastfeedingCOALITIONS

South Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition

www.smbfc.org
[email protected]

SUPPORT GROUPS

La Leche League

www.lllusa.org
A non-profit, international organization, started in 1956. The mission of La Leche League USA is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. LLL Leaders are parents who have personal experience breastfeeding and have completed an accreditation process.

La Leche League of Biloxi/Ocean Springs

Meeting Times

  • 2nd Tuesday at 9:30am
  • 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm

Meeting locations vary.
www.lalecheleagueoceanspringsbiloxi.com
[email protected]

Leaders
Bianca: 233-0686 or [email protected]
Katie: 233-6626 or [email protected]
Tina: 818-9851 or [email protected]

Baby Café

Baby Cafés are FREE resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, offering support from specifically-trained staff, opportunities to share experiences and make friends, refreshments, comfortable seating, and open-forum discussions
www.babycafeusa.org

Singing River Baby Café

Meeting Times

  • 1st & 3rd Thursday 9:30am-11:30am
  • 2nd & 4th Thurday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Singing River Hospital
2809 Denny Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39581
[email protected]
228-809-2023

Merit Health Biloxi Baby Café

Meeting Times

  • 1st & 3rd Thursday 9:30am-11:30am
  • 147 Reynoir Street
    Biloxi, MS 39530
    228-436-1230
  • INDEPENDENT PRACTICE IBCLCS

    An IBCLCS (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.

    Better Beginnings

    Bianca Wooden, IBCLC
    228-233-0686
    [email protected]
    www.betterbeginningsms.com

    Gulf Coast Breastfeeding Center

    Stephanie Gable, RN, IBCLC
    6340 Kiln Delisle Rd Unit B Pass Christian, MS 39571
    228-363-0158
    [email protected]
    www.gulfcoastbreastfeedingcenter.com

    BIRTHING HOSPITALS

    Garden Park Medical Center

    228-575-7087
    (CLCs & IBCLCs on Staff)

    George Regional Hospital

    601-673-6200

    Highland Community Hospital

    601-358-9400
    (CLC on Staff)

    Keesler Medical Center

    228-377-6550
    (IBCLC on Staff)

    Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
    The Breastfeeding Center

    228-867-4053
    (IBCLCs on Staff)

    Merit Health Biloxi

    228-436-1230
    (CLCs & IBCLCs on Staff)

    Ocean Springs Hospital

    228-818-1111
    (CLCs & IBCLCs on Staff)

    Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock

    228-220-5200

    Singing River Hospital

    228-809-5070
    (CLCs & IBCLCs on Staff)

    WIC (WOMEN/INFANTS/CHILDREN) PROGRAM

    A government funded, federal grant program that targets low-income, nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding women infants and children up to their 5th birthday. Breastfeeding promotion and support in WIC includes anticipatory guidance, counseling and breastfeeding educational materials, breastfeeding aids such as pumps, and trained staff (peer counselors).

    Bay St. Louis WIC Center

    10222 Hwy 603
    Bay St. Louis, MS
    228-467-1086

    Lucedale WIC Center

    10 Suzanne Street
    Lucedale, MS
    601-947-6352

    Carriere WIC Center

    7063 Hwy 11
    Carriere, MS
    601-798-5635

    D’Iberville WIC Center

    4046 Suzanne Drive
    D’Iberville, MS
    228-396-5194

    Pascagoula WIC Center

    4400 Chicot Road
    Pascagoula, MS
    228-769-0130

    Wiggins WIC Center

    1061 Central Avenue West
    Wiggins, MS
    601-928-2139

    Gulfport WIC Centers

    330 Courthouse Road
    Gulfport, MS
    228-897-7630

    12451 Dedeaux Road
    Gulfport, MS
    228-539-4220

    LACTATION ROOMS

    University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Park
    Southern Miss Health Center

    Hardy Hall 251
    228-214-3300

    COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

    George County Jackson County

    166 West Ratliff Street 
    Lucedale, MS 
    601-947-4217

    Jackson County

    4600 Lt. Eugene J. Majure Dr
    Pascagoula, MS
    228-762-1117

    Hancock County

    856 Highway 90
    Bay St. Louis, MS
    228-467-4510

    Harrison County

    1104 45th Avenue
    Gulfport, MS
    228-863-1036

    Pearl River County

    7547 Highway 11 North
    Carriere, MS
    601-798-6212

    Stone County

    1510 Central Avenue East
    Wiggins, MS
    601-928-5293

    OTHER RESOURCES

    Infant Risk Center

    The vision of the Infant Risk Center is to create a new body of drug information concerning the safety of medications and their use during pregnancy and lactation. Additionally, the center will expand, enhance and disseminate knowledge regarding the use of medications and other environmental chemicals by pregnant and breastfeeding women worldwide.

    Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
    1-806-352-2519

    International Breastfeeding Centere
    The Newman Breastfeeding Clinic

    Dr. Jack Newman is the founder and first pediatrician of the International Breastfeeding Centre. He has been helping breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 34 years.
    ibconline.ca

    Kelly Mom

    This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting. I am the mother of three lovely children, and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
    kellymom.com
    [email protected]

     

    About the Author

    Amanda Clark Sterling is a lifelong resident of the MS Gulf Coast. She attended Gulfport High School, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and then the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in 2005. After a year of medical-surgical nursing, Amanda found her niche in the world of maternity nursing. She has worked in all areas, including labor & delivery, newborn nursery, postpartum, maternal-fetal medicine, and also at an OB-GYN office. In 2012 she became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and has continued her work with mothers and babies in both the hospital setting and by forming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization South Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition in 2017. The coalition’s mission is to promote and protect breastfeeding by providing support, advocacy, and resources for a healthier South Mississippi community. Amanda has been married to her husband Beau for 14 years, and they have two children, ages 11 & 8, who were both breastfed. Amanda hopes to continue helping many more moms and babies with their breastfeeding journeys in the future.