Resources

Breastfeeding Coalitions and Networks in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Black Breastfeeding Resources

Local Organizations in the NYC and Westchester Area

Ancient Song Doulas

  • Ancient Song Doula Services is an international doula certifying organization founded in the Fall of 2008 in Brooklyn, New York with the goal to offer quality Doula Services to Women of Color and Low- Income Families who otherwise would not be able to afford Doula Care and training a workforce of full-spectrum doulas to address health inequities within the communities they want to serve.

Birth from the Earth

  • To activate and engage through education, comprehensive training, inclusion, and holistic care.

Birth Without Bias

  • Everyone deserves an empowered birth experience where they are honored and respected for who they are, not treated differently, disrespectfully, or inadequately because of who they are.

Bold Doula

  • Bold Doula strives to support: teens, same-sex partners, C-Sections, VBAC's, members of the armed services, first-time mothers, single mothers, inductions, plus-size pregnancies, high-risk, and special needs pregnancies. Bold Doula has experience in home births, birth centers, and hospital environments.

Chocolate Milk Cafe (Yonkers)

  • Sacred space for families part of the African Diaspora.

Flatbush Doulas

  • Our doulas utilize ancient African pampering traditions to leave clients feeling empowered and strong, during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period.

Lauren J. Turner Fine Art

  • Lauren J. Turner produces powerful and beautiful artwork of black women birthing and breastfeeding.

MidHudson Chocolate Milk

  • MidHudson Chocolate Milk is a Black-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization that engages in community outreach in the form of informative emotional support. Their focus is maternal mental health, they actively advocate lactation as a form of investment in postpartum care.

National Organizations

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. That center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association

  • The mission of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus is to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that result in equitable breastfeeding support for black families.

African American Breastfeeding Network

  • AABN’s mission is to promote breastfeeding as the natural and the best way to provide optimal nourishment to babies and young children.

Black Women Do Breastfeed

  • Eliminate stigma against breastfeeding in Black communities
  • Educate Black communities about the importance of breastfeeding
  • Educate Black families on the elements of breastfeeding
  • Support Black breastfeeding families on their breastfeeding journeys
  • Increase the visibility of Black breastfeeding families in our communities
  • Improve the rates of breastfeeding in Black communities

SACRED Birth

  • The SACRED Birth Study, led by Black women scholars in authentic partnerships with Black women-led/serving community-based organizations (CBOs), is designed to validate a patient-reported experience measure of obstetric racism also known as the PREM-OB Scale, for, by, and with impacted Black birthing communities.

Online Support Groups

LGBTQIA Resources

Breast Pump Rentals

A Medical Supply

  • New York State's Largest Distributer of Breast Pumps and nursing accessories as a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Provider.
  • Fax/email Rx to A-Med Supplies (24-48 hr delivery)
  • p: (845) 783-6678
  • Fax (845) 783-1173

Ameda, Maureen Crissy, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Clinical Development Manager

[email protected]

Medela, Andrea Hopkins, Rep.
[email protected]

World Wide Surgical (Brooklyn)

(Will deliver)

  • p: 877-605-6005

 

Medication Safety

LactMed

Dr. Hale’s hotline: (806)-352-2519 or go to www.infantrisk.com

Lactation Study Center: 585-275-0088 (for providers of care) or email [email protected]

Mother to Baby (for patients): Call (585) 275-3638 or 1 (844) 352-3420 (toll-free) or email [email protected]edu

 

Telephone/Online Breastfeeding Support

MomsPumpHere Nursing Room Locator App

National Breastfeeding Helpline

p: (800) 994-9662

Hours: M-F 9 AM-6 PM

KellyMom 

  • A blog filled with well-informed tips for nursing mothers

 

Miscellaneous Resources