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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year of life for optimal infant health and development. It contains the perfect ratio of water, vitamins, and nutrients that your baby needs at any particular time, and protects against disease. It helps women shed the extra pregnancy pounds quicker and decrease chances of breast cancer. It is also convenient - no bottles to warm and sterilize.

As natural as it is, your first attempts at breastfeeding can be very frustrating. Many women require help learning how to breastfeed. Taking a breastfeeding class ahead of time can be helpful (most hospitals will offer one). An invaluable source is a lactation consultant, be sure to request one after the baby is born. If you have any questions or need support once you are on your own, click here for the excellent resources below:

BREASTFEEDING CLASSES

Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding class offered thorough Carolina Medical Center
Carolina Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203
(704)355-2229
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Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding classes offered through the Presbyterian Hospital
Presbyterian Hospital 200 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204
704-384-4949
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LACTATION CONSULTANTS

International Board Certified Lactation Consultantants
For an excellent list of lactation consultants, please visit International Board Certified Lactation Consultantants webpage.

Breastfeeding Homevisit Services
Breastfeeding Homevisit Services provides breastfeeding assistance in your home

Carolina Lactation Center
CMC at Pineville offers support for breastfeeding mothers

Nursing Mother's Place
Presbyterian Nursing Mother's Place supports a mother's choice to breastfeed by making sure she knows her options about breastfeeding management.
Ground floor of Presbyterian Women's Center 200 Hawthorne Road , Charlotte NC
704-384-7515
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Nursing Mother's Place Matthews
Presbyterian Nursing Mother's Place supports a mother's choice to breastfeed by making sure she knows her options about breastfeeding management.
In the lobby of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews 1500 Matthews Township Parkway
704-384-7519
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Nursing Mother's Place
Presbyterian Nursing Mother's Place supports a mother's choice to breastfeed by making sure she knows her options about breastfeeding management.
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville Physicians Plaza, Suite 380
704-316-5580
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INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

La Leche League
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed

La Leche League of Ballantyne
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
Earthfare, 12235 N Community House Rd (I-485 Exit 61, Johnston Rd)
704-969-9449
LLLBallantyne@carolina.rr.com
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La Leche League Arboretum Morning
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
Unitarian Church on Sharon Amity
704-552-6591
cheerdog5@carolina.rr.com
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La Leche League Charlotte North
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
Holy covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 West WT Harris Blvd Dagny
704-494-4881
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La Leche League Charlotte South
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
CMC-Pineville, Maternity Education.
704-542-8140
cbiber@earthlink.net
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La Leche LeagueCharlotte East
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
Robinson Presbyterian Church library, 9424 Harrisburg Rd. (corner of Harrisburg Rd. and Robinson Church Rd.) in the Recreation Center to the right of the main building.
704-854-9040
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La Leche League Matthews-Union County
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Community Room E
704-847-5845
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La Leche League Lake Norman
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
St. Alban's Episopal Church, St. Alban's Lane, Davidson
704-895-7158
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La Leche League Gaston County
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed
704-484-3045

Milky Way
Nursing Your Baby the Easy Way - information, local support
1419 East Blvd, Charlotte
(704)374-9200
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Snitz Pediatrics, PA
Breastfeeding Equipment & Rentals
Eastover Medical Park, 2620 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204-4375
(704)332-7141
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