Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Breastfeeding help in Seacoast, NH area

Do you need a little help with breastfeeding?  New moms in the Seacoast, NH area are lucky to have many ways to get help.  Besides hiring a lactation consultant to come to your home, there are lots of great options in the Seacoast area where you can not only get together with other moms and babies, but also have your questions answered by lactation counselors.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH
New Parent Support Group
Come and meet other new parents and discuss topics of concern to you. Facilitated by lactation consultants and child life specialists. Held every Monday, EXCEPT for holidays, 1:30-3pm.  No registration necessary for this class.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Our Breast Feeding Support Group meets every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12 noon in the Maternity Family Room at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Exeter Hospital
The group meets every Tuesday from 11:00am - 12:30 noon. This group provides the added support needed for the changing needs of a growing baby. This is also a time to foster mother to mother support and assistance. A lactation consultant is available during this time.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH
Frisbie’s Mom and Baby Group held on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.

Seacoast Area La Leche League
On the first Wednesday of each month, we have an morning meeting at the The First Baptist Church in Exeter, NH. The meeting starts at 10:30am and usually runs until 11:30am with a half hour informal period afterwards. The First Baptist Church is located at 2 Spring Street in Exeter at the corner of Spring and Front. For more information or parking details, contact Traci (603) 397-5235 LLLTRACI@GMAIL.COM.
 On the first Wednesday of each month, we have an evening meeting at the Coastal Family Birth Retreat in Stratham, NH. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and usually runs until 7:30pm with a half hour informal period afterwards. Coastal Family Birth Retreat is located at 13 Frying Pan Lane in Stratham. For more information, contact Traci (603) 397-5235. *Welcomes fathers, partners and husbands to join us.
 On the second Thursday of each month, we have a morning meeting in the nursery of the First Parish Church in Dover, NH. The meeting starts at 10:30am and usually runs until 11:30am with a half hour informal period afterwards. The First Parish Church is located on the corner of Central Ave and Silver Street in Dover. For more information, contact Colleen at (603) 294-4352.

Of course, you also have the option of hiring a Lactation Counselor to come to your home for some private, one on one help!

Darcy Sauers is a certified postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor and the owner of Dover Doula ( in the Seacoast, NH area.  She is passionately committed to helping new moms find the support, resources and information that they need.  Please do not hesitate to contact Darcy with any questions at or 603-988-5945.  For more information on breastfeeding, the postpartum period and local resources and events for new moms, follow her on Facebook.

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