Community Resources

Breastfeeding Support

hanging-babyLactation Connection at Mercy
The Birthplace at Mercy Hospital
Fore River Pkwy, Portland, Maine
207-553-6340
Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
Breastfeeding Support Group
Every Tuesday 10am-12pm at the Birthplace

Linda Higgins, RN, IBCLC
Cynthia Bettencourt, RN, IBCLC
Sheila Kayser, RN, IBCLC

The Breastfeeding Center of Maine
Bettina Pearson, IBCLC 775-6455
Cindy Smith, IBCLC 653-0819

La Leche League
Local group meetings and breastfeeding info
www.lalecheleague.org

Association of Certified Nurse Midwives developed site
www.gotmom.org

Kellymom: Breastfeeding & Parenting
www.kellymom.com

Breastfeeding Made Simple
www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com


Pregnancy & Birth

Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (prenatal screening information)
www.midwife.org

March of Dimes
www.marchofdimes.com

Evidence Based Birth
evidencebasedbirth.com


Mother to Mother Networks

Mom to Mom of Maine
www.momtomomofme.org

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network
www.mainefamilynetworks.com

Maine Moms Like Me
www.maine.momslikeme.com


Support and Information for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
www.postpartum.net


Osteopathic Physicians (Cranial-Sacral Specialists)

Leigh Baker, DO 846-7666
Yarmouth

Donald Hankinson, DO 828-0825
Portland

Karen Roberts, DO 541-9285
Portland

Keelyn Wu, DO 828-0825
Portland


Birth & Postpartum Doulas

DONA International
www.dona.org

Birth Roots
www.ourbirthroots.org


Placenta Encapsulation

Susie Delaney at Red Tent Midwifery  329-4399

Quinn Blaiklock at Doula Quinn  522-2090


Baby Wearing

Learn about babywearing at Mama Toto
www.mamatoto.org

Great site for ordering and learning about various slings
www.gypsymama.com

Birth Roots
www.ourbirthroots.org