Baby Care Breastfeeding Lactation Consultants in Southeast Michigan New moms who need lactation advice can turn to a certified lactation consultant in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties for breastfeeding help. « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • August 23, 2017 Add Comment Total: 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 Sometimes something as “natural” as breast-feeding can take a surprising amount of work. But new moms are not alone. There are plenty of lactation consultants available in southeast Michigan who are willing and able to help you learn proper techniques and problem-solve common issues, from latching to milk production. Many are also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Fees for lactation consultants vary. If you’ve given birth at a hospital, sometimes these services are included. Local independent options on our list can span $75-$125 for an initial consultation (less for follow-ups); some offer classes more in the $25-$35 range. However, it’s best to check ahead for current rates and offerings, including whether consultants offer services in-home, in-office or both. Here, browse our list of lactation consultants in southeast Michigan. Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Amy Slotten, RN, IBCLC, RLC Locations: Ann Arbor, in-home visits to Washtenaw/nearby counties Phone: 734-945-4765 Cost: Call for hours/rates Has both private practice and hospital experience. Barb Martinez, RN, IBCLC Phone: 734-645-1351 Cost: Call for availability/rates Offers Medela pumps to rent or buy. Travels to homes on evenings, weekends. Breastfeeding Guidance – Keleigh Lee, MS, IBCLC Location: 9258 Abbey Lane, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-218-0348 Cost: $100/in-person, $35-$75/follow-up (in-person or phone) Offers in-home support and group classes at Indigo Forest in Ann Arbor ($30/start). IHA Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Locations: IHA Associates in Gynecology & Obstetrics – Arbor Park: 4936 W. Clark Road, Suite 100, Ypsilanti, 734-434-6200 IHA Child Health – WestArbor: 4350 Jackson Road, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, 734-971-9344 IHA Pediatric Healthcare – Arbor Park: 4936 W. Clark Road, Suite 101, Ypsilanti, 734-434-3000 Costs: Call for hours/rates A variety of certified staff at all three locations are ready to help new nursing moms with breastfeeding support at home, work and more. IHA Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists Location: 4200 Whitehall Drive, Suite 240, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-213-3680 Cost: Call for hours/rates Find IBCLC-certified professionals here to help with a host of issues. Affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy. Indigo Forest – Beth Barbeau, BS Location: Ann Arbor area Phone: 734-994-8010 Cost: Call for hours/rates Barbeau and her team offer in-person and on-phone consults, pump rentals, a web store and more. Kathy Malone, RN, IBCLC Location: Ann Arbor area Phone: 810-229-3328 Offers home visits on weekends and evenings. Lisa Hartmann BSW, IBCLC, CLC Locations: Home visits in Ann Arbor/Washtenaw, western Wayne counties Phone: 734-846-1922 Cost: Rates/hours at request Has been helping new moms for years. The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor – Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC Location: 726 Brooks St., Ann Arbor Phone: 734-975-6534 Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; home by appointment Cost: $125/initial in-office With 18 years experience, Robertson is a pro offering support groups, pre- and post-natal education and more. University of Michigan Medical Center Breastfeeding Clinic Location: Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults, 400 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Building No. 2, Suite B, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-232-2600 Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday Cost: Call for rates Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC (director) and other lactation consultants offer assistance. Canton IHA Pediatric Healthcare – Canton Location: 49650 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 210, Canton Phone: 734-398-7899 Cost: Call for hours/rates Certified professionals here assist new moms with nursing challenges from basics to latch-on issues. Clinton Township Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals Lactation Services Location: 15855 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township Phone: 586-263-2527 Cost: Call for hours/rates Marie Basco, RN, IBCLC, is on hand for inpatient and outpatient services. Rayleen Bradley, RN, IBCLC, handles classes (call 586-263-2410). Commerce Township Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital – Harris Birthing Center Location: 1 William Carls Drive, Commerce Township Phone: 248-937-5057 Cost: $25/couple classes Lactation consultants offered to moms who deliver here. Classes Tuesday evenings; register at 248-937-3619. Dearborn Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn Location: 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Phone: 313-593-5929 Cost: Call for hours/rates One-on-one help from lactation consultants. Detroit DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Lactation Service Location: 6071 W. Outer Drive, Detroit Phone: 313-966-7040 Hours: Call for office hours Hosts a free monthly support group 6-8 p.m. last Mondays. Henry Ford Hospital Lactation Services Location: 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit Phone: 313-916-8363 Cost: Free to patients Marie Bosco RN, BSN, IBCLC provides services to women who birth here; a public prenatal class and support group meet monthly. Register at 800-746-9473. Lactation Village Location: Detroit based; serves Macomb, southern Oakland, Wayne counties Phone: 313-920-4914 Cost: Call for hours/rates Stacy Davis, IBCLC, helps new moms master breastfeeding. Available six days/week. St. John Hospital & Medical Center Location: Professional Building 1, lower level, 22101 Moross Road, Detroit Phone: 313-343-3146 Cost: Call for hours/rates Award-winning clinic with lactation experts. Consultations 45 minutes to an hour. Farmington Hills Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills Location: 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills Phone: 248-471-8471 Hours: Vary, Monday-Friday Cost: $35/three-hour class Help from registered lactation consultants both in and out of the hospital birthing center. Ferndale Honey: A Space for Moms + Moms-to-be Location: 3136 Hilton Road, Ferndale Phone: 248-232-2555 Cost: Call for rates Has one certified lactation consultant and one counselor. In-home. Weekly breast-feeding support circle. Classes available. Grosse Pointe Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe Shery L. and David B. Cotton, M.D., Family Birth Center Location: 468 Cadieux Road, Grosse Pointe Phone: 313-473-1777 Cost: Call for hours/rates Learn how to initiate and maintain breastfeeding and more. Livonia Life Blooms Birth Services Location: 30-mile radius of Livonia (parts of Oakland, Wayne counties) Phone: 248-302-5339 Hours: Call for hours Cost: $75/consult, $60/private class Doula Carmen Malcom offers in-home lactation assistance. Novi Providence Park Hospital Location: Labor and delivery, third floor, 47601 Grand River Ave., Novi Phone: 248-465-3887 Cost: Call for hours/rates Provides access to skilled specialists who help moms nurse. Ortonville Nurturing Naturally, LLC – Jillian M. Malan, IBCLC Locations: Ortonville based; serves northern Oakland County Phone: 248-627-5893 Cost: Call for hours/rates Get specialized in-home assistance. Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak Location: 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak Phone: 248-898-0599 Hours: 3-11 p.m. daily Phone consults/outpatient help with lactation consultants, breast pump rentals, more. Successful Breastfeeding Location: 3302 Crooks Road, Royal Oak (in-person workshops) Phone: 831-453-0019 Kelly Doresi, CLC, CLE, offers in-home consultations, workshops and virtual help for new mothers; online workshops, too. Southfield Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus Location: Family care unit, 16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield Phone: 248-424-2799 Cost: Rates/hours at request Several consultants. Support groups, one-on-one instruction. Breast pumps, more. Sterling Heights Breastfeeding Specialists, Inc. – Anne F. Norton-Krawciw, R.Ph., IBCLC, RLC Location: In-office or in-home, Macomb, Wayne counties Phone: 586-939-8378 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment Cost: Call for rates For 25-plus years, she’s helped moms with nursing and more. Trenton Beaumont Hospital – Trenton Location: 5450 Fort St., Trenton Phone: 734-671-3950 Registered nurses teach proper latching techniques; post-release appointments available. Troy Beaumont Hospital – Troy Location: 44201 Dequindre Road, Troy Phone: 248-964-6455 Cost: Call for hours/rates Inpatient lactation/phone help, breastfeeding education. Also pumps, nursing bras, more. In-Home Lactation Specialists, LLC Location: In/around Oakland County Phone: 248-952-7551 Cost: Call for hours/rates Brandy Walters, BBA, IBCLC, RLC and Sima Leah Duato IBCLC, RLC, CLD, NREMT have over 20 years of experience combined to help you. Waterford Professional Breastfeeding Support, LLC Location: 4630 W. Walton Blvd., Waterford Phone: 248-795-1984 Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Cost: $120/office, $150-plus/home Founder Pam Anzicek, MSN, RN, IBCLC, and Kristen Crosty, RD, IBCLC, offer assistance in various settings. Wayne Beaumont Hospital – Wayne Location: 33155 Annapolis St., Wayne Phone: 734-467-2906 Lessons in breast-feeding; phone help and appointments available. West Bloomfield Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Hours: 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Phone: 248-325-0047 Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Cost: Call for rates Classes offered for couples 6-9 p.m. first Wednesdays of every month. Westland Caring Consults – Rosa Emeigh, IBCLC Locations: Westland area; in-home consultations in metro Detroit Phone: 734-326-0355 Cost: Call for hours/rates Clinical nursing instructor at area colleges and lactation consultant at Providence Hospital; offers private instruction. Wyandotte Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – Nature’s Path Location: 2333 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte Phone 734-246-7575 Hours: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily Cost: Call for rates Postnatal care provides a lactation consultant to moms who deliver here. This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.