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.

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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.

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