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Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline


The Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline, staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC), is available to nursing mothers and  partners, their families, expectant mothers, and health care providers seeking breastfeeding support and information. The Hotline operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Individuals are welcome to call the Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline anytime they need support, regardless of language barriers.  Interpretative services are available for more than 200 languages, and special operators are available to assist hearing-impaired callers.

The Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline provides accurate, up-to-date information for common breastfeeding issues and questions, such as:

  • Not making enough milk
  • Over supply of milk
  • Baby refusing to nurse
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Engorgement
  • Medications and breastfeeding
  • Breast pumps
  • Working and breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding in public
  • Weaning

Referral information is provided to outpatient lactation services, the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program, breastfeeding support groups, and breast pump rental locations.Please note that the hotline cannot provide a medical diagnosis. All medical questions should be directed to a health care provider.