Breastfeeding Resources

Here at Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics we support all parents and we want to help you achieve your breastfeeding/chestfeeding goals!  We believe human milk is the best first food for all babies.  We also know there can be challenges along the way, we want to help!   We would be happy to see you and your baby for an appointment and we welcome you to attend our support group here at FIGHT.  Below are some additional resources and links to helpful information.  We also have a listing of many other support groups in the area.  You are not alone and we want to help you feed your baby!

The Nursing Support Group at Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics meets twice a month on select Wednesday’s  (see specific dates below) from 10 am to 12 pm.  It will be held at our office at 1207 Chestnut Street starting in May.   Dr. Lisa Knoflicek who is a pediatrician and CLC will facilitate the groups and be available for questions.  All parents and nursing babies are welcome at the group and we have childcare for older siblings available.  We also have SEPTA passes for those who need them. Snacks will be provided!  A scale will be available for weights as needed.  We will also have our social worker present who can assist with additional services.  Families do not need to be patients here and everything is provided at no cost.  We want all to feel welcome.  Any questions please email us at pediatrics@fight.org or call the office at 215-525-8600.

Dates for 2019

  • May 1st, 15th, 29th (5th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • June 12th, 19th       (5th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • July 10th, 24th        (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St) *New Location
  • August 7th, 21st      (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • Sept 4th, 18th         (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • Oct 2nd, 16th, 30th (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • Nov 13th, 27th        (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)
  • Dec 11th                 (4th floor of 1207 Chestnut St)

Local Resources

Helpful Websites

 

Other free support groups in Philadelphia

CHOP: BAE Cafe

LifeCycle West Philly Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Support group for breastfeeding moms and their kids
  • Professional support from Cara Puff, IBCLC
  • 10 am – 12 pm every other Wednesday
  • Locations: Studio 34 in West Philadelphia (4522 Baltimore Ave)

Penn Medicine Solutions for Women Breastfeeding Services 

  • Support includes – classes, discussion groups, lactation consultants
  • Sale of new parent products, maternity products, and breastfeeding products
  • Breastfeeding support meetings are facilitated by a lactation consultant and are held  Mondays at 12:30
  • Location: 700 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact: 215-829-5046

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Meetings are twice a month
  • For dates and times, call 215-662-2361
  • Location: 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Minnow Lane Parenting Center

  • Weekly breastfeeding support group
  • See schedule here
  • Location: 2029 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA 19125
  • Contact: 215-891-1875 Minnowlanephilly@gmail.com

Kith and Kin: La Leche Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Group for support, information and education
  • First Friday of the month (next class is May 3, 2019)
  • Location: 3060 W Jefferson Street, Philadelphia PA, 19121
  • Contact: 215-645-2196

May Breastfeeding Group Flyer (PDF)

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - 5th Floor

  • Phone: 215-525-8600. Fax: 215-567-1012

  • Contact: Dr. Mario Cruz

  • Email: pediatrics@fight.org

  • Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm<br>We see also see patients on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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