Breastfeeding / Chestfeeding 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. One unique aspect of our practice is that our lactation consultant, Lisa Knoflicek, MD, IBCLC,is also pediatrician!  Below are some additional resources and links to helpful information. You are not alone and we want to help you feed your baby!

Local Resources

Helpful Websites

Other free support groups in Philadelphia


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) and the Bok Building in South Philly (1901 S 9th St, Space 519)

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

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


Although we recommend that babies sleep in a crib or bassinet, some nursing parents choose to co-sleep because of the benefits it has for breastfeeding/chestfeeding. For these families, there are a number of actions that can reduce the risks of co-sleeping for their child. This is a wonderful video that summarizes the safety tips:

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