Peer Breastfeeding Support Groups
La Leche League and Breastfeeding USA both offer mother-to-mother encouragement, education and support for the nursing mother. Monthly meetings are a great way to meet other breastfeeding families. Leaders are also available for home visits to tackle most breastfeeding challenges.

LLL Maryland, West Virginia + DC

LLL Northern Virginia

LLL Hagerstown

LLL Northern Shenandoah Valley

BFUSA Northern Virginia


Hospital Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support Group at Jefferson Medical Center

Breastfeeding Support — Amy Blue RN, IBCLC

Second Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am

1st floor conference room  |  300 Preston St, Ranson, WV 25438

(304) 728-1713


Independant International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Blue Ridge Breastfeeding,

Creative Lactation

Little Bellies Lactation Services

Metropolitan Breastfeeding


Birth Circles
Birth Circles are a chance for families and birth professionals to come together to honor, celebrate and educate. Topics range from sharing birth stories, meet the doula night, babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, postpartum challenges and many more.

Birth Circle for the Eastern Panhandle

Charles Town Birth Circle

The Birthing Circle of Frederick, Montgomery and Carroll Counties

Loudoun Birth Circle

Dulles Area Birth Circle


Independent Birth Centers

The Frederick Birth Center — Frederick, MD

Premier Birth Center — Winchester, VA + Chantilly, VA


Homebirth Practices

Birth Outside the Box & Premier Birth Center:  Kim Perkin, CPM — Purcellville/Premier Birth Center in Winchester, VA

Birthroot Midwifery: Shanna Mastrangelo, CPM — Shepherdstown, WV

Blue Ridge Birth: Kelly Jenkins, CPM — Bluemont, VA

Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare: Hilary Biesecker, CNM — Purcellville, VA

Morning Light Midwifery: Liz O’Shea, CPM — Charles Town, WV

MotherCare Midwifery: Sarah Branson, CNM — Annapolis, MD

Red House Birth Care: Amy Miller, CPM — Funkstown, MD

Riverside Midwifery: Nannette Jenkins, CNM, Chris Bontrager, CMN, Shawna DeWitt CPM — Frederick, MD

Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Services: Elizabeth Reiner, CPM — Middletown, MD