Family Resource Center

Resources for Nursing Mothers

Campus Resources

Lactation Rooms on Campus

Free Medela Symphony Breast Pump Kits Available

The Penn Women's Center has several Medela Symphony breast pump kits available to give away. If you are interested in receiving a pump kit, please email pwc@pobox.upenn.edu. These kits connect to Medela Symphony double breast pumps, which are available for use at the Penn Women's Center and the Family Resource Center.

Community Resources

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  Lactation nurses with Penn’s Department of Women’s Health offer a support line (215-662-2361) for breastfeeding questions and concerns. A lactation nurse will return your call within 24-48 hours.

Pennsylvania Hospital Pennsylvania Hospital offers a support line (215-829-3644), a lactation center, pre-natal breastfeeding classes, and support groups for breastfeeding moms. The hospital’s Solutions for Women boutique provides breastfeeding and maternity support products from nursing bras and abdominal supports to breast pumps, breastfeeding pillows and more.

Breastfeeding Resource Center This Montgomery County non-profit center (215-886-2433) provides expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services such as support groups, parent classes, and services offered by certified lactation consultants.

Philadelphia Department of Health Learn about resources and programs offered by the City of Philadelphia to support nursing mothers. 

Pennsylvania Department of Health The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers extensive information on promoting breastfeeding awareness and support. 

Other Resources

Healthcare.gov Breastfeeding Benefits The health care law requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding equipment and counseling for pregnant and nursing women.

National Women’s Health Information Center Run by the Department of Health and Human Services, this center offers advice and information for breastfeeding mothers.

International Lactation Consultant Association This worldwide network of lactation professionals can help you find a local lactation consultant and provides support for breastfeeding mothers.

La Leche League Get assistance with breastfeeding from a variety of resources including podcasts, mother-to- mother forums and frequently asked questions.

Breastfeeding.com This comprehensive website offers breastfeeding resources from A to Z, including video and photo galleries, nursing mother forums, articles about breastfeeding, nationwide directories for lactation specialists and more.

March of Dimes Learn about successful breastfeeding strategies and related maternity topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health.