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

Lactation consultants and counselors collect can provide the following help:

  • making assessments
  • attending to the client’s individual needs
  • referring the client to available resources
  • ensuring a follow-up with clients

More than 6,000 callers utilize the hotline annually.

The hotline can be reached by called 1-855-4BFMOMS (1-855-423-6667).