Breastfeeding Resources

    North Georgia Health District WIC Program
    WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
    Hamilton Medical Center
    Whitfield County WIC Department Breastfeeding Center
    Northside Hospital – Cherokee
    Fannin Regional Hospital
    Piedmont Medical Center
    Breastfeeding Support Groups

    North Georgia Health District WIC Program
    100 W. Walnut Ave. Suite 92
    Dalton, GA 30720
    Carol Hendrix, BS, IBCLC, Bilingual
    WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
    northgawic.com

    *24 hour breastfeeding Help Line: 1-800-289-7406
    *24 hour Spanish Help Line:  1-888-284-3998
    *Messages left on Help Line are usually returned same day
    *Peer Counselor Program
    *Manual/Electric pumps available – Electric pump loan
    *WIC Appointment Line: 1-866-WIC-WORKS (942-9675)
    *Facebook: North Georgia Breastfeeding Moms 

    WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
    Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Pickens-Cherokee
    Franyee Flores (Bilingual). . . 706-459-4136 (W)
    Veronica Bernabe (Bilingual). . .706-934-4304 (W)
    Keisha Pinson. . . . . . . . . . . . 706-851-6787 (W/M)
    Suly Salaices (Bilingual). . . . . .706-618-1914 (W/M)
    Katie Sanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . 706-934-3521 (M)
    Kerry Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .706-934-4128 (M/C)
    Amber Aiello. . . . . . . . . . . . . .706-634-6797 (F)
    Destiny Keith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 706-669-7040 (G)
    Migdalia Landaverde. . . . . . . . 706-502-5942 (G/P - Spanish only)
    Claudia Estrada (Bilingual). . . . 770-828-6424 (C)
    Misty Prince. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-624-7795 (C)
    Heather Tom, IBCLC. . . . . . . . 770-624-7795 (F/G/P/C)

    Hamilton Medical Center
    Lactation Consultants
    PO Box 1168
    Dalton, GA 30722-1168

    Theresa Brown, RNC, IBCLC, RLC
    *In-hospital assistance
    *Bedside counseling at birth, beginning of breastfeeding
    Childbirth Prep Classes - click to register
    Breastfeeding/Baby Basics Classes - click to register

    Whitfield County WIC Department Breastfeeding Center
    800 Professional Blvd
    Dalton, GA 30721
    706-281-2383
    Daphne Ramsey, RD, LD, CLC
    Rachel Cleghorn, CLC
    Idalia Triana, CLC, Bilingual

    *Manual pumps available – Electric pump loan
    *Books/Brochures/Referrals
    *Breastfeeding Support Group Meetings included with LLC

    Northside Hospital – Cherokee
    Lactation Center
    201 Hospital Road
    PO Box 906
    Canton, GA 30114
    770-720-5394
    Pat Kenney, RNC, IBCLC
    Kathy Gregory, RN, IBCLC

    *Breastfeeding Support Group 2 times per month
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of month – 10-11a at hospital
    *Breastfeeding Classes every other month
    *Outpatient appts available.  Call for details
    *Medela breast pump rental station
    *www.northside.com Click on classes

    Fannin Regional Hospital
    2855 Old Hwy 5
    Blue Ridge, GA 30513
    706-632-3711
    Juanita Tammen, RNC
    Sharon McFarland, RN, CCE, CBC

    *Prenatal Classes
    *Tiny Toes Program
    *Call for information
    *Labor and Delivery 706-632-4246

    Piedmont Medical Center
    515 Appalachian Hwy
    Jasper, GA 30143
    706-301-5246
    Nancy McGinty, RN, IBCLC

    *Prenatal Care Classes
    *Early Pregnancy Classes
    *PRN Lactation Consultant

    Breastfeeding Support Groups:

    Le Leche League of North Georgia & WIC Breastfeeding Support Group Meetings
    1-800-La-Leche

    LLL of Dalton
    3rd Tuesday of month, 10:00 am
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    623 S. Thornton Ave
    Dalton, GA

    Heather     706-428-0331
    Melanie     706-935-8811
    Patty        706-278-9074

    LLL of Ringgold
    1st Thursday of month, 10:30 am.
    Laura         706-820-9142
    http://www.lllusa.org/

    LLL of Calhoun    
    2nd Monday of month, 10:30 am
    Erin        706-234-3980
    http://www.lllofga.org/atlanta-area-groups.html

    LLL of Pickens (Ball Ground)
    3rd Wednesday of month, 10:00 am
    Call for location
    Call Stephanie 678-719-9589 or Melanie 678-493-6788

    LLL of Cherokee (Woodstock)
    1st Tuesday of month, 10:00 am and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
    Bascomb United Methodist Church
    Call Melanie 678-493-6788 or Marguerite 770-926-2791
    http://www.lllofga.org/atlanta-area-groups.html

    Gilmer County Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
    Gilmer and Fannin
    2nd Wednesday of month 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    United Community Bank
    558 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay, GA

    Pickins Counties
    2nd Friday of month 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Pickens Health Department
    60 Health Way, Jasper

    Murray County Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
    Murray County
    2nd Tuesday of month, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    First Baptist Church
    121 W. Market Street
    Chatsworth, GA
    Call WIC Breastfeeding Help Line 1-800-289-7406

    Cherokee County Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
    Cherokee County (Woodstock)
    3rd Thursday of month 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Recreation Center
    7545 North Main Street, Bldg 200
    Woodstock, GA

    Cherokee County (Canton)
    2nd Tuesday of month 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Recreation Center
    Boys & Girls Club
    1082 Univeter Road
    Canton, GA
    Call WIC Breastfeeding Help Line 1-800-289-7406

    Whitfield County Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
    Whitfield County
    3rd Wednesday of month 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Dalton Community Center
    218 N. Fredrick Street
    Dalton, GA
    Call WIC Breastfeeding Help Line 1-800-289-7406

    Wondering if a medication is safe to take while you are pregnant or breastfeeding?
    Call for free information:
    Dr. Hale’s Infant Risk Center, M-F, 9 am – 6 pm EST
    1-806-352-2519
    Need Medicaid or low-cost doctor, dentist, or other healthcare services?
    Call for a free referral to providers in your area:
    PowerLine (multilingual services)
    1-800-300-9003 and online (24/7) at www.hmhbga.org
    Hand Expression of Breastmilk:  http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html
    Hands-On Pumping: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html

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    This resource list is maintained by the North Georgia Health District 1-2, WIC Program, Dalton, GA.
    If any changes or errors are noted, please contact Carol Hendrix 1-888-284-3998.

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    Hamilton Diagnostics Center
    1407 N Thornton Avenue
    Dalton, Georgia 30720
    706-272-6565 Appointment
    706-272-6549 All other inquires
    706-272-6567 FAX
    Turner Maternal & Infant Care Center
    1101 Burleyson Road (across from Professional Pharmacy)
    Dalton, Georgia 30720
    706-272-6441 Admissions

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