The first place to try is the hospital where the mother delivered. Many Arkansas hospitals employ breastfeeding specialists who assist breastfeeding mothers even after discharge from the hospital.
Other Sources for Help
- County Health Units/WIC Clinics: Contacts for Breastfeeding Assistance
- Arkansas La Leche League: La Leche League is a mother-to-mother breastfeeding support organization. From the website, you can find telephone numbers and locations for local Arkansas La Leche League groups. Within the Little Rock Metropolitan area, call (501) 558-3342.
- Arkansas Department of Health WIC Breastfeeding Help Line: 1-800-445-6175. Located in Little Rock, this line is answered by lactation specialists in WIC, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During after after office hours and weekends, this helpline is answered by lactation consultants to provide continued coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no charge for information and advice.
- National Breastfeeding Helpline: English and Spanish. The National Women's Health Information Center is available at 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662) or 888-220-5446 (TDD) to answer breastfeeding questions in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the National Women's Health Information Center website for more.