Breastfeeding and New Parents Support and Events

BellyWise New and Soon-to-be Parents Support Group

I’ll keep you posted for these events as they come up!


Join Jeanine O’Rourke, LCSW for Mommy Chat! “The Thinking Mom’s Alternative to Clique-ish Play Groups since 2006. Meet other new moms and sip on yummy smoothies or enjoy a fresh cup of coffee at the Cedars House – Northwestern Ave. at Forbidden Drive. For more information, contact Jeanine.  215.206.2931.


Breastfeeding Support Groups

West Philly Lactation’s Weekend Support Group
Every other Sunday in West Philadelphia
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Call April at 267-888-MILK (-6455) for address.
If you are…
– breastfeeding
– pumping and bottle-feeding
– pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding
– formula-feeding and curious about breastfeeding
                  …this group is for you.
Bring your baby, and if needed your pillows, bottles or pump, and snacks for yourself or to share with the group.
A scale will be available to weigh your baby.
No charge to come.
We collect “pay what you can” donations each time to cover costs.


There are two meeting locations for TBC (The Birth Center) Breastfeeding Support Groups, Bryn Mawr & West Philadelphia. In Bryn Mawr there are two groups that meet every other Thursday. Support meetings are 9:30-11 and 11-12:30pm, the later meeting is specifically for babies that have begun crawling or walking. Both groups meet at 1062 Rosemont Plaza, Room 20. The West Philadelphia Group meets every other Wednesday from 10am- 12pm. The group is held at Studio 34 at 4522 Baltimore Ave. The groups are facilitated by Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant, Patty Siegrist and are open to all breastfeeding mothers. For questions about support groups contact Patty at 610-525-6106 or

Bryn Mawr: Thursdays from 9:30-11 and 11-12:30

West Philly: Wednesdays from 10am-noon


From Bellies to Breast Support Group from Maternity Care Coalition

The North Philadelphia Breastfeeding Program is hosting a support group for pregnant women, new moms, and their babies. Come meet other breastfeeding moms and pregnant women in a relaxed and supportive space. Certified Breastfeeding Counselors will be on hand to offer support and address your questions and concerns. The group meets at Episcopal Hospital on the 1st floor in the Fox Conference Room (100 E. Lehigh Ave (A & Lehigh) Philadelphia, PA 19125).

Thursdays, 10am-noon

Questions? Call Naima Black, CLC 215.707.1013. or Tamicka Stephens, CLC 215.707.1012.


Gwyn MacDonald of The Baby Hours is offering an infant massage series at Mama’s Wellness Joint at 11th and Pine. To register and pay for the class, please contact MWJ at or 267-519-9037.