Breastfeeding Resources

Aroostook County Breastfeeding Coalition

The Aroostook County Breastfeeding Coalition was formed in 1990. The coalition is made up of health professionals including, but not limited to nurses, physicians, dietitians, health educators, social workers, certified lactation consultants, and mothers who provide services to mothers and babies.

The purpose of the coalition is to:
• Educate and train professionals
• Identify and reduce barriers which keep mothers from beginning or continuing to breastfeed.
• Provide a network for professionals to share resources.

Benefits of Breastfeeding:
“The reason for choosing breastfeeding was not just my decision, but my husband’s as well. With all the health benefits for our little girl, and myself, how could we pass it up?…Overall, I wouldn’t change a thing as our experience with breastfeeding has been one of the best decisions we have made for our daughter.” – Rachel Tomlinson, Exercise Science Physical Athlete Trainer

“Mother’s milk contains all the essentials for infants’ growth. Unless there is a health issue, mothers’ milk should be the best ideal food for babies. Also, breastfeeding helps to build the bond between baby and mom.” -Jing Qi, Director of Online Teaching and Institutional Research, UMPI

Aroostook County Breastfeeding Resources and Locations

For a printable version of all Aroostook County Breastfeeding Resources and Locations, download the PDF here.

Aroostook County Action Program, WIC
744 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Certified Lactation Counselors available.
Manual & electric breast pumps available to WIC participants.

Aroostook Centre Mall
830 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME
Breastfeeding/diaper changing room.

Cary Medical Center
163 Van Buren Rd.
Caribou, ME
Certified Lactation Counselors available.
Breast pump rental site.
Free postpartum home visit.
24 hours breastfeeding help warm line 498-1179.

Fish River Rural Health
10 Carter St.
Eagle Lake, ME
Certified Lactation Counselor available.

Houlton Regional Hospital
20 Hartford St.
Houlton, ME
Certified Lactation Counselor available.

Le Leche League
Marie Robinson, LLL Leader
Group meets the first Saturday of each month at TAMC at 10am.

Northern Maine Medical Center
194 E. Main St.
Fort Kent, ME
Free postpartum home visit.

Public Health Nursing
30 Skyway Dr.
Caribou, ME
Fort Kent 834-7700
Caribou 493-4000
Houlton 532-5000

Aroostook County Breastfeeding Coalition
Gail Sirois
Meets monthly

The Aroostook Medical Center
Academy St.
Presque Isle, ME
Nursery 768-4328
Educational Services 768-4160
Certified Lactation Counselors and Lactation
Consultant available.
Breast pump rental site.
Free postpartum home visit.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Northern Aroostook County 800-287-1421
Central Aroostook County 800-287-1462
Southern Aroostook County 800-284-1469

Electric breast pump rental sites:

Acadia Medical Supply
830 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME

Hillview Pump House
21 Hillview Ave.
Houlton, ME