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Gone are the days when women had to rely on old wives' tales, a few scant books and the occasional visit from Aunt Marge to get the help they needed with breastfeeding. Now help abounds--from books and DVDs to lactation consultants and new-mom's groups. Even better, these nursing aids are now available in boutique-type stores that specialize in breastfeeding--with bras, pumps, lotions, potions and virtually everything else in between, all backed by knowledgeable, helpful staff. Many even offer classes and one-on-one consultations.
As the following list shows, these shops are sprouting up in cities nationwide, so chances are there's one near you. If you know of a great one we've missed, click on "Share Your Comments" below and tell us about it!
Breastfeeding and Baby Basics, Mesa
Mothers' Milk Boutique, Scottsdale
Expressly For You, Little Rock
Baptist Health/Hickingbotham Outpatient Center
Day One Center, San Francisco
Milkmade at Home, San Diego
A Mother's Haven, Encino
New Beginnings Boutique, San Diego
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
The Pump Station
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