ZipMilk improves and expands
WESTON, MA– ZipMilk, an important resource for breastfeeding mothers and health professionals alike, has now been updated to be more user-friendly and has expanded its listings of breastfeeding service providers. These refinements come at a time when the need for the online breastfeeding resource directory may be at an all time high as breastfeeding rates are on the rise in Massachusetts. Originally a project of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Zipmilk is also available in 4 other states with more states in the works.
With more women breastfeeding comes the need for greater access to breastfeeding support. For over 7 years, ZipMilk.org has been providing both Massachusetts’ families and professionals with reputable breastfeeding resources sorted by zip code. In addition to Massachusetts, the 4 other states currently linked to ZipMilk are North Carolina, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.
With over 450 listings in Massachusetts alone, ZipMilk provides an abundance of resources that caters to the growing need for breastfeeding support. The online directory points users towards board-certified lactation consultants, breastfeeding counselors and educators, breastfeeding support groups, free community-based lactation resources including WIC programs and more.
“The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is focused on increasing families’ access to timely breastfeeding support. ZipMilk is an important and effective resource that helps to achieve this goal,” said Ellen Tolan, DPH’s state breastfeeding coordinator.
New parents looking for breastfeeding advice or a health care provider wanting to link parents with knowledgeable lactation professionals, can visit www.zipmilk.org “where neighborhood breastfeeding help is a click away!”
It is now more easy and efficient for other states to enroll in ZipMilk. “Our ultimate goal is to have the entire US be part of Zipmilk over the 5-10 years,” said MBC chair Dr. Melissa Bartick. “We want to bring a unified experience for all US families.”