If you are vacationing on Nantucket and your breast pump goes awry, turn to Dan’s Pharmacy . They have a large selection of tubing, valves, pumps and other Medela accessories in the lower level of their store on Pleasant Street. Dan’s Pharmacy is really the only place with a very wide selection for purchasing breastfeeding supplies.
If you run into a hitch, maybe you suspect mastitis and can’t reach your regular doctor, turn to Certified Lactation Consultant Amber Hinds.
Our Local La Leche League also meets the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 A.M. in the Unitarian Church at 10 Orange Street. Meetings are led by Rachel Dixon, Sunny Daily or Amber Hinds. I made the choice to nurse my two children, but it was a very difficult road for me. I found great support from Sunny and the other mothers I met at La Leche League meetings. If you can’t make a meeting on Nantucket, look up your local league. If you are a nursing mother it is a great place to meet others who share your parenting style.