Maine Families

Pregnancy Support & Infant Care Information

Breastfeeding Support Facebook page (Maine Families): Facebook forum to ask questions of Certified Lactation Counselors and share information with other breastfeeding moms

Maine Families: 255-0438
Pregnancy support & resources; Breastfeeding support with staff certified Lactation Counselors; Child development; Building a healthy family; Online resource library

Maine Mothers Network (through AMHC): 1-800-244-6431
Case management services for pregnant and parenting women using substances. Women who are pregnant or have children up to five years old are eligible for the program.  Click here for the flyer

Passages Program: 255-1468
Teen parents can earn an accredited high school diploma while staying home and caring for their baby

Public Health Nursing (PHN): 287-4112 / 1-877-763-0438
Nurse Home Visiting – Nurses can provide support to parents in their home if they have an infant with a medical condition or who has been exposed to substances prenatally.  This is a free service for residents of Maine, no insurance or Mainecare required

Text4Baby: Text Baby  to 511411
Sign up for free text messages on prenatal health and newborn health and safety information.

We Care Community Baby Center: 255-8903
Free diapers, wipes and other baby care needs available monthly to WIC or MaineCare eligible families.  We Care also has a closet of gently used clothing, shoes, outerwear, toys, and books donated from the community and We Care participants. For more information contact: info@wecarebabycenter.com. Now with two locations:
Lubec: 44 South Street (the old high school)
+++ 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays 1p – 4pm
Machias: 5 Water Street
+++ Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday 9a – 11am
+++ Tuesdays 9a – 1p
New!  We Care Baby Center is now providing delivery service for the Machias area on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month for families that cannot get to the center due to lack of transportation, illness, or other issues.  Message We Care’s Facebook page to get on the delivery list.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Calais 454-3634 | Machias 255-8280
Healthy food packages and food vouchers for pregnant women and children up until they turn five (food includes eggs, cheese, whole grains, peanut butter, fruit & vegetables, baby foods, formula, and Farmer’s market vouchers); Prenatal vitamins; Breastfeeding support (including electric and manual breast pumps); Baby weight checks, iron deficiency and anemia tests; Referrals to healthcare and other community services. Mainecare not required to be eligible. Call for more info or to make an appointment
Calais: 43 Union Street
+++Tuesdays 8:30a – 4p, 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30a – 3pm
Eastport: 30 Boynton Street (at Eastport Health Center)
+++For Eastport dates and times call the Machias office
Harrington: 50 E. Main Street (at Harrington Family Health Center)
+++For Harrington dates and times call the Machias office
Machias: 247 Main Street
+++Mondays 10a – 6pm
+++Wednesdays 8a – 4pm
+++2nd & 4th Thursdays 8a – 4p
+++Fridays 9a – 3:30p

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