List of US-Based Providers who Support Informed Infant Feeding Choices for Parents with HIV

Submitted on Jan 31, 2024

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Below is a list of health and service providers (based primarily in the United States), by specialty, who consider themselves to be knowledgeable and affirming regarding the information, support, and tools necessary to help women and other birthing parents living with HIV make informed infant-feeding decisions for themselves and their babies. We want to include a diverse array of such resources, from healthcare providers to legal services, peer support to lactation consultants, reproductive health and birth justice organizations, and more.

If the above description fits your practice and you would like your name, organization, or clinic to be added to this resource list, you are welcome to carefully fill out the form at the bottom of this page (or access the form by clicking this link).

Please allow several weeks for the page to be updated with your information. Readers: Please be aware that these listings are self-reported, and that The Well Project is unable to review each entry for accuracy.

Choosing a method for feeding their babies is one of the most important decisions expectant and new parents make. This decision can be even more complicated when the birthing parent is living with HIV. For those who may want to explore breastfeeding as an option, the information available to birthing parents living with HIV can be confusing – and not enough providers in the US and other resource-rich areas of the world have the information they need to support that decision-making process.

Thankfully, the situation is changing and there are a growing number of providers who can offer the information, services, and support you may seek. We hope to make many of those providers’ information available on this page – so feel free to check the page periodically every few months, and if you are an HIV-affirming provider with infant feeding expertise, fill out this form to add your practice to the list!

For those working in the field who are interested in engaging in conversation or sharing insights or updates related to HIV and infant feeding options (including breast/chestfeeding), email to be added to the growing HIV and Infant Feeding listserv.


Johns Hopkins HIV Women's Health Program
Anna Powell MD
600 N Wolfe St
Phipps 249
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-2870
Full-scope OB/GYN care for pregnant and non-pregnant individuals with HIV. We support shared decision making for breast/chestfeeding with HIV.

Harris Health System
Jennifer McKinney
1100 W 34th St
Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-867-8259
Full-service pregnancy care for pregnant people with HIV. One location with a Maternal Fetal Medicine/Obstetric provider with specialization in HIV medicine, social work, case management, psychiatry, behavioral health therapy, and ultrasound. This clinic has close partnerships with the lactation program at Ben Taub Hospital in Harris Health System, as well as Pediatric Retrovirology at Texas Children's Hospital. Phone number is for the Social Work office that has a secure voicemail.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Andres Ramirez Zamudio
1176 5th Ave, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 786-426-9251
I am an OB/GYN trained in reproductive infectious diseases and HIV care. For people living with HIV, I provide GYN and obstetrical care. With Dr. Rhoda Sperling, I run a prenatal clinic for patients living with HIV.

Duke Maternal Fetal Medicine
Elizabeth Livingston
2408 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-681-5220
Providing prenatal care to persons living with HIV; working with Duke Adult ID and Duke Pediatric ID to assist pregnant persons

Medical University of South Carolina
Gweneth Lazenby
135 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29425 USA
Phone: 843-792-5300
OB/GYN specialty care for infectious diseases. We support people with HIV who elect to breastfeed

HIVE at San Francisco General Hospital
Cynthia Gutierrez (on behalf of Deborah Cohan, MD and Monica Hahn, MD)
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
We provide sex-positive, justice-centered reproductive and prenatal healthcare for people living with and affected by HIV. Since 2005, all babies born in San Francisco have been free of HIV.
Our Mission: Advancing reproductive and sexual wellness for individuals, families and communities affected by HIV in San Francisco and beyond. Our
Vision: A world where people affected by HIV have safe pregnancies, reproductive autonomy, access to state-of-the-art healthcare, and enjoyable sex lives.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington Community Health Practice (Dr. Scott's HRSD clinic) Desk
Rachel K. Scott
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-6541; 202-877-7101
HRSD offers comprehensive OB/GYN services for individuals assigned female at birth living with HIV or interested in or currently take PrEP for HIV prevention. Specify Dr. Scott's HRSD clinic when you call.

Lactation Specialists

Melanin Milk SD
Chardá Bell
7227 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Phone: 619-841-1160
Clinic lactation support and birthing education with a specific focus on empowering marginalized communities in San Diego County (in clinic, home visits and Telehealth) and nationwide and internationally via Telehealth.

UTHealth at Houston Cizik School of Nursing
Emily A. Barr, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNM, ACRN, FAAN
6901 Bertner Ave SON
Houston, TX 77030-3901
Phone: 713-500-2167
I provide consultation and education to HIV care providers on breastfeeding/chestfeeding with HIV. I lead research to improve the care of infants, women, and other parents who are breastfeeding with HIV, with a focus on lactation consultant involvement, peer support, and family-centered informed decision-making. I have nearly 35 years of experience working with families impacted by HIV.

Pamela Morrison
Lactation consultant, private practice
3 Barnsite Close
Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3QH
United Kingdom
Phone: +441903783431
Remote provision of information on breastfeeding with HIV for mothers to share with healthcare providers, and support and assistance to breastfeed after birth. Information and support for mothers living with HIV to make an informed infant feeding decision and carry out their wishes. Assistance to exclusively breastfeed. Experience helping mothers living with HIV to breastfeed in Europe and overseas since 1995.

Family Medicine and Pediatrics

UCSD Mother, Child and Adolescent HIV Program (UCSD MCAP)
Karen Deutsch, NP
4076 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-577-0949
UCSD MCAP Program provides Women's health, Obstetric, Pediatric and Adolescent Care in San Diego County for clients living with HIV and HIV exposed infants. We have a supportive team of providers and social workers, and we partner with hospitalists, community lactation and doula services to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families. The MCAP team is happy to be a resource in San Diego County as we support each client through their childbearing and infant feeding journey. We have established an incredible network of service providers who are supportive of infant feeding decisions and who work closely with us to create a comprehensive care team.

University of Texas Health Sci Center Houston
Norma Perez
6431 Fannin Street MSB 3.126
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-500-6608
Our clinic follows HIV exposed infants until 24 months of age, we will support any HIV positive parents in their choice of infant feeding.

Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health
Leslie A. Enane
575 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-944-7260
Our team is available for consultation to expecting parents living with HIV regarding infant feeding choices. As pediatric infectious disease specialists, our services include: consultation on infant feeding choices; prevention and testing for HIV in infants; HIV treatment for infants, children, and adolescents; and prevention and management for other infectious diseases. We serve families from across Indiana. We encourage expecting parents to contact us during pregnancy to begin to discuss plans around infant feeding and to get to know our clinic. We support informed decision-making for parents.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Special Immunology Family Care Center
Elizabeth Lowenthal
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-590-2956
Perinatal counseling, infant care, HIV-related care

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Diane Petrie
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-234-3061
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - monitoring infants following birth. We are working to create protocols to share and collaborate with local adult ID providers and OB providers.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Ellen James
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 510-428-3336
Pediatric HIV Prenatal Consultation; Shared Decision Making for Infant Feeding Options; Breast/Chestfeeding Consultation, Education and Support; Coordination of Care with OB/Delivery/Newborn Nursery/Peds/Lactation Support; Evaluation, Follow-up, Prophylaxis and Testing for Infants born to people living with HIV, including those who breast/chestfeed

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Corewell Health
Rosemary Olivero
35 Michigan St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-267-2183
Perinatal consultation, postnatal consultation and care of HIV-exposed infants, HIV management in infants, children, youth and young adults. Our clinic and providers support a multidisciplinary approach to informed decision-making around maternal and infant HIV care.

UCLA CARE-4-Families Program
Michele Carter
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-6369
The UCLA CARE-4-Families Program provides comprehensive clinical care, educational and psychological support, and access to state-of-the-art clinical trials for people who are pregnant and living with HIV, HIV-exposed and -positive infants, adolescents living with HIV, and children living with HIV. We support informed, shared infant-feeding decision-making.

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Katrina Baumgartner
150 Park Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-685-1770
Comprehensive HIV care in a primary care setting in consultation with HIV Specialist (AAHIVM certified) and care management team (nurse, pharmacy, social work), including prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, infant, pediatric and adult care. Spanish-speaking care team available, Ryan White funded, accepting limited/uninsured patients.

Duke Family Medicine
Andrea Dotson
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-6721
Breastfeeding medicine and lactation services, full-spectrum care including primary care, pediatrics care, and OB care. We work closely with infectious disease, pediatric infectious disease, and maternal fetal medicine to provide multidisciplinary care for families affected by HIV.

Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital
Carolyn Chu
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 628-206-5252
Providers of family HIV care

Duke University Hospital - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Jennifer Dougherty
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-6335
We have Ryan White funding and care for pediatric patients with HIV as well as babies born to mothers living with HIV. We have a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates and provides care to pregnant moms and their babies. We have outreach, social work and breastfeeding medicine support. Our program has supported several mom-baby pairs to breastfeed while living with HIV. Please reach out for more information.

(Family Medicine/HIV Primary Care)
Jolie LeBlanc
3308 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-821-2601
Provide primary care to underserved populations of the New Orleans metro area including people living with HIV. Provide full-spectrum family medicine care including prenatal & pediatric care, as well as Hepatitis C treatment and opioid addition services. Clinic also has case management and mental health services.

Infectious Disease Specialists

Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal Infectious Disease Program
Andrea Ciaranello
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3906
The Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal Infectious Disease Program is a program of the Division of Infectious Disease that is dedicated to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary care to patients who are planning pregnancy, currently pregnant or have recently delivered a baby, and who are living with a variety of infectious disease conditions, including HIV, hepatitis, other bacterial, viral and fungal infections, tuberculosis and positive TB skin tests, or recent exposures to these infections.

Temple Comprehensive Program (HIV)
Ellen Tedaldi
1316 W Ontario Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: 267-563-1570
Primary and HIV medical care including also Hepatitis C, addiction services, perinatal care (co-located in OB clinic), medical case management. Regional perinatal case management. Populations: women, African-American, Latinx predominantly. Provide same provider during pregnancy and postpartum. Strong regional collaboration among delivering hospitals, community and HIV providers.

Kaiser Permanente
Michela Blain
201 16th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: 206-326-2892
HIV care

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Tess Barton, MD
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-567-5250
HIV primary care for children and young adults. Infant HIV testing and prophylaxis. I am a strong supporter of feeding choice, and the advantages of safe breastfeeding for HIV-exposed infants.

University of Washington
Rena Patel
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-744-5000
HIV care provision during preconception through postpartum periods

Carilion Infectious Disease
2001 Crystal Spring Ave SW
Suite 301
Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone: 540-981-7715
A Ryan White-funded comprehensive infectious disease care for people living with HIV. Also provides case management.

Grady Infectious Disease Practice
Lisa Cranmer
2015 Uppergate Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-2905
Care for children living with HIV and infants with perinatal HIV exposure

Tara Vijayan
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 365C
Los Angeles, CA 90996
Phone: 310-206-7663
HIV care provider primarily serving men, but also serving women and pregnant clients living with HIV

Other/Multiple Specialties

Children's Hospital Colorado Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP)
Lisa Abuogi
13123 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-9383
Our clinic cares for pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV and their infants. We have a multidisciplinary team of ID, Pediatric, and OB/GYN providers, nurse practitioners, social work, nutrition, and lactation consultants.

UT Health
Robin Hardwicke
6410 Fannin #350
Houston, TX 77030 USA
Phone: 832-325-7200
Providing unbiased primary HIV, maternal-fetal HIV & PrEP care as well as breastfeeding counseling and support. Accepting new patients daily.

Family Health Center of Worcester
(Family Medicine HIV Specialist who provides OB/Maternity care)
Philip Bolduc
26 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: 508-860-7858
Full-spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics and pediatrics, including HIV specialty care. We also provide integrated addiction and mental health care.

UCSF Women's HIV Program and Pediatric Infectious Disease
(Infectious Disease; Pediatrics; OB/GYN)
Emmy Naranjo-Cabatic
350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 908
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415-353-2119
WHP utilizes a holistic, trauma-informed model of care that involves a coordinated and cohesive team of professionals, integrating medical care and psycho-social services. We provide care to woman-identified people with HIV at all stages of life. For our pregnant patients and new parents, we coordinate care with your obstetric provider, either at UCSF Health or elsewhere, and UCSF pediatric infectious disease providers.

Infant Feeding Information from The Well Project

BEEEBAH (Building Equity, Ethics, and Education on Breastfeeding and HIV) (program materials)

Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding and HIV: Supporting Informed Choices (resource collection)

More on Infant Feeding and HIV

Pregnancy Resources from The Well Project

Pregnancy, Birth, and HIV (fact sheet)

Embarazo, parto y VIH (hoja informativa)

Getting Pregnant and HIV (fact sheet)

Buscar un embarazo y el VIH (hoja informativa)

List of HIV-Friendly Reproductive Services and Providers in the US

More on Reproductive Options




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