Welcome to New England Mothers First - Lactation Consultants

We help breastfeeding mothers & babies…

New England Mothers First (NEMF) is an independent Nurse Practitioner practice specializing in breast problems and infant feeding difficulties. We are insurance contracted medical providers of care. We are experts in solving problematic breast problems related to breastfeeding. The design of some insurance plans may include home visits throughout the greater Boston region. Although we have offices in Brookline, Lakeville, Quincy, Wellesley and West Bridgewater due to Covid-19 only the West Bridgewater office and limited spots in Quincy are available. We hope to have access to our others soon along with the addition of our new Arlington location!!

If you have difficulty submitting the new patient appointment request or you do not hear from the intake team within 24 hours please email referrals@nemf1.com and let us know so we can help you!

The NEMF intake team are working diligently to get each family the help they need as soon as possible.  Currently, in-person visits are limited and the open offices are in West Bridgewater and Quincy but we hope the others will be available soon.





Remember, Mother's Milk is Nature's Best Health Plan


Most common breastfeeding mother reasons for an appointment:

  • Feeding formula for any reason
  • Not sure how much milk you are making?
  • Nipple or breast pain
  • Painful breastfeeding
  • Engorgement
  • Latching problems
  • Multiples
  • Separation for any reason
  • Mother has a medical problem such as
    Hypertension, Diabetes, PCOS, Thyroid or Infertility
  • Low milk volumes in returning back to work
  • Mother is concerned about effects of medications during breastfeeding

Most common breastfeeding infant reasons for an appointment:

  • Drinking formula for any reason
  • Latching problems
  • Born with a medical problem such as Cleft Lip, Palate or Heart Murmur
  • Jaundice requiring any kind of treatment
  • Prematurity or near term delivery (35-37 weeks)
  • Birth weight is not achieved by 2 weeks
  • Slow weight gain and falling off the "curve" on the growth chart
  • Thrush
  • Cries unusually during or after breastfeeding
  • Always seeming hungry
  • Tongue and or lip tie


    Our services are available for:


    Most Massachusetts Health Plans are accepted:

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Benefit Administators
    • BMC Healthnet
    • CIGNA
    • Fallon Health
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Health Plans Inc.
    • Mass Health 
    • Tufts Health Plan 
    • United Health Care 
    • *NEW! Now accepting Partners Healthcare AllWays
      ( Formerly NHP )
    • As Nurse Practitioners we are medical providers. All claims are processed through the insurances of both the Mother and her baby. Please note, NEMF does not bill under your Affordable Care Act (ACA) Lactation Benefit.
    • HMO & EPO policies will require a referral from the mother's Primary Care Physician as well as the baby's Pediatrician. 
    • Copays, Co-Insurance, and Deductibles may apply to services pending each individual mother and baby insurance policy. 
    • Call Robin Goodman at 508-464-9040 for billing questions or to make payment for your nurse practitioner visit services

      Please note we do not accept the following health plans but our services are available for private pay:

    • Medicare






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