Our small dedicated staff handles about 3,000 visits a year with 42% of those visits for Lactation Consultations while our breastfeeding warmline handles close to 4,000 phone calls annually. Without this professional, individualized assistance, it is likely that many mothers would not continue to nurse after the first few days or weeks following birth. Home visits from a licensed lactation consultant on Oahu cost from $100-$125 per hour. HMMI is still providing our community with professional lactation consultation services free of charge to the women of Hawaii. By providing complimentary services, HMMI enables new mothers, regardless of economic status, to choose breastfeeding over formula feedings, providing their newborn infant with the best nutrition and healthiest start in life.
We are a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit, Aloha United Way agency (Designation #96120) totally supported by the generosity of our community through fundraising, grants and private donations. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations and support by the community assures the on-going existence of this vital service of assisting women to provide their own breastmilk – the milk best suited for their babies!