Island Hospital
Center for Maternal & Infant Care
The Center for Maternal & Infant Care (CMIC) provides quality, evidence-based prenatal, maternity and infant support services to families in Anacortes and the surrounding community. If you have breastfeeding questions or are having difficulty breastfeeding, we can help! Call and setup an appointment with our lactation specialists and physician, Dr. Jody Cousins, today.
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Offering problem-based visits, the Center for Maternal & Infant Care (CMIC) provides education, support and treatment to create the best possible physical and emotional outcomes for:

  • Any mother or family who would like support or advice regarding breastfeeding
  • Mothers using nipple shields
  • Tongue-tied infants
  • Premature infants
  • Jaundiced infants
  • Infants requiring or receiving formula in the hospital
  • Infants with poor weight gain
  • Nursing mothers with medication questions or concerns
  • Mothers returning to work who would like to continue to breastfeed
  • Mothers who have questions about pumping or alternative feeding
  • Mothers with a history of breast surgery

CMIC Providers

Effie-Jo Lindstrom  Teri Shilling MS, LCCE, CD (DONA), IBCLC Susanne Wilhelm DO

Effie-Jo Lindstrom BA, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Teri Shilling MS, LCCE, CD (DONA), IBCLC

Susanne Wilhelm DO

Lactation Consultations

Lactation services provided by CMIC include:

  • Breastfeeding education
  • Discussion of the feeding options available to mom
  • State-of-the-art pre and post feed weights
  • Prescriptions as needed for mastitis, sore nipples and similar problems
  • Demonstration and assistance with pumping
  • Discussion of nipple shield/shells and their appropriate use
  • Frenotomy (known as tongue tie release), anterior or posterior, performed by Dr. Wilhelm

Appointments Made Easy

Referrals to CMIC can be made by your physician, nurse or by self-referral. Services are covered by most insurance plans. Lactation specialists are available every day except Tuesday. Visits are by appointment only, scheduled by Fidalgo Medical Associates. Call (360) 293-3101.

  Contact Us
Center for Maternal & Infant Care
Island Medical Center
1213 24th Street, Suite 100
Anacortes, WA 98221

Located in the Fidalgo Medical Associates clinic.

(360) 293-3101

FAX (360) 293-3839



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