Breastfeeding Resources-Bay Area
Other Community Resources
Sutter Health/Alta Bates Outpatient Lactation Clinics
2450 Ashby Ave., lobby level, Berkeley, CA 94705
3595 Mount Diablo Blvd. Suite 350
Lafayette, CA 94705
Breastfeeding support group, board-certified lactation consultants available for private consultations. Breast pumps and lactation supplies available.
List of private lactation consultants and other resources.
California Department of Public Health
California laws related to breastfeeding. Dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California
Peninsula Breastfeeding Center
1432 Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
Board-certified lactation consultants are available for private consultations. Breastfeeding classes and support groups as well as supplies.
La Leche League International
24-hour Hotline: (877) 4 LA LECHE (525-3243)
Breastfeeding information, telephone advice, education and support to nursing mothers.
Marin General Lactation Center
250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Breastfeeding support, counseling and assistance by board-certified lactation consultants. Breast pump rentals are also available.
1367 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Breastfeeding support groups and other parenting classes. Breastfeeding supplies and community resources are available. Lactation consultants at fee-for-service and pump rentals.
1100 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 600-BABY (2229)
Breastfeeding support groups, latch clinic, board-certified lactation consultations available or private consultations. Breastfeeding and baby supplies and pump rentals are also available.
Nursing Mothers Counsel
Breastfeeding information, counseling and support. Free breastfeeding classes.
Breast pump rentals and supplies.
National Breastfeeding Helpline
National Breastfeeding Helpline: (800) 994-9662 in English or Spanish.
The counselors can answer common breastfeeding questions.
Monday–Friday from 9:00AM–6:00PM EST. If you call after hours, you will be able to leave a message, and a breastfeeding peer counselor will return your call on the next business day.
Sequoia Lactation Center
Lactation consultations and breastfeeding supplies.
Silicon Valley Breastfeeding Center
671 Oak Grove Ave., Suite P
Menlo Park, CA 94025
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
WIC is an excellent resource for eligible, low-income clients. This program provides breastfeeding assistance and breast pump loans to those clients having difficulty nursing or returning to work. They have many offices statewide.
The San Francisco WIC Breastfeeding Support Warm Line: If you live in San Francisco, this hotline is available for questions, problems, and support. Assistance is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League International
Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More, Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery, Diana West
Nursing Mother; Working Mother; Revised Edition, Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins
The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning, Revised Edition, Kathleen Huggins and Linda Ziedrich
A site for mothers and nursing professionals who want support and advice:www.breastfeeding.com
International Lactation Consultant Association: www.ilca.org
Breastfeeding and Parenting. Evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting issues: www.kellymom.com
American Academy of Pediatrics:www.aap.org/healthtopics/breastfeeding.cfm
Information and issues related to African American women:www.mochamilk.blogspot.com.
The American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: www.bfmed.org
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action: www.waba.org.my