Postpartum Support Groups
Congratulations, you've delivered.
The UCSF Women's Health Resource Center is here to support and guide you through this journey as new parents.
From joining one of our support groups to meeting with one of our lactation consultants, there are a number of resources we can help you with.
Afterglow, MILK (Mother and Infant Lactation Kooperative) support groups and Pumping and Returning to Work (PRW) offer an opportunity to share experiences, gain knowledge or simply get comfort and assurance in safe environments.
These groups and classes are also a wonderful way to meet other new mothers.
Feel free to call us if you have further questions, Mission Bay 415.514.2670 and Mount Zion 415.353.2667.
UCSF Postpartum support/classes overview.
MILK-Mother & Infant Lactation Kooperative
MILK is a FREE weekly breastfeeding and mother support group. Moms and babies ranging in age from newborn to six months old are welcome. Share your experiences and learn how other mothers are adjusting to the demands of motherhood. Get your questions answered with evidence-based lactation information. Facilitated by our board certified lactation consultants.
Mission Bay-1855 4th Street, 3rd floor, A3471
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:30 am-1:30 pm*
Mt. Zion-2356 Sutter Street
Mondays: 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24 – Mission Bay
Tuesdays: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 – Mt. Zion
Fridays: 1/10, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21– Mt. Zion
Mondays: 1/20, 2/17 – Mission Bay – (UCSF Holidays no session)
Tuesdays: 1/7, 1/21 – Mt. Zion – No session
Fridays: Beginning February 28 Fridays are currently cancelled until further notice
Registration required. Space is limited, no drop-ins.
“Before attending the group, all I knew is that I wanted to breastfeed...I came for the first time with my 5-day old baby and attending the group not only increased my confidence in breastfeeding, but transformed my transition into motherhood.”
Pumping & Returning to Work (PRW)
This postpartum class teaches practical tips and advice on transitioning to the world of pumping, working, and continuing to breastfeed your baby. Topics include: preserving a breastfeeding relationship, maintaining your milk supply, pumping schedules, collecting/storing/transporting breastmilk, bottle feeding, problem solving, and more. Support persons are encouraged to attend. Take 4-6 weeks before returning to work