Community Breastfeeding Resources

Lactation Services

Other Community Resources


Alta Bates Outpatient Lactation Clinics
2450 Ashby Ave., lobby level, Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 204-6546
3595 Mount Diablo Blvd. Suite 350 Lafayette, CA 94705 (510) 204-7701
Brestfeeding support group, board-certified lactation consultants available for private consultations. Breast pumps and lactation supplies available.

Bay Area Lactation directory
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

Healthy Horizons
Peninsula Breastfeeding Center 1432 Burlingame Avenue Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 347-6455 Board-certified lactation consultants are available for private consultations. Breastfeeding classes and support groups as well as supplies.

La Leche League to find local breastfeeding help.
Breastfeeding information, telephone advice, education and support to nursing mothers.

Marin General Lactation Center​
250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (415) 925-7522 Breastfeeding support, counseling and assistance by board-certified lactation consultants. Breast pump rentals are also available.

Natural Resources​
1367 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 550-2611 Breastfeeding support groups and other parenting classes. Breastfeeding supplies and community resources are available. Lactation consultants at fee-for-service and pump rentals.

Newborn Connections
3698 California St. 1st Floor Street 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
(650) 327-6455
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
(650) 368-2229 Lactation consultations and breastfeeding supplies.

Silicon Valley Breastfeeding Center

671 Oak Grove Ave., Suite P Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 847-1907

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
(888) 942-9675
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. (415) 575-5688

Other Resources

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:

International Lactation Consultant Association:

Breastfeeding and Parenting. Evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting issues:

American Academy of

Information and issues related to African American women:

The American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine:

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action: