Breastfeeding Support Resources
Learn about breastfeeding support services at UC San Francisco and beyond.
UC San Francisco’s Lactation Program receives advisory support from UCSF’s Women’s Health Resource Center (WHRC), the patient and community education arm of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, one of nineteen programs nationwide recognized by the U.S. Office of Women’s Health as a model of women’s health care delivery.
Women’s Health Resource Center
WHRC provides breastfeeding services including prenatal education, hospital grade breast pump rentals, breastfeeding support, breastfeeding mother and baby groups and lactation consultant support.
More on WHRC: http://whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/
Join M.I.L.K. – Mother & Infant Lactation Kooperative, WHRC’s free weekly breastfeeding support group. For a schedule, visit: http://whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/gex/classes.html#MILK
To determine if access to services through UCSF Women’s Health are covered, contact your health plan. Services are also publicly available for fee.
UC Medical Plan Resources
A variety of breastfeeding support resources are available to you as a UC medical plan subscriber. Resources include nurse lines, counselors and online programs to help if you have questions or need supplies, often at no cost to you. Contact your plan for details.
855.201.8375Health Net Blue & Gold
855.201.2087Western Health Advantage
select Option 1 for health nurse
3548 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Fee-for-services classes and support groups. Private consults with board-certified lactation consultants. Breastfeeding, baby supplies and pump rentals.
Peninsula Breastfeeding Center
1432 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Silicon Valley Breastfeeding Center
671 Oak Grove Ave., Suite P
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Private consults with board-certified lactation consultants. Supplies, classes and support groups.
La Leche League Internationalhttp://www.llli.org
24-hour Hotline: 877.4 LA.LECHE (524.3243)
Breastfeeding information, telephone advice, education and support to nursing mothers.
3698 California St. 1st Floor Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Breastfeeding support groups, latch clinic, private consults with board-certified lactation consultants, Breastfeeding, baby supplies and pump rentals.
Nursing Mothers Counselhttp://www.nursingmothers.org
Free breastfeeding classes. Information, counseling and support. Pump rentals and supplies.
National Breastfeeding Helplinehttp://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/health-information-by-phone/
Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, EST. After hours, leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day. Trained breastfeeding peer counselor answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.
Sequoia Lactation Centerhttp://www.sequoiahospital.org/Medical_Services/Birth_Center/LACTATION_CENTER
749 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
Breastfeeding advice line, support groups, lactation consultations, supplies.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Programhttp://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx
Excellent resource for eligible, low-income clients. Breastfeeding assistance and breast pump loans to clients with difficulty nursing or returning to work. Offices statewide. In San Francisco, The San Francisco WIC Breastfeeding Support Warm Line is available for questions, problems, and support in English, Spanish and Chinese. 415.575.5688
Alliances and Employer Resources
Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition
UCSF is proud to be associated with the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, a collaboration on non-profit organizations, government agencies, and employers created to improve the working conditions and health of new parents.