If you'd like a referral to one of our physicians, please call
Center for Reproductive Health: (415) 353-7475
Breast milk is the ideal food for all babies. It satisfies complete nutritional needs for the first 6 months of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breast milk as the ideal food for the first year of life. Breast milk contains substances that help fight infection and is especially beneficial for premature babies and infants with a strong family history of allergy. We encourage you to consider breastfeeding.
2356 Sutter Street, First Floor, S.F.
Breastfeeding classes: programs to help learn about breastfeeding. Highly recommended.
Individualized breastfeeding instruction is available during the postpartum period by nurses or by board-certified lactation consultants for special breastfeeding needs.
Hospital-grade electric pumps are available for use during your hospital stay and for rent once you leave the hospital.
Registered nurses with breastfeeding and postpartum knowledge are available to answer breastfeeding questions or concerns via the telephone, Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm.
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level A096
San Francisco, CA 94143
This service is offered once a week. Appointments are one hour for a one-on-one visit with a board-certified lactation consultant.
Private insurance does not cover the cost of meeting with a lactation consultant. Please call to check on the fee. Medi-Cal insurance, however, does cover the cost.
2356 Sutter Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115
Returning to work class: a one-time 2 hour program to provide practical tips and advice.
Books store and lending library. Lactation supplies, including nursing bras, pillows, breast pumps for sale or rent.
1367 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Breastfeeding support groups and other parenting classes. Breastfeeding supplies and community resources are available.
Day One Centers
3490 California Street, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94118, (415) 440-3291
855 EI Camino Real, Suite 127, Palo Alto, CA 94301
1403 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Board-certified lactation consultants for private consultations. Breastfeeding and baby supplies.
1432 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Board-certified lactation consultants are available for private consultations. Breastfeeding classes and support groups as well as supplies.
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.
24 hour Hotline: (877) 4 LA LECHE (525-3243)
Breastfeeding information, telephone advice, education and support to nursing mothers.
Breastfeeding information, counseling and support. Free breastfeeding classes. Breast pump rentals and supplies.
To Order FREE copies of The Business Case For Breastfeeding: Employees Guide
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