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.
UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center
1855 4th Street, Suite A3471, San Francisco, CA 94158
2356 Sutter Street, J112, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143
We offer a breastfeeding class where moms can learn about breastfeeding and gain practical tips for returning to work. Highly recommended. Lactation supplies, including nursing bras, pillows, breast pumps for sale or rent. We also have a bookstore and lending library
Getting Started at the UCSF Center for Mothers and Newborns
The postpartum nurses are trained in breastfeeding and manage lactation concerns for the majority of new mothers. If special breastfeeding needs or concerns arise, a board-certified lactation consultant is available to provide additional support.
After your baby’s birth, enjoy the convenience of Great Expectations’ continuum of educational support services delivered right to your hospital room. Notify your nurse if you would like to view the Mom Mobile catalog during your stay. Call Great Expectations for more information (415) 514-2670.
UCSF Women’s Health Obstetrics Services
Registered nurses with breastfeeding and postpartum knowledge are available to answer breastfeeding questions or concerns via the telephone, Monday-Friday: 8:00AM–5:00PM.
UCSF Outpatient Lactation Clinic
Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mission Bay
1825 4th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Zion
2356 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tuesday, Friday (afternoon only)
The lactation clinic is available at both Mount Zion and Mission Bay locations. Appointments are made for a one-on-one visit with an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Initial appointments are 60-90 minutes and follow-ups are 45 minutes.
MILK (Mother & Infant Lactation Kooperative) Support Group
Mt Zion-2356 Sutter Street, 3rd floor, J-308
Tuesday 11:30AM–1:30PM and Friday 11:30AM-M–1:30PM
Providing comprehensive lactation services for mother and baby at Mount Zion.
Join us once or as often as you like. Babies ranging in age from newborn to six months old are welcome. Come and have your latch checked by lactation consultants. Share your experiences and learn how other mothers are adjusting to the demands of motherhood. Reach your breastfeeding goals and get your questions answered with evidence based lactation information.
Latch clinic – a lactation consultant will be available to check your positioning in a group setting. However, we can schedule an individual appointment with our lactation consultant if you are experiencing breastfeeding issues.
Discussion topics include – normal infant feeding and sleep patterns, baby behavior, how to know if your baby is getting enough, starting solids, going back to work, and pumping.
Holly Coates-Bash MSW, IBCLC and Renée Tavares RD, IBCLC
Pre-register today, call (415) 353-2667. Space is limited
Alta Bates Outpatient Lactation Clinics
2450 Ashby Ave., lobby level, Berkeley, CA 94705
3595 Mount Diablo Blvd. Suite 350
Lafayette, CA 94705
Brestfeeding 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
552 Waverly St., Suite 127, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Fee-for-service classes and support groups. Board-certified lactation consultants for private consultations. Breastfeeding, baby supplies and pump rentals are available.
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.
http://www.cpmc.org/newbornconnections/ 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
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