Breastfeeding Support Resources

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.

Blue Shield Health Savings Plan Core

855.201.8375

Health Net Blue & Gold

800.893.5597

Kaiser Permanente

800.464.4000

UC Care

855.201.2087

Western Health Advantage

877.793.3655
select Option 1 for health nurse

UCSF Student Health


Community Resources

Day One

https://www.dayonebaby.com/

415.813.1931
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.

Healthy Horizons

http://www.healthyhorizonsonline.com

Peninsula Breastfeeding Center
650.347.6455
1432 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

Silicon Valley Breastfeeding Center
650.847.1907
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 International

http://www.llli.org

24-hour Hotline: 877.4 LA.LECHE (524.3243)
Breastfeeding information, telephone advice, education and support to nursing mothers.

Newborn Connections
http://www.cpmc.org/newbornconnections/
415.600.BABY(2229)
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 Counsel

http://www.nursingmothers.org

650.327.6455
Free breastfeeding classes. Information, counseling and support. Pump rentals and supplies. 

National Breastfeeding Helpline

http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/health-information-by-phone/

800.994.9662
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 Center

http://www.sequoiahospital.org/Medical_Services/Birth_Center/LACTATION_CENTER

650.368.2229
749 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
Breastfeeding advice line, support groups, lactation consultations, supplies.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx

888.942.9675
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.

URL: http://sfbreastfeeding.org/healthy-mothers-workplace/

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