Resource Guide – ENGLISH 2018-04-24T12:12:43+00:00


Resource Guide – ENGLISH


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YEAR 2018

BY: San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition
Editors: Heidi Burke-Pevney, IBCLC and Nancy E. Wight MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP; April 2018

Sponsored in part by: AAP-CA3


Every mother-baby pair is different! That makes it hard to say exactly how your baby should be eating. In the first few days, your baby is getting rich, yellow colostrum (first milk). Signs that your baby is getting enough milk are:

  • One or two periods per day when your baby is alert, bright-eyed, and looking at your face
  • A baby who wants to eat every 1-3 hours and is generally satisfied between feedings, however–it is common for newborns to “cluster feed” (need to be breastfeeding very frequently) for a daily 4-6 hour stretch, often followed by a long period of sleep. This is normal behavior and helps stimulate an ample milk supply as your baby becomes an expert at latching and removing milk.
  • Nurse at least 8-12 times in 24 hours
  • At least 3-4 wet diapers per day by day 3 of life
  • The normal change in stools over the first 2-5 days of life: meconium (dark green, tarry) to transitional stools (lighter green or brown) to true breastmilk stools (yellow, seedy, or loose). The number of stools will increase each day.

After 3-5 days, when your milk increases, you will also notice:

  • Your breasts feel full before a feeding and softer afterwards
  • A letdown sensation or milk dripping from the other breast
  • You can hear your baby swallow
  • You can see milk in your baby’s mouth
  • The processed product (stool!) coming out the other end!

After the first week, your baby should:

  • Nurse at least 8-12 times in 24 hours (every 2-3 hrs, “cluster feeding” periods are normal)
  • Nurse about 10-20 minutes at each feeding
  • Be happy during and after a feeding
  • Gain about 4-7 oz per week (after a small weight loss the first week)
  • Return to birth weight by 2 weeks of age
  • Have 6 or more pale colored, wet diapers in 24 hours
  • Have 4-12 stools in 24 hours
  • Be alert and bright-eyed for several periods each day

Call your baby’s doctor if:

  • Your infant sucks only briefly, very softly or irregularly
  • Your baby is very jaundiced (yellow) and getting more yellow
  • You have severe, constant nipple pain
  • Your baby fights the breast or cries after a minute or two
  • Your baby has fewer than 6 wet diapers a day
  • Your baby has little or no stool, or has dark green mucus stools
  • Your baby seems weak, tired, or not interested in feeding


We often assume that breastfeeding is such a natural process that anyone should be able to do it. The truth is, breastfeeding is a learned process for both mother and baby. Preparing for success before your baby’s birth– by reading, taking classes, and attending a support group– will help you to know what is normal and how to prevent common problems. If challenges do arise they can most often be minimized or managed with skilled help.

Talk to your midwife, doctor, or birth attendants about your plans to breastfeed and find out what kind of breastfeeding support is available at the place and time you give birth. Partners and grandparents can also be included in learning how to encourage your success! There are a variety of breastfeeding support services that offer information, support, and technical assistance, both before and after your baby is born. This is a guide to those services.


Prenatal breastfeeding classes can provide general information on breastfeeding basics, teach ways to make it easier, and suggest ways to solve problems. Knowing the normal course of breastfeeding and how to avoid the most common pitfalls before the baby is born will lead to a longer, more satisfying breastfeeding experience. The knowledge and confidence you get is worth the few hours you will spend in a prenatal class.

Classes may be offered as part of a childbirth preparation series, as a separate class at a hospital, as a part of WIC services, or be taught privately. Fees may vary, or the classes may be free. Small group classes are best. Bring the baby’s father, a friend or family member with you. Classes may include demonstration of techniques. After your baby is born, a follow-up by phone or personal consult may be included. You can use this directory or ask your childbirth educator, hospital or health care provider for a referral.

More information can be found in good breastfeeding books, recommended websites, and from other successful nursing mothers. Mother-to-mother support groups like La Leche League are also a good place to observe breastfeeding styles and learn practical tips. See this directory for phone numbers and visit our website for more links to helpful websites, articles, resources and information for parents and professionals:

You may feel that you do not have any milk in your breasts for the baby during the first few days. YOU DO! During pregnancy your body has been preparing for feeding your baby by producing colostrum, or “first milk”. This rich yellowish fluid is perfect for your newborn’s needs. Holding your baby skin-to-skin right after delivery is a powerful and important way to help you both recover from the delivery process and get breastfeeding started. If medical needs of mom or baby prevent you from having this special time in the first few hours, then be sure to ask to hold your baby skin-to-skin as soon as you both are stable.

Continue to enjoy lots of skin-to-skin time with your newborn, especially at feeding times. This actually increases the levels of important bonding and milk-making hormones, and increases long-term breastfeeding success!

After 2-4 days the colostrum begins to change into “mature” milk and gradually becomes bluish-white. Breastmilk is both food and drink to your baby, and breastfeeding provides warmth and comfort as well. It is balanced to meet all your baby’s needs, and changes according to your baby’s age. When your milk starts “coming in” your breasts may become very firm and feel warm and tender. This is due to more blood supply, some swelling, and the milk. Feeding your baby often will relieve the fullness.

If your breasts become very full, your baby may have trouble getting on the breast (latching-on). Apply warm, wet towels or take a warm shower to start your milk flowing. Try expressing some milk by hand or use a breast pump briefly to soften your breasts. Cold, wet towels or ice bags after feedings may reduce swelling. Breast fullness should decrease as your baby learns to empty your breasts. If your breasts are still very full and tender after 1-2 days, call your lactation specialist or doctor for help.


Finding and choosing a breastfeeding professional can be a confusing matter. There are many people offering services to help you breastfeed. They may call themselves Lactation Educator, Lactation Consultant, or Lactation Specialist. To find a qualified person that you can work with, consider the following:

Academic Credentials and Experience: What kind of education about breastfeeding do they have? Where did they get their training? A practitioner may have no formal training, may have taken a university certification course, may have passed a written certification exam, or taken a correspondence course. They may be a doctor (MD), nurse (RN, LVN), nurse practitioner (NNP, CPNP), certified nurse midwife (CNM), registered dietitian (RD), occupational therapist (OT), certified lactation educator (CLE), certified lactation consultant (CLC) or international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC-the gold standard), or certified lactation specialist. You can ask to see their credentials if you wish. Training and experience vary widely, so ask about it. How does the practitioner keep up with the current research and issues in breastfeeding? Is the practitioner currently a member of a professional lactation organization?

Services: What kinds of services do they offer? Classes, in-person home or office consults, phone counseling, rental and/or sale of breast pumps or other breastfeeding accessories are possible. Where are services provided? Are home or hospital visits made? When are services available? Can you get help on evenings, weekends, or holidays? Is the practitioner affiliated with a hospital or medical group?

Fees: What are the fees for the various levels of service? Costs may be eligible for insurance reimbursement. Fee schedules vary, so shop around. Ask for an official bill to submit to your insurance carrier.



Although listed by address, the sources listed below provide services throughout San Diego County.  The credentials listed after their names are listed as the individual requested and have not been verified by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition.  The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition does not certify or guarantee any services provided.  Some breastfeeding services accept insurance and Medi-Cal.  Ask when you call.    *Spanish spoken






La Leche League of San Diego County (858) 848-6455 (MILK) Mother-to-mother support via monthly meetings & phone help countywide at no charge.

La Leche League Helpline: 877-4-LALECHE

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) PROGRAMS

WIC offices offer classes, support groups, counseling and other services. Ask your local WIC office for details.

American Red Cross WIC Program* (800) 500-6411 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123

North County Health Services WIC Program: (888) 477-6333 Warm line in Eng & Span, M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm

150 Valpreda Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 for WIC info and clinic locations

SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program* (888) 999-6897 9210 Sky Park Court, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92123

Scripps Mercy Hospital WIC Program* (619) 260-3400 3660 7th Ave., 2nd floor, San Diego, CA 92103

San Ysidro Health Center WIC Program* (619) 426-7966 1655 Broadway, Suite #18, Chula Vista, 91911

PCI’s Healthy Start program provides free in-home prenatal, childbirth, and child development education sessions to eligible families in central and east San Diego. (619) 791-2610 x312;

County of San Diego, HHSA Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services, (619) 692-5693

UC San Diego, Extension Lactation Education Programs (858) 534-9262 Website:, Email: Lactation Education for individuals who want to become a CLEC (Lactation Educator Counselor), IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) or IBCLCs needing LCERPs. Online and In-Class options available. BRN Credit Available




Breastfeeding Fixers and Leilani’s Wellness Center Dr. James Murphy and Leilani Songer IBCLC serving all your breastfeeding needs and problems, including lip and tongue tie assessments/releases, complete follow up with breastfeeding and wound care support. We offer a free breastfeeding support group that meets on the first Tuesday of every month at our office.

Ph:(760) 533-7953. In-network insurance providers. 2667 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92108

Jenna Khoury, DMD

The Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist specializing in lip/tongue-tie release for infants to support breastfeeding families (760) 635-5995 7720 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Suite 215, Carlsbad CA 92009

Najmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD Little Star Pediatric Dentistry

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomate Specializing in treatment of labial and lingual frenectomies (lip and tongue ties) for infants, children, teenagers, and adults with CO2 laser. On-site IBCLC and CST support various days per/week. Several nursing rooms available post-procedure. (619) 630-4000. 5550 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130

Children’s Specialists of San Diego, Division of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery &ref=17 3030 Children’s Way, Suite 402, San Diego, CA 92123; Phone: (858) 309-7701. Additional clinics in El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido & Murrieta.

Team Tongue Tie

Pediatrician (Alisa Sacker MD), Dentist (Rosanne Berger DDS) and RN/IBCLC (Rachel Beaubier) providing state of the art CO2 laser frenectomies, lactation support, and aftercare. Let us help make breastfeeding more comfortable and effective for our Moms and babies. 12625 High Bluff Drive, Ste #313, San Diego, CA 92130. Phone: (858) 480-9454

Darshan Dabir DDS, MS

Pediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. A team approach to lip and tongue ties affecting Infants, Children and Teenagers. We partner with an IBCLC and a Speech and Occupational therapist to provide a comprehensive solution. Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry, 3257 Camino de Los Coches, #304, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 633-1131., Email:

Seth M Pransky, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Rebecca Cherry, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

8929 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122. Phone: (858) 625-0809 Dr. Seth Pransky is well known for his assessment and management of nursing/ feeding issues related to ankyloglossia and has authored several peer review studies on frenulotomy. Intervention includes lactation consultant and pediatrician input along with concerns for mother and infant well-being and consideration of multiple issues related to successful nursing.




Although listed by address, the sources listed below provide services throughout San Diego County. The credentials listed after their names are listed as the individual requested and have not been verified by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition does not certify or guarantee any services provided. Some breastfeeding services accept insurance and MediCal. Ask when you call. *Spanish spoken





Beautiful Beginnings (619) 583-1129

Referrals for Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Breastfeeding Support, Childbirth and parenting classes, and Birth Doula Trainings.

Healing Connections (619) 794-6771

Teresa Rzesiewicz, RN, BSN, PHN, MBA, IBCLC Lactation visits and infant massage in your home.

The Sweetest Milk (619) 222-1043

Margaret Goebel, IBCLC, RLC Consultations and breastfeeding support in your home.


Patty Bell Usher, RD, IBCLC (307) 752-4854

In-home lactation counseling, support and prenatal classes in the South Bay and surrounding areas. Providing the right help at the right time for new moms.

San Diego Breastfeeding Center (619) 606-2211, Robin Kaplan, M.Ed, IBCLC; Melanie Cromwell, RN, IBCLC; Ali Murray, RN, IBCLC; Anna Choi, BS, IBCLC; Debbie Murai, RN, IBCLC, Nicole Kreps, RN, IBCLC

In-home and in-office private lactation consults; free weekly support groups; prenatal/postpartum breastfeeding classes. Specializes in tongue/lip ties, latch difficulties, milk supply challenges, premature babies, multiples, reflux, etc. Aetna Preferred Provider, authorized Tricare Provider, authorized UCSD Managed Care provider, reduced fee for MediCal.

Serenity Breastfeeding (619) 990-6479 Christine Hennes, IBCLC, RLC, CCE

Nurture-Empower-Teach. Private lactation consults in the comfort of your home. Experience working with over 15,000 moms & babies. Visit my website at:

Mamas & Milk (858) 218-6455

Dawn Dickerson, M.Ed, IBCLC, RLC CD(DONA), RYT Private Lactation consults in-home or in-office; breastfeeding

classes, free weekly support groups. Specialize in tongue/lip tie, milk supply issues, premature babies, latching issues, breastfeeding older babies, breast massage for engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis, etc. Aetna Preferred Provider. Also offer Prenatal Yoga and Birth Story Listening. In-Office consults and Support Groups are held at: 15706 Pomerado Rd. Ste 108, Poway, CA 92064

Breastfeeding Matters (408) 398-6046

Barbara Dodson IBCLC, MSRD

In-home consulting serving Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Mission Hills. For help with all breastfeeding matters, in the comfort of your own home.

Sweet Life Lactation (858) 215-3744

Sarah P. Lin, IBCLC

In-home lactation consults; group and private prenatal and back to work classes; free drop-in support group.

North County Birth and Beyond (619) 851-2445 Dianne Randall, IBCLC, LCCE

Breastfeeding consultations in your home or my office. Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Serving central San Diego to Encinitas. Visit my web site at:

Laura Wheeler, MSN RN, CPNP, IBCLC (858) 459-4351

Children’s Primary Care Group 7300 Girard Avenue Ste. 106 La Jolla CA 92037. Prenatal and post birth lactation consultation as well as well-baby care with a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. We will bill your insurance.

Kellie Hunziker MPH, RD, IBCLC (760) 580-1907

Breastfeeding help at your home. Private prenatal breastfeeding classes. Pre- and post-natal nutrition counseling. Assistance with pump rentals and other breastfeeding supplies. Email:

Loving Lactation (858) 335-1717 Ginger Krula, IBCLC

Lactation consults including prenatal, latching, building milk supply, tongue/lip tie issues and tools /tips to help your baby breastfeed more easily all in the comfort of your own

home. Serving all of San Diego County.

Breastfeeding Consultants of San Diego, LLC (619) 677-2730 Heather Shabestari BS, IBCLC, RLC Provides in-home and in-office lactation consultations; free breastfeeding support groups; breastfeeding classes, knowledgeable in milk supply issues, tongue-tie, poor suck, fussy baby, baby not gaining weight, reflux, milk blister, clogged ducts, etc. Call/email for more information. Accepts Aetna insurance.

All Your Baby Needs Lactation Services (619) 838-7267

Kimberly Bianco, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) “Helping Families to Grow Since 2000”

What we do: Offer Lactation Services in San Diego, help with all things breastfeeding including: Sore nipples; re-lactating; getting off of formula and back to breastfeeding; weaning off of a nipple shield; breastfeeding during the early weeks; over supply vs. under supply; plugged ducts; mastitis; thrush; weaning; pumping; returning to work; night time challenges; premature babies and multiples. email:

Zanette Petersen RN, IBCLC providing in home lactation consults in San Diego County. Please call me if you are struggling with breastfeeding.  I’m happy to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.  (858) 761-4105



Babies in Bloom (760) 940-BABY (2229) Rochelle McLean IBCLC, CCE, CD

1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081 Supporting breastfeeding families since 1998. Babies in Bloom Birth Center & Boutique offers classes, support and natural products for your baby & family: breastfeeding supplies and accessories (including breast pump and scale rentals), nursing bras and more. Breastfeeding classes, free support groups, and personal lactation consultations in our office or your home.

Latching With Love, by Wendy Colson RN, IBCLC

Over 21 years’ experience helping moms and babies specializing in pre-term and term suck issues, latch difficulties, low milk supply, lip and tongue-tie management; Out-patient consultations in North County ONLY, corporate lactation programs, and a community mentor for nursing and lactation students; Founder of Boobie Bar. ACCEPTS MOST INSURANCES

Best Baby Ever at Whole Life Home Care (858) 369-5930

2235 Encinitas Blvd, #206, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Valentina Caputo IBCLC, Kimberly Loeser-Murphy RN, IBCLC Home and Office visits available. Experience specializing in low milk supply, latch difficulties & pain, tongue/lip tie Issues, breast refusal, multiples and preemies, Supportive Holistic Postpartum Care with doulas and lactation. Holistic Postpartum Care with doulas, nannies and lactation.

Babylove Lactation (858) 324-4180 Alyssa McPherson, IBCLC

Helping new moms overcome their breastfeeding challenges and meet their breastfeeding goals. Offering in-home consultations and private breastfeeding classes. In-Network with Aetna and United Healthcare PPOs.

Willow Pullan Ridenour, M.Ed, RN, IBCLC (415) 939-4673

As a nurse, teacher, musician and mom, I will facilitate your breastfeeding journey by empowering you with knowledge, skills and techniques that are tailored specifically to the uniqueness of you and your baby.




Breastfeeding with Grace (858) 271-0913

Grace Magill, IBCLC , RLC, LLL Working in the breastfeeding community since 1976, IBCLC since 2002. Breastfeeding consultations and support in your home or in my home office. Private prenatal breastfeeding classes. Rental of

breast pumps, sales of breastfeeding aides. Specialized in tongue and lip tie issues, milk supply issues, latch and suck-related problems, premies and pumping/supplementing and going back to work. (858) 247-1417

Kara Sunderland, RN, PHN, IBCLC, MLD Wellness Therapist, RM Offering home, office, and HIPAA secure video feeding support consultations. In-office lymphatic massage for wellness and Reiki sessions are also available.

Best Start Birth Center (619) 299-0840 Office

800-470 BABY (2229)

Provides education and resources for natural childbirth, WATER BIRTH, lactation and postpartum support.


Kellie Hunziker MPH, RD, IBCLC (760) 580-1907

Breastfeeding help at your home. Private prenatal breastfeeding classes. Pre- and post-natal nutrition counseling. Assistance with pump rentals and other breastfeeding supplies. Email:




Happy Healthy Moms and Babies (619) 992-1933 Rose deVigne Jackiewicz RN, IBCLC Breastfeeding assistance and referrals. Online breastfeeding classes.

Precious Hours Birth Doula Service

Private lactation consults along with reduced fee breastfeeding clinics. One-on-one or small group prenatal breastfeeding classes; Breastfeeding Doula and Childbirth Education blog




Family Health Centers of San Diego Postpartum Education Center (619) 906-4621

1827 Logan Ave. Suite 2, San Diego, CA 92113. Patients in our Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) receive breastfeeding educational sessions during pregnancy, and lactation support post-partum throughout 9 sites across San Diego county. Education & support is given by CLEs and IBCLCs.

Babies at their Best (619) 838-2494 Reyna Joselevitz (Malke) IBCLC, CCE, Certified HUG teacher. Helping you understand and feed your baby. Private lactation consults in your home, Prenatal breastfeeding classes, Help with feeding issues. BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH




Kaiser Permanente Hospital OB Patient Education (866) 940- 2218 (outpatient), 4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120.

Breastfeeding classes; consults in office and hospital. Breast pump sales, call (619) 528-5153. Kaiser members ONLY.

Naval Medical Center San Diego (619) 532-6914

34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134-5000. Breastfeeding classes; office and hospital consults, with help for special needs mothers and infants; staff and client education.

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (760) 725-1331

Susan Mojica RN, MSN, 149 Los Padres Dr., Oceanside, CA, 92058


Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes: Call (800) 628-2880 to register Outpatient Lactation Services: Breast Pump or Baby Scale Rental, availability of outpatient lactation consultations, or

information on free Thursday Breastfeeding Support Group in

Poway call (858) 613-4053. For info on free Monday Breastfeeding Support Group in Escondido call (442) 281-3089.

Telephone Support Services:

Pomerado (Poway) Lactation Office – (858) 613-4053  Palomar (Escondido) Lactation Office – (442) 281-3089 Please leave a message and Lactation Consultant will return your call during normal business hours

Vista Community Clinic 760-631-5000 x 1070 (Breastfeeding Warm Line), 1000 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92084. In-office lactation consultations before and after birth, in Women’s Center and Pediatric Departments. Breastfeeding Support Group Mondays 10-11, Classroom 2.

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (858) 576-1700 x2531 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123. Inpatient lactation consults.



Breastfeeding classes and support groups: 1-800-SCRIPPS or

Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla (858) 626-4538

9888 Genesee Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037. Breast pump rentals and sales; Lactation consultations; Mothers Boutique open M-F 9:30 – 3:30, Sat. 12PM–4PM. Breastfeeding support group at Good Samaritan Episcopal Wednesdays 10a-11:30 am.

Scripps Mercy Hospital (619) 260-7098

4077 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. Breastfeeding classes, breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs Thursdays 11AM-12 PM

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas (760) 633-7850

354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Breastfeeding classes; Lactation consultations; Nursing Nook; Open daily. Breastfeeding support group at San Dieguito United Methodist Church Fri 1-2 PM

Scripps Mercy Hospital-Chula Vista (619) 691-7272

435 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 92190. Breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs at Scripps Well Being Center Mondays 1-2 PM

Vista United Methodist Church (Support Group)

490 South Melrose, Vista, CA 92081. Breastfeeding support group occurs at Wednesdays 1-2 PM



Grossmont Hospital Women’s Center (619) 740-4983 Breastfeeding support warmline. 5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa CA 91942. Inpatient and outpatient support services.

Breastfeeding support group available every Monday 1-3:30pm and Thursday 9-11:30am; breast pump rentals & sales.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Women’s Pavilion

(619) 502-5848, please leave message. 751 Medical Center Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns- New Beginnings Boutique (858) 939-4127 3003 Health Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. Inpatient and outpatient support services available. Provide nursing supplies including breast pump rentals and sales, nursing bras, apparel and breastfeeding accessories. Certified lactation educators available 7 days/wk. Hours: M-F 9-6, Sat and Sun 9-5. Breastfeeding support groups on Mon 3:30-5; Wed and Fri 2-3:30 pm and NICU Mother’s Milk Club Wed 12:30 – 1:30 PM. Call for classes and appointments.

Tri-City Medical Center (760) 940-7745

Breastfeeding support warmline. 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Inpatient consults & outpatient clinic services by appointment (free) (760) 940-5500. Childbirth & breastfeeding classes: Breastfeeding support group every Wednesday 11 AM – 12:30 PM

UCSD Health Systems Lactation Services (858) 249-5727 Jacobs Medical Center 9300 Campus Point Dr. La Jolla Lactation support group Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm Room (1-603) To check support group schedule please reference postpartum care/support group under: obgyn/maternity/EVENTS/Pages/default.aspx

Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC)

Eyla Boies, MD and Terry Lawson, RN, IBCLC

7910 Frost Street, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92123. Assistance in helping premature infants transition to breastfeeding, help mothers with breastmilk supply issues, evaluate fortified breastmilk feeds and monitor growth. Thursdays 8am –11 am; call (858) 496-4800 for appointments. maternity/newborn/nicu/spin/staff/Pages/clinic.aspx







Medela, Inc. (800) 435-8316. A long-time champion of breastfeeding, Medela is the only company to develop products based on research by the world’s leading lactation experts.




American Red Cross WIC* (800) 500-6411

Grossmont Hospital Women’s Center (619) 740-4983

Kaiser Permanente Lactation Clinic (866) 940-2218

La Leche League of San Diego County # (858) 848-6455

Naval Medical Center San Diego (619) 532-5261

North County Health Services WIC* (888) 477-6333

Pomerado (Poway) Lactation Office – (858) 613-4053
Palomar (Escondido) Lactation Office – (760) 739-2434

Scripps Memorial Hospital – Encinitas (760) 633-7850

Scripps Memorial Hospital – La Jolla (858) 626-4538

Scripps Mercy Hospital (619) 260-7098

SDSU Foundation WIC* (888) 999-6897

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women+ (858) 939-4127

Tri-City Medical Center (760) 940-7745

UCSD Medical Center (858) 249-5727

+ Spanish part-time (Mon 11-3, Wed, Thurs)

# Spanish (858) 792-5009


Breastfeeding and Drugs Information

Mother to Baby California (866) 626-6847

Thomas Hale’s InfantRisk Center: (806) 352-2519 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Central Time)

National Library of Medicine:

(click on “LactMed”)