Resource Guide 2020-01-22T13:17:28+00:00

Breastfeeding Resource Guide

A central resource for information such as breastfeeding helplines, providers of lactation services, hospital breastfeeding services, general resources, anklyoglossia (tongue-tie) services, and breast pump companies serving San Diego County.


*Please only print what you need. The new 2020 printable guide with the most updated information will be released in January.


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American Red Cross WIC*
Grossmont Hospital Women’s Center
Kaiser Permanente Lactation Clinic
La Leche League of San Diego County
Naval Medical Center San Diego
North County Health Services WIC*
Palomar Health
San Ysidro Health WIC*
Scripps Memorial Hospital – Encinitas
Scripps Memorial Hospital – La Jolla
Scripps Mercy Hospital WIC*
SDSU Foundation WIC*
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
Tri-City Medical Center
UCSD Medical Center

(800) 500-6411
(619) 740-4983
(866) 940-2218
(858) 848-6455
(619) 532-5261
(888) 477-6333
(760) 796-6802
(888) 942-7942
(760) 633-7850
(858) 626-4538
(619) 260-3400
(888) 999-6897
(858) 939-4127
(760) 940-7745
(858) 249-5727
*(858) 792-5009


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.


Beautiful Beginnings (619) 583-1129 Referrals for Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Breastfeeding Support, Childbirth and parenting classes, and Birth Doula Trainings. 2667 Camino del Rio S, Ste. 201, San Diego, CA 92108

Healing Connections Teresa Rzesiewicz, RN, BSN, PHN, MBA, IBCLC (619) 794-6771 Lactation visits and infant massage in your home.

The Sweetest Milk Margaret Goebel, IBCLC, RLC (619) 222-1043 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.

Serenity Breastfeeding Christine Hennes, IBCLC, RLC, CCE(619) 990-6479 Nurture-Empower-Teach. Private lactation consults in the comfort of your home. Experience working with over 15,000 moms & babies. Visit my website at:

San Diego Breastfeeding Center Robin Kaplan, M.Ed, IBCLC; Melanie Cromwell, RN, IBCLC; Anna Choi, BS, IBCLC; Debbie Murai, RN, IBCLC, Nicole Kreps, RN, IBCLC, Mahea Buckler, RN, IBCLC; Sophie Talke, OTL/R, IBCLC; Michelle Clookie, IBCLC (619) 724-4117 Offices located in La Mesa and Encinitas, serving all of San Diego County 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 PPO Preferred Provider, authorized Tricare Provider, authorized UCSD Managed Care provider, reduced fee for MediCal.

Mamas & Milk Dawn Dickerson, M.Ed, IBCLC, RLC CD(DONA), RYT Private Lactation consults in-home or in-office; 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. Accept Aetna Preferred and UCSD Managed Care Insurances. Also offer Baby Moves Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Birth Story Listening. Classes and Support Groups are held at: RISE Prime Wellness, 5550 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste 208, San Diego, 92130

Breastfeeding Matters Barbara Dodson IBCLC, MSRD (408) 398-6046 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.

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

Breastfeeding Consultants of San Diego, LLC Heather Shabestari BS, IBCLC, RLC (619) 677-2730 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.

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. Spanish-speaking providers available. 3630 Enterprise Street, San Diego, CA 92110

All Your Baby Needs Lactation Services Kimberly Bianco, IBCLC (619) 838-7267 “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.

Mother to Mother Midwifery is a group practice that consists of 4 midwives who provide education, resources and support for natural childbirth, home birth, water birth, lactation, postpartum care and well-woman care. We also host a weekly Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesdays from 10:30am – 12pm at our office, led by our midwives and IBLC students. Breastfeeding supplies are sold at our office, including Legendairy Milk products. Office (619)220-8189; On-Call Midwife (619)297-2229; 1816 Howard Ave, San Diego, CA, 92103


Latching With Love Wendy Colson RN, IBCLC Over 22 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

Babies in Bloom Rochelle McLean IBCLC, CCE, CD (760) 940-BABY (2229) 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). Breastfeeding classes, free support groups, online support and personal lactation consultations in our office or your home. 1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081

Best Baby Ever at Whole Life Home Care Valentina Caputo IBCLC, Heidi Burke-Pevney IBCLC, Kimberly Loeser-Murphy RN, IBCLC (858) 369-5930 In 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 and lactation. 2235 Encinitas Blvd, #206, Encinitas, CA 92024

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.


Family Health Centers of San Diego Postpartum Education Center (619) 906-4621 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. 1827 Logan Ave. Suite 2, San Diego, CA 92113.

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


Breastfeeding with Grace Grace Magill, IBCLC , RLC, LLL (858) 271-0913 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.

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.


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


Kaiser Permanente Hospital OB Patient Education (866) 940-2218 (outpatient) Breastfeeding classes; consults in office and hospital. Breast pump sales, call (619) 528-5153. Kaiser members ONLY. 4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Naval Medical Center San Diego (619) 532-6914 Breastfeeding classes; office and hospital consults, with help for special needs mothers and infants; staff and client education. 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134-5000.

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (760) 725-1331 Weekly support groups. IBCLC on staff. 200 Mercy Circle, Oceanside, CA 92058

Palomar Health Lactation Services 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

Tri-City Medical Center (760) 940-7745 Breastfeeding support warmline. Inpatient consults & outpatient clinic services by appointment (free) (760) 940-5500. Childbirth & breastfeeding classes: Breastfeeding support group every Wednesday 11 AM – 12:30 PM. 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Scripps Health Lactation Services Breastfeeding classes and support groups: 1-800-SCRIPPS or

Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla 9888 Genesee Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 626-4538 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 Church (4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121) Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am.

Scripps Mercy Hospital 4077 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 260-7098 Breastfeeding classes, breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs on the first Thursday of the month 11AM-12 PM on the 3rd floor of the hospital. Bilingual.

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, 92024 (760) 633-7850 Breastfeeding classes; Lactation consultations; Nursing Nook; Open daily. Breastfeeding support group occurs at San Dieguito United Methodist Church (170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024) Fri 1-2 PM and United Methodist Church of Vista – Fellowship Hall (490 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081) Wednesday 1-2 PM.

Scripps Mercy Hospital-Chula Vista 435 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 92190 (619) 691-7272 Breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs at Scripps Well Being Center (237 Church Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910) Mondays 1-2 PM and Hospitalist Conference Room – Main Floor (435 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910) Fridays 11-12 PM.

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

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

Sharp Healthcare Lactation Services

Sharp Grossmont Women’s Center (619) 740-4983 Breastfeeding support warmline. Breastfeeding support group available Mondays 1-3:30pm and Thursdays 9-11:30am with experienced RN lactation consultants; Breast pump rentals and sales along with limited nursing supplies available for purchase. 5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Women’s and Infant’s Services (619) 502-5848, please leave a message. 751 Medical Center Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns: New Beginnings Boutique (858) 939-4127 Staffed by lactation educators we offer breastfeeding support 7 days/week. Variety of nursing supplies including breast pump and baby weigh scale rentals, nursing bras and clothes and much more. Hours: M-F: 9am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm. Breastfeeding support groups M: 3:00 – 4:30pm; W & F: 2 – 3:30pm. Call for information on outpatient services. 3003 Health Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92123

Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC) Eyla Boies, MD and Terry Lawson, RN, IBCLC Assistance in helping premature infants transition to breastfeeding, help mothers with breastmilk supply issues, evaluate fortified breastmilk feeds and monitor growth. Thursdays 9 am-1 pm; call (858) 496-4800 for appointments. 7910 Frost Street, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92123. maternity/newborn/nicu/spin/staff/Pages/clinic.aspx


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 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92123

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

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

La Leche League of San Diego County (858) 848-6455 (MILK) Parent-to-Parent support via monthly meetings, phone help, email, and Facebook. La Leche League Helpline: 877-4-LALECHE

PCI’s Healthy Start program provides free in-home prenatal, childbirth, and child development education sessions to eligible families in San Diego, with a focus on African American and immigrant communities. (619) 791-2610 x301;

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

UC San Diego Extension, Lactation Education Program (858) 246-2312 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.

Mayo Chiropractic: A Center for Life Dr. Emily Mayo DC specializes in pediatric/prenatal care and is Webster Certified. She helps to make sure that mom and baby are balanced to optimize breastfeeding. If babies cranial bones or upper neck are misaligned it can affect latch and comfort level leading to feeding difficulty. Let us help make breastfeeding more comfortable and effective. Phone: (619)–693–6389 2180 Garnet Ave. Ste. 3D San Diego


Little Star Pediatric Dentistry Najmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomate Specializing in treatment of labial and lingual frenectomies (lip and tongue ties) for all ages with CO2 laser. On-site IBCLC and CST support available. Several nursing rooms available post-procedure. One of few “preferred-providers” in California. (619) 630-4000. 5550 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130

The Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry Jenna Khoury, DMD 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

Team Tongue Tie Pediatrician/IBCLC (Alisa Sacker MD), Dentist/CLE, UCSD lactation student (Rosanne Berger DDS) and RN/IBCLC (Rachel Beaubier) providing state of the art CO2 laser frenectomies for babies, kids, and adults; full time lactation support, and extensive aftercare follow up care included. Free lactation support group on Thursdays, 12pm-1pm. Let us help make breastfeeding more comfortable and effective for our Moms and babies. Phone: (858) 480-9454, 12625 High Bluff Drive, Ste #313, San Diego, CA 92130.

Jean Chan DDS & Associates Tongue-tie, Lip-tie questions? We’ve got answers! We will be your partner in your journey with tethered oral tissue release and breastfeeding. We are a well-established private practice with Board Certified pediatric dentists and specialize in the release of lip and tongue-ties with a leading edge CO2 laser and cold laser therapy for optimum healing. We have over 20 years of experience and offer FREE after care visits. We will be with you every step of the way! We love healthy grins and happy parents! Phone: (619)579-2363 260 East Chase Avenue Suite #101, El Cajon, CA 92020

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 Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and Speech and Occupational Therapists to provide a comprehensive solution. We use a CO2 laser for frenectomies and can see you in two convenient locations , Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry, 3257 Camino de Los Coches, #304, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 633-1131  AND Children’s Dentistry of San Diego, 10717 Camino Ruiz, #103, San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 536-1111

Seth M Pransky, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Rebecca Cherry, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist 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. 8929 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122. Phone: (858) 625-0809


Hygeia Breast Pumps Please visit or call (855) 786-7296 to learn more about our award-winning, hospital-grade performing, closed system breast pumps that are offered at no cost through insurance for eligible patients.

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.

For free local breastfeeding support groups, visit our guide HERE. You may also find these resources on the MothersMilk App created by our partners at San Diego Mother’s Milk Bank. Download it today on Android or iPhone.

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Created by: San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Edited by: Abigail Carandang, Administrative Coordinator

Updated: November 4, 2019