Resource Guide 2019-01-17T16:22:02+00:00

Breastfeeding Resource Guide

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

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BREASTFEEDING HELPLINES

*Spanish spoken

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

PROVIDERS OF BREASTFEEDING (LACTATION) SERVICES

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.

CENTRAL SAN DIEGO/LA JOLLA/BEACHES

Beautiful Beginnings (619) 583-1129 Referrals for Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Breastfeeding Support, Childbirth and parenting classes, and Birth Doula Trainings. www.beautifulbeginnings.org

Healing Connections Teresa Rzesiewicz, RN, BSN, PHN, MBA, IBCLC (619) 794-6771 trzesiewicz@aol.com 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. www.thesweetestmilk.com

Patty Bell Usher, RD, IBCLC (307) 752-4854 Pbellusher@gmail.com 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. www.pattyusheribclc.com

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

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. www.sdbfc.com

Mamas & Milk Dawn Dickerson, M.Ed, IBCLC, RLC CD(DONA), RYT dawn@mamsandmilk.com 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 www.mamasandmilk.com

Breastfeeding Matters Barbara Dodson IBCLC, MSRD (408) 398-6046 bedodson1@aol.com 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 dianne@northcountybirthandbeyond.com
Breastfeeding consultations in your home or my office. Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Serving central San Diego to Encinitas.
Visit my web site at: www.northcountybirthandbeyond.com

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. www.cpcmg.net

Breastfeeding Consultants of San Diego, LLC Heather Shabestari BS, IBCLC, RLC (619) 677-2730 heather@bfcofsd.com 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. www.bfcofsd.com

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 www.beststartbirthcenter.com

All Your Baby Needs Lactation Services Kimberly Bianco, IBCLC (619) 838-7267 kimberly@allyourbabyneeds.com “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. www.AllYourBabyNeeds.com

NORTH COASTAL

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 www.latchingwithlove.com

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 www.babies-in-bloom.com

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 www.bestbabyever.org

Willow Pullan Ridenour, M.Ed, RN, IBCLC (415) 939-4673 willowpullanridenour@gmail.com 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.

SOUTH COUNTY

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 malkejg@hotmail.com Helping you understand and feed your baby. Private lactation consults in your home, Prenatal breastfeeding classes, Help with feeding issues. BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH Babiesattheirbest.com

NORTH COUNTY INLAND

Breastfeeding with Grace Grace Magill, IBCLC , RLC, LLL (858) 271-0913 graceibclc@gmail.com 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. breastfeedingwithgrace.com

Del Sur Prenatal, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support Group Maren McCabe, BSN, RN, IBCLC (415) 792-9508 mmccabe317@gmail.com Every Thursday at 10AM. Call/Email/Facebook us for address. All meetings are accompanied by 4 facilitators – RN/IBCLC, Labor & Delivery RN, Postpartum Doula who has special emphasis on postpartum Mental Heath and mood disorders and a baby wearing expert. A scale is present for weighted feeds and meeting place is “toddler friendly” for older siblings. Join our Facebook page for continuous support!

Kellie Hunziker MPH, RD, IBCLC (760) 580-1907 kelliejhunziker@gmail.com Breastfeeding help at your home. Private prenatal breastfeeding classes. Pre- and post-natal nutrition counseling. Assistance with pump rentals and other breastfeeding supplies. Breastfeedingathome.com

EAST COUNTY

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

HOSPITAL BREASTFEEDING SERVICES

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. www.NMCSD.med.navy.mil

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: www.tricitymed.org 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 www.scripps.org

Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla (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 Wednesdays 10a-11:30 am. 9888 Genesee Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037

Scripps Mercy Hospital (619) 260-7098 Breastfeeding classes, breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs Thursdays 11AM-12 PM. 4077 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas (760) 633-7850 Breastfeeding classes; Lactation consultations; Nursing Nook; Open daily. Breastfeeding support group at San Dieguito United Methodist Church Fri 1-2 PM. 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, 92024

Scripps Mercy Hospital-Chula Vista (619) 691-7272 Breast pump rental and sales. Breastfeeding support group occurs at Scripps Well Being Center Mondays 1-2 PM. 435 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 92190

Vista United Methodist Church (Support Group) Breastfeeding support group occurs at Wednesdays 1-2 PM. 490 South

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

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: 3:30 – 5pm; W & F: 2 – 3:30pm & NICU Mother’s Milk Club W: 12:30 – 1:30 pm. 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. http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/obgyn/ maternity/newborn/nicu/spin/staff/Pages/clinic.aspx

GENERAL RESOURCES

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 www.sandiegowic.org 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 www.nchs-health.org/community-resources/wic/ for WIC info and clinic locations

SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program* (888) 999-6897 9210 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) www.lllofsandiego.com Mother-to-mother support via monthly meetings & phone help countywide at no charge. 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; www.pciglobal.org

County of San Diego, HHSA Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services, Naomi.billups@sdcounty.ca.gov (619) 692-5693

UC San Diego Extension, Lactation Education Program (858) 246-2312 ucsdlactation@ucsd.edu 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. http://extension.ucsd.edu/lactation-programs

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. MayoChiropractic@gmail.com Phone: (715)-574-1810 www.MayoChiropractic.com 2180 Garnet Ave. Ste. 3D San Diego

TONGUE-TIE (ANKYLOGLOSSIA) CLIPPING

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. www.littlestardentistry.com 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. info@teamtonguetie.com Phone: (858) 480-9454 www.TeamTongueTie.com, 12625 High Bluff Drive, Ste #313, San Diego, CA 92130.

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 both Board-Certified Lactation Consultants: Heidi Burke-Pevney, IBCLC and Willow Pullan Ridenour, M.Ed, RN, IBCLC; and a Speech and Occupational Therapist to provide a comprehensive solution. Our office hosts a free breastfeeding support group on the first Friday of every month from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM at Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry, 3257 Camino de Los Coches, #304, Carlsbad, CA 92009 contact@sunnysmilez.com (760) 633-1131 www.sunnysmilez.com

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. Spransky@pediatricspecialtypartners.com rcherry@pediatricspecialtypartners.com Phone: (858) 625-0809 www.pediatricspecialtypartners.com

BREAST PUMP COMPANIES

Hygeia Breast Pumps Please visit www.hygeiahealth.com 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. http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com

You may also find these resources on the MothersMilk App created by our partners at San Diego Mother’s Milk Bank. Download it today!

If you would like to included in our Breastfeeding Resource Guide, please contact sdcbc@breastfeeding.org

Created by: San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Edited by: Abigail Carandang, Administrative Coordinator

Updated: January 14, 2019