Breastfeeding Support Groups in San Diego County

Our vision is that every breastfeeding family will have access to the information, resources and community support necessary to breastfeed for as long as mother and child wish. We believe mother-to-mother support, peer counselors, doulas, childbirth educators and other support persons play a vital role in promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the community.

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups 2019-05-22T15:33:52+00:00

Support groups below are categorized by day of the week then time of day. To view location and other details, click the name.

Mondays


Birth Education Center
9845 Erma Rd #202, San Diego, CA 92131
Peggy Reynolds IBCLC


Vista Community Clinic – Classroom 2
1000 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084


Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health – 9435 Modular Building Room 1-101
9300 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Please use “stork” valet parking on the west side of Jacobs Medical Center, which is the same price as self-parking.
No registration required, walk-ins welcome.

A support group for breastfeeding moms and babies. This group is facilitated by a qualified lactation educator. Come and get your questions answered and meet other breastfeeding moms. There is a scale available for weighing babies. Call 858-249-5727 or email childbirtheducator@ucsd.edu to learn more.


Womens Center at Sharp Grossmont
5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
1-800-82-Sharp
Lead by RN lactation consultant


Scripps Well Being Center Chula Vista
237 Church Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Nominal parking fee
Bilingual

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.

Tuesdays


WIC Breastfeeding Support Group—Brawley WIC
Location: Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. Health Center 900 W Main St Brawley CA 92227
Date and Time: Second Tuesdays of the month at 10am
Languages: English and Spanish
For more information or to register: call 1-877-686-5468


Lanikai Lane Mobile Home Park – Community Room
65550 Ponto Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Contact Christine at Chrisnu7@roadrunner.com or Margi at Mgrant1@san.rr.com
*2nd Tuesday of the month


Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Third Floor – Rose room
751 Medical Center Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-502-5848


Babies in Bloom – Lactation Lounge
1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081
Rochelle McLean IBCLC


Palomar Health Downtown
Education Classroom, Main level
555 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
760-739-2434
Led by Lactation Consultant


Nature’s Whisper Yoga
4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
760-213-1110

Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion – Conference Room A&B
3075 Health Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
858-939-4127
*2nd and 4th Tuesday


4S Ranch Library
10433 Reserve Dr, San Diego, California 92127
lllofescondido@yahoo.com
*2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesdays


WIC Breastfeeding Support Group—Calexico WIC
Location: Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. Calexico WIC Office 2451 Rockwood Ave Suite 109 Calexico, CA 92231
Date and Time: Second Wednesdays of the month at 9am
Languages: English and Spanish
For more information or to register: call 1-877-686-5468


Angelika Film Center & Café – Carmel Mountain
11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Grace Magill, a Lactation and baby behavior consultant (IBCLC) will be upstairs in the theatre lounge at 10:15 every Wednesday to answer any questions, help or just to chat.

See flyer


Good Samaritan Episcopal Church – Nursery Room
4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.


Cap Wellness Center
535 Encinitas Blvd #115, Encinitas, CA 92024
Peggy Reynolds IBCLC


Mother to Mother Midwifery
1816 Howard Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Led by our midwives and IBCLC students


Tri-City Medical Center – French Room 3
4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

A free breastfeeding support group that provides valuable information for community members


Kaiser Permanente Vandever Medical Offices – Classroom 2
Medical Office Building, 4405 Vandever Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
Led by Lactation Consultant – sometimes pediatric NP joins

San Diego Breastfeeding Center, LLC
8325 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942
Led by Ashley Tehrani, CLE


United Methodist Church of Vista – Fellowship Hall
490 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.


Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion – Conference room A&B
3075 Health Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
858-939-4127

Thursdays


WIC Breastfeeding Support Group—El Centro WIC
Location: Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. El Centro WIC Office 2600 Thomas Dr El Centro, CA 92243
Date and Time: Fourth Thursdays of the month at 9am
Languages: English and Spanish
For more information or to register: call 1-877-686-5468


Womens Center at Sharp Grossmont
5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
1-800-82-Sharp
Lead by RN lactation consultant


Whole Life Home Health Care
2235 Encinitas Blvd # 206, Encinitas, CA 92024
Led by Heidi Burke-Pevney, IBCLC

Siblings welcome


8483 Warden Ln, San Diego, CA 92127
Hosted by Maren McCabe, BSN, RN, IBCLC
(415) 792-9508
mmccabe317@gmail.com

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!


North Clairemont Library
4616 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
Contact Megan at Meghydra17@yahoo.com (location changes sometimes)
*1st Thursday of the month

For toddlers (extended breastfeeding)
Contact Megan D at Meghydra17@yahoo.com or Megan C at Megisis@sdcglobal.net for location
*2nd Thursday of the month


Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego – 3rd Floor
4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Nominal parking fee
Bilingual – English/Spanish
*1st Thursday of the month

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.


Best Start Birth Center
3630 Enterprise St, San Diego, CA 92110
Led by Patricia Liu


Lactation Peer Support Group
Team Tongue Tie, Inc.
12625 High Bluff Dr #313, San Diego, CA 92130


Baby Garten Studio
1947 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102

Whole Family Wellness Center
4443 30th St #210, San Diego, CA 92116
Led by CLEC/IBCLC

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Third Floor – Rose room
751 Medical Center Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-502-5848


El Centro Regional Medical Center – Education Building 1
1415 Ross Ave, El Centro, CA 92243
Contact Stephanie at 760-354-9155 or imperialvalleylll@gmail.com
*2nd Thursday of the month

Fridays


Pregnancy Sanctuary
2235 Encinitas Blvd #203, Encinitas, CA 92024
Sometimes a lactation consultant is present


Babies in Bloom – Lactation Lounge
1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081
Rochelle McLean IBCLC

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Hospitalist Conference Room – Main Floor
435 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.


Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry
3257 Camino De Los Coches Suite 304, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Facilitated by a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, join other breastfeeding moms and babies as we discuss lactation challenges and successes and learn from one another!
*1st Friday of the month

RISE Prime Wellness
5550 Carmel Mountain Rd #208, San Diego, CA 92130
Led by IBCLC’s Dawn or Carly

San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena, Classroom 9/10, Encinitas, CA 92024
Park near the church office, enter through the courtyard

A Scripps lactation educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. No registration is required.


Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion – Conference room A&B
3075 Health Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
858-939-4127

Saturday


Rancho San Diego Branch Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019
Contact Elise at lllofeastcounty@gmail.com or Arynne at 619-980-9217
*2nd Saturday of the month

Other


Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library – Community Room
4375 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
Dates and Times unknown
Contact Michele at MCall@mtwla.org

Disclaimer: the information on this page was what was given when the host organization was contacted by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. Unless otherwise noted, attendance is free or donation-based. For questions or comments about a specific support group, please contact the host organization. If you host a free or low-cost support group in San Diego County and are not listed or have updates to your current listing, please email us at sdcbc@breastfeeding.org

If you are searching for other breastfeeding services, please visit our Breastfeeding Resource Guide.

Updated: May 22, 2019