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Resources for breastfeeding mothers

Education and counseling

Breastfeeding classes,
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
(831) 625-4704 
Childbirth Education League  (831) 375-5737 
Doula Services, (831) 647-9307 
Lactation Education Service
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 
(831) 625-4987 
La Leche League  (831) 373-0555
Medela  (800) 435-8316 x534 
Mothers' Milk Bank (408) 998-4550 
W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program).
This program offers free breastfeeding education and
counseling, nutrition counseling, food coupons, and
breast pump loan information for qualifying women,
infants, and children. 
(831) 757-7651

Support groups

Lactation Education Service, Family Birth Center

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula offers prenatal classes and phone and outpatient consultations. Call for more information (English only). 625-4987.

La Leche League of the Monterey Peninsula

Monthly support group for pregnant women and new mothers. Call for times and locations (English only). (831) 373-0555.

Nursing Mothers Council, Salinas Adult School

Free 11 a.m. meetings held every second Thursday of each month in the toddler room. Free telephone counseling and support. (English and Spanish). 758-0179, 753-4273.

W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program)

Free breastfeeding peer support group for W.I.C. clients during and after pregnancy. (English/Spanish). 757-7651 (Salinas).

Breast pump resources

  • Advanta Care (sales), 646-0303.
  • Mums the Word (sales and rentals), 375-6867.
  • Ordway Pharmacy (sales), 372-8085.
  • Star Pharmacy (sales), 422-9004.
  • W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program). (Free for W.I.C. clients). 393-3251 (Seaside); 757-7651 (Salinas).


The Baby Book, William Sears, MD

Breastfeeding Success for Working Mothers, Marilyn Grams, MD

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, Norma Jane Burngarner, La Leche League International

Breastfeeding class

Learn how to get breastfeeding off to a good start for you and your baby in this class. Information includes prenatal preparation, nutrition, problem prevention, and strategies for success. Fathers/support persons are encouraged to attend. 

This class is FREE.

Register now