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Resources for breastfeeding mothers

Education and counseling

Breastfeeding classes,
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
(831) 625-4704 
Lactation Support Service
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 
(831) 625-4987 
La Leche League (831) 373-0555
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) 796-2888

Support groups

Lactation Support Service, Family Birth Center

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula offers prenatal classes and phone and outpatient consultations. Call for more information (English only). (831) 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.

Salinas Adult School, The Parent Center, Parent Childbirth, Family Education and Support

(831) 796-6900 x1366

Parent's Place, Pacific Grove

(831) 646-6623

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). (831) 796-2888 (Salinas).

Breast pump resources

  • Lori's Gifts (Salinas) (831) 759-1821
  • Mums the Word (831) 238-0655
  • Star Pharmacy (sales), (831) 621-5558
  • W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program) (Free for W.I.C. clients) (831) 393-3251 (Seaside); (831) 796-2888 (Salinas)


  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, Nancy Mohrbacher
  • Defining Your Own Success, Diana West
  • Mothering Multiples, Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
  • Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, Norma Jane Burngarner, La Leche League International
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins

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.

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