California Central Coast Breastfeeding Support Resources
Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition - The Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition aims to create a healthier community through the promotion of breastfeeding and the continued development of community resources and support for nursing families.
La Leche League - Helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
La Leche League of SLO, (805) 242-2294
La Leche League of Santa Barbara, (805) 270-3321
Breastfeeding Warm Lines (phone support)
French Hospital, SLO - (805) 541-2229
Twin Cities Hospital, Templeton - (805) 434-4644
Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria - (805) 739-3388
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, SLO - (805) 546-7889
Birth & Baby Resources Network - A non-profit,community based, volunteer organization that helps educate, empower and support childbearing women and their families during pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Support Group (free) - (805) 543-6988 - Meets Thursdays from 11 a.m. 'til noon at 1230 Marsh St., SLO.
Breastfeeding Consultants & Clinics
Breastfeeding Specialist Andrea Herron CPNP, IBCLC - (805) 543-6988
Expressly Yours/Lisa Marasco - (805) 937-9717
French Hospital Breastfeeding Clinics (English & Español) - (805) 541-2229
Lactation Lulu/Lindsey Law, IBCLC - (805) 748-7541
Twin Cities Hospital Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic - (805) 434-4644 - Free parent support group Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. @ Third-floor OB Waiting Room
Ameda Breastfeeding Resources - a variety of articles on how, when and why to breastfeed and pointers for making life easier during breastfeeding stages.
General Breastfeeding Information
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Breastfeeding Info
New Dad Manual Breastfeeding Page
Parenting & Breastfeeding Site
Stanford Breastfeeding Education
Old-school books and other printed resources
"The Nursing Mother's Companion," by Kathleen Huggins
"The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding," by La Leche League
"Breastfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You," by Renfrew, Fisher & Arms
"Child of Mine," by Ellyn Satter, RD
"Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery," by Diana West
"The Happiest Baby on the Block," by Harvey Karp, M.D.
"Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Care of Twins or More," by Karen Gromada