I’ve lived in San Bernadino county for a little while now and noticed something: there isn’t a lot of help for breastfeeding around, especially if you live in some of the more rural areas. So I have compiled a list of handy information for anyone trying to get help in that area. Some of these resources are online for everyone, some are specifically for the county of San Bernadino, and some are for the whole state of California, but they are all helpful. =)

My online course on breastfeeding Healthier, Happier, Easier: Breastfeeding in the Real World will be coming out this spring. It will be completely online so anyone can take it anywhere at any time. If you want to stay updated on when it is coming out, please come like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/birthmultiverse/

California Department of Public Health Resources

California Department of Public Health- Breastfeeding Families- http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/healthyliving/childfamily/Pages/MO-BFP-BreastfeedingFamilies.aspx

California Breastfeeding Law- http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/healthyliving/childfamily/Pages/CaliforniaLawsRelatedtoBreastfeeding.aspx

California Department of Public Health Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)- http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx

Milk Banks

Mother’s Milk Bank

1887 Monterey Road,  Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112

donate@mothersmilk.org

(877) 375-6645

Tiny Treasures Milk Bank

757 Baldwin Park Blvd., City of Industry, CA 91746

tinytreasures@prolacta.com

(855) 348-5192

Sharp Mary Birch Milk Donor Program

Lactation Office: 858-939-4140

http://www.sharp.com/hospitals/mary-birch/mothers-milk-bank.cfm

Information and Support For Special Demographics

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots- Nationwide online information and support for mothers in the military

259 Bowman Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

USA

1-800-281-6707

http://breastfeedingincombatboots.com/

It’s Only Natural- Public education campaign for African-American mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding

http://www.womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural/

Lactancia Latina- Breastfeeding information and support for Latino families

http://www.lactancia-latina.com/

Midwives and Doulas

California Association of Midwives

CAM Central Office

PO Box 586

Coarsegold, CA 93614

info@californiamidwives.org

Doulas Association of Southern California- Find a doula http://www.dascdoulas.org/findDoula.html

http://californiabreastfeeding.org/focus-areas/workplaces/

State and Regional Organizations

California Breastfeeding Coalition- Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE Executive Director California Breastfeeding Coalition 831-917-8939 robbiegd.cbc@gmail.com http://californiabreastfeeding.org/

California Breastfeeding Coalition Workplace Lactation Accommodation/Paid Family Leave

Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

http://www.iebreastfeeding.org/

La Leche League of California- List of different groups in different areas throughout the state. http://www.llli.org/web/california.html

Medications, Supplements and Breastfeeding Websites

LactMed Database- Breastfeeding and drug interactions

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm

Herbs to Avoid While Breastfeeding- KellyMom.com

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/herbs_to_avoid/

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