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Breastfeeding and Lactation Services

Monterey County Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Web Links to Breastfeeding Resources

American Academy of Pediatric Breastfeeding Initiatives
California Department of Public Health - Women, Infants and Children

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/WICBFResource.aspx

Benefits of breastfeeding

English: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-BF-Benefits.pdf
Spanish: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-BF-BenefitsSpanish.pdf


How does infant formula compare to breastmilk

English: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-HowDoesForWAFBF-Eng.pdf
Spanish: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-HowDoesForWAFBF-Sp.pdf

What to expect in the first week of breastfeeding

English: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-WhatToExpect1stWkBF-Eng.pdf
Spanish: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-WhatToExpect1stWkBF-Sp.pdf

Work and breastfeeding

English: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-WorkandBF.pdf
Spanish: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/breastfeeding/Documents/MO-WorkandBF-Spanish.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/ or http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/resources/guide.htm

La Leche League
http://www.llli.org/nb.html

Breastfeeding Helplines

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 831 625-4987
Telephone support 7 days/week (English/Spanish)

La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline 1-877-4-LALECHE, Local Group - 831-373-0555
Staffed 24/7 by trained lactation counselors, leave a message and call will be returned within 24 hrs.

Natividad Medical Center Lactation Services 831-796-1652
Telephone support 7 days/week; leave a message, your call will be returned within 24 hrs. (English/Spanish)
Telephone support M-F 8:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. x2852
   
WIC Nutrition Program
King City 386-6879          Salinas 796-2888
Seaside 393-3251            Soledad 678-5121
Telephone support and in-office breastfeeding counseling Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm. (English & Spanish)
 
National Breastfeeding Helpline 1-800-994-9662
Talk with a trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in English or Spanish. Call Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PT) or leave a message, your call will be returned on the next business day.
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