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Published on January 17, 2017. Last modified on June 19, 2019

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


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

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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