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Providers for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding help is only a phone call away. There are county breastfeeding programs, volunteer lactation organization, and hospital and independent lactation consultants, as well as assistance from knowledgeable birth and postpartum doulas. Breastfeeding help lines are often staffed by women who were once new breastfeeding mothers themselves. Many doctors (including pediatricians) use breastfeeding information provided by formula manufacturers and don't have extensive knowledge of breastfeeding, such as analyzing a baby's sucking problems or managing a successful breastfeeding relationship beyond a few months. Don't count on your doctor to be a breastfeeding expert.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Beth Lilienthal - Postpartum Doula Care
Beth Lilienthal, PCD
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 588-7367
http://www.santacruzbabydoula.com/


You have done an amazing job carrying and birthing your baby...it's now time for you and your family to be cared for as well! As a postpartum doula, I am honored to be invited into your home during this exciting time. Your postpartum support is just as important as your prenatal care. With my physical and emotional support for you, your baby, and your family - the transition into parenthood can be a smooth one. Every family is unique and my support will change as your family's needs change in those early days, weeks, and months. I offer morning and nighttime care; educating and assisting you in everything newborn, soothing techniques, coping skills, breastfeeding assistance, bottle feeding, nutritious snacks, and meals - all of which can help you rest and recover and focus your energy on bonding with your new baby. I am a certified postpartum doula through DONA International and a Nursing Mothers Counselor. I have had many hours of training in breastfeeding assistance. Sliding scale if needed. Medi-Cal accepted.
Casa Natal Birth Center
Melissa Dean LM CPM
246 Union Ave
Los Gatos , Ca 95032
(408) 337-2830
http://www.casa-natal.com


Free-standing Birth Center located in Los Gatos and Morgan Hill run by Licensed and Certified Professional Midwives providing comprehensive prenatal, birth, postpartum care as well as newborn care, well-women care and Functional Medicine. We support birth center birth as well as home birth in the Bay Area from Redwood City to Watsonville.
Central Coast Doula Services
Nora Yerena
Watsonville , CA
(559) 287-8934
http://CentralCoastDoulaServices.com


Empowering the Mother through Evidence-Based Care - Birth and postpartum support, breastfeeding educators, and evidence-based parenting education. Our specialties include: natural & medicated birth; Cesarean & VBAC delivery; LGBT, adoption, & surrogate families; premature birth; and multiples.
Community Bridges WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
18 West Lake Ave Ste. A
Watsonville , CA 95076
Bi-lingual, bi-cultural breastfeeding support and counseling and breast pump loans for WIC participants.
Live Oak Acupuncture
Marcia Connelly, DTCM, LAc, Dipl.OM
245 Sea Ridge Road
(The Circle Family Center)
APTOS , CA 95003
(831) 8187051
http://marciaconnelly.com


I am doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed in CA since 2009. I am a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. My approach to healthcare includes an east/west integrative perspective when working with:women's health, prenatal/postpartum, pediatric/teen wellness, fertility, pain management, and emotional balancing. I will offer sliding scale for cases of financial hardship. Se Habla Espanol.
Seek Optimal Health, P.C.
Lee Ann Cuny, D.O.
550 Water Street, Suite K4
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 423-2298
https://www.seekoptimalhealth.com


Osteopathic physician double-boarded in osteopathic manipulation and integrative medicine, comfortable treating all ages. Extensive training in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy. Additional training in homeopathy, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and hormone balancing. Non-invasive myofascial laser treatments and collaboration with dentists doing infant frenectomies to support successful breastfeeding and long-term orofacial function.
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility, throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Hygeia Breast Pumps
Marcy Ziesing
45 Belle Ave.
San Anselmo , CA 94960
(415) 8199862
http://www.momsgetmore.com


Hygeia Pro, hospital-grade performing, cordless breast pump, 100% covered by insurance. Free extra accessories for most insurances and a free mobile app for everyone! We do all of the insurance work, ships FedEx. Order: www.momsgetmore.com.
La Leche League of Santa Cruz County
(831) 425-3088
http://lllnorcal.org/groups/SantaCruzCA.html


Support for breastfeeding families, special emphasis on the breastfeeding relationship
Warm Line for breastfeeding questions: 831.425.3088
email: LLLofSantaCruz@gmail.com
Free Breastfeeding Information and Support; All Ages and Stages; Free Lending Library; Babies and Children, Fathers and Partners welcome! Call or email for meeting times and locations and to request a call back
Roots Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Danae Lane
9019 Soquel drive
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 216-6552
http://Rootspediatricoccupationaltherapy.com


Infant Feeding Therapist and infant massage educator.
Lavender Moon Doula
Olivia Levine-Gorelick
657 24th Ave
Apt 52
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(510) 7868138
http://www.lavendermoonsupport.com


I am a birth and postpartum doula offering whole family centered care. I am also a nanny of 10+ years, and feel especially called to helping you get to know your little one and ease into the transition of new parenthood. I am a certified lactation counselor, childbirth educator and reiki practitioner as well.
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breast/chestfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for parents during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Live Oak Lactation
Becca Scheiblauer
Santa Cruz , CA
(734) 846-9016
http://www.liveoaklactation.com


Becca is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who offers warm, non-judgmental infant feeding support via home visits within Santa Cruz County.
LOULA
Sarah Hirshland
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 212-2253
http://www.loulamydoula.com


Certified Full Spectrum Doula Services. Including fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. Offering compassionate and dedicated Doula and family Services.
DTI Certified

Note:
Sliding scale, and low cost services.
Does not exclude indigenous, people of color or the LGBTQ communities
Connections to local OGBYNS and more
Offers virtual services
New born photography
Birth Story


I look forward to meeting you!
Nursing Mother's Counsel
Nursing Mothers Counsel
FREE breastfeeding support provided by trained volunteers via phone, email and home visits.

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-5pm at The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. For a complete listing of class dates and to register, go to www.nursingmothers.org.

Raíces y Cariño | RC Fam
1205 Freedom Blvd
3B
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 288-3105
http://www.rcfam.com


Raíces y Cariño/RC FAM is a Multicultural, Multilingual, Inclusive Community Center.

We offer support for parenting, pregnancy, birth, play center, teens, loss, LGBTQ+, Special Needs, Family Events, Grandparents - Connecting our WHOLE community.

Sliding scale. Todos son bienvenidos aquí.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley BA, IBCLC
45 Nielson St
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 728-0222
http://splg.org


Salud Para La Gente offers high quality bilingual breastfeeding support prenatally through weaning. Consults are provided by IBCLC's that work closely with your care providers. Medi-cal, Central Coast Alliance for Health, and many other plans accepted.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
250 Locust Street
21507 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
Our Healthy Pregnancy Program combines high-quality prenatal medical care, health education, and
other social services to best support your through your pregnancy, keeping you and your baby
healthy. This program works with Medi-Cal. We operated two clinics: Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center.
Dancing Birth Perinatal Services
Journey Talkovic, IBCLC/CNM
2621 Placer St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 3593098
http://www.dancingbirth.com


Journey provides empowering & inclusive in-person & virtual classes in Breast/chest-feeding, Mindful Childbirth Ed., Infant Care and Prenatal/postnatal yoga. Her supportive Lactation Consultant services are available in person or virtually at your home or in her office. She has 20 years of experience supporting new and expectant families.
The Circle Family Center
245 Sea Ridge Rd.
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 687-9499
http://www.thecirclefamilycenter.org


A nonprofit family center supporting families through pregnancy & parenting. Offering childbirth education, pre/postnatal yoga, support groups, workshops and more! Serving families in English & Spanish. Scholarships & sliding scale available.
Christiane Vermeersch Midwife
Christiane vermeersch
903A Rosedale Avenue
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Capitola , California 95010
(408) 4089126299
http://www.Christianevmidwife.com


My services include, midwifery care, lactation consultations.
Homeopathy for pregnancy and birth.
Primrose & Lace
Vanessa Wennstrom
Santa Cruz County & Beyond , CA
(831) 325-5030
http://www.primroseandlace.com


Offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home and at select venues/events (see website for our collection of bras and event updates). In addition, as a Lactation Counselor, CLC, since 2010 I have been honored to support our local families as they transition through each new journey.







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