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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 amazing transition into parenthood can be a smooth one. Every family is unique and my support will change as your families 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 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.
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.
Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051
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. I incorporate an east/west integrative and holistic approach to healthcare including:women's health, obstetrics, pediatric/teen wellness, male/female 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
Laura Maxson LM,
Laura Maxson
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 336-0961
http://www.homebirthsantacruz.com


Former homebirth midwife now providing in-home breastfeeding support.Over 30 years experience. The first few days and weeks can be a challenge and problems can come up quickly - give me a call and we can often schedule a same day visit.
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.
Mum's the Word
Michele Nizza
1077 Cass Street
Suite A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 238-0655
http://www.mumstheword.biz


Equitable, accessible, and respectful midwifery care. Offering homebirth, waterbirth, monitrice services (midwifery care, but delivering in the hospital), well-person care, doula support, lactation support and Lamaze-certified childbirth education classes. A sliding scale and extended payment plans are also available.
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.

Birthing Ourselves
Tierra Owen
2410 Trout Gulch Road
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 201-3656
http://www.birthingourselves.com


Mindful and Heartfelt Childbirth Prep with 5 Elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. Breastfeeding support and transformation coaching options. 20 years hospital experience, yet rooted in homebirth. 3 ways to participate, seasonal in-person classes, Live ZOOM sessions, and convenient self-paced recorded courses. Please contact for complimentary 30 minute session to support your individualized needs.
Primavera Birth Services
Jaimee De Pompeo
47 West St
Salinas , CA 93901
(631) 5133661
http://www.primaverabirthservices.com


Primavera Birth Services offers Birth Doula Services, Childbirth Education and Lactation Education, Lactation Support, and Placenta Encapsulation to Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Servicios en Espanol.
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.
Restore Midwifery
Marea Goodman
720 Capitola Ave
Suite D
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 241-8089
http://www.restoremidwifery.com


Marea Goodman, LM, CPM provides homebirth and fertility services to all people living in Santa Cruz, CA, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ people. She also offers at-home intrauterine insemination (IUI) for people trying to get pregnant with fresh or frozen sperm.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley
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.
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.
TLC Doulas
Sabine Omvik
(831) 332-3207
http://www.tlcdoulas.com


Sabine is an experienced birth doula since 2000 offering loving support & guidance for you and your family during the transformative time of childbirth. Her unbiased support encourages women to trust their own innate birthing knowledge. I also offer zoom and in-person doula services, spinning babies childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, professional photography and lactation support. Please contact me for a free, no obligation interview.
Christiane Vermeersch Midwife
christiane vermeersch
903A Rosedale Avenue
Capitola , CA 95118
(408) 4089126299
http://www.Christianevmidwife.com


My services include, midwifery care, lactation consultations, doula services.
Homeopathy for pregnancy and birth.
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.







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