Community Resources

Community Breastfeeding Resources

Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), San Francisco Department of Public Health
Address: 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 575-5788
Website: http://whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog, and French.
Contacts: Magdalene Louie, MS, RD & Grace Yee, BA, IBCLC
Services: Nutrition education, Breastfeeding promotion and education
Cost/Eligibility: UCSF patients
Support: WIC Breastfeeding Support Warmline: (415)575-5688


Black Infant Health Improvement Project
Mission: Designed to reduce African American infant mortality.
Address: 30 Van Ness Avenue, Ste 260, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 776-4457
Fax: (415) 575-5799
Language: English
Contacts: Jenee Johnson (415) 575-5682 or Felicha Bell, PHN (415) 575-5664
Services: Parent classes and support groups for pregnant women an mothers with infants, workshops on health issues, home visits by community health workers or PHN Individual counseling
Cost/Eligibility: Free, open to community
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm


Breastfeeding Help Line
Address: San Mateo County WIC Program, 32 West 25th Avenue Suite 203-A, San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: (800) 205-0333
Email: aklanjac@smcgov.org
Phone: 650-573-2955
Language: English, Spanish
Contact: Ana Klanjac
Services: Lactation phone advice
Cost/Eligibility: Free for WIC participants, San Mateo County and S.F. City and County Residents only
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am – 5:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 4pm


Breastfeeding Warm Line, Blue Cross
Phone: (800) 231-2999
Language: English, Spanish, interpreters available
Services: Lactation advice
Cost/Eligibility: No cost to CA Blue Cross members. State sponsored programs (Managed Care Medi-Cal) for Blue Cross members only
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week


California Pacific Medical Center: Newborn Connections
Address: 3698 California Suite 1882, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 600-BABY(2229) or (415) 600-6243
Fax: (415) 752-0469
Website: www.cpmc.org/newbornconnections
Email: cpmcnewborn@sutterhealth.org
Language: English, Spanish, Chinese, other interpreters available
Contacts: Paula Sulkis, Supervisor
Services: Lactation consultations, two BF support groups, breastfeeding classes, nursing clothes and accessories, book and video lending library, electric breastpump rentals and sales.
Cost/Eligibility: Inquire for cost of services. Open to the public.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm


Day One
Address: 3490 California Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 440-3291
Fax: (415) 440-8339
Email: community@dayone.com
Language: English
Contacts: Bonnie Rosenstein, Services Coordinator
Services: Lactation consultations, telephone advice, BF classes, parent support groups, electric breastpump rentals and sales, bra fittings, childbirth preparation, baby slings, lending library
Cost/Eligibility: $99/year membership. Inquire for cost of services.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm


Kaiser Permanente – Breastfeeding Center
Address: 2200 O’Farrell Street, Lobby, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 833-3236
Breastfeeding Advice Line: (415) 833 – BABY(2229)
Fax: (415) 833-4477
Language: English, Interpreters by appointment
Services: Telephone advice, lactation consultations, breastfeeding classes, parenting classes, lending library, breastfeeding supplies, electric breastpump rentals and sales, bras, books for sale.
Cost/Eligibility: Kaiser members only. Free.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


La Leche League of San Francisco
Address: PO Box 210465, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: San Francisco Referral Line: (415) 320-8116 or General line: 1-800-LALECHE
24-hour helpline: (877) 452-5324
Website: www.LLLnorcal.org (local) or www.LLLI.org
Language: English
Services: Free monthly breastfeeding support groups, telephone or online support, lending library for members
Cost/Eligibility: $40/year membership (tax deductible fee encouraged but not required to attend meetings)


Mission Neighborhood Health Center
Address: 240 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 552-3870
Website: www.mnhc.org
Language: English, Spanish
Contacts: Health Educator: Ext. 254, Nutritionist: Ext. 276
Services: Breastfeeding and prenatal classes, child development classes, telephone advice.
Cost/Eligibility: Free/Medi-Cal patients
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


National Women’s Health Information Line (Breastfeeding Helpline), a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
Address: 8270 Willow Oak Corporate Drive, Ste 101, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (800) 994-9662
Website: www.womenshealth.gov
Language: English, Spanish
Services: Telephone advice, referrals, breastfeeding publications
Cost/Eligibility: Free, available to public
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm EST


Natural Resources (Retail)
Address: 1367 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 550-2611
Website: www.naturalresources-sf.com
Email: cara@naturalresources-sf.com
Language: English
Contacts: Cara Vidano
Services: Electric breastpump rentals/sales, book and video lending library, nursing bras and tanks, BF accessories, BF and parenting classes, community resource lists, BF mothers’ circle (by a lactation counselor)
Cost/Eligibility: Inquire for fees
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm. Sunday 11:00pm – 5:00pm


Nurse-Family Partnership
Address: 30 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco CA, 94102
Phone: 1-800-300-9950
Website: www.nursefamilypartnership.org
Contact: Ashley Gardner
Cost/Eligibility: First time mothers less than 28 weeks gestation.


Nursing Mother’s Counsel
Phone: (650) 327-6455 (24-hour hotline)
Website: www.nursingmothers.org
Language: English
Services: Free breastfeeding advice and support, breastpump rentals and supply sales, training to become a NMC breastfeeding counselor, grants for low-income families, free classes in San Mateo county, online library of pamphlets in English and Spanish.
Cost/Eligibility: Free phone advice for San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.


San Francisco Department of Public Health Community Network
Phone: (800) 300-9950
Fax: (415) 657-1752
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Contact: Diane Beetham, Nurse Manager, MCAH Field Nursing Unit (415) 657-1747
Services: Maternal child and adolescent health, home visits, referral service
Cost/Eligibility: Medi-Cal accepted
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm


San Francisco Early Head Start
Address: 205 13th Street, Ste. 3280, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 405-0500
Fax: (415) 552-7257
Website: www.sfheadstart.org
Language: All languages, interpreters available
Contacts: Janie Garcia, Operations Compliance Manager
Services: 90 minute weekly home visits
Cost/Eligibility: Enrollment form available on website. Need to provide proof of: income, age, birth certificate. Free – must live in city and county of San Francisco.
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm


San Francisco General Hospital Women’s Health Center
Address: 1001 Potrero Avenue, 5-M, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 206-3409
Fax: (415) 206-4562
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
Contacts: Vicky Urbano-Jaime, RN, IBCLC (415) 206-4249 or Dalila Pitta, RD, IBCLC (415) 206-5220
Services: BF classes, Healthy newborn classes, office consultations (by appointment), Expectant Parents’ Club
Cost/Eligibility: SFGH/CHN clients only. Medi-Cal, insurance, Healthy SF, sliding scale


St. Luke’s Hospital Breastfeeding Center
Address: 3555 Cesar Chavez, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 641-6869
Fax: (415) 641-6649
Languages: English, Spanish
Contacts: Mary Janowitz, RN, IBCLC
Services: In-patient consultations, office consultations
Cost/Eligibility: St. Luke’s patients
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 8:00am – 1:00pm


Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project (TAPP)
Address: 2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 695-8300
Fax: (415) 824-2416
Language: English, Spanish
Contacts: Stephanie Wiggins, Program Director or Judith Levine, Nutritionist or Cathy Lucero, Nursery Supervisor
Services: Telephone advice, office consultations, case management for pregnant and parenting teens to age 20 for females and 21 for males, young family resource center for parents up to age 24, nutritionist, vocational services and GED help
Cost/Eligibility: No charge to TAPP clients. San Francisco residents.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


UCSF Home Health
Address: 3360 Geary Blvd, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 353-3100
Fax: (415) 353-3125
Language: English, Interpreters available
Contacts: Alice Alexander, Director
Services: Home visits
Cost/Eligibility: Open to public insurance, private pay
Hours: 7 days a week, 8:00am – 8:00pm


UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center (Great Expectations)
Address: 2356 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2667
Fax: (415) 353-9580
Website: https://www.ucsfhealth.org/services/womens_health_resource_center/
Language: English, Interpreters available
Contacts: Joanna Laffey, Operations Manager
Services: Electric breastpump rentals and sales, book and video lending library, lactation supplies, breastfeeding and parenting classes
Cost/Eligibility: Open to public, Fee for service/classes, call or visit website for info
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am – 6:00pm. Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) San Francisco Department of Public Health
Address: 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 575-5788
Website: www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oprograms/PHP/WIC/WIC.asp
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Tagalog, and French
Contact: Magdalene Louie, MS, RD, Grace Yee, BA, IBCLC (415) 575-5743
Services: Nutrition education, Breastfeeding promotion and education, Supplemental food


San Francisco General Hospital
Phone: (415) 206-5494
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:15am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm,
Most Saturdays, 8:15am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:00pm


Silver Avenue Family Health Center
Phone: (415) 657-1724
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:15am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Open until 7:00 pm 1st to 4th Thursdays of the month.


Chinatown Public Health Center
Phone: (415) 364-7654
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:15am -12:00pm and 1:00pm -5:00pm


Ocean-Park Health Center
Phone: (415) 682-1928
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Closed Tuesday)


Southeast Health Center
Phone: (415) 671-7059
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Last two Thursdays of each month, open 1:00pm – 4:00pm only


Van Ness Site
Phone: (415) 558-5941
Open: Tuesdays 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm, Fridays 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm