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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.
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.
Pitaka Christie Close
416 Escalona Dr
Santa Cruz , Calif 95060
(916) 694-9440


I provide 24 hr newborn care from birth to six weeks of age. I am a trained vegetarian cook and offer bed rest care of mom if needed, help for breast feeding, meals, nursery care, lite housekeeping and laundry during the day when baby is asleep. I charge for 16 hrs per 24 hr shift with a sliding scale.
Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051
http://marcia@marciaconnelly.com


I am a California Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. I specialize in women's health, obstetrics, pediatric wellness, male/female fertility, pain management, integrative cancer support and addiction treatment. Se Habla Espanol.
Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth 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 and 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 Enjoye, hospital-grade performing pump, 100% covered by insurance, FREE cordless upgrade for most, including CCAH. 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, CPM
Laura Maxson
Santa Cruz County , CA
(831) 336-0961
http://www.homebirthsantacruz.com


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. Birth Tub rental - AquaDoula tub.
Aquadoula labor tubs available for rent.
See website for more information.
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
http://lumayoga.com
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is here for 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.

Peanuts and Parents Birth Photography and Doula Services
Cristy Solomon
Santa Cruz , CA
(510) 4219092
http://www.peanutsandparents.com


Cristy Solomon is a student midwife offering birth photography and experienced doula support and education to all families, encouraging them to empower themselves throughout the childbearing year. She is also a Breastfeeding Counselor and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.
Salud Para La Gente
Sarah Fulop-Furlano
45 Nielsen 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.
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 in-home childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, professional photography and lactation support. Please contact me for a free, no obligation interview.
Healing Hands Doula
Christine Vermeersch
San Jose , CA 95118
(408) 9126299
http://www.healinghandsdoula.com


I am a birthdoula, a certified Aromatherapist and a Reiki practitioner. I am a CLC offering in home lactation services, same day when possible! Teaching in home Infant Massage.
Primrose and Lace
Vanessa Wennstrom
Santa Cruz County & Beyond , CA
(831) 325-5030
http://primroseandlace.com


As a Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor, CLC, I am honored to support our local families as they transition through each new journey. Providing elegant yet functional nursing bras via regular pop-ups and as Mobile Nursing Bra fittings, I bring the collection to you in the comfort of your home. Placenta encapsulation, lactation counseling, postpartum doula services also offered. Please see website for more details!
Anchor At Home Health Care Services
Karen Whippy, RN
Santa Cruz , Ca 95062
(831) 600-5600


Private childbirth classes in the comfort of your own home, and made to fit your schedule. Classes are taught by a Labor and Delivery Nurse who is experienced in hospital and home births. These classes are perfect for first time parents, VBACs, or someone who needs healing from a traumatic first birth. Postpartum and breastfeeding visit included.
Prenatal and postpartum massage services are available as well as extended postpartum home visits.
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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