YOU CAN DO IT! Many mothers worry if they will be able to breastfeed or make milk. It can take practice in the beginning. Be patient with yourself while you and baby are learning and ask for HELP! If you have difficulties, there is support and resources to help you.
If you need help, talk to a lactation professional and your doctor. Find breastfeeding support for Ventura County by clicking the button below.
Some moms need to pump their breast milk. Some reasons: Separated from baby due to hospitalization , Baby is unable to latch directly to the breast, Baby is premature or sick and additional stimulation of milk production is needed, Returning to work or school. Find a FULL LIST of breastpump rentals or insurance covered pumps in our PRINTABLE DIRECTORY.
Your insurance may cover the cost of a breast pump. Check with your employer or insurance company.
For WIC participants: hospital grade pump loans are available at your site. Call (805) 981-5251.
Hygeia accepts many insurances including Private Ins and MediCal/Gold Coast. They deliver to your home. Click the button below to submit an order.
Many moms need to return to work or school in the first year of baby's life. There are many resources, tips and ideas to help you be successful in continuing to pump and breastfeeding after returning to work.
Do you have extra breast milk stored that you would like to donate to premature and sick babies in need? We refer to the San Jose Milk Bank. They make it easy and arrange to have a cooler mailed to and from your home.
Premature and sick babies need breast milk. "Making milk for your baby is one of the most important things you can do when your child is born early or is sick. Your milk contains many factors to help your baby stay healthy and grow better while in the intensive care unit." Having your baby in the NICU can be a very stressful time. We want to encourage you, there are resources and support available to you:
We want to thank you for your service to our Country! There are resources and support specifically available to Military Families:
LIST COMING SOON!
BREASTFEEDING IN THE FIRST HOURS AFTER BIRTH
GLOBAL HEALTH MEDIA
AMEDA BREASTFEEDING BASICS VIDEO
AMEDA YOUR BABY KNOWS HOW TO LATCH ON
AMEDA: HOW DO MY BREASTS MAKE MILK?
AMEDA: SECRET TO A GOOD LATCH
AMEDA: WHICH POSITION IS BEST FOR YOU?
Start here at this website & continuing communicating with your doctor about your goal to breastfeed. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking or stopping any medications.
Additional resources for moms: download the MommyMeds App on your phone. mommymeds.com
Email, text, or call in English or Spanish your questions about medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding.