Local Resources for Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to learn and patience to master. Fortunately, free help for breastfeeding moms is just a call or click away in Los Angeles County. From experienced lactation coaches and consultants to expert information and advocacy, these L.A. County breastfeeding resources are ready to help:

Breastfeed LA

This site offers a directory of breastfeeding and lactation services, resources and support groups — some for a fee, others low cost or free — organized by areas of Los Angeles.

Choose Health LA Moms

Created by the L.A. County Health Department, this site offers new moms resources for breastfeeding, health, housing and more.

California Breastfeeding Coalition

Devoted to promoting and advocating for breastfeeding, this organization’s site offers information on breastfeeding rights, education webinars and more.

South LA Health Projects

South LA Health Projects offers breastfeeding support through groups, peer coaching and education, and a free Breastfeeding Helpline at 323-905-1248.

La Leche League

One of the first organizations to offer support, education and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers, La Leche League has meetings and phone volunteers — other moms — who can answer questions and offer ideas for successful nursing.

Breastfeeding USA

This national breastfeeding support organization has several chapters in L.A. County who provide telephone counselors offering information and support for mothers and more.

Welcome Baby

Funded by First 5 LA, Welcome Baby is a free and voluntary program that provides pregnant women and new moms in L.A. County with information and support during pregnancy and baby’s first nine months. Services range from in-hospital and home visits (including lactation support) to baby and mom-friendly items.

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