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Breastfeeding Support

Pediatric Department

Building 1
276 International Circle
Appt/Advice: 1-408-362-4740

Breastfeeding Support and Resources

Click on link below for more information about breastfeeding and resources available to you.

Help at Home

Classes

A breastfeeding class is just one of our many classes offered to our members.

Baby & Me Support Group

This twice weekly drop-in support group is designed to provide information and support for new moms. Bring your baby and discuss breastfeeding, sleeping, crying, adjusting to parenthood and more! Some sessions feature physicians and/or guest speakers from the community. A lactation educator is available to assist with general breastfeeding questions and concerns. This group does not meet on holidays.

For more information, view our Baby & Me Support Group flyer.

Postpartum Emotional Health Support Series

Feeling blue or stressed during or following a pregnancy is common and does not create serious problems.  However, 15 – 20% of women experience something more called Postpartum Depression.  Symptoms of PPD may include

  • Constant worry
  • Changes in sleeping and eating
  • Low mood and fatigue
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Low self esteem
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Feelings of guilt

Discuss this at your first Well Baby check-up, or with your Ob-Gyn practitioner.

Sessions: Weekly Drop-in Support Group, every Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  

Information: Call 408-972-3095

Depression Care Program

Discuss depression care with your physician. Click on the link below for more information about the Depression Care Program.

Depression Care Program Flyer

Health Encyclopedia

Learn more about breastfeeding in our Health Encyclopedia, which includes the following helpful topics and many more:

  • How do I know if I can breastfeed?
  • How often should I feed my baby?
  • How do I breastfeed?
  • How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
  • How do I successfully manage my first 2 weeks of breastfeeding?
  • Can I take medications while breastfeeding?
  • How do I plan for going back to work and breast-feeding?
  • What are my nutritional needs while breast-feeding?

Lactation Educators

For breastfeeding questions or concerns, or to make an appointment with a certified Lactation Educator, call the Advice and Appointment Call Center at 408-362-4740 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Breastfeeding Handouts

To view and download informational handouts, click the link for the language of your choice below.  Learn more about breastfeeding in our Health Encyclopedia, which includes the following helpful topics and many more.

English  Spanish

 

Online Video: Newborn Care

Watch the Newborn Care video online, which contains a segment on feeding your newborn baby.

Other Resources

Click on the links below for additional breastfeeding information:

Ameda Breast Pumps and Supplies
Boston Association for Childbirth Education (BACE)
BabyCenter
Breastfeeding After Reduction
Breastfeeding Information (breastfeedingonline.com)
KellyMom
Kaiser Permanente Health Encyclopedia
La Leche League
Nursing Mothers Counsel, Inc.