• Mother breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding

For optimal health of both baby and mom, infants should be fed only breast milk for the first 6 months after birth, whenever possible. Babies should continue to receive breast milk along with solid food for a year or more, as long as mother and baby desire it. Learn more about breastfeeding, get help when you need it, and know your breastfeeding rights.

Learn More About Breastfeeding

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Healthy Children.org is the American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting website. You will find answers there in English and in Spanish to dozens of breastfeeding questions!

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La leche league international offers a breastfeeding information from A-Z in English and in Spanish.

Get Support to Breastfeed Your Baby

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The Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition promotes and supports breastfeeding with information about local breastfeeding support resources and breastfeeding events.

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Learn More about Your Right to Breastfeed

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Know your rights to breastfeed and pump breastmilk at work, at school, in public transit stations and airports, and in public.

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Report issues at work, unlawful discrimination and learn more at the CDPH Breastfeeding Laws page.

Get a Breast Pump!

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Call Sonoma County Women, Infants & Children (WIC) at (707) 565-6590 for details on how to obtain a breast pump. For information about additional WIC services, visit the Sonoma County WIC website.

Partnership Healthplan of California

If you or your baby have Partnership Health Plan you can call for help in English or Spanish to get a breast pump: (800) 809-1350 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Public Health Division

Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Mail Address

Public Health Division

625 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Do You Support Breastfeeding?

Join the Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition

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A Community Organization To Promote and Support Breastfeeding

Program Directory

Contact information for all of our MCAH public health nurses and social workers.

MCAH Program and Staff Directory (PDF: 2.4 MB)

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