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
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!
Get Support to Breastfeed Your Baby
Learn More about Your Right to Breastfeed
Get a Breast Pump!
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.
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
Department of Health Services
Do You Support Breastfeeding?
Contact information for all of our MCAH public health nurses and social workers.
MCAH Program and Staff Directory (PDF: 2.4 MB)