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Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health


Breast/chest feeding


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Immigration Status Doesn't Matter

Starting January 1, 2024, more people will be eligible for full Medi-Cal benefits. If you are 26-49, live in CA, and meet income requirements, you are eligible for coverage! Applying for or using Medi-Cal will not affect your immigration status.

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A partir del 1 de enero de 2024, más personas serán elegibles para recibir los beneficios completos de Medi-Cal. Si tiene entre 26 y 49 años, vive en CA y cumple con los requisitos de ingresos, ¡es elegible para recibir cobertura! Solicitar o utilizar Medi-Cal no afectará su estatus migratorio. ¡Y no es carga publica!

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

Learn More About Breast/chestfeeding

 Find the answers to dozens of breast/chestfeeding questions at the American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting website

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

Get Support to Feed Your Baby

Better beginningsBetter Beginnings for Babies hosts "Breastfeeding Cafes" throughout Sonoma County where parents can receive professional support from lactation specialists and consultatants at no cost. Call 707-902-3031 for more information.

Titties N Tea FlyerBreastfeed LA offers a free Black Breastfeeding Support Group weekly on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30. This is a No-Cost breast/chest feeding support group open to Black, African-American, & African pregnant or postpartum parents and partners. Pre-registration is required for the Zoom link.

 La leche league logoLa leche league international offers online support groups in English and Spanishonline breastfeeding meetings, links to local support groups and a free e-newsletter

Breastfeeding with Sarah Breastfeeding with Sarah features videos from a local Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Sarah provides information on what to expect, how to latch and more, including when to seek support from an IBCLC.

Nursing with Nurses Nursing with Nurses is a free weekly support group open to all community members. The group is led by Sonoma County Home Visiting Nurses and meets at 625 5th Street in Santa Rosa every Thursday from 10:30-12. English and Spanish speaking nurses are available at every meeting. for questions call: 707-565-4440.

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

Get Donor Human Milk or Donate Human Milk

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Pasteurized Donor Human Milk is now covered by Medi-Cal with your medical provider's order- for many medical reasons, including low milk  supply. Learn more:
Contact the Mothers' Milk Bank at 408-638-2822, email, or on their website:

Become a Human Milk Donor! Human milk donation fulfills an important role in keeping babies healthy and thriving. YOU can save a life by donating your milk to the Mothers' Milk Bank. 
Learn more here

Learn More about Your Right to Breast/chestfeed at work, at school, and in public places

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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 Lactation 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.

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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.