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 Breast/chestfeeding
Find the answers to dozens of breast/chestfeeding questions at the American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting website.
Get Support to Breastfeed Your Baby
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.
Get Donor Breast Milk or Donate Breast Milk
Pasteurized Donor Breast Milk is now covered by Medi-Cal with your medical provider's order- for many medical reasons, including low milk supply. Learn more: https://mothersmilk.org/get-milk/.
Contact the Mothers' Milk Bank at 408-638-2822, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or on their website: https://mothersmilk.org
Become a Breast Milk Donor! Breast milk donation fulfills an important role in keeping babies healthy and thriving. YOU can save a life by donating your breast milk to the Mothers' Milk Bank.
Learn more here.
Learn More about Your Right to Breastfeed
Know your rights to breastfeed and pump breastmilk at work, at school, in public transit stations and airports, and in public.
Report issues at work, unlawful discrimination and learn more at the CDPH Breastfeeding Laws page.