If you are experiencing some challenges with breastfeeding, you are not alone. Many women do struggle with breastfeeding at the beginning. Some of the challenges moms experienced are nipple soreness, breast engorgement, plugged milk duct, etc. Most of the challenges are temporary and can be overcome with right supports. If you have questions or concerns regarding breastfeeding, there are many professionals in Lake County as well as state-wide who are eager to assist you and your baby so you both can have a wonderful breastfeeding experience. Below is a list of agencies and organizations you can contact for support.
Sutter Lakeside Hospital
The Lakeport hospital has certified Lactation Consultants available to clients 7 days a week by phone, e-mail and in-person appointments.
St. Helena Family Health Center(707) 995-4595
The Clearlake clinic has the Adventist Health’s Bright Start Program (CPSP) to provide breastfeeding support. The program is available for any Medi-Cal patients up to 8 weeks postpartum.
Hours: Tue - Thur 9am to 7pm and Fri 9am to 5pm
St. Helena Clearlake Hospital(707) 995-5875
The Clearlake hospital has Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) who is available to provide mothers and babies with breastfeeding support. This service is available by appointment.
Women’s Health WebsiteIf you are more comfortable with finding the information for yourself instead of speaking to a breastfeeding counselor, you can find the solutions to some of the breastfeeding challenges at the Women’s Health website.
The National Breastfeeding Helpline(800) 944-9662
Talk with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.
Lake County Public Health Department(707) 263-1090
Has Home Visitation Program where a nurse will come out to your house to do assessment and provide education.
Lake County WIC has Certified Lactation Counselors who are trained to provide hands on support for any breastfeeding mothers and babies in need.