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Mother-Infant Support GroupS

Women can attend a Mother-Infant Support Group for no cost through UCLA Medical Center where an IBCLC would be present.

UCLA new mothers with their babies are welcome to attend these no-cost meetings. Mothers meet under the guidance of a UCLA lactation specialist or RN to find answers to questions, share concerns, celebrate successes, and offer encouragement for mothers with new babies. We are very pleased to be able to support our pregnant patients and postpartum moms through baby's first year.

The gatherings will provide a forum for mothers with new babies to network, share insights and discuss parenting topics. Common topics of discussion are normal newborn behavior, developmental stages, dealing with lack of sleep, breastfeeding, and going back to work. Please note that this is NOT a breastfeeding clinic. Resources are available for specific needs.

UCLA Medical Center, Westwood

Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
200 Medical Plaza Suite 206A
For more information call (310) 267-9517

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Thursdays (excluding holidays) Noon to 1 p.m.
Merle Norman Pavilion - 2nd floor Postpartum Family Room
For more information call (424) 259-8250

Breastfeed LA

Breastfeed LA is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding. BreastfeedLA provides a number of different policy, services, and advocacy resources on their website. They also have a list of providers of lactation services in their resource directory, with a separate list for free and low cost or Medi-Cal reimbursable services.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

All WIC Centers offer breastfeeding information and support, including individual and group education and one-on-one support in person and by telephone; breast pump loans; education on baby behavior and understanding a baby’s cues; referral to other needed services; and WIC checks for nutritious foods, with an enhanced quantity and variety for fully breastfeeding women.

WIC Helpline: 1-888-278-6455

UCLA Health Pregnancy and Newborn

Get all the information you need about pregnancy and newborns at UCLA's Pregnancy website. Loaded with valuable articles on healthy pregnancy lifestyles, pregnancy complications, labor, birth and postpartum,

La Leche League

La Leche League is committed to helping mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

LA County Department of Public Health

The LA County Department of Public Health sponsors a Breastfeeding Program to ensure that women and families have access to breastfeeding education, support and resources in the clinics and hospitals, at work or school, and in every community.

The Pregnant Scholar

The Pregnant Scholar is an online toolkit for University students, faculty, and administrators on pregnancy and parenting published by UC Hastings. Visit the Pregnant Scholar website for more information.