Kelly Mom– This website was developed by a mom and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting.
La Leche League– A national group with a local chapter with support groups, Facebook page and hotline to provide support for those wishing to breastfeed. Their mission statement: “La Leche League USA (and in turn, LLL of San Antonio) helps parents, families, and communities to breastfeed, chestfeed, and human milk feed their babies through parent-to-parent support. LLL USA encourages, informs, educates, supports, and promotes the use of human milk and the intimate relationship and development that comes from nursing a child for as long as mutually desired.”
Latched-Offers in home breastfeeding support for SA families as well as parenting education, material assistance, car seat safety services, and resource guidance tailored to each family’s needs. There is an option on the website to make a professional or self referral for services.
San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition– Local coalition to Promote, Protect and Support Breastfeeding. Has multiple links for families to find support groups, lactation consultants, WIC information, etc.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Partnering first-time moms with an experienced Registered Nurse empowers these women to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves.
The Nursing Mothers Advisory Council is a volunteer organization that offers free support and counseling for breastfeeding mothers. NMAC is comprised of trained volunteer women who have breastfed their children and who wish to help others breastfeed. Learn more at http://nursingmoms.net/ and download the New Mom Notebook for helpful information and tips on breastfeeding
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old.
Call 800-942-3678 (800-WIC-FORU) to learn more about Texas WIC.
Downtown: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. 401 North San Saba. (210) 704-4180.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.
Medical Center: 5500 Babcock Rd, Suite 123. (210) 340-1161.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.