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Pregnancy and Infants

How to Clean Your Breast Pump

Check out the step by step pictorial directions from CDC on how to keep your Breast Pump Clean and baby healthy!

Safe Sleep for Babies

Check out this out article fully explaining the American Academy of Pediatric’s (AAP) policy on How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe

Breastfeeding Support Resources

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

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.

Methodist Women’s Center – Beyond Baby Blues Support Group

This Support Group is for women who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression during or after pregnancy. Registration is Required. If you or someone you know suffers from Prenatal or Postpartum depression, it’s important to get help now!  Women need not suffer or endure these feelings or sadness alone. The road to healing is within reach.

8109 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio TX, 78229


Seasons of Life Counseling & Training Center

The Seasons of Life Counseling and Training Center specializes in helping women and their families prepare for and adapt to the stressful and often difficult transition pregnancy & a new baby can bring. Services include:

• Individual and/or Family therapy
• PPD support groups (may refer to community if no current groups offered)
• Most insurance plans accepted, including Medicaid
• Established working relationship with most local OB-GYN practices
• Risk screening tools
• Psychiatrist referral for medication management
• Specialists in Marriage & Family
• Bi-Lingual therapist referrals available
• Group psychoeducational seminars and workshops
• Educational materials
• Community resources network
• Hospital privileges





Breastfeeding & Pump Guide

Check out the following website with Guide for Breastfeeding, tips on how to select a breast pump, answers to common questions like Nipple Shields or creams, how often to pump or feed, and how to store your breastmilk. Also has link for the Milk Blog where you can chat with certified lactation consultations and other mom’s. Special sections for working moms and mom’s of Pre-term infants.

Check out all the resources at :



Safe Storage of Breastmilk

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk

Safely Preparing and Storing Expressed Breast Milk

  •  Be sure to wash your hands before expressing or handling breast milk.
  • When collecting milk, be sure to store it in clean containers, such as screw cap bottles, hard plastic cups with tight caps, or heavy-duty bags that fit directly into nursery bottles. Avoid using ordinary plastic storage bags or formula bottle bags, as these could easily leak or spill.
  • If delivering breast milk to a child care provider, clearly label the container with the child’s name and date.
  • Clearly label the milk with the date it was expressed to facilitate using the oldest milk first.
  • Do not add fresh milk to already frozen milk within a storage container. It is best not to mix the two.
  • Do not save milk from a used bottle for use at another feeding.

Safely Thawing Breast Milk

  •  As time permits, thaw frozen breast milk by transferring it to the refrigerator for thawing or by swirling it in a bowl of warm water.
  • Avoid using a microwave oven to thaw or heat bottles of breast milk
  •  Microwave ovens do not heat liquids evenly. Uneven heating could easily scald a baby or damage the milk
  • Bottles may explode if left in the microwave too long.
  • Excess heat can destroy the nutrient quality of the expressed milk.
  • Do not re-freeze breast milk once it has been thawed.



Expressed Breastmilk Storage Recommendation



How long


15-27℃ (59-80°F)

4 hours Max

Personal cooler/ ice packs

15℃ (59°F)

24 hours


4-10℃ ( 39.2-50°F)

4 days optimal (Up to 7 days)


-4-0℃ (24-32

6 months optimal (Up to 12 months)

The Period of Purple Crying

Visit for more information on this difficult period in a newborn’s development.

Guadalupe Transitional Living Home

Guadalupe Home is a Transitional living program for women who find themselves without shelter and basic needs who are pregnant and/or parenting and are over the age of 18. Guadalupe Home provides safe shelter and support services in a home-like environment for mothers and their children to nurture and support their family unit. Support services are provided to residents in an effort to care for themselves and their children while moving towards self-sufficiency.

Check out the website below for more information.

La Leche League San Antonio

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.

Accredited by La Leche League International, volunteer Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with current research in all aspects of breastfeeding. Check out the website below for more information and resources.

The Empower House


Empower House (formerly Martinez Street Women’s Center) was founded in 1999 with a mission to improve reproductive health services and access for women — primarily brown and Black women — on the East Side of San Antonio.

New Parent Support Program

For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information.

Please visit website for more information

Seton Home – Teen Mothers and Children

Seton Home works to break the cycle of abuse and poverty by providing a caring home, education, and support services necessary to transform the lives of pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children. For more information on programs visit the website below.

WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

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 mothers
  • women who have given birth within the past 6 months
  • infants and children under 5 years old


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