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Pre/Postpartum Doulas and Delivery Doulas national directory and mentoring for Black Doulas.
Headed by Nicole Deggins, CNM, MSN, MPH; Sista Midwife Productions provides education, training and consultations for communities, birth workers and organizations that work with child bearing families.
The California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) is a grassroots coalition of community breastfeeding coalitions, as well as public and private partnerships that have broad reach within California’s communities.
BreastfeedLA (formerly known as the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles) formed in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the breastfeeding rates in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Yolanda Lenzy of of Lenzy Dermatology is based on the east coast. She does virtual consults and can work with your dermatologist to treat your skin and hair issues. Dr. Lenzy specializes in skin and hair conditions including eczema.
Hand expression is something that I highly recommend to families regardless of how pumping with an electric or manual pump is working out for them because it is more effective.
For families in California who are uninsured and are at or below the poverty threshold can apply for Med-Cal (Adults, Expecting Adults, Seniors, and Adults with Children).
For families who have more milk than they can use or for families who are in need of human breast milk, consider banked milk. I have worked with Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose, CA and am familiar with their process and reputation. Families with private insurance and Medi-Cal are supported through Mother’s Milk Bank. Please call for information before believing that banked human milk is out of reach for you and your family. Donating does require some planning on your part, but it is doable.
To find out how to travel with your breast milk or breast pump by air you need to check the TSA website. Much work has been done to standardize requirements between airlines and more work needs to be done.
WIC is a national food supplement program funded through the Food and Agriculture Department. Each state has their own set of WIC agencies that follow their state's protocols. To find your local WIC office you can search online. It is strongly suggested to contact your local agency instead of applying online.
Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist is not directly connected to the above resources. Please use or connect with the resources using your own judgment.