Some on-site classes and support groups have resumed.
Meet other breastfeeding mothers and share your experiences and tips in a friendly, supportive environment. Bring your baby to a breastfeeding support group and join other mothers for an informal discussion of your breastfeeding concerns. Support groups are led by a Scripps lactation consultant/educator who is available to offer practical suggestions and guidance.
There is no charge to join a breastfeeding support group and registration is not required.
The lactation helplines are available for non-emergency questions about lactation. Every attempt will be made to return calls within 24 hours.
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas 760-633-7850
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 858-626-4538
- Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista (Bilingual: English/Spanish) 619-691-7212
- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego: 619-877-4347
Breastfeeding supplies can still be purchased at locations on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas campuses, including breast pumps.
9888 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - 1 pm
354 Sante Fe Drive
310 Building, Suite 104
Encinitas, CA 92024
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Noon - 4 pm
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
Monday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
For further questions, contact 1-800-SCRIPPS.
A Scripps lactation consultant or educator is available to offer practical suggestions and support. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion about breastfeeding. Free.
In-Person Breastfeeding Support Groups:
237 Church Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
1 pm - 2 pm
Please note: There is a nominal parking fee at this locations
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church - UTC area
4321 Eastgate Mall, Nursery Room
San Diego, CA 92121
10:30 am - 11:30 am
4077 Fifth Ave., 3rd Floor Classroom
San Diego, CA 92103
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena, Classroom 9/10
Encinitas, CA 92024
10 am - 11 am
Park near the church office and enter through the courtyard.
Outpatient breastfeeding (lactation) consultations can assist you not only after the birth of your baby, but also prior to birth with various types of breastfeeding issues.
Prenatal consultations might be beneficial for you if there's a family history of breastfeeding difficulties including:
- A baby with tongue-tied
- Low milk supply
- Breast surgery
- Knowledge of a pending preterm-low weight infant
- Flat or inverted nipples.
Services are available for a fee; some visits may be covered by insurance if referred by your pediatrician.