Breastfeeding Support Groups and Classes

COVID-19 update

Some on-site classes and support groups have resumed.

Breastfeeding help and support

Breastfeeding help and support

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.

Breastfeeding and lactation support

The lactation helplines are available for non-emergency questions about lactation. Every attempt will be made to return calls within 24 hours.

Breastfeeding Supplies

Breastfeeding supplies can still be purchased at locations on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas campuses, including breast pumps.

Mother’s Boutique

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

9888 Genesee Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037



9 am - 3 pm


9 am - 1 pm

Mother's Boutique

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

310 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 104

Encinitas, CA 92024

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Noon - 4 pm

Nursing Nook

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Birthing Pavilion

354 Santa Fe Drive

Encinitas CA 92024

Monday - Sunday

9 am - 4 pm

For further questions, contact 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Support group schedule

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:

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Well Being Center

237 Church Ave.

Chula Vista, CA 91910


1 pm - 2 pm

Bilingual: English/Spanish

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

Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego

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.

Breastfeeding outpatient consultations for prenatal and postnatal 

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.