Most of our Scripps on-site classes and support groups have been suspended. Online classes will continue as normal. Please make note of these changes and adjust your personal schedule as necessary.
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.
Although our in-person breastfeeding support groups are not meeting, we are still available to support your needs.
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
Breastfeeding supplies can still be purchased at the Mother's Boutique at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla,including breast pumps.
9888 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
9 am - 3 pm
9 – 1 pm
For further questions, contact 1-800-SCRIPPS.
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.