Below are breastfeeding resources that offer breastfeeding support during the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact each agency for specific questions regarding their services as resources are constantly changing.
*Last Updated: 7/17/2020
If you are sick and choose to breastfeed, wear a face mask and wash your hands before each feeding.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
*Note: All WIC and breastfeeding support services are provided by phone. For a breast pump, participants must enroll by phone prior to pick up.
Clinica Sierra Vista, WIC
Contact: Melissa Robles, DN, IBCLC
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC),WIC
Contact: Julie Casillas, RD, IBCLC
Hours: M-F 8:30am-7pm and Sat 10am-2pm
Facebook: Breastfeeding Momma's Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/FresnoEOCWICbf
Services: Video calls are an option for breastfeeding support.
United Health Centers, WIC
Contact: Kathleen Harriss, RD, IBCLC
Hospitals with Breastfeeding Support
Adventist Health-Reedley Hospital
Contact: Robin Heyde-McCoy, RN, IBCLC / Noreen Siebenaler, RN, IBCLC
Address: 372 W. Cypress Ave., Reedley, CA 93654
Services: In-person scheduled appointments and phone counseling services are available. Clients are encouraged to call by phone to schedule an appointment.
Community Regional Medical Center - Mother's Resource Center
Contact: Suzanne Stipe, IBCLC
Address: 2210 E. Illinois Ave., St. 103, Fresno, CA 93701
Services: In-person, voice and video calls are available. If coming for an in-person appointment, clients will be screened. No other children allowed except mom and 1 support person. Breastfeeding ABC classes are available and limited to a small group.
Kaiser Permanente Hospital
Mother Infant Lactation Clinic (MILC)
Contact: Vicki Avakian, RN, IBCLC
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Address: 4785 N. First St., 3rd Floor, Fresno, CA 93726
Services: Lactation clinic is open by appointment. If coming in for in-service, mom and 1 support person allowed, however clients are encouraged to schedule appointments via phone. All prenatal, breastfeeding, and group visits are suspended at this time.
Saint Agnes Medical Center, The Plaza
Lactation Support Services
Contact: Cathy Seeto, RN, IBCLC
Address: 1303 E. Herndon Ave., Fresno, CA 93720
Services: Lactation support is available by phone and by video counseling. Secure conversation via lactation telehealth is provided. One-on-one breastfeeding counseling, Bundle of Joy classes and Stork Tours are suspended at this time.
Saint Agnes Medical Center is sponsoring a Central Valley Virtual Breastmilk Drive hosted by Mother's Milk Bank of San Jose. Click here for more details.
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: https://www.bfmed.org/
La Leche League of Fresno
Services: All in-person meetings have been canceled until further notice. Group and peer support are available via video calls.