San Jose Medical Center has breastfeeding resources available for you when you need a little help or encouragement.
For information about our breastfeeding support group, lactation advice line, and breastfeeding appointments, please download our Breastfeeding Resources Handout.
Pregnant and Thinking About Breastfeeding? Put It in Your Birth Plan!
If you’re pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding your baby, be sure to include your decision to breastfeed in your Birth Plan and discuss it with your doctor, midwife practitioner, or nurse practitioner. A Birth Plan is a way for you to communicate your preferences to the labor and delivery staff who will care for you. One of the preferences you can include on your Birth Plan is your preference to breastfeed your newborn baby.
Family Health Center, Unit D
For breastfeeding questions or concerns and/or to make an appointment, call our Lactation Educators’ Advice Line, 408-972-7326 (Leave a message and calls will be returned Monday through Friday, 11am to 2pm).
If you have breastfeeding questions, or concerns during the weekend,
or after hours, call the Advice and Appointment Call Center at 408-362-4740 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).
Breast Pump Rentals
Find Breast Pumps and other products available for sale or rental through our Health Education Resource Center.
Books and DVDs for Purchase or Borrowing
View and download informational handouts here.
Online Video: Newborn Care
Watch the Newborn Care video online, which contains a segment on feeding your newborn baby.
A breastfeeding class is just one of our many classes offered to our members.
For more information, view our Pregnancy to Newborn: Healthy Beginnings.
Peripartum Stress Program
For more information please view our handout: Mind Body Health For New Moms
Feeling blue or stressed during or following a pregnancy is common and does not create serious problems. However, 15 – 20% of women experience something more called Postpartum Depression. Symptoms of PPD may include
- Constant worry
- Changes in sleeping and eating
- Low mood and fatigue
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- Low self esteem
- Feelings of isolation
- Feelings of guilt
Discuss this at your first Well Baby check-up, or with your Ob-Gyn practitioner. To enroll call Health Education at 408-972-3340.
Learn more about breastfeeding in our Health Encyclopedia, which includes the following helpful topics and many more:
- How do I know if I can breastfeed?
- How often should I feed my baby?
- How do I breastfeed?
- How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
- How do I successfully manage my first 2 weeks of breastfeeding?
- Can I take medications while breastfeeding?
- How do I plan for going back to work and breast-feeding?
- What are my nutritional needs while breast-feeding?
Click on the links below for additional breastfeeding information:
Ameda Breast Pumps and Supplies
Boston Association for Childbirth Education (BACE)
Breastfeeding After Reduction
Breastfeeding Information (breastfeeding.com)
Breastfeeding Information (breastfeedingonline.com)
Dr. Jack Newman Breastfeeding Help
Kaiser Permanente Health Encyclopedia
La Leche League
Nursing Mothers Counsel, Inc.