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Get Help with Breastfeeding

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Private In-Home Consultations are now available!  

Private In-Home Consultations are now available!  


Bakersfield Breastfeeds:

Local IBCLCs Available for Home Visits


** Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE  

(661)243-0135 (Call/Text)

   Hospital-Based and Private Practice IBCLC; Professional Lactation                                            and Childbirth Educator; Facilitator, Baby Cafe Bakersfield

**Adrienne GuirguisIBCLC, RLC, CCE, LLLL (Ret)    

(661)243-0135 (Call/Text)                                                                              

Community-Based IBCLC; Professional Lactation Educator



**Patty ReisIBCLC, RLC, CCE                

email                          (661)203-4817          

 Private Practice IBCLC; Support Groups


**Mary Stanley, RNC, IBCLC, RLC            email        

    (661)872-2271          Private Practice IBCLC; Professional Support



**Why see an IBCLC©?  Only an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant is experienced, trained and qualified to assist in even the most complex lactation situations.  Verifying that your “lactation consultant” is an IBCLC takes less than a minute - visit and enter their name and location to be sure you are receiving quality lactation care from a registered professional.


Baby Cafe© Bakersfield

Free, drop-in breastfeeding support for nursing moms and pregnant women (Donations accepted)

Every Tuesday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm

                       211 S. Montclair St Bakersfield, CA

Professional IBCLC© Consultation available during all open drop-in times 

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Clinica Sierra Vista WIC

Breastfeeding Support Services in English and Spanish at regional clinics throughout Kern County (Eligibility Requirements Apply)




Breast Pump Rentals

Mercy Southwest Hospital Lactation Center                    (661)663-6056  (**All Rentals & Sales completed with an IBCLC© or a trained, professional lactation educator to ensure you receive appropriate advice and instruction on using your breastfeeding accessories.  Hospital-grade pumps available for rent.)


Babies R Us (pumps only; no lactation support)                (661)587-0423 





Online Lactation Support Resources