Lactation Consultants Referral

Need help from a lactation consultant? Find Yours Here

Local Breastfeeding Classes

The following hospitals and private practice consultants offer breastfeeding classes or consultations. Please click on the names to see their websites for further information.

Baptist Health System
Breastfeeding Housecalls
Breastfeeding Perspectives
Christus Santa Rosa
Methodist Healthcare
Milc Group
Tranquil Seasons
University Health System

Women, Infants and Children Program

The Federal Food and Nutrition Service administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. It is better known as the WIC Program and this program has four main components:

  • Nutrition Education, both individual and group.
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support, including Hospital-Grade Electric Breast Pump Loan Program and manual pumps are available. Also, Single User electric pumps are available for qualified working mothers.
  • Supplemental foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, and cereals; extra supplemental foods for exclusively breastfeeding mothers.
  • Referrals to health care and community services.

1-800-WIC FOR U (1-800-942-3678)

Hospital Based Lactation Services

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels 830-643-6193

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Downtown, San Antonio 210-704-2392

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Westover Hills 210-703-9223

North Central Baptist Hospital 210-297-4086
Gift shop for pump rentals or retail products:
Lori’s Gift Shop
210-403-3269

Northeast Baptist Hospital 210-297-2069

St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital 210-297-5096

The Woman’s Place at Methodist Health Care System 210-575-0261

Baptist Medical Center 210-297-9189

University Hospital

Inpatient: 210-358-8714

Outpatient: 210-358-3897

SAMMC (military only) 210-916-0139

Resolute Health New Braunfels 830-500-6086

Private Practice Lactation Consultants

The Milc Group (Modern Initiatives in Lactation & Childbirth, LLC)

An advanced birth and breastfeeding private-practice resource in San Antonio.

  • Lactation Consultations (in-home and in-office)
  • Birth and Breastfeeding Classes
  • Corporate Lactation Programs

(210) 960-MILC *
info@themilcgroup.com *
* fees apply for phone and email support.

Breastfeeding Housecalls, LLC

“Loving, objective breastfeeding support.”

  • Expert in-Home Lactation Consulting
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes & Consults
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups for Milk Supply & Back-to-Work Breastfeeding
  • On-site Infant Caregiver Breastfeeding Education

Laura María Gruber, IBCLC, RLC
Habla español
210-209-1002

Breastfeeding Perspectives

  • Providing HIPAA-compliant Online Consults, Education, and Home Visits in the San Antonio area
  • “Helping Mothers Meet Their Breastfeeding Goals”

Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
210-834-5399
F. 210-468-2222
Kathy@breastfeedingperspectives.com

Babies at the Breast

“Promote, Educate and Support”
Dee Sanchez, IBCLC 261-229-2740

Find a Lactation Consultant

If you need to find a Lactation Consultant visit the FALC Directory. This Directory is updated every two weeks.

• Private Practice lactation consultants may work in an office and/or make home visits.

• Hospital-based lactation consultants often run out-patient clinics or mother’s meeting for continued support.

SA Baby Café

The Baby Café is a place where breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women can come to learn, socialize, participate in a support group, receive free individual counseling for breastfeeding, or just to speak to a health professional about infant feeding in a non-clinical, café style environment.

We offer the following FREE services to all breastfeeding mothers in Bexar County:

  • Group support
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s)
  • Access to a Registered Dietitian
  • A place to talk and share experiences
  • Help with latching
  • Help with increasing milk supply
  • One-on-one assistance and counseling
  • Lactation management
  • Refreshments
  • Comfortable environment
  • Literature and other resources
  • Computer access for breastfeeding related information

For more information visit BabyCaféUsa or SaBabyCafé

4538 Centerview Drive, Suite 151
Phone: 210-207-7138

La Leche League of San Antonio

La Leche League of San Antonio, Texas

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at the meetings.  For telephone help, please leave a message on the 24-hour Help line, 210-341-9669. A Leader will call you back within 24 hours.

La Leche League meetings follow a rotating series of four topics.

1. The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby.

2. Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby.

3. The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties.

4. Nutrition and Weaning.

Visit La Leche League of Texas

Visit La Leche League International.

Phone Help

Texas Lactation Support Hotline 800-514-6667  (M-Th 9am – 4pm, Fri 9am – 12 noon CST)

La Leche League International 800-525-3243 (M-F 9am – 5pm CST)

The Nationl Women’s Health Information Center Breastfeeding Help Line  800-994-9662  (M-F, 9am-6pm EST)

The Baby Café 210-207-7138

  visit BabyCaféUsa or SaBabyCafé

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels 830-643-6190

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio 210-704-2392

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Westover Hills 210-703-9223

North Central Baptist Hospital 210-297-4086 (M-F 9am – 4pm)

Northeast Baptist Hospital 210-297-2069

The Woman’s Place at Methodist Health Care System 210-575-0261

Baptist Medical Center 210-297-9189

St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital 210-297-5096

Wilford Hall 210-292-6452

University Hospital 210-358-3897

Alternative Practioner Resources

Acupuncture

• Lisa Schlegel, Tx.Lic.Ac of Acupuncture & Natural Healing Therapies
23535 IH-10 West, Suite 2205, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: 210-204-2305
Visit www.acupuncture-sa.com

• Dr. Yuan Chao Liu
6502 Bandera Road Suite 108, San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: 210-647-1305
Visit www.drliuacupuncture-sa.com

Chiropractic

• Advanced Care Back & Body
Dr. Quincy Shirley, D.C.
6111 Tezel Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78250
Phone: 210-286-7007
Visit www.advancedcarebackandbody.com

• Family First Chiropractic & Wellness
Dr. Kip Mayo, D.C.
264 W. Mill Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-625-5111
Visit www.mayochiro.com

• Romero Family Chiropractic
12915 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Ste 603, San Antonio, TX 78247
Phone: 210- 531-6100
Visit www.romerofamilychiropractic.com

<p• San Antonio Family Alternative Medicine
Dr. J. Sweeney, DC & Dr. L. Sweeney, DC
1931 NW Military Hwy, Suite 204, San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: 210-340-2150
Visit www.mysanantoniochiropractor.com

• Pura Vida Chiropractic
Dr. Dan Foss
2318 NW Military Hwy, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78231
Phone: 210-685-1994
Visit www.puravidasanantonio.com

• Dr. Alexandra Sweeney
Phone: 210-323-2163
Visit www.yoursachiropractor.com

CranioSacral Therapy

• Bodywise Health Center
J. Cheri Gillham, LMT, NCTMB
Phone: 210-838-7925
Visit www.bodywisehealthcare.com
Email bodywisecheri@yahoo.com

Herbalist

• Omni Star Farm
Shari Anderson
333 FM474, Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: 830-537-4190
Visit www.omnistarfarm.com

Homeopathy

• Orly Bernstein Castillo, DHom, CCH
16607 Blanco Rd. Suite 1007, San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: 210-490-HEAL (4325)
Visit www.yourpathtohealing.com
Email orly@yourpathtohealing.com

Massage

• BodyTalk Practitioner
Sue Roddy Stewart, LMT
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
Phone: 210-415-5766
Visit www.sanantoniobodytalk.com

• Integrative Healing Institute
7122 San Pedro Av. Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-967-4400 (office) – 210-391-0228 (cell)
Visit www.naturalreflexes.com
Email info@naturalreflexes.com

Doula Directory

What is a Doula?

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

More information on Doulas here.

Doula Directory

• Anne Croudace, CPD, CLD, CPDT, CLDT, CBE, CLE, CNPE

MaternityWise International Doula Trainer

www.maternitywise.com

Tranquil Seasons Doula Agency

www.tranquilseasons.com

952-457-6506

210-548-8800

• Beth Sims, CD(DONA)

210-259-3200

belabean@gmail.com

• BirthBlessings Doula Services of San Antonio Certified Birth and Postpartum Doulas

Private In-Home Childbirth Education Classes

Basic Breastfeeding Support

Belly-Casting

Pregnancy Massage

www.sabirthblessings.com

• Blooming Water Lilies

Shelby Miller

Birthing & Postpartum Doula Care, Childbirth & Newborn Education, Overnight Baby Care, Basic Breastfeeding Support, ASL/ESL Doula Care Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

www.bloomingwaterlilies.com

shelbymiller@bloomingwaterlilies.com

210-837-5401

• Bluebonnet Doula & Nanny Service

Tracy Edwards

www.sanantoniodoula-nanny.com

bluebonnetnanny@yahoo.com

210-635-8000

• Caring San Antonio Doula

Maria Carstensen

Maria@caringsadoula.com

210-219-9044

www.caringsadoula.com

• Central Texas Doula Association- San Antonio Chapter

Community of Doulas providing Resources, Connection & Services to Central Texas.

vivadoulas@gmail.com

www.vivadoulas.org

• Doula San Antonio

Brenda Minica, CD (CBI)

www.doulasanantonio.com

210-635-8728

• Loving Beginning

Ginni Dingeldein & Monica Barrientes

Offering placenta encapsulation, birth & postpartum doula services & basic breastfeeding assistance.

830-542-9334

www.lovingbeginning.com

• MamiDoula Yvette Hernandez CD(DONA)

LCCE Group, private, Spanish classes

210-330-9971

mamidoulato2@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/mamidoulayvette

• Maternity Period

Johanna Carrasquillo

Labor & Postpartum Doula

maternityperiod@gmail.com

210-872-3211

• Nikki Shaheed

210-800-2070

nicoleshaheed@yahoo.com

• San Antonio Birth Doulas

Non-profit Doula Organization

Free Doula service for teens or women on Medicaid.

www.sabirthdoulas.org

210-222-0988

210-330-9971

• Xelina Flores-Chasnoff

210-259-9581

xelinaflor7@gmail.com

Find More Doulas @:

Viva Doulas!

San Antonio Chapter- Central Texas Doula Association

vivadoulas.org

San Antonio Area Tongue Tie Assessment Resources

• Juan Bonilla, MD

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Institute

16723 Huebner

San Antonio, TX 78248

210-733-4368

• John Edwards, MD

Alamo ENT

8715 Village Drive, Suite 218

San Antonio, TX 78217

210-967-7377

• Marc Franklin, MD

The ENT Center

948 Gruene Rd.

New Braunfels, TX 78130

830-627-3777

• Dana King, DDS

7870 Broadway, Suite B 102

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-829-7826

• Timothy McEvoy, MD

UTHSCA, ENT

8300 Floyd Curl

San Antonio, TX 78229

210-450-9300

210-358-KIDS

• Robert Offutt, DDS

Leticia Jeffords, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry, Laser technique

14603 Huebner, Suite 701

San Antonio, TX 78230

210-692-1919

• Otolaryngology

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

333 Santa Rosa

San Antonio, Texas 78207

210-704-3359

0

Start typing and press Enter to search