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Get free breastfeeding help.

Whether you need urgent help with breastfeeding right now, or you're expecting soon and want to be prepared, Nursing Mothers Counsel can help. Sign up today for a personal counselor or take a free breastfeeding prep class.


How it works

A mother, or anyone supporting her, may contact Nursing Mothers Counsel with questions about breastfeeding. A counselor will work with you directly by phone or email to address your needs. If in-person help is needed, a counselor (depending on location) can come to your home to meet with you and your nursling(s).

Nursing Mothers Counsel also provides free Introduction to Breastfeeding classes  at various Bay Area locations, and runs a free support group.

Who we are

Nursing Mothers Counsel is a nonprofit organization supporting the personal breastfeeding goals of mothers with free, one-on-one assistance and education. We have breastfed a baby of our own for at least six months and received in-depth training in lactation and counseling.

Read more about our mission, or learn about our counselor training.

Call us now

Our counselors are available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT, 7 days a week.

Sometimes you need help right now. If that's the case, please call 650 327-MILK (6455) to speak to a counselor over the phone. Most problems can be solved with a quick phone call, but if more help is needed, you can be matched with a counselor in your area. We have counselors in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Santa Cruz County Area. If you do not require a home visit, any counselor can answer questions by phone or email, in any area of the USA, or abroad.

Fill out our online form

If your need isn't urgent, or you'd like to be placed with a counselor ahead of your due date, please use our online contact form and someone will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps. We look forward to talking with you.