Breast Feeding Support

One of the best things that only you can do for your baby is breastfeed, and at St. Jude Medical Center, we specialize in helping new moms gain the skills and confidence to be successful. The first hour after birth is often an ideal time to begin breastfeeding and bonding with your baby. Our highly experienced staff will be there to guide you, answer your questions, and help make your early efforts successful.

Once you've gone home, we offer a breastfeeding helpline, where you can speak with a certified lactation nurse, enroll in our breastfeeding workshops, or schedule a one-on-one breastfeeding consultation. Our lactation experts are just a phone call away, whether you just have a question or need help with a specific problem. Contact the St. Jude Breastfeeding Helpline at 714-626-8528.

Breastfeeding and cannabis 

Consuming cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot, etc.) can affect the health of your baby and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plan to become pregnant soon. Here are some important facts you should know.

Private breastfeeding consultations

In the comfort of a private setting for you and your spouse or support partner, you will meet with our Certified Lactation Consultant who will help you work through the early problems associated with breastfeeding. The lactation nurse will observe as you nurse your baby, address any problems or concerns, and develop a personalized plan of care. Private Breastfeeding Consultations are held at 101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr., Fullerton, CA 92835. To schedule a private lactation consultation, please call 714-446-5622.

Breast pump rentals and supplies

These items may be a covered benefit. Please contact your health plan.

Anaheim

OC Medical Supply
755 N. Euclid Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-956-4690

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Medela Symphony or Lactina pumps: $80/month
  • Accessory kit is extra. Accepts cash or credit card

Irvine

Mon Beau Bebe
6226 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620
949-748-8043

Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • $75/month + $250 deposit
  • $55.99 for kit

Citrus Valley/West Covina

Emanate Health-Queen of the Valley
1115 S Sunset Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
626-851-2753

  • $55/month + $55 deposit
  • $45 for kit

Orange

Allied Medical Supply
424 South Main St. Suite M
Orange 92868
714-935-9200

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Medela Symphony - Hospital Grade: $85/month + $100 deposit

St. Joseph’s Stork Stop Boutique
363 S. Main St. #100  (first floor, near Stewart Dr.)
Orange, CA 92868
714-744-8764

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  • Call ahead of time to verify machines are available to rent
  • Medela Symphony: $25.86/week or $75.43/month
  • Medela Lactina: $22+ tax/week or $64+ tax/month
  • Mom will need to provide own starter kit or buy for $60 + tax

Whittier

American Medical Enterprises Inc. (AME Inc.)    
12505 Lambert Rd.
Whittier, CA 90606
562-698-0266

Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Medela Symphony: $35/month
  • Medela Lactina: $87.50/month
  • Kits sold separately for $10