Breastfeeding Support

 bficon-smMono County Breastfeeding Resources

Breast milk is the healthiest food you can give your baby. It also reduces the risk of childhood obesity. These organizations can help:

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Welcome Baby!
A free, personalized home visiting program for all Mono County babies, prenatal through 12 months, and their families.
This program provides a network of support, breastfeeding education, developmental screenings, a Kit for New Parents, and ideas you can use during the first days and months of your child’s life.

Welcome Baby! Home Visitors are Certificated Lactation Educator-Counselors (CLEC)—they are ready to support you and your baby.

To sign up, call First 5 Mono or a Home Visitor, or sign up online:
First 5 Mono  760.924.7626
Annaliesa Calhoun, B.A., CLEC 760.937.6238
Debbie Riffel, CLEC  760.914.1431
Elvira Felix de Cecena, CLEC (bilingual) 760.914.3995
Lara Walker, B.A., CLEC  (bilingual) 760.914.2556

Certified Lactation Educators at Mammoth Hospital
Katie Armstrong, Jane Nantz, Cheryl Wilson, Michelle Stuetelberg, Bree Trimble and Debbie Riffel are Certified Lactation Educator-Counselors (CLEC) at Mammoth Hospital and can assist new mothers and babies with breastfeeding.
For assistance or more information, please call Mammoth Hospital Labor and Delivery at 760.924.4019

Mono Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
WIC clients (income eligible) may receive breastfeeding support from a Certified Lactation Educator in various Mono County communities.  Call the WIC office in Mammoth for an appointment: 760.924.4610

Inyo WIC Program
All women may call the breastfeeding support line to speak with a Certified Lactation Educator 8‐12 and 1‐5 M‐F, 760.872.0964
WIC clients (income eligible) may receive breastfeeding support from an onsite Certified Lactation Educator in various Inyo County communities. Call the WIC office in Bishop for an appointment: 760.872.1885

Toiyabe Indian Health Center WIC Program
All women may call to speak with a Lactation Consultant from 8‐12 and 1‐5 M‐F. Please call with any questions or concerns. Contact: Irene Mason 760.872.3707 (office phone)

La Leche League International (LLL of the Eastern Sierra)
Ida Adkins, LLL Leader, provides individual lactation counseling and support to families in Inyo and Mono Counties, free of charge. Contact: Ida Adkins 760.873,7707 (home phone) La Leche League website:

Carson‐Tahoe Regional Healthcare
Women who have delivered at Carson‐Tahoe Hospital may call the Labor and Delivery Unit or the hotline to speak with a Lactation Consultant. If you call the hotline, leave a message with your phone number, and a Lactation Consultant will return your call.
775.445‐5103 (Labor & Delivery)
775.445‐5122 (Hotline)

Barton Memorial Hospital and Clinics
Lactation Consultants are available for questions by phone for women who have delivered at Barton Memorial Hospital. All women may schedule an appointment with a Lactation Consultant on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Call for breastfeeding support or to schedule an appointment.
530.543‐5547 (Labor & Delivery)

Virtual Breastfeeding
All mothers can receive personalized breastfeeding help on the computer via SKYPE by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).

Consultation services cost $125/hour, $100/45 min, $75/30 min, and $50/20 min follow up. Low‐income women who cannot afford these costs can receive these services at a subsidized rate. Also, you may sign up for a drawing of a free consultation each month.

Mono County Health Department
All Mono County residents may rent a breast pump free of charge for 3 months.
WIC clients will be re‐evaluated every 3 months, and may rent a pump for a maximum of 1 year dependent on need and supply.  Non‐WIC participants will return the pump after 3 months and be given resources for purchasing or renting breast pumps from other agencies.

Air‐Way Medical Supply
Dual electric Medela breast pumps are available for sale ($289.00) and rental ($20.00 deposit, $39.00 attachment kit, and $50.00/month rental fee).

Medical and Clinical Support

You may call your Medical Provider, Pediatrician, or Labor & Delivery Unit for questions related to breastfeeding and breast health.

Pioneer Home Health
Women with private insurance may be able to receive a post‐partum home visit by a nurse (from Chalfant and Crowley to June Lake).

Services are provided under direction of a Medical Provider.
Services include assessment of mom and the newborn, breastfeeding instruction, support with infant care, and bonding.

Breastfeeding Friendly Locations & Local Businesses

Support all mothers by providing comfortable seating for breastfeeding or pumping, access to drinking water, and staff commitment to supporting breastfeeding.

  • Mono County Health Department:  Mammoth office: 437 Old Mammoth Road, in Von’s Shopping Center, open from 8-12 and 1-5 M-F, 760.924.1830
  • Mono County WIC Program: 437 Old Mammoth Road, above the Java Joint near Vons. Open 8-12 & 1-4 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Mammoth Hospital Labor & Delivery:  85 Sierra Park Road, Open 24 hrs/day, 760.924.4019 
  • First 5 Mono County Office, Mammoth Lakes:  365 Sierra Park Road, Building M, on High School campus, 760.924.7626
  • Mono County Public Libraries: Benton 760.933.2542, Crowley 760.935.4505, Mammoth Lakes 760.934.4777, June Lake 760.648.7284, Lee Vining 760.647.6123, Bridgeport 760.932.7482, Coleville 530.495.2788
  • Giovanni’s Restaurant, in Von’s Shopping Plaza, corner of Old Mammoth Road and Meridian, 760.934.7563
  • Gomez’s Restaurant, at the Village near the Gondola, 760.924.2693
  • Java Joint, in Von’s Shopping Plaza, 760.924.3629
  • The Looney Bean Coffee, 26 Old Mammoth Road, 760.934.1345
  • Riffel Real Estate, 3613 Main Street, 760.934.4907
  • State Farm, Minaret Village Shopping Center 437 Old Mammoth Rd, 760-934-7575
  • Stellar Brew Coffee & Deli, 3280 Main Street, 760.924.3559


  • Tioga Mobile Mart, 22 Vista Point (off Hwy 395), 760.647.6470


  • Mono County Health Department, 221 Twin Lakes Road, Open 8-12 and 1-5 M-F, 760.932.5580
  • 1881 Coffee Café, 362 Main Street, 760.932.1918

Helpful Websites (La Leche League)

Source:  Mono County Breastfeeding Taskforce, updated 8.2011