KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MATERNAL, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

1800 MT. VERNON AVENUE, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93306

(661) 321-3000 / (800) 974-2717

www.kernpublichealth.com

 BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

MEDI-CAL MANAGED CARE PLANS

Health Net
Breastfeeding and Nutrition Support……………………………………………………………….……(800) 804-6074
For Health Net members only

Kern Family Health Care
For information and referral……………………………………………………………………………...(800) 391-2000
Health Education Department……………………………………………………………………………(661) 632-1590
For Kern Family Health Care members only

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN PROGRAMS (WIC)
Clinica Sierra Vista
WIC provides 2 prenatal breastfeeding classes along with prenatal nutrition classes and postpartum breastfeeding
support to women enrolled in WIC. 
Available at all WIC sites 

Breastfeeding support groups are held in English and Spanish at the Lamont Community Health Center 
(8787 Hall Road) and at the Southwest WIC Center at 4621 American Way. 
For Clinica Sierra Vista WIC enrollees only
For more information call…………………………………………………….…………………………(661) 862-5422

Community Action Partnership
WIC provides 2 prenatal breastfeeding classes along with prenatal nutrition classes and postpartum breastfeeding
support to women enrolled in WIC. 
Available at all WIC sites 

Postpartum support groups are held once a month in both English and Spanish at 500 East California Avenue
For Community Action Partnership WIC enrollees only
For more information call…………….…………………………………………………………………(661) 327-3074

HOSPITALS
Delano Regional Medical Center
Agatha Ruiz………………………………………………………………………………………………(661) 725-4800
Call main number and ask to be directed to Agatha; she doesn’t have a direct line 

Kern Medical ……………………………………………………………………………………...........(661) 326-2742
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Breastfeeding Classes  $55 Mon 6-8 PM
*Fee may be waived if it is a financial strain 
Must pre-register ………………………………………………………………………………(661) 327-4647 Ext. 4510
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………................. Ext. 4780      
www.bakersfieldmemorial.org
Support group classes have been canceled until further notice 

Mercy Southwest Hospital
Mom to Mom New Mothers Group
www.mercybakersfield.org ………………………………………………………………………………(661) 663-6067

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital………………………………………………………………………….(760) 499-3032
Lorie Ochoa RN

San Joaquin Community Hospital
Lactation Center breastfeeding questions with  one-on-one assistance ($20 fee per couple)
PH…………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..(661) 869-6438
For questions silvasjj@ah.org

La Leche League
Bakersfield……………………………………………………………………………………………………(661) 438-1518
Spanish………………………………………………………………………………………………………(661) 237-5442
Delano………………………………………………………………………………………………………...(661) 446-4532
Tehachapi…………………………………………………………………………………………………….(661) 238-3151
Ridgecrest…………………………………………………………………………………………………….(760) 371-6121
Edwards Air Force Base—Contact Jenni Stuart   
EdwardsAFBLaLecheLeaque@gmail.com
www.lalecheleagueofbakersfield.org

Baby Café Bakersfield
Meets Tues & Fri 10am to 1 pm and Wed 6-8 pm
2416 Bay St 
Christine Starlcka…………………………………………………………………………………………….(661) 243-0135
babycafebakersfield@yahoo.com

WarmLine
Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST ………………………………………………………………………..(661) 323-3531 
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………(888) 955-9099
https://e-warmline.org/

Private Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)
Lily Lactation (Kern Family Health Provider)
Erin Wells ……………………………………………………………………………………………………(661) 717-0878
Erin@lilylactation.com
www.lilylactation.com

Justina Engen, BA, IBC…………………………………………………………………...……..……..(661) 238-3066
growinglovingfamilies@gmail.com 

Justine Backhaus LM, CPM, IBCLC …………………………………………………………….…..(661) 821-0659
mamaforhumankind@aol.com 
Moms house 2nd Monday of every month 6:00PM

WIC Lactation Specialist Helpline …………………………………………………………………..(800) 472-2321
Kanisha Neal, RD
Kanisha.Neal@dph.sbcounty.gov
Mon, Wed, Thur: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
24 Hour breastfeeding support …………………………………………………………………………2-1-

Revised 10/2017