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Lactation Services at UCSF

Lactation Services

Reasons to see a Lactation Consultant


  • You had problems with the first baby
  • You have inverted nipples
  • Have had breast surgery
  • Other medical conditions which you think may make it hard to breastfeed

After you have your baby:

  • You are having nipple or breast pain
  • Milk supply issues
  • You are separated from your baby
  • Twins or Multiples
  • Latch problems
  • Your baby acts very sleepy for most of the feeding
  • Your baby is not gaining weight well

Join our weekly breastfeeding support group MILK. Free to attend, pre-registration is required.


Our Lactation Consultants are Carole Hanson, IBCLC and Renée Tavares, RD, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). For a breastfeeding consultation, please call: 415-353-2566. Individual consultations are available Monday through Friday by appointment at the following locations:

Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mission Bay: 1825 4th Street
Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt Zion: 2356 Sutter Street