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Nursing Mothers Counsel of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:Nursing Mothers Counsel of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):NMC
Nursing Mothers Counsel Santa Cruz Chapter
Address:P.O. Box 66634
Scotts Valley, CA  95067-6634
Hotline:831-688-3954
Website:www.nursingmothers.org
Description:The Santa Cruz Chapter of Nursing Mothers Counsel is a non-profit, non-affiliated organization dedicated to supporting the personal breastfeeding goals of all families. Our services are provided by trained volunteer counselors who have also breastfed their own children. NMC volunteer counselors complete a specialized training in the management of common breastfeeding issues. If your needs exceed the scope of our training, we will refer you to an appropriate healthcare provider.

Call our number (831-688-3954) to hear a list of volunteer counselors whom you may contact between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week. Counselors typically provide support via phone or email, but can also come to your home to assist with positioning and latch. All of our services are offered free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY: All pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are eligible for our services. If a woman's needs exceed the scope of our training, she will be referred to an appropriate healthcare provider.

FUNDING SOURCE: Funding for NMC comes primarily from annual membership dues, and from donations given to us by the families we serve. All donations are tax deductible, and can be made via check (send to PO Box 66634, Scotts Valley, CA 95067), or online at www.nursingmothers.org.
Mission:The mission of Nursing Mothers Counsel is to support the personal breastfeeding goals of mothers by offering free, one-on-one assistance and education provided by highly trained volunteer counselors who have also breastfed.
Programs:In addition to our counseling services, we offer free prenatal breastfeeding classes for expectant parents. Go to our website (www.nursingmothers.org) for a complete listing of class dates and times.
Volunteer Info:NMC volunteer breastfeeding counselors provide prenatal and postpartum information and support to nursing mothers in the community. For information on how to become an NMC volunteer breastfeeding counselor, contact us at scspeakers@nursingmothers.org.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Not Applicable
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Subject Headings
 Breastfeeding
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified November 4, 2014

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