Nursing Mothers Counsel of Santa Cruz County
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Nursing Mothers Counsel of Santa Cruz County|
Nursing Mothers Counsel Santa Cruz Chapter
|Address:||P.O. Box 66634|
Scotts Valley, CA 95067-6634
|Description:||9am to 9pm daily
For general questions or organizational information, contact email@example.com
To inquire about becoming a member or training to become a counselor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For pump rentals, or pump and product sales, contact email@example.com
To RSVP for a breastfeeding class or to schedule a breastfeeding class or speaker for your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Bay Area) or email@example.com (Santa Cruz County).
To request brochures, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing Mothers Counsel (NMC) was founded in Palo Alto in 1955 by a group of women who breastfed their children at a time when there was a lack of accurate information and support for breastfeeding. These moms decided to form an organization to provide free counseling and support to new moms on a one-to-one basis, helping these moms feed their infants with the best and most natural food in an era when formula and bottles were the "modern" way to feed babies. NMC continues with the same philosophy today.
ELIGIBILITY: Must be a breastfeeding mother or a mother considering breastfeeding. Please call to arrange for a volunteer counselor.
FUNDING SOURCE: Since NMC provides its services free of charge, our income comes from profits from pump sales and rentals, product sales, membership dues, and the donations made by members and the families we serve. NMC conducts an annual drive, our main source of funding, in which we send a mailing to our members and the families we have served.We have also been fortunate to receive some small grants from our local community foundation to enable NMC to purchase pumps and kits for low income families and resources for our free breastfeeding classes.
|Mission:||The mission of Nursing Mothers Counsel is to support the personal breastfeeding goals of mothers with free, one-on-one assistance and education by highly trained volunteer counselors who have also breastfed.|
|Publications:||Maintaining an adequate milk supply for the premature or iIl infant, pamphlet in English and Spanish |
Manual expression of breastmilk, pamphlet in English and Spanish
Nursing twins, pamphlet in English and Spanish
Proper positioning techniques for breastfeeding, pamphlet in English and Spanish
The working nursing mother, pamphlet in English and Spanish
|Volunteer Info:||Volunteer members contact mothers at least once in the prenatal period to provide information and answer questions.|
|Languages other than English:||American Sign Language|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Not Applicable|
|Public Transportation:||Not Applicable|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Not Applicable|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|This record last modified October 30, 2012|