Binational Breastfeeding Coalition

MISSION: To protect and promote breastfeeding on the El Paso/Juárez border as the natural and expected means of feeding human infants. • MISIÓN: Proteger y promover la lactancia en la frontera El Paso/Juárez como el medio natural y esperado de alimentar a los infantes humanos.

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Lactation Help and Resources


Baby Café Centers

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The Baby Café centers serve the needs of women who are breastfeeding or are interested in doing so in a non-clinical setting. It is free to all who attend with no appointment needed. Mothers support other mothers, and a lactation professional is always available. El Paso's Baby Café was only the second licensed Baby Café opened in the U.S.  ➤ More Info

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+ El Paso, TX, USA

Del Sol Baby Café
Women & Teen Pregnancy Center
2200 Lee Trevino Suite B-2A 110
(915) 595-5461
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Veronica Muñoz, RNC, IBCLC

Las Palmas Baby Café
Las Palmas LifeCare Center
3333 N. Mesa, Conference Rm. D
(915) 471-7793
Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am
Melinda Gutierrez, RN, IBCLC
Erika Garcia, IBCLC, LCCE, CD

+ Chihuahua, MX

Baby Café Chihuahua
Ave. Cristóbal Colón #1003
5ª puerta del sótano
tel (614) 414 9962
Lunes a Viernes • 8am-2pm


Lactation Consultants

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+ Hospital Based Consultants:

EL PASO, TX

Del Sol Medical Center
Veronica Muñoz, RNC, IBCLC
(915) 595-9400
(915) 594-5959

Las Palmas Medical Center
Melinda Gutierrez, RN, IBCLC
Karen Dominguez, RN, MSN, IBCLC
(915) 208-3270

The Hospitals of Providence Memorial
Monica Adame, RN, IBCLC
Laura Aguilar, RN, IBCLC
Stephanie Borrego, RN IBCLC
(915) 577-7787

The Hospitals of Providence East
Beth Lockey
(915) 832-2673

El Paso Children’s Hospital
Alicia Herrera, RN, IBCLC
(915) 298-5444 x43656

University Medical Center
Loretta Manriquez, RN, IBCLC
(915) 996-4240 or (915) 521-7835

W. Beaumont AMC
(915) 742-4296

+ WIC Lactation Consultants:

About WIC
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) safeguards the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing them nutritious foods, healthy eating information, breastfeeding promotion/support, and health care referrals.


EL PASO, TX

Centro de Salud La Fe WIC
Erika Garcia, IBCLC, LCCE, CD
(915) 351-1739

City of El Paso Dept. of Public Health - WIC Program
Customer Service Center: (915) 212-4942
Astrid Lara, IBCLC, CHES: (915) 212-6571
WIC After Hour Breastfeeding Support Line:
(915) 588-2308 • Mon-Sat, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


ANTHONY, NM

Southern New Mexico WIC
Elsa M. Quintana, BA, BCJ, IBCLC, RLC, CLE
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
(505) 476-8826

+ Private IBCLC Lactation Consultants:

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EL PASO, TX

Erika Garcia, IBCLC, LCCE, CD
(915) 540-9471

Peggy Hinkle, IBCLC
(510) 504-9413

Lizabeth Berkeley, MPH, IBCLC, RLC
(915) 257-8844

Bonnie Rutkowski, MSEd, IBCLC
Breastfeeding by Design
915-995-9287


Breastfeeding Support Groups

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+ El Paso, TX, USA

The Breastfeeding Garden
Peer-to-peer support for breastfeeding at El Jardin.
Every Friday from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
901 Arizona St.
(915) 257-8844
Facebook @BreastfeedingGarden

The Retreat Maternal & Child Resources
Families with baby can use a word of encouragement, or simply need to be heard. We are here to help!
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1312 E. Rio Grande
(915) 308-5000
Hosted by Luz Chavez, CLC & Lety Knight, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

Breastfeeding Basics Free Class
4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am
(915) 201-9317 (text to register/ donations accepted)

The Hospitals of Providence Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm
3280 Joe Battle Blvd.
3rd Floor, Multipurpose Room
Group is staffed with IBCLCs
Contacts: Amy Hernandez or Beth Lockey at (915) 832-2673

+ Cd. Juárez, Chih., MX

NaSer - Apoyo con Lactancia
Viernes, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Llama a Karla o Marisol para previa cita
322-117-6138 o 656-196-6080


Contacts and Websites for Breastfeeding Help and Education

Texas Lactation Support Hotline: 1-855-550-6667, Available 24/7

Dr. Hale’s Infant Risk Center @ Texas Tech: 1-806-352-2519, www.infantrisk.com

Houston Lactation Foundation: (713) 500-2800, www.lactationfoundation.org

Moms Place Austin: 1-800-514-6667, www.momsplace.org

National Women’s Health Information Center: (800) 994-9662, www.womenshealth.gov

Mothers Milk Bank: 1-877-813-6455, www.milkbank.org

Teratology Informed Specialists: 1-866-626-6847, www.mothertobaby.org

➤ La Leche League Mom to Mom Support Forum

➤ Café Mom Breastfeeding Group Forum

Breastfeeding websites (click-thru list):

Mobile apps:

  • Lactmed

  • Pregnancy WebMD

  • Feed Baby

  • Baby Nursing

  • InfantRisk

  • Mommy Med

If you are experiencing any breastfeeding problems please contact your health care professional or a lactation consultant.
Si usted está teniendo problemas para amamantar, por favor contacte a su médico o un asesor de lactancia.

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