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.


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
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:


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.


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.


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

+ Private IBCLC Lactation Consultants:

(call for pricing)


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

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

Mom2Mom Fort Bliss
Mondays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Family Resiliency Center (FRC)
250 Club Rd on Fort Bliss
Group is attended by certified lactation professionals
Active duty moms and military spouses routinely face outsized challenges in the postpartum period: deployed spouses, their own impending deployments, and duty stations in new cities far from family or friends. We provide peer to peer breastfeeding support and a play group to ease these circumstances. Open to the public.

+ 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,

Houston Lactation Foundation: (713) 500-2800,

Moms Place Austin: 1-800-514-6667,

National Women’s Health Information Center: (800) 994-9662,

Mothers Milk Bank: 1-877-813-6455,

Teratology Informed Specialists: 1-866-626-6847,

➤ 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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