Breastfeeding is your baby’s first defense against illness. There are so many benefits to breastfeeding it’s hard to name them all.

Here is a list of just a few:

  • Decreased chance of ear infection.
  • Better digestion.
  • Defense against allergies.
  • Improved intelligence.
  • Lowered risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • For a list with more details visit Baby Center.

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HPSJ is here for you, if you are a member of the health plan, you can sign up for our Prenatal Program today! Please fill out this form and a representative from Health Plan of San Joaquin will be in touch with you soon.

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Looking for the fastest way to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight? Breastfeeding is the best way to go. Breastfeeding moms need to eat 400 extra calories per day and most moms will lose weight even though they’re eating more.

See if you qualify for a breast pump

If you want to try breastfeeding, we can help you with a breast pump. Talk to your doctor about a breast pump request form to send to HPSJ’s medical device partner. You can also contact your local WIC office to assist in loaning you a breast pump. If you need help with formula remember that you qualify for WIC; WIC provided assistance with formula for your baby. Want to see a lactation consultant? WIC also has Certified Lactation consultants that might be able to help.
At HPSJ we know that all moms and babies are different. You may not want to breastfeed or you might have difficulty breastfeeding. If you have chosen formula for your baby we respect your decision to do so. If you have any difficulty getting to a consultant call HPSJ. We can get you connected with other resources in your area. Call your local WIC clinic to set up an appointment:

Stanislaus County WIC  / Phone: 209-558-7377 / Website

Modesto WIC
251 East Hackett Road
Modesto, CA 95358

Ceres WIC
1424 Mitchell Road
Ceres, CA 95307

Turlock WIC
1125 N. Golden State Blvd.
Ste #A/B Turlock, CA 95380

Patterson WIC
101 W. Las Palmas Avenue
Patterson, CA 95363

San Joaquin County / Delta Health Care WIC

Stockton WIC
4662 Precissi Ln, Suite 500
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 444-8600

Lodi WIC
318 S Crescent Ave
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 370-6850

Northeast Stockton WIC
7908 N West Ln
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 444-8600

Community Medical Centers WIC

Stockton WIC
425 N California St, Suite 7
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 870-5000

Tracy Family Practice WIC
73 E 10th St
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 229-7800

Woodbridge Medical Group
2401 W Turner Rd, Suite 420
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 370-1750

San Joaquin County Public Health Services WIC

Stockton WIC
1145 N Hunter St
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-3280

Tracy WIC
205 W 9th St
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 831-5930

Manteca WIC
124 Sycamore Ln
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 823-7104



Posted on April 22nd, 2016 and last modified on November 2nd, 2018.