Breastfeeding - Me + My Baby

Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding is your baby’s first guard against sickness. It has nutrients and antibodies that:

  1. Protect babies from infections
  2. Helps with body and brain growth
  3. Improve the infant’s digestive system

Why is nursing so good for moms?

  1. Womb Health – It causes normal cramps that help the mother’s womb return to its pre-pregnancy state.
  2. Lowers risk of disease – mom is less likely to get heart disease, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and diabetes.
  3. Helps with recovery – the nursing woman uses a lot of their energy to make breastmilk.
  4. More sleep– Nighttime feedings do not need set-up or warming of bottles.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding during COVID-19?

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Health Plan of San Joaquin is here for you, if you are a member of HPSJ, you can sign up for our Me + Baby Program today! 

Enroll your baby
in Medi-Cal

Get help from Health Plan of San Joaquin so you can get your gift card for a postpartum visit

Advice Nurse Line

You may have questions during pregnancy or after birth. You can call the Advice Nurse Line 24/7 at 800.655.8294

Breast Pumps

Qualifying for a breast pump as an HPSJ member

  • Talk to your doctor
  • The doctor fills out a breast pump request form
  • The doctor sends the form to Western Drug (HPSJ’s medical device partner)

What type of pump is offered?

  • Ameda Mya Single User Double Electric Pump
  • Hospital Grade can be provided based on diagnosis

Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

At HPSJ we know that all moms and babies are unalike. You have your reasons for not nursing and if you choose formula for your baby, we are ready to help. If you have any problems calling WIC reach out to HPSJ. We can get you linked with support in your area. You can call Member Services or sign up for our Prenatal Program, Me + My Baby.

If you want to try nursing talk to your doctor or call your local WIC office to set-up a visit. Learn more about WIC in the following video or click here.

A video of California WIC

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

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 / Visit Website

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 / Visit Website

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 19th, 2021.

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