Public Health Breastfeeding Services

Public Health Division-Lactation Services

Melinda McLarin, BSN, PHN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Call Public Health Branch at 707.476.4994 and ask for lactation assistance.


Melinda McLarin, PHN, and daughter, Sydney

WIC Program Division-Lactation Services
Melissa Morris, MS, RDN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Certified Lactation Educators: available
In Eureka area, call 707-445-6255
In Fortuna area, call 707-726-9427
In McKinleyvillle area, call 707-839-1173
In Crescent City area, call 707-464-7293

Consultant services are available at the Eureka and McKinleyville site by calling 707-269-2283

Lactation Talk Line: 707-599-3652
This line is available for all mothers and mothers-to-be.  Calls will go to Jacquie McShane, PHN, IBCLC, directly and, if she is unavailable, calls will be directed to her voice mail.  Please leave a message after the beep to have your phone call returned quickly.

United Indian Health Services, WIC Program
Breastfeeding support, supplies, manual and electric pumps available.
5000 Valley West Blvd., Suite 9, Arcata

Note: This program is open to all in the community who are income-eligible.

Peer Counseling Program
Must be a WIC participant.  Interested persons should inform WIC staff they would like to join.  The programers schedule phone calls for support with Breastfeeding initiation.

Growing Together Perinatal Program
Partnership Health Plan
Breast Pumps: 1-800-809-1350