Resources + Partners

MOTHER & CHILD Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232

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MCEC resources for parents during pregnancy and early infancy

General:

  • 2-1-1:Connecting people with health and social service organizations
  • Link: http://www.211.org/
  • Phone: Dial 2-1-1 from service area OR call the toll-free alternative number 866-698-6155 
  • Street Roots- Rose City Resource Guide: Comprehensive list of services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. 
  • Link: https://streetroots.org/about/work/resourceguide
  • Phone: 503-228-5657

Lactation:

Online:

  • Global Health Media- Breastfeeding Videos:
  • Link: https://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/breastfeeding/
  • Global Health Media has videos covering critical topics in global health, including an 18 video breastfeeding series that provides important information and techniques for breastfeeding success.
  • Ameda- Milk101:
  • Link: https://www.ameda.com/milk-101/
  • Ameda’s Milk101 is a digital library for everything related to breastfeeding and pumping. Milk101 has educational material that is written by mothers and lactation consultants, and videos that discuss foundations of breastfeeding and how to pump.
  • United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA):
  • Link:https://uslca.org/
  • A trusted source for continuing education and professional development involving lactation. This website includes lactation periodicals, membership opportunities, access to webinars, and other lactation related events and/or resources.
  • Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon:
  • Link: https://www.nursingmotherscounsel.org/
  • Phone: 503-282-3338
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  • Free breastfeeding support phone and email communication. NWC’s peer counselors can help with breast feeding questions, breast pump sales and rentals, or assistance planning your return to work

 

In Person:

  • Miracle of Nurture: Organization housing five IBCLCs that provide services on a sliding basis based on what you are able to pay.
  • Link: www.miracleofnurture.com
  • Phone: 503-762-1632
  • Natural Latch: Organization housing three lactation consultants. OHP families are able to schedule discounted vistis to the Alma Birth Center every Friday for lactation consultation. Call or go online to book an appointment.
  • Link: www.naturallatch.com 
  • Phone: 971-279-7563
  • Peggy Andrews, RN, IBCLC: Free/lowcost Lactation Consultant.
  • Phone: 503-341-1820
  • Julia Vaara, IBCLC, CPD, MA: Lactation Consultant offering breastfeeding, and new family support.
  • Link: http://www.bestbabyever.net/
  • Phone: 360-393-9845
  • Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon
  • Link: https://www.nursingmotherscounsel.org/
  • Phone: 503-282-3338
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Breast Pumps:

Recycling Old/Used Pumps:

 

How to purchase or rent a breast pump with insurance:

 

Car seats and Car Safety:

Safety - Installation/Damage/Recalls/Size/Age Appropriateness:

  • Car and Street Safety: (Potential FREE car seat check event)
  • Link: https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher/car-and-street-safety
  • Includes evidence-based information on Oregon state-wide car seat laws, safety measures and practices. The site also has resources (phone numbers and websites) as to where to attend a free car seat safety check event and information on car seat safety in children with disabilities.
  • Oregon Impact
  • Link: http://oregonimpact.org/
  • Oregon Impact offers educational opportunities to learn safe car seat practices and information on how to get car seats for a reduced cost.
  • Peace Health- Car seat Classes & Clinic
  • Link:https://app.peacehealth.org/Course/CDetails.aspx?CourseID=2037&RegionID=7&LocalSubjectID=36
  • Phone: 360-608-4136
  • “Come learn the basics of car seat buying, installing and using. Bring your car seat to be inspected by nationally-certified technicians; they will inspect it for correct size and model, recalls, and proper installation.” There is an opportunity to purchase a car seat for $20, while supplies last.

 

Resources for Dads:

  • Squires:
  • Link: https://www.squirespdx.org/
  • Founded from a father, who at the time, was young and found that there were few resources for not just young dads, but dads in general. Squires is a great resource to connect with dads, find more information that help support the father during fatherhood.
  • Boot Camp for New Dads:
  • Link: https://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/
  • “As the only national organization focused on new fathers, we have a responsibility to support others who want to help prepare men to be the dads. Starting with childbirth educators, our partners since inception, we are building resource centers to support the practitioners and organizations who share our mission:” 

 

  • Sunshine Division: Providing food and clothing relief to families and individiuals in the Portland area. Link: https://sunshinedivision.org/ 
  • Snap office: Supplemental nutrition assistance program.
  • Phone: 971-673-6900

 

Healing/Support/Self Care:

  • Lynne Nanson: Schedule an appointment to meet with MCEC's certified counselor.
  • Phone: 503-988-4888
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  • 0-3 Years of Life- Early Development & Well-Being:
  • Link: https://www.zerotothree.org/early-development
  • Need some advice, ideas or just need to know that you are not alone? Zero to Three includes articles that validate some frustrations you might be having while your child is building their social and emotional skills. Some topics include, ‘Crying it Out’, ‘Early Intervention’, ‘Health and Nutrition’, ‘Sleep’, and many more.
  • Connect to a Group:

 

Fun activities for Portland area families: