welcome to nmc

NMC is a non-affiliated, non-profit organization whose goal is to help mothers and their babies enjoy a relaxed and happy feeding relationship. Most of our help is provided over the telephone, but we also offer home visits to resolve difficult problems. NMC services are provided without fee or obligation.

We provide this website to supplement and enhance the services we offer breastfeeding moms, and to reach out beyond our immediate region. We hope you will find the information and links useful, and that your breastfeeding experience is a joyful one.

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our mission

The mission of Nursing Mothers Counsel is to support the personal breastfeeding goals of mothers with free, one-on-one assistance and education by highly trained volunteer counselors who have also breastfed. 

anne garrett memorial fund

Anne Garrett gave over 30 years of dedication, commitment, and passion to Nursing Mothers Counsel (NMC), a non-profit organization established in 1955 to support the personal breastfeeding goals of mothers with free, one-on-one assistance and education by highly trained volunteer counselors who have also breastfed.

Anne started the San Francisco Chapter of NMC (now called the S.F. Bay Area Chapter), helped thousands of moms, trained hundreds of NMC counselors, and was a tremendous resource to NMC.  Anne was an amazing woman who touched many lives and gave so much of herself to our breastfeeding communities.

As a tribute to Anne, NMC is dedicating a park bench with a plaque in Anne's honor at Central Park in San Mateo. The Anne Garrett Memorial Bench will be in the playground for 2-5 year olds, facing this area along with the playground for older kids behind it.  The children's train ride is off to the left.

 The plaque will have one of Anne's favorite sayings on it:

Anne Garrett 1950-2012
Healthy habits for life                                                          
begin at birth.
                                               
Breastfeed! You can do it!

The cost of the bench is $1,500.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help fund this tribute to Anne, it can be done using PayPal (please indicate on the "review" page that this is a donation for the memorial) or JustGive.

 If we receive donations over the cost of the bench, they will be put into the Anne Garrett Memorial Fund to provide free breast pump rentals and breastfeeding supplies for low income women in our community.

If you have any questions, contact Lori McBride, Executive Board Chair, via email at bawsum@aol.com or by phone at 650-365-2713.

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