Breastfeeding Links

Fact:  "A millionaire's baby fed with commercial baby milk has a poorer diet than the poorest family's baby who is breastfed."  - World Health Organization - "Infant Feeding in Emergencies"


Information      Support      Special Circumstances      Research      Policy      Advocacy

Information

Kelly Mom - This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

Breastfeeding Online - breastfeedingonline.com hopes to help empower women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.

How Breastfeeding Benefits Mother's Health - article from Scientific American

What God Says About Breastfeeding - This biblical perspective on breastfeeding sites scripture indicating Gods intention for breastfeeding.

007 Breasts - Discussion and info about the purpose of breasts: sexual objects or to breastfeed our babies?

Sharing, Borrowing or Purchasing Used Breast Pumps:

FDA Breast Pump Information Page

Used Breastpumps Article

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Support

La Leche League International - Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

International Lactation Consultant Association - Provides referrals to board-certified lactation consultants.

Breastfeeding and Working - Information about making working and breastfeeding work.

Breastfeeding Insurance - Medela's website devoted to issues surrounding insurance reimbursement for lactation consults, breastfeeding support services and breast pump rental.

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Special Circumstances

Breastfeeding Pharmacology - Website of Medications and Mothers Milk author Dr. Thomas Hale.

Human Milk Bank Association of North America - Find out how to donate milk or obtain milk from a milk bank.

Breastfeeding Preemies - Rush Mother's Milk Club The Rush Mothers' Milk Club is an evidence-based hospital lactation program that empowers parents, educates healthcare providers and conducts translational research about human milk and lactation for newborn and premature infants.

Breastfeeding Multiples - Karen Kerkhoff Gromada - This site actively promotes breastfeeding and creating strong physical and emotional attachments with each unique child, especially those arriving as members of a set each twin, triplet, quad, quintuplet… You get the picture! Reassurance and affirmation for all your efforts to lovingly nurture twins, triplets or more. This site contains a wealth of information, links and pictures of breastfeeding multiples.

HIV/AIDS Another Look is dedicated to gathering information, raising critical questions and stimulating needed research about breastfeeding in the context of HIV/AIDS.

Breast Reduction - Breastfeeding After Reduction provides information and support to mothers and health care providers about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries.

Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website - This site provides a supportive community where members share their experiences/insights. People ARE seeing patterns emerging. This is facilitating successful adoptive nursing experiences.

Herbal Galactagogues - Using herbs to increase milk supply.

Pregnancy and the Vegan Diet - Information to ensure that vegetarian and vegan mothers get the proper nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Research

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine -  Provides information and clinical protocols for breastfeeding practices.

Breastfeeding and Dental Concerns - Includes information about the orofacial implications of weaning, dental carries and breastfeeding and other health issues that involve infant health and breastfeeding.

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Policy

Current Breastfeeding Laws by State 

Workplace Pumping and the Law: State Law Map

United States Breastfeeding Committee -  The mission of United States Breastfeeding Committee is to improve the Nation's health by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Here you will find information on national public policy affecting breastfeeding.

UNICEF Breastfeeding - UNICEF's World Summit for Children's Goal Number 16 is: Empowerment of all women to breastfeed their children exclusively for four to six months and to continue breastfeeding, with complementary food, well into the second year. This site contains current data on infant feeding patterns by country.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - CDC's breastfeeding data and information page.

American College of Nurse Midwives Position Statement on Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Breastfeeding and Use of Human Milk

American Academy of Family Physicians Breastfeeding Policy Statement

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Position Statements on Breastfeeding and Lactation in the Workplace

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Position Statement on Breastfeeding

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Advocacy

Baby Milk Action - A non-profit activism organization which supports breastfeeding and strives for stricter control and enforcement of regulations related to the marketing of artificial baby milk. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action - Protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding worldwide programs and resources to promote breastfeeding on a worldwide level.

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative - The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation. The BFHI assists hospitals in giving breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.

Lactivist Lactation Activism

Nestle Boycott - Nestlé and Wyeth, two of the World's largest producers of powdered baby formula, are currently breaking a World Health Organization Code on the marketing of breast milk substitutes. Learn more about their actions and the boycott here.

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