There is a lot of information out there about breastfeeding! Some information out there can be helpful and some of it is not so helpful. Click on the links below to find helpful and reliable information about breastfeeding.
Helpful Websites and Resources
Baby Led Weaning- Information about starting solids at 6 months.
Best for Babes – Helping moms achieve their personal breastfeeding goals and beat the “Booby Traps.”
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association – A non-profit that increases awareness of breastfeeding in the African American community.
Breast Milk Counts – Helpful breastfeeding information from the “Every Ounce Counts” Campaign sponsored by Texas WIC.
Breastfeeding in Combat Boots- A helpful website and book for mothers and families in the military.
Breastfeeding and Mental Health-Resources and information for providers and patients and their families.
Breastfeeding Made Simple- Learn about common challenges, why breastfeeding is important and the 7 Natural Laws of Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Tips - From the Washington Department of Public Health.
Childbirth Connection’s Breastfeeding Resources- A comprehensive list of breastfeeding resources for parents. The site curates some of the best resources to help women and their partners understand how breastfeeding works, troubleshoot common problems, and find the breastfeeding support they need.
Common Sense Breastfeeding- Helpful information from Diane Wiessinger-an experienced and well known and trusted lactation consultant.
Educational Materials for Families -Information from the California Department of Public Health.
Family Guide to Bonding with a Baby -Information from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon.
Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition – A non-profit coalition in the state of Indiana.
Infant Risk Center – Texas Tech University’s Informational Resource for Breastfeeding.
La Leche League – An international network of moms with a philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding.
LGBT Friendly Providers and Resources- a listing of Lactation Consultants and breastfeeding support professionals for LGBTQ families.
Louisiana WIC – Louisiana’s Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants, and children.
Milk for Thought-Connecting and empowering moms.
Milk Junkies-A transgendered dad in a gay relationship breastfeeds his baby boy.
Mocha Moms, Inc.- Support group for stay-at-home mothers of color. Offers support and provides events for mothers, children and families.
Mothering- Website of Mothering Magazine. Provides information on pregnancy/birth, breastfeeding, parenting, health and education.
Nursing Mother’s Counsel – A non-profit organization who’s mission is to support the breastfeeding goals of mothers with free, one-on-one assistance and education by volunteer counselors that have also breastfed.
Office of Women’s Health from WomensHealth.gov
“On Guilt“-Best for Babe’s recent and helpful post about guilt (and other feelings many women experience with infant feeding)
Partners for Healthy Babies – Linking pregnant women in Louisiana to the services they need to help them be healthy and to have healthy babies.
Rush Mother’s Milk Club – A hospital lactation program that empowers parents. Part of Rush Medical Center in Chicago.
Stanford School of Medicine- Newborn Nursery at LPCH- Hand expression, hands on pumping, and other helpful breastfeeding videos.
The National Women’s Health Information Center’s Hotline – Provides access to information specialists that can assist with common breastfeeding issues such as nursing positions, questions about pumping and storing, and provide support moms need to make breastfeeding a success.
Traveling Moms: US Airport Lactation Rooms – Learn more about breastfeeding accessibility at domestic airports
UC Davis Human Lactation Center- Secrets of Baby Behavior Blog
USDA MyPlate.gov- Find information about your nutritional needs while pregnant or breastfeeding.
“Your Guide to Breastfeeding” – “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” was developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is an easy- to- read booklet designed to provide women with the information and support they need to breastfeed successfully. The Guide explains why breastfeeding is important and how loved ones can support a mother’s decision to breastfeed. “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Your Guide to Breastfeeding- This is FREE!