Patient Education Resources
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Lactation Education Resources-These free handouts and teaching resources are offered to parents and professionals. Professionals working with new families may download and duplicate these handy flyers for your clients. You are free to use them as you see fit.
BreastmilkCounts.com -A great website for moms and their families created by the Texas WIC Program.
It’s Only Natural. Mother’s Love. Mother’s Milk.– It’s Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the importance of breastfeeding for babies and mothers. On this site, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need.
Biological Nurturing-Laid Back Breastfeeding and Biological Nurturing: Laid-back Breastfeeding for Mothers DVD.
Click here to download Linda’s “Guidelines for Evaluating Breastfeeding Education Materials”
Breastfeeding Online-Dr. Jack Newman
Breastmilk Solutions: Dr. Jane Morton– educational DVDs for staff and patients, including “hands on pumping”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital–Babies Love Hugs (Skin to Skin Contact) Poster
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.
Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding-Materials Targeted at African American Fathers
Geddes Productions-Breastfeeding Techniques That WorkTM by By Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC– A wide selection of breastfeeding DVDs for providers and patients
Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding–The Magical Hour: Holding Your Baby Skin to Skin for the First Hour After Birth -DVD for Prospective Parents
La Leche League International-Resources for parents and professionals
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition-Handouts and Products
Platypus Media-Books for Families, Teachers and Parenting Professionals
Skin-to-skin/Kangaroo Care: Patient Education Video– Created by University of Louisville Hospital
Speak Up: What you need to know about breastfeeding” – A new campaign by The Joint Commission
Stanford School of Medicine- Newborn Nursery at LPCH– Hand expression, hands on pumping, and other breastfeeding videos
The Office on Women’s Health-U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Free, easy to read, breastfeeding booklets and materials that can be downloaded or ordered
WIC’s Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work Campaign Materials– Promotional materials in electronic format
Some Suggested Reading for Patients
Your Guide to Breastfeeding– This is FREE!