On-Line Resources, Helpful Tips and Useful Links

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Review the new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, which states that 'human milk is uniquely superior for infant feeding. 


Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions

    La Leche League International the definitive breastfeeding source with links to La Leche League Leaders and support groups in your area (available for free breastfeeding information and support), tons of breastfeeding help, online chats, breastfeeding articles, breastfeeding information in different languages, answers to common breastfeeding concerns, breastfeeding laws, and workshops and conferences open to breastfeeding moms and families.  There is also a huge catalog of breastfeeding books and products that offers baby cups for a great alternative to bottle feeding, gel pads for soothing sore nipples, and many other quality breastfeeding products.  Click here to find a LLL group or leader in your area.

    Breastfeeding.com completely devoted to breastfeeding support.  Features a breastfeeding answer center, two experts sections with questions and answers, a whole section of tandem and twin nursing advice, and links to breastfeeding sites in other languages. 

    Dr. Sears pro attachment parent and pediatrician Dr. Sears' site includes information on latch on techniques, FAQ's on milk supply, common problems, and a section on breastfeeding and working.

    Australian Breastfeeding has a great section with answers to many questions mothers ask about breastfeeding.

    Storknet Breastfeeding articles, experts section and breastfeeding FAQ.


Breastfeeding Support

    General Breastfeeding Support

    Motherwear's 34 page Essential Breastfeeding Guide Provides tips on nursing comfortably in public, on planes and trains and at work, along with answers, insight and detailed information on meeting your baby's nutritional needs, pumping and storing breast milk, and solving common breastfeeding problems.

    Whattoexpect.com Many articles on breastfeeding including finding the perfect Lactation Consultant, breastfeeding an adopted baby, tandem nursing, breastfeeding twins, lactation after breast surgery, working and nursing, and medications and breastfeeding.  Be sure to check out the breastfeeding discussions on the mothering.com forums.

    La Leche League International The definitive breastfeeding source with links to La Leche League Leaders and support groups in your area (available for free breastfeeding information and support), tons of breastfeeding help, online chats, breastfeeding articles, breastfeeding information in different languages, answers to common breastfeeding concerns, breastfeeding laws, and workshops and conferences open to breastfeeding moms and families.  There is also a huge catalog of breastfeeding books and products that offers baby cups for a great alternative to bottle feeding, gel pads for soothing sore nipples, and many other quality breastfeeding products.

    Breastmilk Supply Issues

    Breastfeeding Online Milk supply article titled Fenugreek:  One Remedy for Low Milk Supply by Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS, CLC.

    Herbal Galactagogues Galactagogues are used during lactation to increase the quantity of breastmilk.

    How to Get Your Milk Supply Off to a Good Start by Lisa Marasco, IBCLC, and Diana West, IBCLC.

    Links to other La Leche League articles on milk supply issues.

    Pro attachment parent and pediatrician Dr. Sears' site includes common questions about milk supply.

    Pumping Moms Information Exchange Anecdotal advice about boosting your supply, letdown and relaxation techniques, thrush remedies and milk storage guidelines.

    Latching the Baby on

    Ann J. Barnes/ When Latching Information about proper baby latch-on techniques with useful drawings and descriptions.

    Pro attachment parent and pediatrician Dr. Sears' site includes information on latch on techniques, FAQ's on milk supply, common problems, and a section on breastfeeding and working.

    Keep Kids Healthy is a pediatrician's guide to children's health and safety.  Breastfeeding articles include information about latching on, breastfeeding problems, blocked ducts, and drugs and breastfeeding.

    Let-down While Nursing

    La Leche League International discusses issues with an over-active let-down and has information about the let-down reflex.


Common Nursing Problems

    Thrush

    La Leche League International's site has information about symptoms, reasons for, prevention of and home remedies for thrush.

    Breastfeeding Essentials site includes definition, symptoms and course of treatment for thrush.

    Breastfed Babies lists causes and treatment of thrush.

    Breastfeeding.com has a question and answer forum with Anne Smith, BA, IBCLC about thrush.

    Mastitis

    La Leche League International:  Factors of repeated cases of mastitis and treatment information.

    Breastfed Babies lists causes and treatment of mastitis.

    Breastfeeding.com Mastitis:  Signs, Causes, Treatment and Prevention by Amy Spangler, RN, IBCLC.

    Sore Nipples

    La Leche League International's information on how to heal sore nipples

    Dr. Sears' information about the causes, care and prevention of sore nipples

    Breastfeeding Basics a site by Anne Smith, BA, IBCLC with descriptions, pictures and tips on helping with sore nipples.

    Engorgement Dr. Sears' useful information about preventing and coping with engorgement.

    What is engorgement, how to prevent it and how to treat it from Breastfeeding.com.

    La Leche League's frequently asked question and answer section on engorgement.


Medications & Breastfeeding

    Tom Hale/Medications and Mothers' Milk Standard reference on medications while lactating.

    American Academy of Family Physicians promotes breastfeeding with resources, health benefits of nursing, and information about medications and the breastfeeding mother.

    American Academy of Pediatrics AAP policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, which states that 'human milk is uniquely superior for infant feeding.'  Also has an important paper on the transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk.

    Keep Kids Healthy is a pediatrician's guide to children's health and safety.  Breastfeeding articles include information about medications and breastfeeding.


Special Circumstances

    Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby

    Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website Created by adoptive parents who were interested in breastfeeding and includes resources such as adoptive breastfeeding support groups and links.

    La Leche League Online Catalog Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactating. This booklet by Elizabeth Hormann explains how to induce lactation and relactation to nurse biological and adopted children. Ideal for both mothers and health professionals.

    Nursing a Cleft Lip-Palate Baby

    SMILES Breastfeeding a cleft lip-palate baby.

    Twins

    Breastfeeding Twins has links to information about breastfeeding multiples.

    Breastfeeding.com Site completely devoted to breastfeeding support.  Features a breastfeeding answer center and a whole section of twin nursing advice.

    La Leche League International has articles, resources information and book recommendations for nursing twins.

    Premature Babies

    Resources for Parents of Preemies Great resources about premature babies including books, products, newsletters and organizations.

    Lactation Education Information Australia has articles on cup feeding a baby, expressing breastmilk for your premature baby and breastfeeding after reduction surgery.

    Midwifery Today Site for moms as well as professionals with articles on breastfeeding, finger feeding preemies, a few book reviews and back issues with breastfeeding articles.

    Tandem Nursing

    Breastfeeding.com completely devoted to breastfeeding support.  Features a breastfeeding answer center, and a whole section of tandem and twin nursing advice.

    Relactating

    Infant Feeding Information about relactating and breastfeeding in emergencies.

    La Leche League International Articles, resources and books on relactating.

    Manual Expression

    The Knack of Hand Expression by Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC

    Plus Size Issues

    Plus-size Pregnancy FAQ page about nursing for large-breasted women.


Breastfeeding and Working
    Lactation Education Resources November/December Newsletter (PDF)

    Work & Pump.com provides lots of information on pumping, choosing a pump, and all the logistics of planning a return to work.

    Pro attachment parent and pediatrician Dr. Sears' site includes information on latch on techniques, FAQ's on milk supply, common problems, and a section on breastfeeding and working.

    Breastfeeding.com's great working mom site has sections on dealing with the boss, troubleshooting breastpumps, starting a lactation program at work and planning and preparing to combine working and breastfeeding.

    La Leche League International has many articles on successfully breastfeeding, pumping and working.

    The Working Cow A guide for working moms that covers topics such as pumping, preparing for work, and relaxation techniques for pumping.


Breastfeeding: Good for Babies, Mothers and the Planet

    Benefits of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding:  Good for Babies, Mothers and the Planet by Alicia Dermer, MD, IBCLC, and Anne Montgomery, MD.

    ProMom is a site dedicated to promoting the awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding. It has many helpful articles such as 101 Reasons to Breastfeed, Breastfeeding and Returning to Work, Breastfeeding – Starting out Right, and many articles by Jack Newman, MD.

    World Health Organization Papers include a recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, help for mastitis, and information about milk supply.

    Breastfeeding and Dental Health The Importance of Breastfeeding as it Relates to Total Health is an article by Brian Palmer DDS, a strong proponent of breastfeeding.

    National Resources Defense Council Information about the benefits of breastfeeding.


Milk Banking

Breastfeeding Resources and Links

Recommended Books

    Adventures in Tandem Nursing:  Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower.

    The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp.

    Medications and Mother's Milk:  A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology by Thomas W. Hale, Ph.D.

    Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner.

    No Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night  by Elizabeth Pantley.

    The Nursing Mother's Herbal by Sheila Humphrey.

    The Nursing Mother's Companion, Fifth Revised Edition by Kathleen Huggins.

    The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning by Kathleen Huggins.

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding:  Seventh Revised Edition by La Leche League International.

    Nursing Mother, Working Mother:  The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work by Gale Pryor.


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