Just for Parents

 

Dear Breastfeeding Mothers-

It can be challenging to know where to go for good breastfeeding information when so many sites are competing for your attention.  We want to help you cut through the crowded web and find websites that can really help.
We are the professional association for US-based International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).  IBCLCs are health care professionals who specialize in breastfeeding (IBCLCs Make the Difference).  To become certified, IBCLCs complete many hours of education, hundreds or thousands of hours working with mothers and babies, and a rigorous exam.  Our goal is to help you meet your goals.  To find an IBCLC in your area, click here.

Helpful Websites:

For videos demonstrating latch, hand expression, maximizing milk supply with a pump and more:
http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/ABCs.html

For evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting information for mothers:
http://kellymom.com/

A government-sponsored link with breastfeeding information, advice, and encouragement:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/

"Your Guide to Breastfeeding" booklet in several languages:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/ 

Classic source of information and support for breastfeeding mothers.
www.llli.org

Information about Baby-Friendly Hospitals:
www.BabyfriendlyUSA.org

Breastfeeding advocacy-Promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding:
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/

Breastfeeding advocacy, excellent articles, inspiration, and community-building:
http://www.BestforBabes.org

Breastfeeding information in multiple languages:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/breastfeeding.html

WIC Breastfeeding Support:
http://nwica.org/?q=advocacy/breastfeeding

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs Fact Sheet:Health Reform: What is in it to Promote Breastfeeding? Includes information about the new requirement for inclusion of lactation support in new healthinsurance plans through the Women’s Preventive Service Regulation:
http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/dataassessment/projects/Documents/HealthReformBreastfeeding.pdf