Academic and Professional Papers

Academic Papers and Breastfeeding Research

Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries 
This evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality summarizes the research on breastfeeding and health outcomes. The report found evidence that breastfeeding decreases infants’ and mothers’ risk of having many short term and chronic diseases.

Breastmilk and Toxins 
Spring 2003 Risks, Rights and Regulation: Communicating about Risks and Infant Feeding

Global Breastfeeding – Ted Greiner’s Breastfeeding Papers
This website features papers by the respected breastfeeding researcher Ted Greiner on breastfeeding topics in the developing world.

How Does Formula Stack Up To Breastmilk?

IBFAN’s new report Checks and Balances in the Global Economy: Using International Tools to Stop Corporate Malpractice – Does it Work?

Lactation Pharmacology
By Dr. Thomas Hale

Medications in the Breastfeeding Mother 
by American Family Physician

National Center of Health Statistics: CDC Growth Charts for United States

Outcomes of Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

Quantifying the Benefits of Breastfeeding: A Summary of Evidence
An analysis by the Pan American Health Organization on the evidence for the benefits of breastfeeding

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases by the US National Library of Medicine

Transfer of Drugs and other Chemicals into Human Milk 
American Academy of Pediatrics article with up-to-date information about recommendations for maternal pharmaceutical use during pregnancy

U.S. Breastfeeding Committee Position Papers and Publications – Great Info!

Professional and Position Papers

2005 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement of Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement of Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

American Academy of Family Physicians – Breastfeeding Position Paper

  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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