Please note that some resources listed here link to outside pages and the information contained on those sites has not been verified by BreastfeedLA.
This is the breastfeeding resource center for the AAP, the main professional organization for America’s pediatricians. Included are resources for families, communities, and health care professionals.
This short page of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the main professional organization for America’s pediatricians, tells parents why they should breastfeed their children as well as how it is beneficial for both mothers and babies.
The Asian Breastfeeding Task Force is a group of passionate people who are dedicated to promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Asian community.
Features breastfeeding FAQs, resources for moms, and an ‘Ask an LC’ Q&A sessions
This website has information sheets for parents, new and improved video clips, and information about ordering materials including books (one of which is translated into French), a breastfeeding DVD (English and French), the E-lite tool for helping mothers learn to help the baby latch on well, the Game Plan for the first few days after birth, the breastfeeding decision tree and more (several tools available in English, French and Spanish and should be available soon in Portuguese).
The California WIC Association (CWA) is a non-profit organization formed by directors of local WIC agencies in 1992. CWA represents all parties interested in the operation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC.) Features a variety of educational and professional breastfeeding resources in English and Spanish.
Breast pumps are called DME or Durable Medical Equipment. Generally "pharmacy" or a DME provider is contracted by the Health Plan to provide this benefit. Your physician generally must give you a prescription for this benefit. Most health plan contracts (that are not grandfathered) have set up contracts with the DME providers. More information at www.818breastfeeds.org/pumps-dme.
The resources page of LLLI has a wide variety or resources for parents and providers, including mother-to-mother forums, educational materials, and information on breastfeeding and the law. Resources are available in several languages.
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
Donate your extra expressed breastmilk to help babies in need!
Are you interested in information regarding co-sleeping with your baby, and how to construct a safe co-sleeping/bed-sharing environment for your infant?
The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) consortium is co-hosted by BreastfeedLA and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health.
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 40 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations, that share a common mission to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Courtesy of the Women’s Health Information Center, this site provides information and encouragement to women on breastfeeding. It explains the benefits for baby, mom and society, and also provides frequently asked questions and answers about breastfeeding.