Outside Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Resource Center 
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.

Breastfeeding Advice 
Features breastfeeding FAQs, resources for moms, and an ‘Ask an LC’ Q&A sessions.

Breastfeeding fact sheets by Jack Newman, MD
Comprehensive Breastfeeding Information Sheets for parents and professionals! Topics include beginning to breastfeed, blocked ducts, bottle feeding, breast compressions, colic, engorgements, expressing milk, extended nursing, and almost every other breastfeeding topic imaginable. Breastfeeding Resources from the California WIC Association Features a variety of educational and professional breastfeeding resources in English and Spanish. Dr. Jack Newman’s Breastfeeding Resources 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).

California WIC Association
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.)

La Leche League International 
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.

LactMed- Drugs and Lactation Database
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.

Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory 
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?

United States Breastfeeding Committee
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.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding
This publication, courtesy of the Women’s Health Information Center, 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. The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

AAP Parenting Corner Q&A 
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.