Resources for Your Families

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, (ABM), including medical protocols for infant hypoglycemia and breastfeeding.

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Effects of Exposure to Alcohol in Mother's Milk on Infant Sleep. Julie A. Mennella, Carolyn J. Gerrish. Pediatrics 1998 101 (5):

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements can be found at:

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding and Later Cognitive and Academic Outcomes by L. John Horwood and David M. Fergusson -- From the Christchurch Health and Development Study, Christchurch School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand. Objective. This study examines the associations between duration of breastfeeding and childhood cognitive ability and academic achievement over the period from 8 to 18 years using data collected during the course of an 18-year longitudinal study of a birth cohort of >1000 New Zealand children.

Breastfeeding: Good For Babies, Mothers, And The Planet, by Alicia Dermer, M.D., I.B.C.L.C. and Anne Montgomery, M.D.

Candida and Breastfeeding. Pat Gima IBCLC. Thoughts on yeast (thrush) infection, including treatment for topical and intraductal infection.

Cue Feeding -- Examining the Evidence for Cue feeding of Breastfed Infants by Lisa Marasco, BA, IBCLC and Jan Barger, MA, RN, IBCLC. " It is now commonly accepted that infants, most especially breastfed infants, thrive best when allowed to feed as they indicate their needs. "

Dr. Jack Newman, Pediatrician, author of Dr. Jack Newman’s Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, offers his marvelous insight into many breastfeeding issues, including: Breastfeeding: Getting Started, Colic, Sore Nipples, Is my baby getting enough milk; Use of gentian violet for thrush; Using a lactation aid; Jaundice and the BF Baby; Finger feeding; You can still breastfeed; Breastfeeding and other foods; Starting Solids; Breast Compression; Breastfeeding Myths; Breastfeeding a Toddler; Use of Domperidone while Breastfeeding; Diflucan and Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby; How to Know a Health Professional is Not Supportive of Breastfeeding; What to Feed the Baby When Mother is Working Outside the Home; Blocked ducts/mastitis; Guilt and Breastfeeding; Risks of Artificial Feeding.

Dr. Thomas Hale's site on Breastfeeding Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Hale is the author of Medications and Mothers' Milk, 2002 (updated annually). Excellent information on drugs and lactation including information on radiopharmaceticals and silicone implants/breastfeeding and author of "Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Mothers 1999" Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

FAQ on Vitamin and Fluoride Supplements for the Breastfed Baby by LLLI.

Fenugreek: One Remedy for Low Milk Production By Kathleen E. Huggins, RN, MS

International Lactation Consultant Association

Jane's Breastfeeding and Childbirth Page-extensive and thorough pages from U.K.

Katherine Dettwyler, PhD-Physical Anthropologist. Thoughts on Breastfeeding. Commentaries include breastfeeding and cancer, breastfeeding and fertility, the cultural context of breastfeeding, the issue of informed consent, a natural age of weaning, sleeping through the night, why nurse a toddler?

The Liedloff Continuum Network (LCN) to educate and serve the public -- especially parents, parents-to-be and anyone who cares about the well-being of infants and children -- by advocating the principles described in The Continuum Concept and suggesting practical ways to integrate them into daily life.

La Leche League International's Web Site -- This award winning site is the most comprehensive and well-thought out www site on breastfeeding in existence on the web. Nearly 700 pages of information, in an easy-to-use format. Contains FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions, Links to Your Local LLL Leader/Group, Information in Spanish, and the Center for Breastfeeding Information, as well as the LLLI Catalog.) A **must** see for both families and professionals.

Most-On-Line (MOST -- Mothers of Super Twins) is an international non-profit support network of families with triplets and more. MOST provides information, resources, empathy and good humor during pregnancy, infancy, toddlerhood and school age.

San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. Topics such as Benefits of Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding Assessment of the Newborn (Vietnamese translation); Working and Breastfeeding; Guilt in Relationship to Breastfeeding Issues ; Use of Reglan ( Metoclopramide) to Increase Maternal Milk Supply. For Health Care Professionals, Basic Breastfeeding Reference List; Breastfeeding and Dental Health; Breastfeeding and Hepatitis C; Fenugreek--One Remedy for Low Milk Production; Moistness--The Secret of Healing Sore and Cracked Nipples; Policy and Procedure for Cup Feeding; Providing Breastfeeding Support--Model Hospital Policies and Procedures. Nancy Wight, MD, FAAP, IBCLC and Tim Johnson BS, CLE, DAD.

Swedish Nursing Mothers' Support Group -- The Swedish Nursing Mothers Support Group supplies counseling and support to parents-to-be and new parents that want to breastfeed their children. They spread knowledge and information about breastfeeding and work for a living breastfeeding culture in Sweden and other countries. Their site is mainly written in Swedish.

Texas Breastfeeding Promotion. The Texas Department of Health has taken an active role in the promotion of breastfeeding as a public health initiative. The programs and materials developed by TDH are a model for other governmental agencies in the effective use of resources and staff. 

Toxins in Human Breastmilk: A compilation of information:

The Vegetarian Resource Group -- The Vegan Diet During Pregnancy and Lactation by Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D

 "Why You Should Choose to Breastfeed Your Baby," by Cindy Curtis, RN, IBCLC, and includes information on food allergy elimination diets, information on fenugreek as a galactogogue, and includes Dr. Katherine Dettwyler's "Thoughts on Breastfeeding", "Why Should I Nurse My Baby" by Pamela Wiggins, IBCLC, "The Cost of Not Breastfeeding" by Janice M. Riordan EdD, RN, and "The Importance of Breastfeeding" by Ruth Lawrence, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, "What the US Food and Drug Administration says about Breastfeeding", and breastfeeding and the impact on breastfeeding of scheduled parenting philosophies such as "Growing Families International."

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