Resources for Special Breastfeeding Situations

The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website -- a thorough site that gives much practical information on adoptive breastfeeding. By Naomi B. Duane.

Adoptive Breastfeeding -- Thoughts by Dr. Jack Newman

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen's Page of Breastfeeding Information -- Infant, Maternal and Societal Benefits. Very Thorough. By Jon Ahrendsen, MD, FAAFP

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

American Academy of Pediatrics -- AAP Policy Statements

Insightful article on Induced Lactation (Adoptive Breastfeeding) by Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSE, IBCLC.

Breast Cancer Support List -- To join this free listserv list for breast cancer support, send e-mail to: with body of message containing the following: Join Breast-Cancer Jane Doe (putting your name where Jane Doe is written)

Breastfeeding After A Caesarean

Breastfeeding and Oral Health Issues -- La Leche League International

Breastfeeding and the Law

Breastfeeding Multiples and Tandem Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Multiples: Breastfeeding Triplets by Rebecca Grunberg, New York, New York, USA From: NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 9 No. 5, September-October 1992, pp. 135-6, 148

BFAR -- Breastfeeding After Reduction Surgery -- Support for and information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries. Owned and administrated by Diana West, IBCLC.

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.

Large-Breasted Nursing -- Breastfeeding Information for women with large breasts. Positioning, techniques, tips.

The Importance of Breastfeeding During Emergencies -- WHO (World Health Organization)

La Leche League International -- La Leche League International's Web Site: This award-winning site is the web's most comprehensive and well thought-out site on breastfeeding. Over 700 pages of information, in an easy-to-use format. Contains: FAQs (frequently asked questions), stories from LLL journals, a help form for asking breastfeeding questions, links to local LLL Leaders/Groups, information in Spanish and Italian, links about the Center for Breastfeeding Information and other LLL programs and services, international and regional LLL conference information for parents and professionals, as well as the LLLI Catalog. A **must** see for both families and professionals.

Medscape -- On-Line Access to Studies, etc., and Recent Research Articles on varied topics. Topic Searches available. An example of one available article is "Managing Psychiatric Medications in the Breast-Feeding Woman," by Rita A. Suri, MD, Lori L. Altshuler, MD, Vivien K. Burt, MD, PhD,, Victoria C. Hendrick, MD; UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. This article is in Medscape's Women's Health section, and is Number Article ID. wh3062. Access to Medscape is free, but registration is required.

Mothers of Super Twins (M.O.S.T.) -- 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.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.

Dr. Jack Newman, Pediatrician, 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.

Premature Babies -- Finger Feeding the Preemie -- Midwifery Today Magazine

Premature Babies -- La Leche League's Breastfeeding Information for Preemies

Raynaud's Syndrome and Nipple Vasospasm. The use of nifedipine is discussed and referenced. Nipple Vasospasm -- A Manifestation of Raynaud's Phenomenon and a Preventable Cause of Breastfeeding Failure. Laureen Lawlor-Smith BMBS IBCLC and Carolyn Lawlor-Smith BMBS IBCLC FRACGP

"SMILES" is a group of dedicated families who have developed a first-hand understanding of the needs of children with cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial deformities. Breastfeeding information available for parents of babies affected with clefts.

Tandem Nursing

Toddler Nursing -- Thoughts by Norma Jane Bumgarner, author of Mothering Your Nursing Toddler.

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," -- information for both families and professional. Cindy Curtis, RN, IBCLC, and includes pertinent information on food allergy elimination diets, fenugreek as a galactogogue, 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 "TheImportance of Breastfeeding" by Ruth Lawrence, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, "What the US Food and Drug Administration says about Breastfeeding", and information about breastfeeding and the impact on breastfeeding of scheduled parenting philosophies such as "Growing Families International."

Yeast and Breastfeeding -- Information on the effects and treatment of yeast infections (candida or thrush) in the breastfeeding mother and baby. Includes a treatment plan, and information on both topical and intraductal thrush (candida) infections. By Pat Gima, IBCLC.

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