Your Guide to Breastfeeding – This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed successfully. It explains why breastfeeding is best for baby, mom, and society and how loved ones can support a mother's decision to breastfeed. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges. The wisdom of real moms is shared in personal stories that reassure and encourage.
It's Only Natural – This site has practical and helpful information on breastfeeding from what gear you will need and finding support from family and friends to how to get a good latch.
Breastfeeding – This Web page on MedlinePlus offers information on breastfeeding. Also included are links to dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, clinical trials, and other consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.
Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding - This Web page from the Nemours Foundation discusses the benefits of breastfeeding and the pros and cons of formula-feeding. It also answers common questions you may have about breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Your Baby - This resource from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has information on getting started with breastfeeding, diet, sex and birth control, work, and breast health. The site also includes a glossary of terms.
Feeding Your Newborn - This Web page from the Nemours Foundation offers information on breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, including the benefits of breastfeeding, the limitations of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, and possible challenges you may face.
Got Mom - The American College of Nurse-Midwives created the website to offer breastfeeding information and resources for mothers and families. The website discusses why breastmilk is best, dispels common misunderstandings about breastfeeding, and includes a list of helpful breastfeeding resources.
The Breastfeeding Answer Book – This book from the La Leche League International, updated in 2012, includes information about bariatric surgery and breastfeeding, contraception, and pumping and storing breastmilk.
What's in Breast Milk? - This Web page from the American Pregnancy Association describes what is in breastmilk and what makes breastmilk the best source of nutrition for your baby.
Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Pediatric Overweight? - Did you know that breastfeeding your baby may reduce the chances that he or she will be overweight? This 2007 booklet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the research behind this discovery and answers some of the questions you may have about the benefits of breastfeeding.
How Do I Wean My Baby? - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses why it is important to wean your baby slowly off the breast. You will also find tips for when and how to reduce feedings to make weaning easier.
How Often Should I Nurse My Baby? - This Web page from the La Leche League gives guidelines for how often babies should breastfeed. It also discusses why a baby may feed less or more often.
Colic and Crying - This fact sheet describes the causes, symptoms, and treatments of colic and ways to prevent it. Tips are also included on how to comfort a crying or colicky baby.
FAQ: How Do I Prevent Sore Nipples? - This Web page from the La Leche League includes information on what you can do to help heal or prevent sore nipples after breastfeeding. The site gives easy-to-follow steps on how to properly position your baby at the breast.
How Can I Deal with My Leaking Breasts - This Web page from the La Leche League shares ways to deal with leaking breasts, including nursing pads, patterned clothing, and frequent breastfeeding.
Overcoming Breastfeeding Problems - This Web page from Medline Plus has information on common breastfeeding problems, including nipple soreness, engorgement, let-down reflex problems, inadequate milk supply, plugged milk ducts, breast infection, and thrush.
Breastfeeding Following a Natural Disaster - This fact sheet answers questions about what a mother could be exposed to during a natural disaster that might be passed to her baby in breastmilk. The fact sheet also discusses how to keep your breastmilk as safe as possible and what to do if you have to use formula.
Can I Breastfeed My Adopted Baby? - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses options for breastfeeding adopted babies. It discusses induced lactation and includes links to articles by mothers who have breastfed their adopted children.
Extended Breastfeeding (Beyond One Year) - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses the evidence in favor of extended breastfeeding and how mothers can cope with reports of abuse or neglect from people who think extended breastfeeding is abnormal or wrong.
FAQ on Breastfeeding Twins - This Web page from the La Leche League offers information on breastfeeding twins. It includes positioning techniques, feeding plans, and ways to care for oneself.
Would Weaning Make My Life Easier? - This Web page from the La Leche League encourages mothers to think about why they feel weaning will be easier than continuing to breastfeed. Suggestions are also included on dealing with the barriers to breastfeeding that mothers may experience.
Breastfeeding and the Law — This Web page from the La Leche League includes a list of publications that address different legal issues that apply to breastfeeding.
Extended Breastfeeding and the Law - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses the evidence in favor of extended breastfeeding and how mothers can cope with reports of abuse or neglect from people who think extended breastfeeding is abnormal or wrong.
In the Best Interest of Breastfed Children - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses why it is important to protect the breastfeeding relationship between mother and baby during a separation or divorce. A mother must educate everyone involved about the importance of breastfeeding and how parenting time can be shaped to encourage the father's bond.
The Breastfeeding Relationship and Visitation Plans - This Web page from the La Leche League discusses why breastfeeding should be encouraged in family law cases, how to encourage the bond with the father without interfering with breastfeeding, and recommendations for visitation plans.
What are my breastfeeding benefits? This Web page from healthcare.gov explains the benefits available for pregnant and new moms under the Affordable Care Act. These benefits include breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment such as breast pumps.
Breastfeeding — Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk - This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet shows how, by following safe preparation and storage techniques, nursing mothers and caretakers of breastfed infants and children can maintain the high quality of expressed breastmilk and the health of the baby.
Buying and Renting a Breast Pump - This Web page from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers advice on whether to buy or rent a pump, whether buying a used pump is a healthy option, and finding programs that can help you pay for a pump.
FAQ on Tattoos and Breastfeeding - This online resource from the La Leche League addresses the possible complications associated with getting or removing a tattoo while breastfeeding.
LactMed: Drugs and Lactation Database - The Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is 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.
Medications and Pregnancy - This site from the Mayo Clinic answers common questions that pregnant and breastfeeding women may have about both over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health - This Web page from the National Institutes of Health includes information on pregnancy-associated osteoporosis and lactation and bone loss as well as what you can do to keep your bones healthy during pregnancy.
Travel and Breastfeeding - This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes general information about travel for women who are breastfeeding.
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