Links to other breastfeeding sites

 

 

Organzations

La Leche League International - theworld's best known mother-to-mother support group.

Nursing Mother's Association of Australia

General breastfeeding information

Internet FDA breastfeeding page - General breastfeeding information including health benefits and safe medications as published in the FDA Consumer magazine. Quotes Ruth Lawrence, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Obstetrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Jane's Breastfeeding & Childbirth Resources - Jane is based in the United Kingdom, but since the Internet is international, that doesn't really matter. Lots of links and especially interesting is a section on personal breastfeeding stories.

Good information by a very pro-breastfeeding nurse - a male nurse at that!

Just One Bottle - Does it really make that much difference?

A great description of lactose intolerance as it applies to infants and
breastfeeding mothers. Answers common myths with solid information.

10 Things Parents Need to Know about breastfeeding

Medela, Inc. - Resources from one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality breastfeeding supplies.

Advocacy

INFACT (Canada) - advocacy and breastfeeding information; includes some great posters available for sale.

International Baby Food Action Network - includes the story of one Pakistani woman and her twins.

Articles/Studies

Breastfeeding ill and preterm infants - by Ellyn H. Bell, RN, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as published in The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

A Developmental Approach to Weaning by Lydia Furman, MD, a pediatrician at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio as published in The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

Breastfeeding and Health Care Costs in an HMO setting - found that the HMO spent an average of $1400 less during the first year of life on babies breastfed for at least six months as compared to formula fed infants.

An anthropologist's perspective on breastfeeding.

How Breastmilk Protects Babies - discusses the antibodies you produce in your breastmilk for your baby. Published in Scientific American, December 1995.

Nursing Clothing

April's Showers - Good information on nursing in public.

Best Fed

Internet Newsgroups

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