Long Island Lactation Consulting Association.
Learn more about breastfeeding resources available in Nassau County: directory of lactation consultants; breastfeeding education classes, breastfeeding support groups, peer counseling.
Ask Lenore is an information resource for couples who are expanding their families via adoption, surrogacy, or traditional pregnancy as well as those who are experiencing infertility and/or recurrent miscarriage.
The Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation promotes breastfeeding and mother-infant health through donations to breastfeeding education programs and other initiatives.
Breastfeeding: World Health Organization
If you've already made the well-informed decision to breastfeed, you are likely fully aware of the never-ending array of health benefits for both you and your baby. The World Health Organization (WHO), the "directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system", has launched a spectacular effort to support and promote breastfeeding worldwide.
The WHO growth standards for breastfed infants are shown here for boys, and here for girls. Please spend some time browsing the website for furtherdata, charts, statistics, news, programmes, etc.
For extensive, evidence-based and up-to-date information regarding all aspects of breastfeeding and parenting.
Dr. Thomas Hale, author of 'Medications and Mothers Milk' and executive director of Infant Risk has created a center "dedicated to providing current and accurate information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals".
Breastfeeding with Dr Jack Newman
Renowned pediatrician Dr. Jack Newman, in collaboration with lactation consultant Edith Kernerman, have created this invaluable tool allowing you to view real-world breastfeeding video snipits with instructive descriptions.
For more phenomenal videos to help you reach your breastfeeding goals, visit this website. Especially helpful are those entitled "Hand-Expressing Milk" and "Maximizing Milk
Production". Manual hand expression is especially useful in the first few days post-patrum before lactogenesis stage II (when your milk 'comes in'), as well as for increasing supply thereafter.
Dr. James McKenna is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant co-sleeping. His website provides progressive insight regarding co-sleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. By presenting "scientifically-based information, downloadable scientific articles, access to educational powerpoint presentations and television appearances", inquiring parents can decide if this is the most suitable option for their new family member.
Created by two devoted mothers, one an IBCLC, who dealt first-hand with the
challenging breastfeeding implications resulting from breast reduction. This website is designed to "provide information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery". I would like to note that breast augmenation surgery with implants is often less
troublesome since the breast tissue remains intact. This of course, all depeneds where the incision was made and which nerves, if any, were damaged.
60 pages publication from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH).