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Breastfeeding: Consumer Materials Bibliography

Breastfeeding: Consumer Materials

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 14 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials on breastfeeding for new mothers published in the last ten years. Included are instructional manuals as well as booklets on special topics. Items for professionals are contained in a separate bibliography.

The MCH Digital Library focuses on publications from federal and state agencies, from grantees of federal and state agencies, and from professional and voluntary organizations. It contains unique materials on the history of maternal and child health in the United States, policy papers, reports, conference proceedings, manuals, survey instruments, guidelines, and curricula. The library does not collect materials on clinical medicine. Consumer health materials and commercially published materials are collected very selectively.

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Nguyen K-P, Mai CT, Santa Clara Valley Breastfeeding Task Force. n.d.. Breastfeeding educational materials in Vietnamese language. [No place, CA: Santa Clara Valley Breastfeeding Task Force], 6 items.

Annotation: This resource provides downloadable breastfeeding-education pamphlets for new mothers. Topics of the pamphlets include breastfeeding, milk quality, how to breastfeed, breast milk expression and storage, taking care of sore nipples and breast engorgement, and what to eat while breastfeeding. Each pamphlet is available in English and Vietnamese.

Contact: University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, 101 Giannini Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, Telephone: (510) 642-7171 E-mail: cnrmain@nature.berkeley.edu Web Site: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Consumer education materials, Infants, Nutrition

Philadelphia Department of Public Health. n.d.. Why breastfeed? Just listen to what mothers say!. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This flyer provides quotes from mothers who breastfeed and summarizes why breastfeeding is good for babies, mothers, and families. It is available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 1101 Market Street, Ninth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 685-5225 Fax: (215) 685-5257 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/mcfh/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials

Meek JY, ed. 2017. New mother's guide to breastfeeding (3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 304 pp.

Annotation: This handbook answers common questions about breastfeeding. The handbook discusses the choice to breastfeed; explains how breastfeeding works; and provides information about getting ready for a newborn, first feedings, special situations, going home, nutrition, common problems, breastfeeding beyond infancy, separations from the infant, the father's role, and weaning.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $15, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-160-9.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Fathers, Infant feeding, Infants, Mothers, Newborn infants, Nutrition, Weaning, Young children

Live Well Omaha Kids and the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition. 2014. Really? Really.. Omaha, NE: Live Well Omaha Kids, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for mothers, mothers-to-be, their families, and health professionals provide information on breasteeding initiation in the first hour after birth. Contents include breastfeeding facts and the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. Posters, social media images, and links to organizational websites are also provided.

Contact: Live Well Omaha Kids, 12809 West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154, Telephone: (402) 343-4507 Web Site: http://livewellomahakids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Infant feeding, Local initiatives, Nebraska, Resources for professionals

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health. 2011. Philadelphia breastfeeding resource handbook, 2011. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 32 pp.

Annotation: This directory provides an extensive array of resources in the Philadelphia area in order to provide guidance and assistance to women in helping them make informed choices about how to feed their baby and where to get information they need to breastfeed successfully. It includes books, videos, organizations, and courses, and covers many different aspects of breastfeeding including equipment, milk banks, and special situations.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 1101 Market Street, Ninth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 685-5225 Contact Phone: (215) 685-6825 Fax: (215) 685-5257 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/mcfh/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Directories, Lactation, Lactation management, Pennsylvania, Resource centers, Resource materials

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2011. Your guide to breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is written in a way that is easy to understand, provides new mothers with practical information and support to help them breastfeed successfully. The guide explains why breastfeeding is healthy for both mothers and infants and how it can benefit society as a whole and discusses how to support a mother's decision to breastfeed. Illustrations are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding promotion, Decision making, Educational materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Social support, Women's health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2011. Your guide to breastfeeding for African American women. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on breastfeeding for African American women. Topics include the health benefits of breastfeeding for infants and women, finding support and information, how breast milk is made, steps to take before giving birth, learning to breastfeed, common challenges and questions, breastfeeding and special situations, pumping and milk storage, going back to work, nutrition and fitness, and handling stress. Tear-out tools are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Educational materials, Families, Infants, Mothers, Women's health

National SIDS / Infant Death Resource Center. 2009. Safe sleep for your baby around the clock: Birth to 12 months. McLean, VA: National SIDS / Infant Death Resource Center,

Annotation: This pamphlet, which is geared toward families, provides information about how parents can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by providing a safe sleep environment for their infant. The pamphlet includes information about where an infant should and should not sleep, what position infants should be in when they sleep, how to make an infant's sleep area safe, bed sharing, and breastfeeding. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Infant mortality, Prevention programs, SIDS, Safety, Sleep positions

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. 2008. My breastfeeding plan. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides a guide to help a mother get ready to breastfeed. It describes eating and elimination of a healthy term baby, and lists what a mother should do before her baby is born, in the hospital, and after the baby is born. It is available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 1101 Market Street, Ninth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 685-5225 Fax: (215) 685-5257 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/mcfh/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2006. An easy guide to breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This booklet, which is geared toward new or expectant mothers, provides breastfeeding information and encourages women to breastfeed. The booklet explains the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, and society, and also provides frequently asked questions and answers about breastfeeding. This booklet is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Companion items are available for Afican American women and American Indian and Alaska Native families.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Health promotion, Infant health, Non English language materials, Spanish language materials

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2006. An easy guide to breastfeeding for American Indians and Alaska Native families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is geared toward Alaska Native and Native American women, deals with the following breastfeeding-related issues: (1) benefits of breastfeeding, (2) risks associated with not breastfeeding, (3) answers to breastfeeding questions, (4) where to go for help, and (5) tips for breastfeeding success. The booklet includes charts and tables.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska natives, American Indians, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Families, Infants, Mothers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2006. An easy guide to breastfeeding for American Indians and Alaska Native families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is geared toward Alaska Native and Native American women, deals with the following breastfeeding-related issues: (1) benefits of breastfeeding, (2) risks associated with not breastfeeding, (3) answers to breastfeeding questions, (4) where to go for help, and (5) tips for breastfeeding success. The booklet includes charts and tables.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska natives, American Indians, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Families, Infants, Mothers

National Women's Health Information Center. 2004. Breastfeeding: Best for baby, best for mom. Fairfax, VA: National Women's Health Information Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is geared toward new mothers, provides practical information about why breastfeeding is important for mothers and infants and about how to breastfeed successfully. The document answers common questions about breastfeeding, discusses the benefits of breastfeeding, explains how breast milk is produced and how lifestyle affects breast milk, discusses proper positioning for breastfeeding, offers suggestions for coping with breastfeeding challenges, and talks about human milk banks. The fact sheets are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breast engorgement, Breast infections, Breast pumps, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Infant health, Maternal health, Spanish language materials

California Department of Public Health. Breastfeeding and healthy living: Resources for breastfeeding promotion among the African American community. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health,

Annotation: This Web site hosts text, links, and multimedia resources on breastfeeding benefits, methods, myths and facts, as well as breastfeeding advocacy materials, materials for fathers, and links to similar organizations. Materials include brochures for families, a rap DVD and other videos available for purchase, and free videos and materials from the WIC program.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA Telephone: (916) 558-1784 Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Consumer education materials, Infant nutrition, Infants, Information networks, Multimedia

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.