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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: 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

Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Practice. 1991. Facilitating breastfeeding. Washington, DC: Nurses' Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 12 pp. (OGN nursing practice resource)

Annotation: This nursing practice resource guide focuses on facilitating breastfeeding. The introduction highlights the importance of being culturally sensitive to the sources of support for new mothers and their disposition to breastfeeding. Sections are included on the advantages of breastfeeding, anatomy and physiology of lactation, initiation and maintenance of lactation, neonatal factors that affect breastfeeding, common postpartum problems, the cesarean birth mother, behaviors that support breastfeeding, and protocols for supporting breastfeeding.

Contact: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 261-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 673-8499 Fax: (202) 728-0575 E-mail: Web Site: $6.00, $30.00 for six copies (order number R18).

Keywords: Breast engorgement, Breastfeeding promotion, Mastitis, Obstetrical nursing


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.