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Chicago Area Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Breastfeeding peer counselor: Train the trainer. Springfield, IL: Chicago Area Healthy Start Project, 242 pp.

Annotation: This is a training guide for peer counselors who train mothers in breastfeeding techniques. It is part of the Healthy Start Program in the Chicago area. Topics in the training guide include the following: 1) getting acquainted, 2) the art of counseling, 3) the role of the peer counselor, 4) how to start breastfeeding, 5) preventing and managing problems, 6) nutrition, and 7) infant health. Each session in the guide contains an outline; exercises; and handouts, forms, or both. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Chicago Healthy Start, 535 West Jefferson Street, First Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (312) 793-4662 Contact Phone: (217) 782-4890 Fax: (217) 782-4890 Price unknown.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Curricula, Infant feeding, Infant health, Lactation management, Training materials

Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Fatherhood. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (10:46 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This videotape contains parenting information for new fathers. It covers the psychological implications of parenthood and the changes it brings to the parent's life, the physical care of the baby, and an explanation of infant behavior. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-0978 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: fhaskins@admin2.mail.co.alameda.ca.us Price unknown.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Fathers, Infant behavior, Infant care, Infant equipment, Infant feeding, Parenting, Videotapes

Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Infant care. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (13: 21 minutes, VHS 1/2 inches). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This videotape is for new parents and discusses newborn care at home. It covers preparing the home before the baby arrives, normal infant development, and aspects of physical care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-1246 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: fhaskins@admin2.mail.co.alameda.ca.us Price unknown.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Household safety, Infant care, Infant development, Infant feeding, Infant health, Videotapes

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

Pickett OK, Wilhite BC. 2017. Breastfeeding: Resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief describes national and international websites, lists recent publications for consumers and health professionals, and links to breastfeeding organizations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding care, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Consumer education materials, Infant feeding, Resources for professionals

Harris JL, Fleming-Milici F, Frazier W, Haraghey K, Kalnova S, Romo-Palafox M, Seymour N, Rodriguez-Arauz, Schwartz MB. 2017. Nutrition and marketing of baby and toddler food and drinks. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the nutritional quality and other characteristics of food and drink products marketed to parents for their infants and toddlers (up to age 3). It also examines the messages used to promote these products, and evaluates how well they correspond to expert advice about feeding young children.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Evaluation, Feeding, Feeding, Food, Infants, Marketing, Toddlers

Whaley S, Perez-Escamilla R, Segura-Perez S, Lott M. 2017. Feeding infants and young toddlers using the latest evidence in WIC settings. Durham, NC: Healthy Eating Research, 19 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes feeding guidelines for pregnant women and children from birth to age 2 that are directly relevant to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Topics include core WIC program services; an overview of the feeding guidelines; and applications of the feeding guidelines in the WIC setting, including staff training on the guidelines, participant education, and breastfeeding support.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: globalhealth@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Federal programs, Feeding, Guidelines, Infants, Nutrition, Nutrition programs, Oral health, Pregnant women, WIC Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2017. Feeding infants and young toddlers: Using the latest evidence in child-care settings. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 21 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes evidence for promoting healthy nutrition in the early care and education setting. Topics include breastfeeding, shaping food preferences among infants and toddlers, the role of the feeding environment and responsive feeding, introducing infants to complementary foods, and recognizing infants’ and toddlers’ hunger and fullness cues. Feeding strategies to reduce the likelihood that children will develop tooth decay are provided. Policy and practice implications are included.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: globalhealth@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Complementary feeding, Early childhood education, Feeding, Food allergies, Food preferences, Food safety, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Physical activity, Policy development, Toddlers, Young children

Schanler RJ, Krebs NF, Mass SB, eds. 2014. Breastfeeding handbook for physicians (2nd ed). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 320 pp.

Annotation: This book provides health care professionals and students in all specialties with a teaching and reference aid to enhance their knowledge of breastfeeding physiology and clinical practice to encourage and support breastfeeding. Topics include the rationale for promoting breastfeeding, composition of human milk, anatalomy and physiology of lactation, managing breastfeeding before and after conception, peripartum care, postpartum care in the hospital and at home, infant and mother m=breastfeeding maintenance, supoorting breastfeeding during mother-infant separation, lactation support, medications and breastfeeding, contraception, and breastfeeding and preterm infants and other special circumstances. Appendices provide resources and professional position statements on breastfeeding.

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 Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-804-0.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child nutrition, Complementary feeding, Health promotion, Infant feeding, Infant nutrition, Lactation, Lactation management, Maternal health, Resources for professionals

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

Perez-Escamilla R, Meyers J. 2014. Preventing childhood obesity: Maternal-child life course approach. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 31 pp. (IMPACT)

Annotation: This report reviews evidence supporting implementing child obesity prevention strategies based on the maternal-child life course approach. Topics include cumulative caloric imbalance and childhood obesity, periconceptional nutrition, weight gain during pregnancy, maternal smoking during pregnancy, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, development of food taste preferences in the infancy period, weight gain during the first year of life, and toddler and preschool nutrition. Contents include a summary of the science and implications for policy and practice, initiatives in Connecticut to reduce child obesity risk factors among children under age 3, and recommendations for action.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: info@chdi.org Web Site: http://www.chdi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Connecticut, Food habits, Gestational weight gain, Infant feeding, Infants, Life course, Model programs, Obesity, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Risk factors, State initiatives, Weight, Young children

James Madison University Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. 2013. Health Bites. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help families learn about good nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices. Topics include breastfeeding; weaning; oral health care for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; feeding younger infants, older infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; junk food, snacks, and eating out; and picky eaters. Additional topics include oral health and nutrition during pregnancy, portion sizes, cooking, shopping, gardening, family mealtime, healthy weight, and weight loss. Contents include videos and games, as well as information on nutrition education credit for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Consumer education materials, Continuing education, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Feeding, Health behavior, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Pregnant women, Toddlers

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2013. Breast pumps: Don't be misled - get the facts. Washington, DC: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2 pp. (Consumer health information)

Annotation: This fact sheet informs breastfeeding mothers returning to work, or otherwise away from their infants, about important benefits of expressing milk via breast pumps. It offers advice on choosing the right pump kit, getting advice from a lactation consultant, basics about breast pump kits, choosing to buy or rent a kit, and keeping all parts of the kit clean and disinfected.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-3100 Web Site: http://www.fda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast pumps, Breastfeeding, Consumer education materials, Infant feeding, Lactation management

American Heart Association, Nemours. 2013. Healthy way to grow. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association; Jacksonville, FL: Nemours, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help child care centers improve practices and policies that will create healthier environments for infants and children from birth to age 5. Topics include nutrition, physical education, screen time, and infant feeding.

Contact: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231-4596, Telephone: (800) AHA-USA1 Secondary Telephone: 1-800-242-8721 Web Site: http://www.americanheart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior change, Child care centers, Health policy, Infant feeding, National initiatives, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Young children

Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. [2012]. My guide to working and breastfeeding: Tips on how to make working and breastfeeding work for you. [Seattle, WA]: Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brochure, which is geared toward working mothers who are breastfeeding, provides information about how to successfully breastfeed while working outside the home. The brochure discusses why it is important to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, introducing a bottle, choosing child care, rights of breastfeeding women, pumping and storing breastmilk at work, creating a back-to-work plan, and overcoming challenges. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, 155 North East 100th Street, #500, Seattle, WA 98125, Telephone: (206) 281-8032 Fax: (206) 270-8891 E-mail: rachels@wihtinreachwa.org Web Site: http://www.breastfeedingwa.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bottle feeding, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Child care, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Parent child relations, Parent rights, Spanish language materials, Women's rights, Working mothers

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Infant Health Program. 2012. Maternal and infant health priorities and opportunities in home visiting. [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 12 pp.

Annotation: This resource is a printout of presentation slides that provide information about maternal and infant health priorities and opportunities in home visiting. The presentation discusses opportunities for preventing premature birth. obesity, and maternal depression in the context of home visiting, Best practices for safe sleep, infant illness care, and infant feeding problems are also discussed.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Depression, Feeding disorders, Health care, Home visiting, Infant feeding, Infant health, Mental health, Obesity, Postpartum depression, Preterm birth, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Women's health

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. 2011. The Surgeon General's call to action to support breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 88 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes steps that mothers and their families, communities, clinicians, employers, researchers, and government leaders can take to participate in a society-wide approach to support mothers and babies who are breastfeeding. Topics include the importance of breastfeeding, rates of breastfeeding, and barriers to breastfeeding in the United States. Recommended actions and their associated implementation strategies are detailed.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Breastfeeding promotion, Community action, Infant feeding, Infant nutrition, Lactation management, National initiatives, Public health infrastructure, Public policy, Public private partnerships

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2011. Achieving a state of healthy weight: A national assessment of obesity prevention terminology in child care regulations. Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, 167 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the degree to which key obesity-prevention concepts are reflected in states' child care regulations. The content is based on an examination of documents from licensed child care centers, large or group family child care homes, and small family child care homes. The data comprise 6,826 individual ratings from 118 state documents consisting of all states' ratings of 47 variables for each child care facility type regulated. A variety of charts and graphs illustrate findings nationally and by content area (infant feeding, nutrition, and physical activity). Outcomes for states and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: info@nrckids.org Web Site: http://nrckids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Infant feeding, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Regulations

Valrose J, Dillon K, Schauben L, Alizaga N. 2010. Breastfeeding supports and challenges: Mothers' perspectives on healthcare, worksites and social influences. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition Program and Wilder Research, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report describes findings from focus groups and interviews with a diverse cross section of mothers of infants in MInnesota. The research -- conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Unit and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in partnership with Wilder Research -- is based on questions that centered on the supports for and challenges of breastfeeding infants, particularly in relation to their experiences with health care settings, worksites, and social influences. The report discusses the characteristics of participants; their perceived knowledge of infant feeding; the knowledge and influence of health care providers; and worksite support and other social influences for infant feeding; Included are a summary of findings among specific populations (Native American women; Latina women; Somali women; Hmong women; and women with low levels of education). Recommendations are included.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Focus groups, Infant feeding, Interviews, Minnesota, Research, State initiatives

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009–. Home by One: WIC professionals. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are components of a public-awareness campaign to reduce oral disease in infants and children enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Contents include a fact sheet about WIC; a map of dental home networks in relation to WIC sites; stories to support the transition from bottle to cup and discontinuing bottlefeeding after age 1, in seven languages (Brazilian/Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese); and a fact sheet and flyer/poster about oral health advocacy in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Bottle feeding, Connecticut, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infants, Non English language materials, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, Training, WIC program, Young children

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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.