Professional Resource Brief
Academy of Pediatrics: Breastfeeding Initiatives
Information for families about AAP's breastfeeding recommendations, advocacy materials, and resources for health professionals. See also Ages & Stages: Baby–Breastfeeding.
Information about the UNICEF/World Health Organization Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in the U.S. Information on how hospitals can promote breastfeeding, including materials for hospitals and birth centers, parents, and advocates.
for Disease Control and Prevention: Breastfeeding
Recommendations, diseases and conditions that affect breastfeeding, data and statistics, research, promotion and support, policies, frequently asked questions, and resources and publications.
and Nutrition Information Center: Lifcycle Nutrition—Nutrition During Lactation
Materials and other resources for consumers and for professionals.
Leche League International
Information for parents, parents-to-be, and health professionals. Some materials available in Chinese, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Russian, and Spanish, plus links to La Leche League affiliates in numerous countries for materials in additional languages. Forums and podcasts.
Overviews, news, solving breastfeeding problems, nutrition, videos, research, articles, statistics, tips for fathers.
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality: Breastfeeding Projects
Information for professionals on Best Fed Beginnings, New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals, Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, and Indiana Breastfeeding Initiative, all of which focus on helping hospitals improve breastfeeding rates.
National SUID/SIDS Resource Center: Breastfeeding
Annotated bibliography of professional articles.
Women's Health Information Center: Breastfeeding
Consumer information in English and Spanish.
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Steps mothers and families, communities, health care providers, employers,researchers, and the public health infrastructure can to improve the health of infants and mothers by promoting breastfeeding. Additional online resources for mothers and for employers.
WIC Program: Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
Materials for consumers and health professionals, directory of nutrition and breastfeeding coordinators by state, and materials to support African American fathers and other male groups and for Hispanic families (in English and Spanish).
Breastfeeding: Resource Brief. December 2010. Updated January 2017.
Authors: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH; Breanne C. Wilhite, B.S.