JANUARY 25, 2013 BY USLCA
It can be challenging to know where to go for good breastfeeding information when so many sites are competing for your attention. We want to help you cut through the crowded web and find websites that can really help.
We are the professional association for US-based International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). IBCLCs are health care professionals who specialize in breastfeeding (IBCLCs Make the Difference). To become certified, IBCLCs complete many hours of education, hundreds or thousands of hours working with mothers and babies, and a rigorous exam. Our goal is to help you meet your goals. To find an IBCLC in your area, click here.
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalitions Landscape of Breastfeeding Support
Confused by all of the initials and credentials? Massachusetts’ Landscape of Breastfeeding Support lists many of the credentials used by lay-and professional breastfeeding supporters and clearly describes the requirements and scope of practice for each set of letters.
For videos demonstrating latch, hand expression, maximizing milk supply with a pump and more:
For evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting information for mothers:
A government-sponsored link with breastfeeding information, advice, and encouragement:
“Your Guide to Breastfeeding” booklet in several languages:
From The Joint Commission, written in English and Spanish:
Classic source of information and support for breastfeeding mothers.
Information about Baby-Friendly Hospitals:
Breastfeeding advocacy-Promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding advocacy, excellent articles, inspiration, and community-building:
Breastfeeding information in multiple languages:
WIC Breastfeeding Support:
General breastfeeding information from Dr. Jack Newman:
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs Fact Sheet:Health Reform: What is in it to Promote Breastfeeding? Includes information about the new requirement for inclusion of lactation support in new healthinsurance plans through the Women’s Preventive Service Regulation:
latchME resource map: