This page is divided into following sections:
Breastfeeding help & support
Breastfeeding resources and information
Breastfeeding activism and advocacy
Breastfeeding help and support
Find a lactation consultant
Lactation consultants are THE experts on breastfeeding issues and problems. By far the majority of problems you might encounter while breastfeeding can be solved. So don't hesitate to seek for help.
La Leche League groups in the USA
Contact info to find your local support group
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th edition: The Classic Guide
There exist dozens of online forums where you can get breastfeeding advice from other women - just search for "breastfeeding forum" in any search engine. I list here just a few.
La Leche League breastfeeding forums
A discussion forum for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.
Australian Breastfeeding Association discussion board
Good breastfeeding information for anybody around the world. Besides normal women, qualified Australian Breastfeeding Association counsellors may post to the list from time to time providing expert opinions, suggestions and information.
Breastfeeding helpline from The National Women's Health Information Center.
Call 1-800-994-9662, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM EST, for help in common breastfeeding issues such as nursing positions, questions about pumping and storage, for support to make breastfeeding a success, and for tips for working moms.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Lots of information, message board, helpline and more.
The Breastfeeding Network Supporterline
If you are in the UK, you can ring the Breastfeeding Network's Supporterline on 0300 100 0210 or National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212. The service operates from 9.30am to 9.30pm every day of the year. Breastfeeding Network Supporters are volunteers who have done extensive training, and are also mothers who have breastfed their babies. They give information and support to mothers who have challenges with breastfeeding, and will visit new mothers at home where possible.
Breastfeeding resource websites
Kellymom.com - Breastfeeding and Parenting
A wealth of information on about all breastfeeding issues you might think of. Also deals with attachment parenting. Great site!
Jack Newman's articles
Also includes video clips of Dr Jack helping moms breastfeed.
The Breast Way
Irish breastfeeding support website.
Hand-crafted breastfeeding AND birthing dolls.
While not about breastfeeding, one other site some of you might enjoy visiting is The Shape of a Mother. It is a very inspirational site and contains images of real mothers' bodies.
Special breastfeeding situations
The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
Community, profiles, articles, resources for adoptive breastfeeding.
MOBI - Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues
Research, advocacy, education, and support for mothers with extraordinary circumstances that hinder or prevent the breastfeeding relationship.
BFAR - BreastFeeding After Reduction
Information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery and information to health care providers about the feasibility and protocols of breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery.
Breastfeeding activism and advocacy (= lactivism)
What can I do?
- If you are currently breastfeeding, one of the best things you can do to promote breastfeeding is BREASTFEED - especially in public! If people seem to have weird looks, try tell them you are doing something totally natural and wonderful that is the best for your baby.
- Whether you are male or female, nursing or not, try to educate your friends on the matter, and invite them to visit this site. Don't attack other people, though, or approach them in a demanding manner. You can just ask them to visit 007b.com and see what they think of it.
- Or, if you have a website, you can provide a link to this site. Text link is wonderful, or see Link to us if you prefer banners
- Join La Leche League and support their important mission.
- Take part in Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge which is held each year in October. The challenge is to have most babies latch on
Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge
These sites have other suggestions for breastfeeding advocacy and activism.
Becoming an advocate from National Alliance of Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA).
One person can make a difference in the scheme of things! This document will provide an overview of a number of methods and ideas for advocating and lobbying for our common special interests of lactation support and services and breastfeeding reform.
Baby Milk Action
A non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.
WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)
A global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all mothers and children. They work to promote, protect and support this right by acting on the Innocenti Declaration.
The International Baby Food Action Network
IBFAN consists of public interest groups working around the world to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.