This information is provided for your reference and does not imply endorsement by the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition.
- Advantages of Breastfeeding:
- Local Resources for Breastfeeding Support in Minnesota:
- La Leche League of the Minnesota and the Dakotas http://www.lllofmndas.org/ or call 612-922-4996
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/bf/index.html or call 1-800-942-4030
- Infant Risk Center (up-to-date, evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding) http://www.infantrisk.com/ or call 1-806-352-2519
- International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) http://www.ilca.org/
- Contact your local hospital or birthing center
- Contact your local childbirth education center
- International Lactation Consultant Association Directory of Lactation Management Courses
- Minnesota Department of Health Breastfeeding Continuing Education
Hospital / Clinic / Public Health Practice and Protocols
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM): http://www.bfmed.org/ Membership information, protocols, news releases & more.
- ABM‘s Protocol on Preprocedural Fasting for the Breastfed Infant
- Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: UNICEF Baby-Friendly USA at 1-508-888-8092 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/
- Evidence for the ten steps to successful breastfeeding. World Health Organization, Geneva, 1998. http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/evidence_ten_step_eng.pdf
- Breastfeeding Friendly Public Health Department self-appraisal tool. Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/nutrition/breastfeeding/index.htm
- CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions: Evidence-based interventions, including maternity care practices, support for breastfeeding in the workplace, and others. http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/breastfeeding_interventions.pdf
- A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Depression in New Mothers: Curriculum by New Hampshire BF Task Force. 2007. http://www.nhbreastfeedingtaskforce.org/
- International Code of Marketing Of Breast-milk Substitutes or “WHO Code” http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/code_english.pdf
- Becoming a Lactation Consultant. IBLCE Web site: http://www.iblce.org/
- Breastfeeding Education for Pharmacists http://www.northeastern.edu/pharmcarebftutorial/
- Increasing Health Equity http://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dch/pdf/health-equity-guide/Practitioners-Guide-section3.pdf
- Lactation Study Center: Computerized database, with free information for professionals; 585-275-0088.
- InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Provides information on the use of medications during pregnancy and lactation. http://www.infantrisk.com/. InfantRisk Helpline 806-352-2519 available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m CST.
- Lawrence, RA. A Review of the Medical Benefits and Contraindications to Breastfeeding in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Technical Information Bulletin; Maternal and Child Health Bureau. October 1997. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031395505702972 (Scroll down to Nutrition & Breastfeeding category.)
- Nebraska Teratology Information Service: Hotline resource for health care providers at 402-559-5071.
- Organization of Teratology Information Specialists:http://www.otispregnancy.org/
- NIH Toxnet / Lactmed: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
- A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Depression in New Mothers. New Hampshire Breastfeeding Coalition. http://www.mothersofchange.com/2010/06/breastfeeding-friendly-approach-to.html
- Infant Feeding In Disasters. http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding/files/pdf/InfantNutritionDisaster.pdf
- Zika virus. CDC statement. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/index.html
Patient Education and Referral Resources
- La Leche League
- Minnesota WIC Program
- WIC in your community call 1-800-WIC-4030 or go to http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/adirectory.html
- WIC information, breastfeeding information for clients and others. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/index.html
- National Women’s Health Information Center. Information on-line in English, Spanish, Chinese. Order free copies of An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/
- What to Expect The Breastfeeding Guide http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/breastfeeding/landing.aspx
- Translated Breastfeeding Information
- Spanish: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/
- WIC Works Web site: search by language https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov
- UNICEF UK, materials in many languages: http://www.babyfriendly.org.uk/page.asp?page=95
- LLL International Web Site: http://www.llli.org/ (includes links to other organizations)
- Local Coalition Resources
- Prenatal Education: Getting Started with Infant Care and Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding Education: Information for Families
NOTE: Many other resources are available. This is not a complete list of available resources and is not meant as an endorsement. You are welcome to copy this list. Information subject to change.