Breastfeeding Resources

Here is a running list of some of the best resources I know of for those wishing to learn more about breastfeeding or how to resolve common issues.  (Of course, it is always ideal to have a support person present and to discuss any breastfeeding troubles with another mother or your midwife.)

  • La Leche League offers wonderful online articles and can assist you in finding a local group of nursing mothers and lactation consultants:  La Leche League International
  • Kelly Mom was founded by a mother who endeavored to make breastfeeding and parenting information more accessible.  They feature articles on nearly every topic imaginable and are extremely thorough and holistic-minded.  Kelly Mom
  • Dr. Jack Newman is a well-respected physician who greatly encourages breastfeeding.  The clinic at which he practices, the International Breastfeeding Centre, graciously offers information sheets online:  International Breastfeeding Centre’s Info Sheets

BOOKS

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by LLLI
  • The New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding from the American Academy of Pediatrics

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. ~Grantly Dick-Read

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