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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) is a worldwide organization of physicians
dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.
ABM Protocols: www.bfmed.org
Allergic Proctocolitis in Exclusive BF Infant
Analgesia and Anesthesia in BF Mother
Antidepressants and BF Mother
Cleft Lip, Palate and BF Infant
Contraception during BF
Cosleeping and BF
Hypotonic Infant and BF
Jaundice in BF Infant >35 Wks. Gest.
Late Preterm Breastfeeding
NICU Graduate Going Home
Pain Mgt. (Non Pharm.) in BF Infant
Perpartum BF Mgt.
Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding
Physician Office-BF Friendly
Prenatal Setting BF Promotion
Preprocedural Fasting for BF Infant
Storage of Human Milk for Home Use
Substance Use and BF
Adolescent Resources (see "Teens")
Adolescent Family Life Program - California Department of Public Health
Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Adolescents: Infant Feeding (PDF)
To assist Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) case managers in motivating
AFLP clients: The Infant Feeding chapter focuses on breastfeeding
and provides related handouts.
Breastfeeding Resources and Information:
Infant Feeding - Information for home visitors and health workers and useful handouts such as:
Breastfeeding Checklist for My Baby and Me (PDF)
Breastfeeding: Common Questions and Answers (PDF)
My Action Plan for Breastfeeding (PDF)
My Birth Plan (PDF)... Spanish
My Breastfeeding Resources (PDF)
Nutrition and Breastfeeding: Common Questions and Answers (PDF)
Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Websites
Adoptive breastfeeding resource website: fourfriends.com
Ask Leonore: Ask Lenore is an information resource for couples
who are expanding their families via adoption, surrogacy,
or traditional pregnancy as well as those who are experiencing
infertility and/or recurrent miscarriage.
Breastfeeding your adopted or surrogate born baby
(International Breastfeeding Centre)
Protocols for Induced Lactation - Normal and accelerated
Relactation and Adoptive Breastfeeding (Kelly Mom)
Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby
Affordable Care Act - Breastfeeding Support
Model Policy for Insurance Carriers:
Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps and Supplies
US Breastfeeding Committee and National Breastfeeding Center;
African American Resources
A More Excellent Way Peer Counselor Program: www.mewpeers.org/
See Solano County Support Groups for times and locations of meetings.
Tel: (707) 648-1247, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Infant Health – (707) 553-5056
(Solano County Black Infant Health Program)
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
Black Women Do Breastfeed
Moms Rising: Blk BFing: Making HERstory
ROSE (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere)
Texas Department of Health:
Your Guide to African American Breastfeeding (free)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) www.aap.org/
AAP Section on Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding After Anesthesia
Ankyloglossia (see "Tongue Tie")
Assessment Tools: (see California Model Hospital Policy Recommendation #6):
Per AAP Recommendations
LATCH scoring tool (PDF)
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool, for the First 4 weeks: LATCHES
UK Baby Friendly
Guidelines for discussion and signature sheets:
· Signature sheet for the antenatal period
· Signature sheet for the early postnatal period
· Signature sheet and breastfeeding assessment tool for the later postnatal period
· Having meaningful conversations with mothers: A guide to using the Baby Friendly signature sheets
• breastfeeding checklist for mothers.
• breastfeeding assessment form for mothers and midwives
• breastfeeding assessment form for mothers and health visitors
Professional Staff Education:
• Nurse Core Competencies checklist (Word document)
Attachment Parenting International
Attachment Parenting (Twins)
Attachment Parenting (Facebook)
Arabic breastfeeding Leaflet
La Leche League - Algeria
EchoMinnesota - Video - Breastfeeding Your Baby
National Institutes of Health -Leaflets
HealthInformations.org - Bilingual Leaflets
Australian Breastfeeding Association: As Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding,
we support, educate and advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.
Secrets of Baby Behavior: It's time to use a little common sense and readjust our thinking.
We can learn a lot from babies and the wonderful research that has been done about
them over the last 30 years. In this blog, you'll hear from moms who have been in the
trenches (and in the classroom), who understand what you are going through and what
your baby is trying to tell you. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience
with you and we hope that you'll share your ideas and questions with us.
Best wishes from your friends at the UC Davis Human Lactation Center
USDA Baby Behavior Materials:
Understanding your baby infant behaviors (English) (Spanish)
California Baby Behavior Campaign:
Getting to Know Your Baby: English Spanish
Helping Parents deal with lack of sleep:
Crying: (English) (Spanish)
UC Davis Lactation Center Baby Behavior handouts:
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Kaiser Permanente Implementation Tookits:
• Tools applicable to Baby-Friendly approach (zip, 56.5mb)
• Tools applicable to Breastfeeding Collaborative approach (zip, 43.1mb)
UNICEF: United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program headquartered
in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and
mothers in developing countries.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Hospitals and maternity units set a powerful example for
new mothers. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ( BFHI ), launched in 1991, is an effort by
UNICEF and the World Health Organization (who) to ensure that all maternities, whether
free standing or in a hospital, become centers of breastfeeding support.
UK Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
USA Baby Friendly Initiative
Frequently Asked Questions about Baby Friendly Designation
Baby Friendly Rap
Baby Milk Action : Baby Milk Action, as part of a global network, acts to stop misleading marketing
by the baby feeding industry. We protect breastfeeding and babies fed on formula to prevent
unnecessary death and suffering.
The global network is called IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network) a network of over
270 citizens groups in more than 160 countries.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Mother’s Milk Bank at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Why is donor milk so expensive?
Bariatric Surgery and Breastfeeding:
ILCA Inside Track Handout: Breastfeeding After Weight Loss Surgery
La Leche League Update: Bariatric Surgery and Lactation
Bathing the Baby (UK) in NICU:
Bathing your baby:
Benefits of Breastfeeding
La Leche League International (2013) Outcomes of Breastfeeding
How benefits add up
Biological Nurturing: (English) (Spanish)
Biting - Ideas on how to deal with it!
When Baby Bites (Kelly Mom)
A collection of ideas from other moms in La Leche League
Birth and Beyond California Hospital Breastfeeding Quality Improvement Project:
Birth Control (Family Planning, Contraception)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #13
Contraception During Breastfeeding (Revised 2015)
La Leche League Update on Birth Control:
Sources of links to assist mothers in creating their own Birth Plans:
Sample Birth Plan in English and Spanish with check boxes
• English Birth Plan (Word)
• Spanish Birth Plan (Word)
• Information for Health Worker/Educator (PDF)
Block Feeding - often recommended for "oversupply"
Dos and don'ts: Nancy Mohrbacker
Books for Children related to breastfeeding
Books for Families, Teachers and Parenting:
Dia L. Michels: Platypus Media
(Speaker in the California Breastfeeding Summit - 2016)
Solano County Handout: Cue-Based Bottle Feeding
Breast and Bottle feeding;
Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals
Cue Feeding or Paced bottle feeding:
Bottle feeding the breastfed baby (Kellymom.com)
Tips to Child Care Providers
LLLI: Tips to bottle feeding a Breastfed Baby
Video of "baby led or paced bottle feeding"
Haberman Feeder: to be used for babies with difficulty feeding - cleft palate, low tone, etc.
Video by creator, Mindy Haberman
LLLI Update (2012) on Breast anatomy
Breast Compressions Handout
Low Milk Supply website
Breast Reduction Surgery can cause difficulties with breastfeeding. During pregnancy, women need to
discuss and address the possibility of not being able to fully feed an infant. References and information:
Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery by Diana West
BreastfeedingOnLine - Breastfeeding Articles, Advice and Encouragement
Breastfeeding Coalitions (US Breastfeeding Committee List)
Breastfeeding Coalitions (California-wide listing)
Breastfeeding Coalition of Greater Sacramento
Breastfeeding Coalition of Solano County:
Breastfeeding Coalition of Yolo County:
Breastfeeding Legislation in California
Breastfeeding and Dental Health: Brian Palmer, DDS
Breastfeeding for African American Women:
Breastfeeding Gateway (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy - WABA)
Up to date information on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
The Composition of Breast milk (2010) Part 1 Part 2
(for parents – based on Ballard O, Morrow AL.
Human Milk Composition: Nutrients and Bioactive Factors.
Pediatr Clin North Am. Feb 2013; 60(1): 49–74.
Sour or "funny" smelling milk:
Breast Milk Storage:
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #8:
Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Full-Term Infants (Rev. 2010)
La Leche League Update on Breast Milk Storage
U.S. Food & Drug Administration Breast Pump Web Site
(Information and tips on pumps, pumping and milk storage)
Breast Pumps: Don't Be Misled - Get the Facts
(FDA Consumer Update, January 2013) PDF Format
Summary of Breast Pumps (updated 2015)
from Breastfeeding in Combat Boots:
Choosing a Breast Pump
How to use a Breast Pump:
Hands On Pumping - Jane Morton:
Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping
See complete list of WHO Code compliant and non-compliant companies.
Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre (Linda J. Smith - Ohio)
Burping the Baby - Use position, gravity and be gentle!
Video: Pediatrician Dr. Wu: How to Burp A Newborn Baby
California Breastfeeding Coalition
California Hospital Breastfeeding Data
California Department of Public Health:
WIC Breastfeeding resources
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative: (Premature Infants)
Cavities, Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and Breastfeeding
American Dental Association -
Breastfeeding: An overview of oral and general health benefits
Association Between Infant Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Caries in the United States
Early Childhood Caries: New Knowledge Has Implications for Breastfeeding Families
Infant Dental Decay: is it related to breastfeeding?
(www.BrianPalmerDDS.com) Slides - Explanations
Oral Health During Pregnancy and Early Childhood:
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Health Professionals
CDC - Center for Disease Control
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vital Signs:
Most hospitals do not fully support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity and other illnesses,
and lowers medical costs.
CDC Breastfeeding Data: www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/
CDC Breastfeeding Program www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding
CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies
Download full document: PDF
Order printed copies of the Guide from CDC
Cesarean and Breastfeeeding;
Breastfeeding after a Cesarean:
Handout from Lactation Training: PDF
Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding After a Cesarean
Is it possible to breastfeed after a Cesarean Birth? YES
La Leche League International Cesarean
Childbirth class online :
Breastfeed LA Toolkit:
Handouts for mothers and child care workers in English and Spanish
Breast Milk Storage for Child Care Workers: Handout
Tips to day care providers (Lactation Education Resources)
Caregivers and Breastfeeding by Nancy Mohrbacker:
Spanish and English handouts for child care workers
Community Care Licensing Division Child Care Offices
Texas: A guide for Child Care Centers
Wisconsin: Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers:
U.S. National Resource Center:
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC)
Preventing Chronic Disease : Public Health Research, Practice and Policy
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate resources:
Australian Breastfeeding Association:
Additional information on Cleft Lip and Palate (www.kellymom.com:)
Medela had an excellent handout, some of their books may be in stock at:
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations
with a mutual concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Our members
consist of the broader community of childbirth organizations, birth professionals, stakeholders,
birth advocates and consumers. CIMS’ mission is to work with the birth and breastfeeding
community and our members by encouraging and promoting evidence-based,
Mother-and-Baby-Friendly maternity care, as outlined in the
Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI ) the first and only
consensus document on U.S. maternity care.
CoBedding (risk reduction information)
Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS):
ISIS is a collaboration between Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab,
La Leche League, NCT, and UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, funded by
a grant from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council).
This website is about normal infant sleep. We use 'normal' to mean
'what is biologically expected for humans'.
Our starting point is that sleep is a biological need. We present information a
bout what is biologically normal for human babies. We also discuss how this
may vary due to different cultural behaviours and expectations
such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how societies I
nterpret their needs.
This information is for:
* Parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and
* Health Professionals who wish to share evidecne-based information
with parents about infant sleep
Where Babies Sleep:
Safe Sleep for You and Your baby
Safe Sleep 7 - La Leche League International'
Tearsheets to review Safe Sleep guidelines
Communication with Baby
Baby Communication (UK)
Complete Mother, The
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
Steps to Take Program Guidelines for Enhanced Health Education, Nutrition and Psychosocial Services,
revised in 2015
(Breastfeeding: Pages 346-387/ Nutr 141-192)
Handouts on Nutrition and Physical Activity as well as Breastfeeding from Steps To Take
Antenatal Expressing Colostrum for mothers with Diabetes
and other medical conditions that may require early supplementation
Community Health Centers:
Nine Steps To Breastfeeding Friendly:
Guidelines for Community Health Centers and Outpatient Care Settings
The Guidelines were developed in collaboration with the California WIC Association
and the California Breastfeeding Coalition to support community health centers
and outpatient care settings to:
• successfully implement practices and policies that protect, promote
and support breastfeeding,
• provide a framework for creating and sustaining a community-based,
universally assessable, quality care and support system for breastfeeding
mothers and their families.
For questions, please contact Linda Cowling
John Talarico, DO, MPH
Chief, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch
California Department of Public Health
Contraception (Birth Control, Family Planning)
La Leche League Update on Update on Contraception
Cost Benefits of Not Breastfeeding:
Bartick M, Reinhold A. (2010) The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States:
a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010 May;125(5):e1048-56. (Abstract)
Bartick M, Steube, A, Schwarz E, Luongo C,Rienhold A, Foster, EM (2013)
Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated with Suboptimal Breastfeeding
Obstetrics & Gynecology, July 2013. Published online on June 6, 2013. (Abstract)
CPSP (see Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program of California)
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Steps to Take Program Guidelines
For Enhanced Health Education, Nutrition and Psychosocial Services (PDF)
Created for Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) staff members,
this document supplements and enhances existing CPSP protocols on a broad
range of topics common to pregnancy. There are guidelines on nutrition,
physical activity, maternal diabetes, and breastfeeding.
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Breastfeeding Steps to Take Handouts
These handouts provide nutrition information and tips for pregnant women
from conception through 60 days postpartum in both English and Spanish.
Cue Feeding Also see "Baby Behavior"
Breastfeeding On Cue (La Leche League International)
Hospital Policies and References
6.5 Frequency and duration of feedings at the breast should be infant-led.
Non-timed feedings and cue-based offerings will be the basis
for mother-infant care. The infant needs to have active suckling
and swallowing time at the breast during each feeding.
Secrets of Baby Behavior UC Davis Lactation Center Forum on normal infant behavior
Learning and creating you and your baby's special language
Data on Breastfeeding - see "Statistics"
Death of an Infant - education and follow-up information:
Lactation after Perinatal, Neonatal or Infant Loss by Melissa Cole
Care Ideas for Lactation Suppression and Engorgement Following Loss
Lactation Suppression Care Plan for Mothers
Dia L. Michels Platypus Media -- Books for Families, Teachers and Parenting Professionals
Down Syndrome and Breastfeeding
Handout: Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome (Canada)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: Protocol: Breastfeeding the Hypotonic Infant
Drug Dependence and Breastfeeding
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #21:
Guidelines for Breastfeeding and the Drug-Dependent Woman
Infant Risk Center
Alcohol and Breastfeeding
Effects of Marijuana on the Fetus and Breastfeeding Infants:
Look up specific drugs using Lactmed (US National Library of Medicine)
Can Download IPhone and Android Apps from:
Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex:
Mothers report feeling negative emotions that occur just before milk release
and continuing not more than a few minutes.
Links to CDC Updates:
10 Things to know about Ebola
Recommendations for Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding in the Context of Ebola
Information from UNICEF and WHO
September, 2014 - Clarification on infant feeding in the context of Ebola
Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding
The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis (2010)
Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States:
a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010;125(5):e1048–1056.
Breastfeeding and the US Economy
Bartick M1. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Oct;6:313-8. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2011.0057.
Cost analysis of maternal disease associated with suboptimal breastfeeding (2013)
Bartick MC, Stuebe AM, Schwarz EB, Luongo C, Reinhold AG, Foster EM.
Cost analysis of maternal disease associated with suboptimal breastfeeding.
Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122(1):111–119.
Education for IBCLCs:
Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (AARC)
on Education in Human Lactation and Breastfeeding
Education for Health Care Providers
California Department of Public Health:
Education for Professionals
Kaiser Permanente Care management Institute:
Improving Hospital Breastfeeding Support Implementation Toolkit:
California Model Hospital Policies:
Policy # 1.5: Nurses coming in contact with mothers, infants or children should receive
standardized education and training on the support and management of lactation.
Lactation management should be included as part of orientation and included as
part of ongoing training and competency evaluation for both nurses and physicians.
Policy #2: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, physicians and other health professionals with expertise
regarding the benefits and management of breastfeeding should educate pregnant and postpartum
women when the opportunity for education exists, for example, during prenatal classes, in clinical
settings, and at discharge teaching.
Emergency Preparedness and Breastfeeding
American Academy of Pediatrics:
Infant Feeding in Emergencies and Natural Disasters:
California Department of Public Health
Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Care and Feeding
Employer Responsibilities to meet Workplace Lactation Accommodation
Rest Periods / Lactation Accommodation (also see "Working Mothers")
Resources for Employers and Managers
Resources for Employees
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocol # 20: Engorgement
Reverse Pressure Softening - Helping mothers deal with Engorgement (English) and Spanish:
Patient Handouts: (English) (Spanish)
California Model Hospital Policy #4:Hospital perinatal staff should support the mother’s choice
to breastfeed and encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months.
California Model Hospital Policy #8: Sterile water, glucose water, and artificial milk should not be given
to a breastfeeding infant without the mother’s informed consent and/or physician’s specific order.
Baby Friendly Policy #8:
Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated.