BREASTFEEDING

  • La Leche League International - La Leche League International is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • ProMom -- Promotion of Mother's Milk, Inc. - "ProMoM was founded on the belief that by promoting the image of breastfeeding in the public eye, and providing accurate information about its health benefits and ease, we can change national attitudes. ProMoM is dedicated to seeing breastfeeding become the number one choice of infant nourishment in the U.S."

  • Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk by American Academy of Pediatrics - This document summarizes the benefits of breastfeeding to the infant, the mother, and the nation, and sets forth principles to guide the pediatrician and other health care providers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Included in this paper: "It is recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired."

  • Watch Your Language! - "The truth is, breastfeeding is nothing more than normal. Artificial feeding, which is neither the same nor superior, is therefore deficient, incomplete, and inferior. These are difficult words, but they have an appropriate place in our vocabulary."

  • Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer - by Katherine Dettwyler, Ph.D.

  • NursingMother.com - breastfeeding information, support, humor, news, supplies, advocacy, stories, attitude, and more.

 


Compiled by Karen Henderson

 

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