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
Breast Cancer - by Katherine Dettwyler, Ph.D.
breastfeeding information, support, humor, news, supplies, advocacy, stories, attitude,
Compiled by Karen Henderson