Breastfeeding Information

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WAB_newcover_lgThe Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition

The one book every nursing mother needs by her side! This 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winner has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers real-mom wisdom, support strategies, scientific data, guidance on health issues, and more.



New Beginnings Online Magazine

Breastfeeding Today Online Magazine

Tear Sheet Toolkits

Individual Tear-Off Sheets for Leader Download

Tear-Off Sheet Pads for Purchase from LLLI

LLLI Breastfeeding Information A-Z

LLLI has an extensive list of FAQs and topics.
NOTE: These FAQs have been written by accredited La Leche League Leaders and reviewed by the Professional Liaison Department staff. FAQs on unusual or rare topics are also included. Most items listed here will not be experienced by all mothers. The majority of mothers experience few breastfeeding challenges.

Links to Breastfeeding Support Information

LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)

Dr. Hale’s Infant Risk Center  (806.352.2519)

Baby Friendly USA                     

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)            

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocols        

US Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Support

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Additional Information        

2012 revised Policy Statement of the AAP Section on Breastfeeding
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

The U.S. Surgeon General has identified 20 evidence-based actions that are needed to support breastfeeding, including establishing worksite policies and programs, implementing maternity care practices in hospitals and birthing facilities, reducing marketing of infant formula, and ensuring access to services provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

The Surgeon General has chosen to focus on breastfeeding because of its importance in promoting women’s and children’s health, and its potential for significant health care cost savings through preventive action.

The Call to Action includes 20 recommended Actions to help support breastfeeding. Some of these are already being done by Leaders every day, and while others are not so directly within an LLL Leader’s scope, it is important for all of us to be aware of them. To read a summary of the 20 Actions and how they relate to LLL Leaders, prepared by LLL Alliance Council members, click here: ActionSummary.pdf.

The full text of the Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding can be found at:

Surgeon General’s Initiative to Support Breastfeeding

World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes