An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant possesses the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide quality breastfeeding assistance to babies and mothers. IBCLCs specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding which includes: preventive health care, patient education, nutrition counseling, and therapeutic treatment. Go to The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) to find a lactation consultant near you.
La Leche League International
Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
A coalition of more than 50 organizations that support its mission to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Infant Risk Center
Dedicated to providing up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Stanford Newborn Nursery Website
This site is designed to support the educational goals of our pediatric trainees and provide a useful resource for health care professionals worldwide who are caring for newborns.
The LactMed database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
National Women’s Law Center Tool Kit
– Understanding Breastfeeding Coverage under the Healthcare Law
This toolkit is designed for women, advocates, community-based organizations and health care providers to provide information on the coverage of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling in the health care law and offer tools to women who encounter problems with this coverage. We have also provided detailed instructions on how to call insurance companies and how to file an appeal if the plan denies coverage. The toolkit includes draft appeal letters tailored to commonly encountered scenarios.
American Academy of Pediatrics Fact Sheet Infant Nutrition During a Disaster