National Breastfeeding Resources
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
" IBLCE is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care.
IBLCE establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet these standards."
International Lactation Consultant Association
"ILCA is the only international association representing lactation professionals at the table where global health decisions are being made. These global health decisions determine the lactation care related regulations and protocols being implemented in every community around the world."
Unite States Lactation Consultant Association
"USLCA is a national leader in advancing the lactation profession. We are advocates for the value lactation care providers contribute to the family healthcare team and in other community health settings. A trusted source of continuing education and professional development, USLCA and its members strive to improve the health and well-being of children and families through breastfeeding."
Unites States Breastfeeding Committee
"The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 100 influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. Join our work to make a difference for our nation's families:"
"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."
"La Leche League USA helps parents, families, and communities to breastfeed, chestfeed, and human milk feed their babies through parent-to-parent support. LLL USA encourages, informs, educates, supports, and promotes the use of human milk and the intimate relationship and development that comes from nursing a child for as long as mutually desired.
"The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm.
We accomplish this through a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors and comprehensive resources for the benefit of mothers and babies, families, and communities."
Centers for Disease Control - Breastfeeding
"CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public’s health."