Professional
International Lactation Consultant Association
www.ilca.org
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. Our vision is a worldwide network of lactation professionals. Our mission is to advance the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
www.bfmed.org
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.
American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
AAP Bright Futures Program
www.brightfutures.aap.org
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Breastfeeding Advocacy
Baby Milk Action
www.babymilkaction.org
Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organization which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.
Baby-Friendly USA
www.babyfriendlyusa.org
Baby-Friendly USA envisions an American culture that values the enduring benefits of breastfeeding and human milk for mothers, babies, and society.
International Lactation Consultant Association
www.llli.org
La Leche League International helps 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.
Mother Friendly
www.motherfriendly.org
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
The International Baby Food Action Network
www.ibfan.org
The International Baby Food Action Network - consists of public interest groups working around the world to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality.
The National Alliance For Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA)
www.naba-breastfeeding.org
The National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA) was formed to fill the existing gaps in breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support. NABA advocates for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels, to move breastfeeding into the public health arena, and restore breastfeeding as the cultural norm. NABA is the organization representing IBFAN (International Baby Food Action Network) in the United States.
The US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
www.usbrestfeeding.org
The US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of 34 national professional and educational organizations, plus seven government agency partners. USBC works closely with a network of breastfeeding coalitions in every U.S. state and territory. All US women should have the opportunity to breastfeed their infantsand all infants should have the opportunity to be breastfed. The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998* in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, of which the United States Agency for International Development was a co-sponsor
Wellstart International
www.wellstart.org
Wellstart Internationals mission is to advance the knowledge, skills and abilities of health care providers regarding the promotion, protection and support of optimal infant and maternal health and nutrition from conception through the completion of weaning.
The World Alliance For Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
www.waba.org
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals & organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten hlinks for Nurturing the Future and the Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
Health Related
Breastfeeding After Reduction
www.bfar.org
Breastfeeding after reduction also covers all breast surgery including augmentation, biopsy and mastectomy.
Center For Disease Control Breastfeeding
www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding
Research, Report, mPINC results, Breastfeeding Report Card and more.
Human Milk Banking Association
www.hmbana.org
Human Milk Banking Association of North America setting standards for human milk banking; meeting the milk banking needs for North America and a safe alternative in the absence of infant's own mother's milk.
Kangaroo Mother Care
www.kangaroomothercare.com
Kangaroo Mother Care Promotions aims to promote the spread and implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care as the standard method of care for all newborn babies, both premature and full term. We aim to give firm scientific facts for medical and nursing professionals, and at the same time to convey these to all parents, to ensure babies get the best care
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.