Are you looking for easy to find and search online Breastfeeding Resources? These links can help!
Breastfeeding, while natural, often doesn’t come naturally. There can be problems, issues, and even pain… all things that can hopefully be rectified with proper information and education. Breastfeeding is the normal way for a mother to feed her child – the way nature intended and our bodies evolved for….. yet sometimes even nature needs a bit of help.
I have compiled a list of fabulous breastfeeding resources and sites that can answer most any breastfeeding question, no matter how mundane or unusual. These sites offer evidence based advice and compassion in droves. I have referred to these sites often, both during my own nursing journey then later, as an educator and counselor.
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Online Breastfeeding Resources
Le Leche League International: Established over 50 years ago, the LLLI is one of the premier breastfeeding organizations the world over. With chapters in many countries and a strong online presence, LLLI has become the ‘go-to’ answer center for many seeking support or information.
Breastfeeding USA: After earning my CLEC, I started searching for support groups and places where I could ply my trade and help mothers in need. When Breastfeeding USA hit my radar, I was blown away by the wealth of information they provide and their robust ‘Mother-to-Mother’ support doctrine. In fact, it wasn’t long before I joined the organization as a Breastfeeding Counselor. With meetings in many locations and a vast online resource library, BFUSA.org offers answers, support and comfort to those who need it.
KellyMom: With down to earth language and a ‘been there, done that’ type feel, KellyMom.com speaks to mothers on a fundamental level. A searchable database makes this large website approachable, while easy to understand articles makes it usable.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: While designed and geared towards Physicians, this website still offers a wealth of evidence-based information, factual articles and news on cutting edge breastfeeding medicine.
Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths: A Facebook page whose sole purpose is abolishing those persistent myths and mistruths that surround Breastfeeding (and parenting)…. what is not to love?!
International Breastfeeding Centre: Dr. Jack Newman is THE Doctor Canadians, and many over the world, turn to when they have a Breastfeeding question. This online portal to the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic is rich with easy to read articles and detailed videos – ones that actually help and can really show you what that ‘Deep Latch’ truly looks like.
Best For Babes Foundation: Another Facebook Group that has taken great strides in Breastfeeding education, information and Mother-to-Mother support.
Best for Babes Foundation Site: If you prefer to do your searching and learning away from Facebook, Best for Babes also has a rather extensive website that is a joy to explore.
World Health Organization (WHO): Breastfeeding is an international issue, as shown clearly with dedicated WHO policies and easy to navigate infographics.
Nancy Mohrbacher: Breastfeeding Reporter: If you are curious who Lactation Specialists turn to when they have questions about how to help a client, then look no farther than Nancy Morbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. This searchable site is suitable for parents and medical professionals alike.
This is list will grow as time goes on, just like the entire site will! What is your favorite online breastfeeding resource or group? What has helped you the most?