Breastfeeding Support

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: A Worldwide Organization Of Medical Doctors Dedicated To The Promotion, Protection, And Support Of Breastfeeding

ABM Protocols: Evidence-based guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants.

ASI: Alimentacion Segura Infantil: Non-profit organization that works for the safe feeding of infants and toddlers, and aims to train community leaders as specialists in breastfeeding and safe feeding.

Best for Babes: “The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and beat the breastfeeding booby traps- the cultural, institutional, and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months, or 2 years) without judgement, pressure, or guilt.”

BFAR – Breastfeeding After Reduction: Provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and healthcare providers who help mothers breastfeed.

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association: BMBFA’s mission is to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for black families.

Black Women Do Breastfeed: Making the community of Black breastfeeding women visible.

Breastfeeding USA: Empowering you with breastfeeding support. Local and online breastfeeding support.

Dr. Bobby Ghaheri: A modern approach to tongue tie, lip tie, and breastfeeding medicine.

Dr. Jack Newman: Pediatrician, IBCLC, and Director of The Newman Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto, Canada. Videos and information on breastfeeding topics available in multiple languages.

Dr. Milk: Doctor Mothers Interested in Lactation Knowledge (Dr. MILK) provides evidence-based support and education for physician women to reach their breastfeeding goals and apply that knowledge to their medical practice.

ILCA Find a Lactation Consultant Directory: Searchable database that allows you to find an IBCLC in your community.

InfantRisk Center: The world’s leading research center for medication use during pregnancy and lactation.

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA): “Member association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families.”

Kellymom Breastfeeding and Parenting: Searchable, evidence-based information for families on breastfeeding, nutrition, and early parenting.

Lactation Education Resources (LER): Comprehensive, online lactation consultant training and continuing education.

LactMed Drugs and Lactation Database: Searchable database for parents and providers, of research on medication safety and lactation.

La Leche League: Worldwide, in-person and online mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

Low Milk Supply: Provides information and support to mothers who are experiencing low milk production, as well as healthcare providers who help mothers breastfeed.

Nancy Mohrbacher: Where parents can find answers to many common breastfeeding questions and concerns.

Nancy Mohrbacher YouTube Channel: Natural Breastfeeding positions make the early weeks easier. These videos show you what you need to know to try it with your baby.

NEC Society – Improving Outcomes for Babies: The NEC Society is a clinician-family collaborative organization specifically focused on the understanding, prevention and treatment of NEC.

Birth Resources

Birth Arts International (BAI): Provides doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding educator training.

CAPPA: Provides doula, childbirth educator, and lactation educator training.

DONA International: Provides birth and postpartum doula training, certification, and continuing education.

Evidence Based Birth: Putting current evidence based information into the hands of communities so they can make empowered choices.

ICAN – International Cesarean Awareness Network: A non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

Penny Simkin: Childbirth educator, doula, author, and founder of DONA International. Offers childbirth classes, workshops, educational books and videos for parents and birth professionals.

Science & Sensibility: A Lamaze research blog on pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

VBAC: Provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals evidence-based information, resources, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.

Postpartum and Parenting Support

The Adoption Exchange Resources for LGBT Current and Prospective Resource Parents
American Library Association (ALA) Resources for Parents and Families of LGBTQ Individuals

GLAAD LGBTQ Resource List

Mindful Return: Resources for parents and employers on helping new parents have a successful transition back to work after taking parental leave.
E-Course for parents to make your maternity leave and return a calm and thoughtful success.

Mocha Moms: Through in person gatherings and online, Mocha Moms, Inc. provides support for women of color as they journey through all phases of motherhood while advocating for them nationally.

MOMS Club – Moms Offering Moms Support: Support groups in local communities for at-home mothers.

Our Baby Classes: Parent support classes that build confidence in parenting through a simple, intuitive, and practical approach.

PACE Groups Parenting And Childhood Education: Educational/Emotional Support Groups for First Time Mothers & Educational Support/Emotional Groups for Second Time Around Mothers (DC Area)

PSI: Postpartum Support International: Online, phone, and in-person support groups for perinatal mood & anxiety disorders. We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them.