Find Breastfeeding Professionals
The following organizations support breastfeeding women and may be especially useful if you or your patients need additional breastfeeding help.
The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) summarizes different types of breastfeeding support available for mothers.
The National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) consult with practices, hospitals, and organizations on how to best deliver lactation support services to employees and patients.
Obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric care providers can discuss breastfeeding during pregnancy and can help women plan a successful start to breastfeeding. They can also help at the hospital, during the postpartum visit, and beyond.
International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) can help women navigate problems faced while breastfeeding.
Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) can help women get started with breastfeeding.
Peer counselors are women who have experienced breastfeeding and can help with nonmedical breastfeeding questions and support.
Pediatric care providers can help answer questions about infant nutrition and infant weight gain.
Hospital nurses can help women find a comfortable position for nursing in the days after delivery.