Resources for Breastfeeding

Articles and Helpful Sites


This NIH database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes possible adverse effects in the nursing infant as well as suggested alternatives.

Improvements in Maternity Care Policies and Practices That Support Breastfeeding

This Vital Signs report from the CDC outlines some of the changes in maternity care policies and practices in the U.S. between 2007 and 2013. 

Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Loving Support is USDA's national breastfeeding promotion and support campaign, providing education, training, and outreach materials for WIC staff. Resources are also available for women and their families and health care providers/community partners.

Enabling Women to Achieve Their Breastfeeding Goals

This article discusses the integration of care among obstetricians, pediatric providers, and lactation consultants that may enable more women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, thereby improving health outcomes across two generations.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding

This article reviews the literature on racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding rates and practices, addresses barriers to breastfeeding among minority women, conducts a systematic review of breastfeeding interventions, and provides obstetrician-gynecologists with recommendations on how they can help increase rates among minority women. 

State of Breastfeeding Coverage: Health Plan Violations of the Affordable Care Act

This report from the National Women’s Law Center goes in-depth into coverage of the ACA’s breastfeeding benefits and found that women face widespread barriers to getting coverage of breastfeeding support and supplies. It includes women’s stories gathered through NWLC’s Cover Her hotline, which helps women who are having trouble getting coverage for breastfeeding benefits as required by law.

Ready, Set, BABY

These evidence-based and pilot-tested prenatal breastfeeding educational materials are intended for use with women of all trimesters of pregnancy. The free materials consist of a patient booklet and a matching educator flip chart for use by healthcare providers or health educators in group classes or individual education sessions. 

Breastfeeding Medicine Blog

Physicians blogging about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Webinars

Archived Webinars

Maintaining Breastfeeding Beyond the First Week

This free, joint ACOG-AAP webinar from September 2015 discusses maternal and infant benefits to breastfeeding beyond three months, breastfeeding challenges and complications, and resources for breastfeeding at work. 

Contraception During Breastfeeding

This free, joint ACOG-AAP webinar addresses issues in counseling and selection of contraceptives during breastfeeding. 

The Role of the Obstetrical Physician in Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding and how Baby Friendly Hospitals Can Improve Your Patient Outcomes

This free webinar on the public health impact of breastfeeding, the physiology of lactation, and the 10 steps of BFHI offers 1 CME credit.

Successful Implementation of Clinical Preventive Service: Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding

This online presentation focuses on interventions to promote breastfeeding, including effective education and referral processes for providers and others working in pre- and perinatal care settings. 

Breastfeeding Support: Identifying Risks, Developing Solutions, and Primary Prevention through Obstetric and Pediatric Collaboration

This free, joint ACOG-AAP webinar from August 2014 will help providers enhance their knowledge, skills, and interventions to support the mother who is at high risk for breastfeeding difficulties. 

I Never Heard of LactMed! Enhancing Obstetric and Pediatric Usage

This free, joint ACOG-AAP webinar from September 2014 introduces providers to LactMed, an online resource for drug interaction information during lactation. 

Other Organizations

United States Breastfeeding Committee

"All U.S. mothers should have the opportunity to breastfeed their infants and all infants should have the opportunity to be breastfed."

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.  Our mission is to unite members of the various medical specialists with this common purpose through:

  • Physician education
  • Expansion of knowledge in both breastfeeding science and human lactation.
  • Facilitation of optimal breastfeeding practices
  • Encouragement of the exchanged of information among organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Initiative

The AAP is here to help you with breastfeeding whether you are a parent, professional, advocate for breastfeeding-or all three.  Advocating for children through the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding is a high priority for the AAP.  On this site, you will find information for families about our breastfeeding recommendations, advocacy materials, and resources for health professionals and who want to learn more about the importance of their role in supporting breastfeeding families.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

AWHONN has a position statement on breastfeeding and breastfeeding resources, including Breastfeeding Support: Preconception Care through the First Year Evidence-Based Clinical practice Guideline, Third Edition (2015).


Amanda Guiliano
Program Administrator, Committees and Task Forces

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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