Resources for Breastfeeding

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

Breastfeeding Medicine Blog

Physicians blogging about breastfeeding.

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 3.  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.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, in co-sponsorship with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) hosted two free webinars in August 2014 to enhance physician knowledge, skills, and interventions to support the mother who is at high risk for breastfeeding difficulties. Click the links below to watch archives of the webinars.

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

"I Never Heard of LactMed! Enhancing Obstetric and Pediatric Usage"


Mindy Saraco, MHA
Director, Clinical Practice-Obstetrics and Genetics

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998