Patient Information

ACOG Patient Resources

"Breastfeeding Your Baby" FAQ - A Patient Education Frequently Asked Questions sheet is available for members and non members

"Breastfeeding Your Baby" - A part of ACOG's Patient Education Pamphlet series, these are available to explain to patients about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to breastfeed. The pamphlet is available for purchase. There is also a poster available for purchase that explains why it is the best choice for feeding a baby.

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month, Sixth Edition - This newly updated edition contains all of the information patients need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period from the leading experts in women’s health care, including breastfeeding. The book is available for purchase.

You and Your Baby: Prenatal Care, Labor and Delivery, and Postpartum Care - This booklet explains the components of good prenatal care and provides information on identifying signs of a problem, what happens during labor and delivery, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, and much more.  This can be distributed to your patients to complement your breastfeeding counseling and care in the office.  The booklet is available for purchase.

Executive Board Statement on Breastfeeding is available to members and non members.

 

Other Patient Resources

Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Loving Support is USDA's national breastfeeding promotion and support campaign, developed for WIC. It provides educational materials for women as well as tips for families and friends on how to support breastfeeding.

For Nursing Moms: Breastfeeding at Work

The HHS's Office on Women's Health provides resources for nursing women at work.

Understanding Health Care Coverage

The National Women's Law Center's Breastfeeding Toolkit clearly explains medicaid and insurance coverage of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling and offers tools to women who encounter problems with this coverage.

The National Women's Law Center's free Cover Her Hotline assists women who are having trouble getting coverage for breastfeeding or other women's health needs as required by law.

 

 

Contact:

Mindy Saraco, MHA
Director, Clinical Practice-Obstetrics and Genetics
msaraco@acog.org

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