Breastfeeding - National and Federal Resources

La Leche League

The mission of La Leche League USA is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Recommendations
• Diseases and Conditions
• Data and Statistics
• Research
• Promotion & Support
• Policies
• Resources and Publications

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding 2011
Complete report and executive summary

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (USA)
• Info for hospitals and birth centers
• Info for parents
• Info for breast feeding advocates/health care professionals
• Why breastfeeding is important

The National Women's Health Information Center
Office on Women's Health, Health and Human Services

Easy Guide to Breastfeeding (English, Spanish, Chinese, and English for an African American women versions)

Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics
• AAP policy positions
• Family/Community Resources
• Professional Resources

United States Breastfeeding Committee
• News and Information
• Legislation and Policy
• Coalitions
• Health Care System
• Workplace
• Family and Community