Links

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These links appear in alphabetical order above. Here is a description of each of them:

Ask Lenore
Great site to help moms in pressing situations, particularly when they want to induce lactation and have never been pregnant. For example, if you are adopting a child, or if you need to significantly increase your milk production. Lots of excellent links too!

Australian Breastfeeding Association — breastfeeding lying down
Great page covering the basics of breastfeeding while lying down, and this site also includes current research on safe co-sleeping. Lots of great info on why it helps to keep babies close by, even at night. Excellent reference list of current literature on sleep.

BC Lactation Consultants Association
This website helps you locate an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your area in British Columbia. This site, offered by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health professionals who wish to protect, support and promote breastfeeding, also shares info on sleep solutions that support breastfeeding families. The BCLCA works to make breastfeeding the norm in British Columbia and provides news, press releases and stories of interest to parents and the public.

Breastfeeding Cafe
Good website by well-known breastfeeding advocate and educator, Barbara Behrmann, Ph.D. This site’s advisory board includes Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC. Breastfeeding Cafe includes articles on many aspects of breastfeeding, such as birth and breastfeeding, breastfeeding older kids, working and breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public, and the politics of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding With Grace
The author has been a La Leche League leader since 1975 and is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with extensive clinical experience. Breastfeeding With Grace is based in the U.S. but this site has lots of info and links for parents anywhere to explore.

Dr. Newman’s Information Sheets for parents
This site includes a lot of useful information on breastfeeding concerns, including those of a medical nature, such as jaundice and drugs in relation to breastfeeding, including domperidone that can be prescribed to increase milk production.

Green Home Environmental Store
This site features organic clothing, bedding, and natural toys that are also environmentally friendly. Your baby’s skin is even more sensitive to chemicals than yours is. That’s why it’s so important to use gentle products during the years when your child is most vulnerable.

Kellymom
This excellent website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. It has an extensive section on breastfeeding and herbs. It also features a parents discussion forum.

La Leche League Canada
To encourage, promote, and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. See publications and monthly mother-to-mother meetings they offer across Canada — all women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend. Anytime is a good time to come to a La Leche League meeting: when pregnant, with a new baby or when considering weaning. There are also books for sale that you will not find in mainstream bookstores.

La Leche League International
Their goal is: to help mothers worldwide 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. This site has great articles on a wide variety of breastfeeding-related issues, many written by parents, and all are designed to be of interest specifically to parents.

Low Milk Supply/Oversupply
This excellent website helps parents find lactation consultants worldwide who specialize in milk production issues, including milk oversupply and foreful milk flow. The website covers many aspects of milk production, supplementation, causes of low milk, how to increase milk, and how to deal with oversupply and forceful milk flow.

Mothering Natural Family Living
This site celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential.

The Natural Child Project
The site features many breastfeeding articles by well-respected authors and articles on attachment parenting, family co-sleeping and self-directed education. Online store with pro-breastfeeding dolls, baby slings and clothing, books for parents, and other items such as greeting cards with children’s art, lovely bumper stickers and tote bags with beautiful images and slogans, and many other unique gifts.

IBFAN
Award-winning international organization, the International Baby Food Action Network aims to educate about global measures to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. They also focus on infant safety, trade issues, maternal health, and parenting rights.

INFACT Canada
Non-governmental, non-profit organization, the Infant Feeding Action Coalition works to improve the health and well-being of infants and young children through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. Offers information to groups and individuals about the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, World Breastfeeding Week, breastfeeding resources and news, and information on latest breastfeeding research.

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
This online publication by the Baby Friendly Breastfeeding Initiative features some excellent information by world experts, and an amazing video of a newborn self-attaching to the breast, as well as plenty of articles on breastfeeding advocacy.

WABA
Founded in 1991, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in close liaison with UNICEF.

GOLD Lactation Online Conference
Since 2007, GOLD Lactation Online Conference has been dedicated to the continuing education needs of healthcare providers working in the science of lactation and the art of breastfeeding. The GOLD Lactation Online Conference is an affordable & convenient education resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLCs, Lactation Consultants, Nurses, Lactation Educators, Breastfeeding Counselors, Mother to Mother (Peer to Peer) Support Workers, Midwives, Physicians, Dietitians, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and anyone else working or studying within the maternal-child health industry.

Health-e-learning
This is an online educational resource for health professionals or those wishing to become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Many courses offer the continuing education credits required to sit the annual International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners certifying exam.