“If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market. The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically. Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence.” ~Gabrielle Palmer
Put to beautiful Music and breastfeeding art by Jamie
La Leche League International
Website ran by Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC provides breastfeeding and parenting information. A truly fantastic site!
Excellent slide show presentation by Linda Palmer, author of Baby Matters on the benefits breastfeeding continues to afford in relation to solid uptake.
From the US Food and Drug Administration information on breast pumps.
From Childrens’ Hospital Boston, information on breastfeeding
Locate a Lactation Consultant
From Mother-2-Mother: A compilation of bad advice given to women concerning breastfeeding.
Online breastfeeding assistance by with Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE
“The mission of Breastfeeding America is to provide positive breastfeeding information, and to create awareness about breastfeeding for mothers, families, communities and beyond.”
Essay by Judithe A. Thompson titled A biocultural approach to breastfeeding. An excerpt reads “A biocultural approach provides a powerful argument for why we nurse our babies, why our babies behave the way they do, and why mothers, babies, and fathers respond in certain ways to one another.”
Listing of articles on breastfeeding from the Natural Child Project.
Helpful tips on breast care