Here are good websites with evidence based information that I find useful for breastfeeding parents. 

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The Internet is a wonderful resource for breastfeeding information. However, you can also easily get lost in too much information and it can be hard to see the difference between a personal opinion/experience and well-researched information. Always check the credentials of the writer.

Quick Jump
Alcohol and Drugs during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Aversion and D-Mer
Breast and Nipple Surgery
Bottle feeding a breastfed baby
Cup feeding
DIY Tips and Tricks
Formula
Hand Expression and Pumping of Breastmilk
HIV and Breastfeeding
Induced Lactation Re-lactation and Breastfeeding Adopted Babies
Infant Sleep
Lactation Consultants
Low Milk Supply
Medications during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Positioning and Latch
Postnatal Depression
Premature Babies and Breastfeeding
Reliable evidence-based websites on breastfeeding
Religion and culture
Skin-to-Skin
Special Needs Babies and Breastfeeding/Human Milk Feeding
Twins and multiples
Weaning


Reliable evidence-based websites on breastfeeding


Best Start Resource Centre

The Best Start Resource Centre, Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre,  produces multi-media resources in multiple languages (including English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Cree, Hindi, Ojibway, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Urdu) on a broad range of topics related to preconception health, prenatal health, and early child development.
http://en.beststart.org/


Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support is an evidence-based website sharing helpful breastfeeding resources and promoting good breastfeeding practice. It is owned by a UK based International Board Certified Lactation Consultant—Philippa Pearson-Glaze.
http://breastfeeding.support

Get help from a local qualified IBCLC breastfeeding expert by searching the global directory.
http://breastfeeding.support/directory/


Global Health Media

Life-saving health care teaching videos for the developing world. Including videos on breastfeeding, latching, cup feeding, small baby care, hand expression and many more. Well worth a look!
https://globalhealthmedia.org/videos


International Breastfeeding Centre

Dr. Jack Newman is the founder and first paediatrician of the International Breastfeeding Centre. Offers Information sheets and videos in different languages.
http://ibconline.ca


KellyMom

Developed by an IBCLC, Kelly Bonyata, you will get evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting. An amazing resource for almost every breastfeeding question you may have with plenty of links for further in-depth reading.
http://www.kellymom.com


Lactation Education Resources

53 handouts for parents on various breastfeeding problems and techniques.
https://www.lactationtraining.com/resources/educational-materials/handouts-parents/handouts-lactation


La Leche League International (LLLI)

LLL helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and promotion. Breastfeeding and parenting questions, conveniently grouped by topic.
https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info

Breastfeeding Today is La Leche League’s modern online magazine for breastfeeding
parents.
http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org


La Leche League South Africa (LLLSA)

Our local LLL with breastfeeding questions, grouped by topic.
https://www.lllsa.org/faq-s


Nancy Mohrbacher

Innovative breastfeeding education and tools: Blog, Breastfeeding App, Podcasts, Infographics, Handouts, Videos and Professional Articles.
http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/resources


University of Stanford Newborn Nursery

Developed by Dr Jane Morton, well known for fantastic videos on topics like hands-on pumping, hand expression, breastfeeding in the first hour, latching and more. Always worth a visit, especially of you need a visual.
https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding.html


WIC Missouri

Information on breastfeeding is many languages (including Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese).
http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/publications.php


Alcohol and Drugs during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


DrugRehab.com

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). The site provides well-researched, fact-based resources.
Addiction and Pregnancy guide for mothers
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/pregnancy/


Breastfeeding Aversion and D-Mer


Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation

Resource website to post unpopular breastfeeding feelings and opinions and give them a popular voice. Many people in the field of infant feeding and mother care, including doctors and lactation consultants, do not know much about the psychology of breastfeeding, and there is little research into aversions that mothers experience. Others, including health care professionals, don’t believe you, and I just wanted to say that it doesn’t matter.
https://www.breastfeedingaversion.com


Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

D-mer is a condition affecting lactating women that is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or negative emotions, that occur just before milk release and continuing not more than a few minutes.
http://www.d-mer.org


Breast and Nipple Surgery


BFAR (Breastfeeding After Reduction)

This website provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family.
http://www.bfar.org


Cup feeding


Cup feeding

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/cup-feeding


Bottle feeding a breastfed baby


Breast and bottle feeding

Amy and Mindy use their expertise as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Speech Language Pathologist to help mothers and professionals explore how to minimize the risk of bottle introduction for their breastfed babies.
http://www.breastandbottlefeeding.com


DIY tips and tricks


Convert a Regular Bra into a Nursing Bra
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/braconvert.html
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Convert a Regular Bra into a Pumping Bra
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/pumping_braconvert.html
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Convert a tank top into a Nursing tank top
http://www.iwantasquarepiece.com/diy-nursing-tanks
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Converting a narrow based baby carrier for better support
http://www.fineandfairblog.com/2013/12/narrow-based-carrier-scarf-hack.html
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Hands free pumping using rubber bands
http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/hands-free-pumping/
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Hands free pumping using old bra straps – fantastic!
https://youtu.be/Pjb0GCUZIE4
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Homemade Nursing Pads
http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2012/02/easy-homemade-nursing-pads-tutorial.html
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Formula


UNICEF UK

This simple, concise guide provides formula-feeding parents with a quick overview on how to choose your infant formula.
https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/10/simple-formula-guide.pdf


United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Getting sick with Cronobacter does not happen often, but infections in young infants can be deadly. Cronobacter, formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii, is a group of germs that can be found naturally in the environment. The germs can also live in dry foods, such as powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. Learn what steps you can take to protect your baby from getting sick.
https://www.cdc.gov/features/cronobacter


First Steps Nutrition

First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.
http://www.firststepsnutrition.org/newpages/Infant_Milks/making_infant_milks_safely.html


World Health Organization (WHO)

Powdered infant formula (PIF) has been associated with serious illness and death in infants due to infections with Enterobacter sakazakii. During production, PIF can become contaminated with harmful bacteria, such as Enterobacter sakazakii and Salmonella enterica. This is because, using current manufacturing technology, it is not feasible to produce sterile PIF. During the preparation of PIF, inappropriate handling practices can exacerbate the problem.Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula.
http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/powdered-infant-formula/en/

Powdered Infant Formula Guidelines
http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/micro/pif_guidelines.pdf

One pager on safe preparation on powdered infant formula
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/545/poster-preparing-formula-in-care-settings.pdf


Hand expression and Pumping of breastmilk


Handout with pictures
https://www.lactationtraining.com/resources/educational-materials/handouts-parents?task=document.viewdoc&id=199

Maya Bolman Hand Expression Video

Stanford University Hand Expression Video
https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/hand-expressing-milk.html

Vibeke Støbakk Myren Hand Expression Video


HIV and breastfeeding


In person help for HIV and breastfeeding

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC
pamelamorrisonibclc@gmail.com


AnotherLook

AnotherLook is a non-profit organization dedicated to gathering information, raising critical questions, and stimulating needed research about breastfeeding in the context of HIV/AIDS.
http://www.anotherlook.org


World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

This pamphlet is written for women living with HIV who want to explore the possibility of breastfeeding their babies.
What women need to know about breastfeeding in the HIV context (2016)
http://waba.org.my/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/What-women-need-to-know-about-breastfeeding-in-the-HIV-context-30-Nov.pdf


Understanding International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: a comprehensive resource

This HIV Kit provides an overview of infant feeding in the context of HIV. The content is based on evidence available at the time of writing (late 2012).
www.hivbreastfeeding.org


Induced Lactation, Re-lactation and Breastfeeding Adopted Babies


Ask Lenore

Ask Lenore is an information resource for couples who are expanding their families via adoption, surrogacy, or traditional pregnancy as well as those who are experiencing infertility and/or recurrent miscarriage.Includes the Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation.
http://www.asklenore.info


Breastfeeding Without Birthing

Up-to-date and comprehensive collection of resources currently available anywhere for inducing lactation, relactation,  and ​latching the older ​baby.
http://www.breastfeedingwithoutbirthing.com


An Introduction to Breastfeeding without Birthing Video by Alyssa Schnell, IBCLC


Lactation Consultants


International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)

The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is the member association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families.
http://www.ilca.org

Find a Lactation Consultant
http://www.ilca.org/why-ibclc/falc


International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

IBLCE is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care. IBLCE establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet these standards.
https://iblce.org

Public Lactation Consultant IBCLC Registry
Look up if a person has the IBCLC credential.
https://iblce.org/public-registry


Low Milk Supply


Low Milk Supply

This website provides information and support to mothers who are experiencing low milk production.
http://www.lowmilksupply.org


Medications during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


Bumps – best use of medicines in pregnancy

bumps is provided by the UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS). UKTIS is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments.  UKTIS (previously the National Teratology Information Service, NTIS) has been providing scientific information to health care providers since 1983 on the effects that use of medicines, recreational drugs and chemicals during pregnancy may have on the unborn baby.
http://medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine–pregnancy/


E-lactancia

Check the compatibility of Breastfeeding with medical prescriptions, phytotherapy (plants), homeopathy and other alternative products, cosmetic and medical procedures, contaminants, maternal and infant diseases and more.
http://e-lactancia.org


Kellymom (with links)

How do I determine if a medication is safe for a breastfeeding mother?
https://kellymom.com/hot-topics/med-risks/


LactMed

The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.
https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm


Safe Fetus

SafeFetus.com is a site setup for pregnant mothers and their physicians and pharmacists in order to protect the baby, whether during pregnancy or during lactation, from any harmful unwanted effects of their medication (whether prescribed or over-the-counter).  It also provides information on maternal exposures, it being physical agents, infectious agents or diseases, and how they may effect the unborn child.
http://safefetus.com/search.php/index/data


Positioning and Latch


Biological Nurturing

Biological Nurturing, developed from observations of mothers who enjoy breastfeeding, describes the holding and cuddling that most mothers naturally want to do as soon as the baby is born. It is a newly developed approach to breastfeeding underpinned by a strong neurobehavioural theoretical framework.
www.biologicalnurturing.com

Video or Biological Nurturing
http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/video/bn3clip.html


Postnatal Depression PND


Get in-person help: Local Resources


Postpartum Progress

Postpartumprogress.com is the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness. It offers in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who have postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, bipolar, peripartum onset/postpartum bipolar, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis.
http://www.postpartumprogress.com


Royal College of Psychiatrics – Health Advice – Postpartum Depression

This leaflet is for anyone wants to know more about postnatal depression (PND for short). We hope it will be helpful to women who have, or think they might have postnatal depression, pregnant women who are worried about getting postnatal depression, partners, family and friends. The leaflet describes what it’s like to have postnatal depression, how to help yourself, how partners, families and friends can help, when to seek help from your GP or mental health services treatments, further sources of help and information.
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/postnataldepression.aspx


Uppity Science Chick – Evidence-based, With Attitude

A forum for sharing current and noteworthy research on the mind-body connection and how it relates to cardiovascular disease; diabetes; trauma and PTSD; depression in new mothers; and breastfeeding.
http://www.uppitysciencechick.com


Premature Babies and Breastfeeding


Baby Steps to Home

Many families feel overwhelmed by the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience. Baby Steps to Home was created to standardize the discharge pathway and parent teaching that happens during the baby’s stay in the NICU. It is designed to provide parents with information appropriate for their baby’s condition and progress toward discharge.
http://babystepstohome.com


Best Beginnings – Small Wonders

Supporting you when your baby is sick or premature. Video based information.
https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/small-wonders


California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Nutritional Support of the VLBW Infant.
https://www.cpqcc.org/qi-tool-kits/nutritional-support-vlbw-infant


Religion and Culture


Religious Fasting

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mothers-diet/fasting/

https://ramadanfastingandpregnancy.wordpress.com/breastfeeding/

http://www.amotherinisrael.com/rabbi-elgazi-on-breastfeeding-fasting-and-yom-kippur


Skin to Skin


Kangaroo Mother Care

Kangaroo Mother Care Promotions aims to promote the spread and implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) as the standard method of care for all newborn babies, both Premature and Full Term.
http://www.kangaroomothercare.com


Skin to Skin

Dr. Nils Bergman on the Social & Emotional Intelligence of Infants

Dr Nils Bergman on Skin-to-skin Contact

Continuous skin to skin care
https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/continuous-skin-to-skin-care


Infant Sleep


Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS)

The aim of ISIS is to provide online access to up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep, in forms which are accessible to parents and health professionals, supported by references to research relevant to families in the UK.
https://www.isisonline.org.uk


Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory

Professor James J. McKenna’s Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory studies how sleeping environments reflect and respond to family needs—in particular how they affect mothers, breastfeeding, and infants’ physiological and psychological well-being and development.
http://cosleeping.nd.edu


Sweet Sleep

SWEET SLEEP is the first and most complete book for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research—truly a helpful guide for families that may revolutionize our contemporary conversation about nights and naps.
http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/tearsheets


Uppity Science Chick – Evidence-based, With Attitude

Safe Sleep for You and Your Baby – A Guide for Breastfeeding Families.
http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/KKTtearsheet_FINALrevised.pdf


Special Needs Babies and Breastfeeding/Human Milk Feeding


American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Lots of information around feeding babies with cleft lip and palate using store bought special needs bottles and how to make your own by modifying a normal bottle.
Beware: Breastfeeding information is not very complete.
http://www.cleftline.org


Cleft Lip and Palate Breastfeeding

A collection of resources and information to help families provide breast milk for their cleft affected babies.
http://cleftlipandpalatebreastfeeding.com


Twins and Multiples


Mothering Multiples by Karen Gromada

Welcome to this site for parents of twins, triplets and other multiple-birth children! My goal is to provide reassurance and affirmation for the increased effort it takes to lovingly nurture twins, triplets or more while actively promoting breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting concepts.
http://www.karengromada.com


Breastfeeding Triplets

Here are some awesome tips from triplet mums Davina, Chenoa and Jess.
https://themilkmeg.com/breastfeeding-triplets-tips-video-montage-and-pictures/


Weaning


Emergency weaning for medical reasons

Sudden weaning in order to take a medication comes with risks and difficulties for mother and baby.
http://leadertoday-llli.org/sudden-weaning-for-medical-reasons/


Disclaimer

I provide this directory as a service to the public. However, these listings do not constitute a referral to, endorsement of, or warranty regarding any facility, services, or products provided by any facility or individual. I bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external site or for that of subsequent links.

This list does not constitute or replace medical advice. Please consult your personal physician for medical direction in the area in which you seek assistance.