Breastfeeding Awareness Month
No matter how you do it...
We recognize and honor everyone who does their best to give our babies what they need. Because what babies need are people who love them, care about them, and nurture them.
Articles + Resources + Support
Extinct human species likely breast fed for up to a year after birth, NIH-funded study suggests
NICHQ Insights: Cultural Sensitivity for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes
Speaking Out on "Breastfeeding" Terminology: Recommendations for Gender-Inclusive Language in Research and Reporting.
Transgender & Non-binary Parents, La Leche League International
VIDEO: Breastfeeding Recommendations for Women Impacted by Opioid Use Disorder and Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with Drs. Matthew Grossman and Lisa Cleveland.
Breastfeeding Recommendations for Women Who Receive Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 4. Lisa M. Cleveland
The Right to Mother’s Milk: A Call for Social Justice That Encourages Breastfeeding for Women Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Kelly S. McGlothen PhD, RN, IBCLC, Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, PNP-BC, IBCLC
Changing Woman Initiative - "We seek to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women's medicine through women's stories and life ways."
Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Course and Certification - CHEER Equity
Postpartum Toolkit - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Wriggling Around Law, Insurers Deny Coverage for Breastfeeding Help: Millions of families are being forced to pay out-of-pocket for professional lactation consultants and related services and supplies. Is that legal?
Breastfeeding State Laws by National Conference of State Legislatures
New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law by National Women's Law CenterFact Sheet: Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Understanding Health Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Supplies by National Women's Law Center
Your Guide to Breastfeeding - "This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed."
We'll be adding more all month.