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Helpful Links for BFAR Mothers



Breastfeeding Information

Kellymom.com

Phenomenal, comprehensive, absolutely accurate breastfeeding and parenting information owned and operated by a board-certified lactation consultant. A tremendous resource.

MOBI (Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues)

Founded by and for mothers who grieved their unsuccessful breastfeeding relationships, MOBI Motherhood Intl. is a non-profit organization committed to research, advocacy, education, and support for mothers with extraordinary circumstances that hinder or prevent the breastfeeding relationship. Its goal is to promote the support of mothers with extreme breastfeeding issues, with online support groups, education, and research. A comprehensive resource for low milk production.

La Leche League International Website

La Leche League was founded as a non-sectarian, non-profit organization to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs. The website contains a wealth of breastfeeding information and support. You can also find a leader near you.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia (ABA) is a large community based self-help group, recognized as a leading authority on breastfeeding management. They provide innovative counselling and support services to the community and health sector throughout Australia. There you will find a wealth of information for both breastfeeding women and for health professionals and others who are involved in supporting and promoting breastfeeding.

The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website

A supportive community of adoptive breastfeeding mothers where members share their experiences. BFAR mothers and adoptive breastfeeding mothers share many commonalities.

Pumping Moms Information Exchange

A support group of women who, for a number of reasons, use a breast pump to supply their children with mother's milk. Pump activity varies from occasional to full-time use. This group discusses pumping and related topics (ie: lactation problems, supply boosters).

Breastfeeding.com

A comprehensive website all about breastfeeding.

Health e-Learning

Health e-Learning delivers professional development education courses via the Internet. Many of the Health e-Learning courses are on breastfeeding, with courses such as BE07: Breastfeeding Management - 8 Days and Beyond, which discusses the management of low supply, and BE09: Other Factors Affecting the Breastfeeding Dyad, addressing breast surgery, useful for health professionals who want to update their knowledge on these subjects to assist their BFAR clients. Have a look at their website to see what other courses are available that you find interesting.

BreastHealthOnline

BreastHealthOnline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to help bring women better breast health care through knowledge and support. With a mixture of well written and easily understood read only material and the educated, compassionate support of their staff, BreastHealthOnline helps empower women on their breast health journey. Support and information can be found for the following breast surgeries: breast reconstruction, breast surgery revision, breast reduction, and breast augmentation. There are also sections devoted to mammography and early detection, navigating through the waters of insurance, support from registered nurses, health, recovery, and healing. To help strengthen the sense of community, BreastHealthOnline also offers the opportunity to relax and get to know each other in their central chat area, called Central Perkies. It's a comprehensive site that's devoted to supporting women around the world.

Dr. Jack Newman's Website

Jack Newman, MD , FRCPC is a pediatrician, a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984. He has been a consultant with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Dr. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Dr. Katherine A. Dettwyler

Dr. Dettwyler is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Nutrition at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa, which recounts tales of her fieldwork on child health in Mali. Dancing Skeletons was awarded the 1995 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is also the co-editor of Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives, which includes her own two chapters "Beauty and the Breast: The Cultural Context of Breastfeeding in the United States," and "A Time to Wean: The Hominid Blueprint for a Natural Age of Weaning in Modern Human Populations." She is the author of many other scholarly articles and is currently writing a book on research methodology in the study of infant/child feeding. She is a frequent speaker at universities, La Leche League conferences, and lactation consultant conferences.

Dr. Thomas Hale's Breastfeeding Pharmacology Website

Dr. Hale is an experienced clinical pharmacologist, having lectured for many years in all areas of pharmacology and therapeutics. He currently is considered a leading expert in the use of medications in breastfeeding women and travels world-wide lecturing on the topic of using medications in breastfeeding mothers. His two breastfeeding reference books, Medications and Mothers’ Milk and Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Mothers are used throughout the world by physicians, nurses, NICU's, obstetrical units, lactation consultants, and La Leche League Leaders.

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Evidence-based breastfeeding protocols that can be downloaded to give to physicians.

Fathers and Breastfeeding Project

Materials from the USDA’s completed Fathers and Breastfeeding Project through the WIC program.

Resources for Locating a Lactation Consultant

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) is the organization that certifies International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's). Their website has a registry of US IBCLC's, as well as International IBCLC's.

International Lactation Consultant Association

The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional organization of lactation consultants. They have a directory of lactation consultants.

Breastfeeding.com

Features a US directory of lactation consultants.

Breastfeeding Product Manufacturers and Retailers

Medela

Medela is a manufacturer of professional-quality breastfeeding products, committed to making your breastfeeding experience as easy and as comfortable as possible. They have compiled a wide variety of information that can help you and your baby get off to a healthy start with breastfeeding.

Hollister

Manufacturers of Ameda breastfeeding products.

Lact-Aid

Since 1971, mothers around the world have been breastfeeding with help from the Lact-Aid Nursing Trainer System.

Cap-M-Quick

The Cap-M-Quick company manufacturers a product that easily inserts herbs into capsules so that herbs can be purchased less expensively in bulk and made into capsules at home. They have excellent customer service.

How to Link to the BFAR Website

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