Helpful Links for BFAR Mothers
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.
Leche League International Website
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.
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.
Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
community of adoptive breastfeeding mothers where members share
their experiences. BFAR mothers and adoptive breastfeeding mothers
share many commonalities.
Moms Information Exchange
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).
website all about breastfeeding.
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 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.
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.
Katherine A. Dettwyler
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
Thomas Hale's Breastfeeding Pharmacology Website
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.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
breastfeeding protocols that can be downloaded to give to physicians.
and Breastfeeding Project
from the USDAs completed Fathers and Breastfeeding Project through the WIC program. Resources
for Locating a Lactation Consultant
Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
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 and international IBCLCs.
Lactation Consultant Association
Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional organization
of lactation consultants. They have a directory
of lactation consultants.
Features a US
directory of lactation consultants.
Product Manufacturers and Retailers
1971, mothers around the world have been breastfeeding with help
from the Lact-Aid Nursing Trainer System.
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
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provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed
after breast reduction surgery, and is a resource for health care
providers for information about the feasibility and protocols
of breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery.
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