La Leche League International
To find help in other areas visit La Leche League International’s website where you can search the world for Groups closest to you, find FAQs, read the forums, or find more about becoming a Leader. There’s an LLLI Facebook page.
La Leche League USA
An global magazine from La Leche League International full of inspiring stories, helpful information, news and reviews for expectant parents, human milk feeding parents, their families and supporters, at all stages of the parenting journey. Read for free online: Breastfeeding Today. Follow Breastfeeding Today on Facebook
This short list of texts is a great introduction to breastfeeding. Written for parents, they are invaluable tools to be referred to no matter how long you have nursed for.
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
- Sweet Sleep
- Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
- Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family
- The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk
Breastfeeding and Medications
“The vision of the InfantRisk Center is to create a new body of drug information concerning the safety of medications and their use during pregnancy and lactation. Additionally, the center will expand, enhance and disseminate knowledge regarding the use of medications and other environmental chemicals by pregnant and breastfeeding women worldwide.”
“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.”