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Breastfeeding Resources


This information is an excerpt from "The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver" by Claire Martin.


Mamatoto: A Celebration of Birth by Carroll Dunham and the Body Shop (Viking)

The Complete Book of Breastfeeding by Marvin S. Eiger and Sally Wendkos Olds (Workman)

Medications and Mother's Milk by Thomas W. Hale (Pharmasoft Medical Publishing)

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins (Harvard Common Press)

Breastfeeding Your Baby by Sheila Kitzinger (Knopf)

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by the La Leche League International (Plume)

Breastfeeding and the Working Mother by Diane Mason et al (St. Martin's Press)

The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher (La Leche League)

Dr. Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding by Marianne Neifert (Plume)

Breastfeeding Your Baby: A Practical Guide For the New Mother by the Nursing Mother Council of the Boston Association for Childbirth Education (Avery Publishing Group)

So THAT'S What They're For! by Janet Tamaro (Workman)

The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Needs Child by William Sears (La Leche League International)


"Breastfeeding Your Baby-A Mother's Guide: Positioning" #610V010 (English); 800-435-8316 Excellent Medela video includes a good demonstration of the football hold, and superior instructions for the classic breastfeeding positions, plus advice. May be available at larger La Leche League lending libraries.

"Guide to Successful Breastfeeding" with Jane Morton; VHS. Practical tips from a physician. May be available at La Leche League lending libraries.

"Breastfeeding: A Special Relationship" VHS in Spanish.

Toll-free Information and Breastfeeding Products

Ameda/Egnell (Hollister) breast shells, breast milk freezer bags: (800) 323-4060

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (for a local compounding pharmacist to provide advice about medications): (800) 927-4227

La Leche League: 800-LA LECHE (800) 525-3243

Medela, Inc. (baby scales, breast milk freezer bags, breast pumps, breast shells, lanolin, Supplemental Nursing System): (800) 435-8316

Mommy's Little Helpers: (800) 859-3559

The National Association of Postpartum Care Services: (800) 45-DOULA

Nurture Parenting Products (Yummy Mummy nursing clothing): (888) 301-2266


American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org - Information on breastfeeding, pediatric medicine and related issues.

Ask the Doctor/Maternal & Child Forum: http://www.medhelp.org - Nurses and doctors from Detroit's Henry Ford

System answer breast feeding and child care questions.

Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group: http://www.breastfeeding.org.sg/. Based in Singapore, with advice relevant for moms everywhere.

Breastfeeding advice: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/breastfeeding

Breastfeeding information, articles, parenting advice: http://www.compleatmother.com

Formula recall weekly advisory: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/hpnews.html

Herbal milk-boosters and other lactation aids: http://www.breastfeedinghelp.com

Human milk bank information: https://www.hmbana.org/ Information about milk banks in the United States.

La Leche League: www.lalecheleague.org - La Leche League's Web page.

Medical advice about breast inflammations/infections, etc.: www.obgyn.net

Newsgroups: alt.support.breastfeeding, and misc.kids.breastfeeding. (Search Usenet or DejaNews to locate.) Helpful, lively newsgroups with many links, practical advice and debate about relevant issues from moms and some lactation consultants who keep up with the newsgroup.

Nursing bra resources:

Motherwear - http://www.motherwear.com

Trevas - http://www.trevas.com


Tandem nursing (twins, triplets) alt.parenting.twins-tripletshttp://breastfeedingbasics.info/tandem-nursing

Special Needs

Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby by Debra Peterson

Breastfeeding the Infant with Special Needs by Donnal Dowling, et al. (March of Dimes Nursing Modules available online)

Breastfeeding the Premature Baby by Jack Newman, M.D.;http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:breastfeeding-the-premature-baby&catid=5:information&Itemid=17

Milk Banks

Human Milk Banking Association of North America, PO Box 370464, West Hartford, CT 06137-0464; (860) 232-8809; e-mail lahmbanatiac.net

Mothers' Milk Bank, Valley Medical Center, 751 South Bascom, San Jose, CA 95128; (408) 998-4550

Mother's Milk Bank, Women's Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, 601 E. 19th Ave., Denver, CO 80218; (303) 869-1888

Wilmington Mothers' Milk Bank, Medical Center of Delaware, PO Box 1665, Wilmington, DE 19579; (302) 733-2340

Community Human Milk Bank, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 784-6455

Human Milk Bank, Central Baptist Hospital, 1740 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40503; (606) 275-6502

Memorial Health Care Regional Milk Bank, 119 Belmont St., Worcester, MA 01605; (508) 793-6005

British Columbia Children's Hospital Milk Bank, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada; (604) 875-2345, ext. 7607

Triangle Lactation Center and Milk Bank, Wake Medical Center, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610; (919) 250-8599

Nursing Bras, Mail Order

Cameo Coutures, Dallas, TX: (214) 631-4860. Custom-made nursing bras.

Extra Emphasis, PO Box 1725, Tahoe City, CA 96145; (916) 581-0848 (information); or (800) 539-0030 (orders only). Specializes in hard-to-fit clients; special bras have large bands, large cups, and small bands, small cups.

Motherwear, PO Box 114, Northampton, MA 01061-0114; (413) 586-7532 or (800) 950-2500. Nursing bras to 48H, nursing shirts, etc., up to 3X, plus other baby and nursing products.

Breast Pump Manufacturers (Rental)

Ameda Egnell (distributed by Holister, Inc., in the US), 20000 Hollister Dr., Libertyville, IL 60048-3781; (800) 323-4060; http://www.hollister.com

Medela, Inc., P.O. Box 660, McHenry, IL 60050-0660; (800) 835-5968;http://www.medela.com

Support Organizations

Breastfeeding National Network, Medela, Inc. PO Box 660, McHenry, IL 60050-0660; (800) 835-5968

Cleft Line (referrals to local cleft palate/lip support groups), 1829 E. Franklin St., Suite 1022, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; (800) 242-5338

Doulas of North America, 1100 23rd Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112; (206) 324-5440

International Childbirth Education Association, PO Box 20048, Minneapolis, MN 55420-0028; (612) 854-8660

International Lactation Consultant Association, 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27607; (919) 787-5181

La Leche League,1400 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4048; 1-800-LA LECHE

Lamaze International, 1200 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2401; (800)368-4404

National Association of Postpartum Care Services (doula information); (800) 453-6852

National Down Syndrome Congress, 1605 Chantilly Dr., Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30324-2369; (800) 232-6372

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (and other multiples clubs), PO Box 23188, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1188; (800) 243-2276

Nursing Mothers Council National Office, PO Box 50063, Palo Alto, CA 94303; (650) 599-3669

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Contact your local or state health department for the nearest clinic serving eligible clients

The Tandem Nursing Support Association, c/o Nurturing Magazine, #373, 918 16th Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M OK3

About the Author

Claire Martin is a parenting writer at the Denver Post. Her writing has won national and regional awards, and has appeared in publications such as the St. Petersburg Times, Good Housekeeping, and Sunset magazine. She lives in Denver with her husband and two daughters, both of whom were breastfed.

From THE NURSING MOTHER'S PROBLEM SOLVER by Claire Martin. Copyright © 2000 by Claire Martin. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.