Breastfeeding

aba-logo_0Australian Breastfeeding Association is breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies. ABA supports and encourages women who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies, and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes, retail shops and numerous print and digital resources. ABA

 

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The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative  is a worldwide program of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, launched in 1991 following the adoption of the Innocenti Declaration on breastfeeding promotion in 1990.[3] The initiative is a global effort for improving the role of maternity services to enable mothers to breastfeed babies for the best start in life. It aims at improving the care of pregnant women, mothers and newborns at health facilities that provide maternity services for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, in accordance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. BFHI

 

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La Leche League’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. La Leche League

 

 

images-2Helping Hands is a breast milk bank that accepts donations of human breast milk from qualified lactating mothers.  This program provides communities with two major benefits.  The first benefit of this program supplies nutritional products derived from human breast milk for premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The second benefit of this program is supplied by Prolacta Bioscience, the lab which screens and processes all of the milk donations.  For every ounce of qualified milk collected, Prolacta will donate a 1$ to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of breast cancer research. Helping Hands

 


images-3Human  Milk Banking Association of North America
 is a professional association for supporters of non-profit donor human milk banking founded in 1985. HMBANA promotes the health of babies and mothers through the provision of safe pasteurized donor milk and support of breastfeeding. HMBANA

 

images-2International Breast Milk Project in partnership with Prolacta, collects donated human breast milk to be sent to Africa.  The pasteurized breast milk is shipped in special containers and is used in multiple ways.  Unlike the breast milk projects in the US, this breast milk project uses the nutritional benefits of breast milk to all babies.  The milk is distributed to infants and babies: with HIV/AIDS and other diseases, which are malnourished, whose mothers are unable to breast feed, who have been abandoned or orphaned, and those suffering from poverty.  Twenty five percent of all donations are sent to Africa, while the remaining 75% are sent to NICUs.  International Breast Milk Project

 

10774_10151534703237697_166363145_nInternational Lactation Consultant Association is a professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. Their vision is that the IBCLC is the globally recognized professional authority in lactation. Their mission is to advance the IBCLC profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research. IBCLC

 

 

images-2Kellymom Breastfeeding & Parenting is a resource directory that provides a comprehensive list of resources and useful information for parents who are breastfeeding and nursing. Kellymom

 

 

 

images-1Milk for Wishes is a milk bank accepting human breast milk from qualified lactating mothers for the purpose of providing two special benefits.  The first major benefit is supplying nutritional products derived from human breast milk for premature babies the NICU.  The second benefit is a donation of 1$ for every ounce of qualified milk collected to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; which grants wishes for children aged 2 ½ to 18 with life-threatening illnesses.  The donation is made by Prolacta Bioscience, the lab which screens and processes all of the milk donations. Milk for Wishes

 

imgresMom’s Breastaurant is a US 501(c)3 charitable organization devoted to promoting breastfeeding, particularly at public events and festivals. In March of 2008 the IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit status for Mom’s Breastaurant. In 2009, Mom’s Breastaurant opened a second chapter in Northern California. In 2011 another five new chapters were added to the organization, in northern Washington, northern Colorado, South Dakota, South Carolina, and upstate New York. To date, Mom’s Breastaurant has provided infant care stations at more than 60 events in 8 states. With the addition of the latest chapters, those numbers are anticipated to climb rapidly. Mom’s Breastaurant

 

imgres-1Online  Breastfeeding Cafe aims to bring together the best resources to help parents make informed choices by presenting the most up-to-date, relevant information on breastfeeding and related early parenting topics in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of a ‘virtual café’. They offer quality information and support for parents and parents-to-be in their breastfeeding journey. The OBC tackles those breastfeeding and related issues which other sites only touch on. They provide in-depth articles as well as practical tips like how to store breast milk, breastfeeding & alcohol, newborn breastfeeding, infant weaning, where to find a nursing bra, and using a breast pump. Online Breastfeeding Cafe

 

 imgresNational Breastfeeding Helpline offers tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed and is sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health , US Department of Health and Human Services.  Promotes that the experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons: the joyful bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. National Breastfeeding Helpline

 

 

imagesSouth Coast Milk Bank has served as an advocate for breast feeding mothers for the past 10 years.  In continuing their goals of expanding the importance of breast milk, they also serve as a bank for donations of human breast milk.  All milk collected is processed into milk-based products and sent to NICU providing nutritional products for premature babies. South Coast Milk Bank

 


images-1United States Lactation Consultant Association
 is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. USLCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding; you can join at anytime and do NOT need to be an IBCLC to be a member. Their mission is to advance the IBCLC with in the United States through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research. USLCA

 

imgresUnited States Breastfeeding Committee is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998* in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, of which the United States Agency for International Development was a co-sponsor. Among other recommendations, the Innocenti Declaration calls on every nation to establish a multi-sectoral national breastfeeding committee comprised of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations to coordinate national breastfeeding initiatives. USBC is now a coalition of more than 40 organizations that support its mission to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. USBC

 

imgresWorld Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is a global network of individuals & organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. WABA

 

who-logo-enWorld Health Organization is responsible for directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO stresses that breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. WHO

 

imagesWomen, Infants, Children is an agency run by the New York State Department of Health.  It is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  WIC offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five.  WIC works to improve the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children.  Participants in the WIC program have longer, healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.  WIC