Breastfeeding

Local

Coming soon: Lactation Consultant Directory

Birth Roots – The Birth Roots model is non-clinical, community based education and support throughout pregnancy and the first year of parenting.

La Leche League, Maine – The Maine division of the international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Lactation Consultant’s Directory, Maine – A listing of lactation consultants in the state of Maine.

Maine Lactation Consultant Association – An affiliate of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), bringing the most current evidenced based Lactation information to Maine.

Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition – Dedicated to serving Maine by providing to meet the national objectives for breastfeeding initiation and duration as outlined by Healthy People 2020.

Maine Breastfeeding Law – Review Maine law surrounding breastfeeding in the workplace.

WIC Maine – Maine WIC is committed to promoting breastfeeding, protecting a woman’s right to breastfeed her child, and ensuring the availability of quality health care for breastfeeding mothers.

National & International

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine – A worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.

Center for Disease Control – CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States.

Human Milk Banking Association of America – A non-profit association of donor human milk banks established in 1985 to set standards for and to facilitate establishment and operation of milk banks in North America.

Innocenti Declaration – For the protection, support and promotion of breastfeeding.

International Lacatation Consultant Association – The professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families.

www.kellymom.com- Keeping women informed about breastfeeding and parenting.

La Leche League International – An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy – The National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA) was formed to fill the existing gaps in breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support.

State Breastfeeding Laws – A breakdown of breastfeeding laws in the 50 U.S. states.

UNICEF – UNICEF’s strategy for infant and young child feeding is based upon the Innocenti Declaration for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.

United States Breastfeeding Committee – An independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998* in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990.

Wellstart International – Celebrating over 25 years of Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding through Health Professional Education

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) – “Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work” is the name of the WIC breastfeeding promotion campaign, which is national in scope.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action – A global network of individuals
& organizations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.

World Health OrganizationThe United Nations public health arm, which monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe.