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Breastfeeding Resources– 2018


New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force

The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force whose membership is open to health care professionals who are interested in breastfeeding. Their website has information on the following areas:
breastfeeding workplace support and the breastfeeding friendly employer award,
breastfeeding friendly childcare award,
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and educational pasteurized donor milk
the New Hampshire breastfeeding report card from the CDC
and other information

New Hampshire WIC Nutrition Program

The New Hampshire WIC Nutrition Program supports breastfeeding for WIC recipients in the state. Breastfeeding information from New Hampshire WIC program and the CDC is available for download. Each WIC agency in New Hampshire has a Breastfeeding Coordinator and
Alternate Contact. Each WIC clinic has a peer counselor program to help support WIC mothers with breastfeeding. The peer counselors provide support to mothers via telephone and at clinic visits and can loan electric and manual breast pumps to mothers meeting breastfeeding criteria. To find the peer counselor coordinator in your area, use the link above.

LaLeche League of Maine and New Hampshire

LaLeche League is a group of women with a long history of peer support for breastfeeding mothers using group meetings. Their website lists LaLeche league group meetings in various parts of the state. They also have a conference every 1-2 years in the Maine/New Hampshire


ZIPMilk is a non-profit organization (based in Massachusetts) that provides information about breastfeeding support resources to health care professionals and mothers. It has sections on resources by location (including the state of New Hampshire and zip codes) and topics. You can find breastfeeding support for mothers in your area. If you would like to list your office or a breastfeeding support person in your office you can be added to the list.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is an organization for physicians in any specialty with an interest in breastfeeding. They have an annual meeting, and have produced evidenced based protocols for the care of the mother/baby breastfeeding couple. They have more than 20 protocols including the following:
Model Hospital Breastfeeding Policy,
Neonatal Hypoglycemia,
Human Milk Storage,
Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant and,
more than 15 other topics.
To access the protocols go to the link above, click on resources and protocols and then the English bubble.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Breastfeeding

The Section of Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics website is resource for pediatricians on breastfeeding. It includes the policy statements on Breastfeeding and Human Milk, Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatric Office and other related policies and clinical reports. It
also has the Breastfeeding Curriculum for Residency programs in Pediatrics and Family Medicine and a guide for coding for breastfeeding related visits (under resources at the link below).

To access the information on the Section of Breastfeeding use the following link initiatives/Breastfeeding/Pages/default.aspx
or from the AAP main page above, click on Health Initiatives, then Breastfeeding

Bella Breastfeeding

Bella Breastfeeding in an on-line free breastfeeding education course for physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advanced practice clinical nurses and other providers. It was developed by Bobbi Phillip MD and funded through the W.K.Kellogg Foundation to meets the requirements for 3 hours of physician education for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative physician training. If physicians want CME credit, there is a cost. It could also be used for resident training. It covers the following topic areas:
Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding,
Physiology of lactation,
How the provider’s specific field of practice impacts lactation, How to find safe medications for use during lactation, and
Who the provider can refer a mother to for help.
To access the course, use the link above. You then have register to access the course and search under Bella Breastfeeding.

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is part of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. They have information for to support breastfeeding in communities, child care settings, and handouts on many topics
including responsive infant feeding.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Section

This section of the CDC website has information about breastfeeding including breastfeeding statistics (national and state), guidelines for breastfeeding, resources, special situations including maternal infections such as influenza, Lyme disease and others, toxins, and other frequently asked questions. Some sections have patient education handouts.

Office of Women’s Health DHHS

The Office of Women’s Health has a section on breastfeeding including making the decision to breastfeed, learning to breastfeeding, breastfeeding challenges, pumping and storing breast milk, breastfeeding out of the home, and resources.


LactMed is the free National Library of Medicine searchable database on the use of medications while breastfeeding. Most breastfeeding specialists use this as one of their primary resources for answering questions about the use of maternal medications while breastfeeding. There is also a free LactMed app under the resources tab.

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)

The United Breastfeeding Committee is a multisectoral national breastfeeding committee comprised of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations to coordinate national breastfeeding
initiatives. The USBC’s mission is work collaboratively for policy and practices that support breastfeeding across the United States. They have a free weekly on-line newsletter which shares information to help support breastfeeding for mothers and infants.

Lawrence RA and Lawrence RM. Breastfeeding , A Guide for the Medical Profession 7 ed.
2011. ElSevier/Mosby. This is the classic breastfeeding textbook for physicians.

Shandler RJ, Krebs NF, and Mass SB. Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians 2 ed. 2014.
American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Hale TW and Rowe HE. Medications & Mothers’ Milk 2017. Springer Publisher Co.

Bunik M. Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice, 3 rd Edition. 2019. American Academy
of Pediatrics.

For Parents

Meek JY. New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding, 3 rd Edition. 2017. American Academy of

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides information both online and via downloadable materials:

Connect: New Hampshire-specific Suicide Prevention Resources and Links:

Suicide Prevention Checklists:
For Providers: 
For Parents/Families:

Circles of Supports - Friends and Family of Suicide Attempt Survivors: 

Zero Suicide Toolkit:

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

January 2013 DHHS Letter to the Nation Regarding Disclosure of Patient Information When Serious Danger Seems Imminent:

Suicide Prevention Hotline




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