More Breastfeeding Help
This is the 2nd half of our list of selected web pages related to information on breastfeeding. To see our first page of breastfeeding links, click the Breastfeeding Help button to the left or simply click: Page 1.
MOBI Motherhood International MOBI stands for Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues. It was founded by and for mothers who grieved their unsuccessful breastfeeding relationships. They were surprised and comforted to find other mothers had similar experiences. Their mutual support enabled some mothers to find solutions or closure.
Breastfeeding: Preventative Management Guidelines - Stanford School of Medicine’s breastfeeding guidelines intended to support those who are exclusively breastfeeding but are at higher risk of breastfeeding failure.
Breastfeeding Pharmacology Forum Thousands of questions asked by Healthcare Professionals relating to medications in breastfeeding mothers. Answered by Thomas Hale, R.Ph., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University’s School of Medicine.
(BreastFeeding After Reduction)
Within this site, you'll find information about the effects of each type of breast and nipple surgery on breastfeeding, how the surgeries are performed, and stories from women who have breastfed after the surgeries.
is an outgrowth of BFAR and serves as a resource for information about assessing
and increasing milk production and supplementing in ways that are supportive of
Note from Sylvia: This is a wonderful web site that gives information on “tongue tie” and practitioners in your area who will release a tongue tie.
- Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex is a newly recognized condition causing a brief
surge of dysphoria, or negative emotions, that peak before the milk ejection
reflex, or letdown, in a lactating woman and then dissipates quickly after the
Watch their video entitled “Shining Light on Dysphoric MER in Breastfeeding Women”
Tongue Tie Solutions - Sylvia’s special page of links related to solving breastfeeding issues resulting from ankyloglossia, a birth defect more commonly known as “tongue tie.”
Decent Exposures - Looking for a comfortable nursing bra? Just choose your bra, then call to get their help in determining the size of bra that will work best for you.
International Breastfeeding Symbol Store - This online store specializes in products displaying the International Breastfeeding Symbol shown at left. To aid in the promotion of breastfeeding in public we recommend their window clings for use in your business or home window to proudly (and wordlessly, because this symbol transcends language) declare your support for breastfeeding mothers or to designate breastfeeding-friendly areas. They offer FREE First-Class Shipping and with every order they'll send you a FREE International Breastfeeding Symbol bumper sticker!
Making the Most of Your Breast Pump - Ameda’s fantastic collection of information for moms who need to pump. See especially the tips on choosing a correctly-fitted breastshield in the article: “Why does good flange fit matter and how can I get it?” by Nancy Mohrbacher, co-author of Breastfeeding Made Simple and The Breastfeeding Answer Book.
Ideas from Margaret Wills for Making Pumping Easier - How to pump hands-free and other tips from Margaret Wills, IBCLC, a highly respected certified lactation consultant from Silver Spring, Md.
New regulations on airline passengers carrying breastmilk Effective August 4, 2007, mothers flying with, and now without, their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint.
Lactation and the Law - A very informative article by Jake Aryeh Marcus, published in the July/August 2007 issue of Mothering Magazine.
Learn more about California's Lactation Accommodation Law at these sites:
Resources on the "California Lactation Accommodation Law"
from Breastfeeding Works and the Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles.
Includes the brochure: “Women, Work and Breastfeeding: Everybody Benefits!”
Implementing the California Lactation Law - Handouts promoting the California Law on Work and Breastfeeding, compiled by the San Francisco Dept of Public Health
Breastfeeding Resources from the WIC Supplemental Nutrition Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Offers much information including printable educational handouts in English and Spanish. See also the CDPH Support of Breastfeeding Employees website.
Company Cited for not Providing Mom with Work Accomodations to
Pump her Milk
This is a press release by the California Department of Industrial Relations dated June 20, 2008. The citation is the first of its kind since the lactation law took effect in 2002. The infraction was reported to California’s Labor Commissioner, Angela Bradstreet, who is the chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Babies in the Workplace - In dozens of companies across the country, babies can come to work with their parents every day for the first several months of their lives. These babies-at-work programs offer extensive benefits for families, businesses, and society.
A Special Gift: Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby - A very helpful and well-researched article by Julie Bouchet Horwitz, published in the January/February 2001 issue of Mothering Magazine.
NYC hospital policy may result in more women breastfeeding their babies.
Palo Alto Man Fights Cancer using Human Breast Milk
The Mother's Milk Bank in San Jose has given prescribed milk to 60 cancer patients since 2000 with positive results. (KTVU, San Francisco - Nov. 16, 2007)
Long Journey for Mother's Milk
(San Angelo Standard-Times - Jan. 9,
Every two weeks toddler Silas Bohl gets special deliveries of about 4 gallons' worth of breast milk from his mom who is an Air Force captain and active-duty doctor deployed in Afghanistan halfway across the globe.
Breast Milk Contains Stem Cells
(ScienceAlert - Feb. 11, 2008)
Dr. Mark Cregan is excited about the promise that his scientific discovery (that breast milk contains stem cells) could be the start of many more exciting revelations about the potency of breast milk.
Breast-fed Children Found Smarter
(Reuters - May 5, 2008)
A new study provides some of the best evidence to date that breast-feeding can make children smarter. Children whose mothers breast-fed them longer and did not mix in baby formula scored higher on intelligence tests.
Milk of Human Kindness
(The Straits Times, Singapore - May 19, 2008)
A Chinese policewoman is contributing to China's massive earthquake relief effort in a very personal way - by breast-feeding eight babies. More here. View Video.
Baby Formula DHA Linked with Diarrhea, Dehydration, Seizures
- A common ingredient in infant formula was found to be linked to diarrhea,
severe dehydration and seizures in babies, according to complaints submitted to
Posted May 21, 2008 on the blog of the empirical research foundation, Peaceful Parenting.
My Favorite Breastfeeding Ad - A TV spot from Scotland clearly sending the message that nursing in public is not a big deal.
Government Ads Advocate Breastfeeding
(NBC - June 14, 2008)
Lisa Daniels reports on a new government advertising campaign saying that breastfeeding is not only natural, but that not breastfeeding could actually harm your baby. The televised ads refer new moms to the website: www.4woman.gov sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Twenty Breastfeeding Mothers...One Breastfeeding Baby (named Moses) - A heartwarming post about a group of Michigan moms who volunteered to feed a baby boy named Moses whose mom died shortly after birth. Based on the following news story : Women Step Up to Help Breastfeed Motherless Infant (Mining Journal, Michigan - March 19, 2009)
The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh
- The 8 minute online video tape of WQED-TV's
OnQ Magazine showing what they learned when they visited The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this
natural -- and healthy -- activity called breastfeeding.
LA Restaurant Fined $46,645 for Firing Breastfeeding Mom - Phyllis Cheng, Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), said that “It is unconscionable that a working mother should be penalized for needing to feed her newborn baby, and the law ensures that her rights are protected." For more details, see the San Francisco Chronicle (Aug. 24, 2009).
Breast Milk or Formula? Scientists Investigate the Debate
- Researchers discover that breast milk and formula activate a different set of
genes in the intestines of infants. Journal of BioTechniques, 05/25/2010,
article by Natalie Goode.
Also reported on the cover of the Summer 2010 issue of the Tiny Tots Gazette.
A fun celebrity endorsement for
- This PSA commercial (made by
for National Breastfeeding Month) features
Constance Marie and
Ana Gasteyer, along with several non-celebrity
moms, all doing their part to spread the word that breastfeeding doesn't suck!
For more video endorsements, go to their breastfeeding.com video page.
WHO Says Mothers Milk is Best for Babies
- The World Health Organization (WHO) describes breast milk as the ideal food
for newborns and infants. It says breast milk is safe, gives babies the
nutrients they need for health development and contains antibodies that help
protect infants from common childhood illnesses.
Voice of America article by Lisa Schlein (Aug. 1, 2010).
Breast Milk Sugars Give Infants a Protective Coat
- A large part of human milk coats the lining of a breast-fed infant’s
intestine, protecting it from noxious bacteria.
New York Times article by Nicholas Wade (Aug. 2, 2010).
Prescription Milk: The Documentary
- A short film by Kevin Douglas West & Jarred King.
Every baby deserves human milk and every grieving parent deserves to heal. Stricken by the loss of her pre-term baby girl, Kelley finds a way to heal by becoming a breast milk donor for other sick infants in the NICU. She discovers a world of giving volunteers, academics, practitioners, and one special little boy. This documentary chronicles the altruistic milk donations made by mothers as well as the service and science of milk banking. (Aug. 2010)
Which Infant Formulas Contain Hidden Toxic Chemicals? - Are you trying to decide whether to breastfeed or give your baby formula? Take a look at this study about formula and toxic chemicals. Posted by Dr. Mercola at Foodconsumer.org (Aug. 5, 2010).
WIC Becomes The “Go-To Source” For Breastfeeding - WIC has received criticisms in the past for its support of infant formula, but is making great strides in its promotion of breastfeeding. Article by Wyatt Myers posted on BabyGooroo.com (Aug. 12, 2010).
Mother Who Lost Her Baby Donates Breastmilk to Another NICU
- Kansas City Star article by Alan Bavley, posted Aug. 25, 2010 on the blog of
the empirical research foundation,
Note from Sylvia: Breastmilk is best for babies, especially for the preemie. San Jose has a milk bank should any of the local nursing moms want to donate. 408.998.4550.
Moms Who Don't Breastfeed More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes - More facts about human milk that the formula folks don't want moms to know. NYDailyNews.com article by Lindsay Goldwert (Aug. 27, 2010).
The Breast pump is now a tax deductible medical expense! For more details, see the News Release from Senator Jeff Merkley dated Feb. 10, 2011.
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