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A list of useful websites on breastfeeding promotion.
It includes a brief description where possible.
Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website (ABRW)
This website provides information and support for adoptive mothers interested in breastfeeding.
AnotherLook, a not for profit organisation dedicated to gathering information, raising critical questions and stimulating needed research about breastfeeding in the context of HIV/AIDS. Its internet chat list and website, <www.anotherlook.org>dialogue with researchers and those responsible for making recommendations about the feeding of infants born to mothers diagnosed as HIV positive and public presentations. It looks for scientific proof that infectious human immunodeficiency virus is transmitted from mother to baby through breastmilk and clear, published scientific evidence that formula feeding is preferable to breastfeeding for health outcomes of infants born to mothers diagnosed as HIV positive.
BreastEd Online Lactation Studies
Information about professional education courses in breastfeeding and human lactation. The site also offers articles on breastfeeding issues.
Information about the advantages of breastfeeding, breastfeeding and medications, yeast and thrush, use of breast pumps, email lists for mothers and professionals with additional links of interest to breastfeeding mothers.
Contains diverse breastfeeding information for mothers, health professionals and, healthcare providers, with mailing lists and news groups and organisations.
Breastfeeding Resources Website
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Information on programmes and services promoting and supporting breastfeeding within healthcare, work places and communities around U.S.A., and also about state legislation regarding breastfeeding and major policies influencing breastfeeding promotion in the U.S.
International Baby Food Action Network
Provides IBFAN press releases and publications on various aspects of breastfeeding, especially company violations of the International Code on Marketing of Breastfeeding Substitutes. It provides latest information on the activities of IBFAN working groups and the resource centre's collection of publications and archival materials. IBFAN has websites in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
The website provides information on ILCA, its programmes and activities. Further information is available in folders on ILCA affiliates, education, research, publications, career mart, bookstore, IBCLC Day and other Links. It also offers study modules, teaching strategies, how to select a lactation management course, etc. It includes announcements of conferences and other events, membership renewal, newsroom reports, and a Sydney Discussion Board for the Sydney 2003 ILCA Conference.
International Pediatric Chat (IPC)
A nonprofit organisation of pediatric professionals from 127 countries who use live Internet typing (chat) and voice chat to communicate with each other. IPC supports the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and does not accept funds from formula companies. Weekly chat topics include general pediatrics and breastfeeding.
Jane’s Breastfeeding and Childbirth Resources
Information about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding with discussion forums, over 150 links to breastfeeding resources and the Women’s Environmental Network Trust’s web pages on breastfeeding.
La Leche League International
The La Leche League website provides information about the organisation, its departments and its activities. Also on the site are lists local La Leche League Groups and contacts around the world, so that mothers can find mother-to-mother breastfeeding support meetings. The LLLI site also provides a large collection of breastfeeding and parenting articles and frequently asked questions pages. In addition, it features links to online chats (like an LLL meeting in cyberspace) sponsored by LLLI and a way for mothers to ask breastfeeding questions of accredited LLL Leaders via return email (called Breastfeeding Help Forms). Visitors to the LLLI site may also order products from LLLI's extensive collection of publications on breastfeeding and parenting issues.
Contains diverse breastfeeding information, offers solutions to breastfeeding problems and provides links to breastfeeding resources. Also has a message board and many email lists, including one for adoptive breastfeeding mothers
Email: LACTNET-request@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM (for formation)
A lactation information and discussion net list of over 2600 professionals interested in the field of lactation consulting and breastfeeding.
Mothering Discussion Boards
Parents can share their experiences in this website, hosted by Mothering magazine, and have discussions on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, family living, health and education.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Includes information on breastfeeding promotion and support within the healthcare system, workplace, family and community provides links to other resources.
An on-line database of full-text articles from over 1800 journals. For some journals, user registration, a subscription fee or some other type of fee may be required to access the full text of articles.
This website contains information about Wellstart International and its activities, upcoming events and provides an annotated list of publications.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
The WABA website serves as an online advocacy and outreach tool to update and exchange information about breastfeeding particularly on WABA's main initiatives with network partners such as World Breastfeeding Week and the Maternity Protection Campaign. Documents and articles containing actions and ideas to protect, promote and support breastfeeding can be found in the various sections of the website and in different languages. The website also encourages visitors to participate in WABA's programmes and keep up-dated in the developments within the breastfeeding movement.
WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitute
Provides the full text of the International Code.