Sources for breastfeeding information:

  • Access the North Carolina Breastfeeding Blueprint for Action, learn about the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Program, and learn how businesses can become breastfeeding-friendly at the North Carolina Nutrition Services Branch: www.nutritionnc.com/breastfeeding/index.htm
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services provides a wide array of breastfeeding information for families in English and Spanish: www.womenshealth.gov/Breastfeeding    1-800-994-9662, TDD 1-888-220-5446
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Blueprint for Action outlines the benefits of breastfeeding, U.S. breastfeeding trends, and provides suggestions for support:
    www.womenshealth.gov/archive/breastfeeding/programs/blueprints/bluprntbk2.pdf
  • The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee is a collaborative partnership of organizations whose mission is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in the U.S: www.usbreastfeeding.org
  • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers information about legislation, the WIC Program and breastfeeding support programs:
    www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Breastfeeding/mainpage.HTM
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics has information about breastfeeding for families in the United States: www2.aap.org/breastfeeding
  • Read the position paper of the American Academy of Family Physicians on breastfeeding at:
    http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-support.html
  • The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation:
    www.bfmed.org
  • World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right: www.waba.org.my/
  • World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system:  www.who.int/topics/breastfeeding/en/

Sources for breastfeeding support:

  • Nursing Mothers of Raleigh – a Wake County support group with meetings and information of all kinds for breastfeeding mothers and families: www.nursingmothersofraleigh.org    919-847-4903
  • La Leche League – a local and national organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed: www.laleche.org     1-877-452-5324
  • Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance - the Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance (TBA) is a group of healthcare professionals working to increase networking and education for those who provide care to Triangle breastfeeding families: www.nctba.org.  For a list of resources in Wake County, visit:  www.nctba.org/resources/triangle-resources/triangle-area
  • ZipMilk NC is a community service of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, providing listings for breastfeeding resources based on ZIP code:  zipmilk.org
  • KellyMom.com strives to provide support and evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting:  www.kellymom.com