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Breastfeeding resources

Find information for families and providers.

The Breastfeeding Initiative collaborates with other Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition programs to increase statewide breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity rates.

Helpful information

Resources for families

Resources for providers

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
    Provides scientific literature, statements and clinical protocols. International organization of physicians dedicated to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
  • Infant Risk Center
    Provides current evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • LactMed
    Provides a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
  • Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
    Provides useful materials, resources and guidance for professionals working with breastfeeding mothers and infants.
  • Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast
    Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast accepts donations of human milk to ensure that medically fragile babies receive it. They also offer safe, pasteurized donor milk to families in our communities who need to supplement breastfeeding in the first few week’s post-partum when available.
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in the Early Care and Education setting
    Includes tools and resources can help states, Early Care and Education (ECE) leaders, and public health practitioners promote good nutrition and physical activity in the ECE setting.

  • United States Breastfeeding Committee
    Provides professional training, work place support, and information on current legislation, policies and initiatives.

Contact   for Breastfeeding resources


Ellen Tolan RD, LDN, IBCLC State Breastfeeding Coordinator, Nutritionist Email Breastfeeding Initiative at ellen.tolan@state.ma.us


(617) 624-6179


Massachusetts WIC Program, Nutrition Division
250 Washington St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

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