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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
    Accepts human milk donations and provides pasteurized donor human milk to babies in compromised health within New England.
  • United States Breastfeeding Committee
    Provides professional training, work place support, and information on current legislation, policies and initiatives.