Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding does not always come easily or naturally to mother and baby. Yet, most every woman who wants to breast feed can successfully breast feed if she has support, guidance and the right tools to do so.
La Leche League
La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
An LLLI classic, this definitive guide to breastfeeding reflects current research while maintaining its trademark style of mother-to-mother sharing. Filled with research along with personal stories from mothers, the seventh revised edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeedingincludes new explanations of how the breast makes milk, details about effective positioning and latch-on, suggestions for using herbs and medications to increase milk supply, and more. Updated information provides mothers with the tools needed to make informed decisions about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.
Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth:
The US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Support Breastfeeding
United States Breastfeeding Committee:
World Health Organization: Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative