Breastfeeding information

Where can I get more breastfeeding information?

There are many websites with information on breastfeeding, but their quality varies. They may also be marketing vehicles.

A) Breastfeeding resources

There are many online sources of breastfeeding information. While some are excellent resources, others are incomplete or not accurate. Many of them are marketing vehicles (Artieta-Pinedo 2017; Cheng 2020).

Here is a partial list of respected resources:

1) Educational

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Local, regional, or national public health agencies

2) Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
  • International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)
  • International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
  • The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC)

3) Global Issues

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

4) Breastfeeding Advocacy

  • International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)
  • World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

References

Artieta-Pinedo I, Paz-Pascual C, Grandes G, et al.; Ema Q Group. An evaluation of Spanish and English on-line information sources regarding pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Midwifery. 2017 Dec 9;58:19-26

Cheng H, Tutt A, Llewellyn C, et al. Content and Quality of Infant Feeding Smartphone Apps: Five-Year Update on a Systematic Search and Evaluation. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020;8(5):e17300. Published 2020 May 27