BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES FOR
GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and New York Breastfeeding Partners have compiled resources, including handouts, flyers, and videos, on how grandparents and other family members can support breastfeeding moms.
LactMed is a free online database with information on drugs and lactation. It is one of the newest additions to the National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET system, a web-based collection of resources covering toxicology, chemical safety, and environmental health.
NATIONAL GUIDELINE CLEARINGHOUSE
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is a database of clinical protocols released by organizations including, but not limited to, The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. The NGC’S mission is “to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.”
U.S. INSTITUTE FOR KANGAROO CARE®
The U.S. Institute for Kangaroo Care (USIKC) is the premier resource for Kangaroo and Mother Care, in addition to Skin-to-Skin Contact. USIKC provides access to experts in Kangaroo Care, literature citations, books and articles, sample hospital policies and protocols, position statements, educational courses, certification as a specialist in Kangaroo Care, consultations, implementation tool kits, patient/ health professional educational materials, and much more. Also, be sure to check out the Institute’s skin-to-skin checklist!
ZipMilk is a site that provides listings for breastfeeding resources sorted by ZIP Code. It is designed for use by consumers interested in help or support for breastfeeding, as well as by providers who want to give their clients access to such resources. The data provided by ZipMilk is collected and maintained by state breastfeeding coalitions and other organizations, which are responsible for the state-specific listings on the site.
HMBANA advances the field of non-profit milk banking through member accreditation, development of evidence-based best practices, and advocacy of breastfeeding and human lactation to ensure an ethically sourced and equitably distributed supply of donor human milk.