Local Breastfeeding Support and Help
- The Gift: The Gift is a quality improvement and certification program for Louisiana birthing facilities that is based on the best practice model to increase breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. Is your birthing center certified?
- GNOBAC: The Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition is an organization of persons with breastfeeding interest aimed at increasing awareness of the benefits of and support for breastfeeding in the New Orleans Area.
- Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition (LBC): The LBC is a member organization with the aim of making breastfeeding the norm in Louisiana. The LBC's website links mothers, families and all sectors of the community to breastfeeding information and resources.
- Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Support: La Leche League of Jefferson: La Leche League holds meetings for moms to discuss all things about breastfeeding with other moms. Anyone is invited to a meeting!
- Partners for Healthy Babies: A list of Louisiana and New Orleans specific resources for breastfeeding mothers.
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC): WIC provides certain additional foods for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to 5 years of age.
- ZipMilk.org: Enter your zip code for a list of all breastfeeding help in your area! Listings include lactation consultants, community breastfeeding educators and counselors, support groups, and WIC coordinators/clinics.
- ZukaBaby: A natural parenting boutique located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ZukaBaby specializes in breastfeeding accessories, cloth diapers, baby slings, and natural toys.
Hospital Breastfeeding Centers/Lactation Consultants
- East Jefferson General Hospital: (504) 454-4323
- Ochsner Medical Center Kenner: (504) 464-8345
- Ochsner Medical Center Main Campus (504) 843-5210
- Ochsner Medical Center West Bank: (504) 391-5195
- Touro Infirmary: (504) 897-8260
- Tulane-Lakeside Hospital: (504) 780-4365
- West Jefferson Medical Center: (504) 349-6004
- theBump.com: All you ever wanted to know about breastfeeding on one site.
- Kellymom.com: Breastfeeding and Motherhood support and evidence-based information from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
- BestforBabes.org: A fantastic website committed to improving the "booby traps" - the barriers to breastfeeding.
- LowMilkSupply.org: Information and Support for breastfeeding mothers.
- InfantRisk.org: This website has great information about what breastfeeding helps to prevent in regards to health issues.
- WomensHealth.gov: The federal government's source for women's health information, specifically about breastfeeding.
- USBreastfeeding.org: The United States Breastfeeding Committee's website.
- DrugWatch.com: High-Risk Drug during pregnancy
Breastfeeding in the Workplace
- 20 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding: from AskDrSears.com
- BreastmilkCounts.com: Great website for breastfeeding, working mothers!
- Lactation Support Programs: from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthier Workplace Initiative.
- Snugabell.com: A website for hands-free pumping bras.
- The Back-to-Work Guide for New Moms: from theBump.com.
- Department of Labor's Fact Sheet: Don't understand the new law? Curious as to how the new law affects you as a breastfeeding and working mom? The DOL explains the law quickly and effectively.
- Department of Labor's Nursing Mothers Website: Information on required break time for nursing mothers.
- The New Law and Breastfeeding: USBC lists resources for employees and employers to help with compliance with the new law.
- What You Need to Know About the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law: The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) has published a new resource to help breastfeeding employees understand their rights in the workplace. This guide combines information from all federal sources addressing the law into a user-friendly online guide. This resource was developed in response to real questions from families and employers from across the nation, integrating feedback from target audience reviewers to ensure the content is comprehensive and accessible.
- Protecciones de la FLSA para la Extracción de Leche Materna en el Trabajo: Descubre las protecciones que ofrece la Ley de Normas Razonables de Trabajo (FLSA, por sus siglas en inglés) para las empleadas que necesitan extraer leche materna en el entorno laboral. Esta información es esencial para garantizar un ambiente laboral inclusivo y respetuoso con las necesidades de las madres lactantes. Aprende más sobre tus derechos y cómo la FLSA respalda el proceso de extracción de leche materna en el trabajo.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics: See the AAP's policy on breastfeeding.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding: See what the CDC has to say about breastfeeding in the U.S. and breastfeeding rates by states.
- Co-Sleeping and Breastfeeding: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's recommendations on co-sleeping and breastfeeding.
- Breastfeeding: Keep it Simple: Amy Spangler writes a clear, short and easy to understand book addressing parents' most common questions.
- The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Written by two Lactation Consultants, this book discusses common concerns about low milk supply and how to increase your supply.
- Medications and Mother's Milk: This book, by Dr. Thomas Hale, is considered the most up-to-date and comprehensive book about medications and breastmilk.
- The Milk Memos: This book started with a journal in a lactation room in IBM and chronicles real moms learning how to go back to work while continuing to breastfeed.
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: The La Leche League's complete guide about all things breastfeeding.
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