Breastfeeding does not always come easy and having the right support can make all the difference in your success. I put together this list of outstanding free breastfeeding resources. If you need help or have questions about anything breastfeeding related feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find help at one of these resources.
La Leche League
An international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding.
La Leche League Resource page:
Find a La Leche Meeting near you:
Find a lactation consultant
Ask for an IBCLC from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
You can use this site to find an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).
Quickly find information on breastfeeding laws in each state in the U. S.
From La Leche League:
US and International breastfeeding information
If you are in Virginia (my home state)
Northern Virginia Lactaction Consultants:
Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force:
Informative and helpful breastfeeding support websites
Website of Dr Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman.
Evidence based breastfeeding support.
Attachment parenting and breastfeeding support.
Mother to mother support.
Pumping and working resource
Breastfeeding and Medication
Check the LactMed database.
There is more information about breastfeeding and medication in this article I wrote.
Please let me know if you have any other great breastfeeding resources that I have missed. I will continue to update this as I come across great resources. Thanks!