Resources

Below are several links to online resources. This can be handy when you are in a pinch or need some basic advice quickly. However, I encourage you to contact a professional, certified lactation consultant or counselor (first links in the list). Also, please let me know what organizations have helped you; I’d love to list them!

Professional help

Trained Volunteers

Additional Breastfeeding Organizations

  • Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) – Resources for breastfeeding in the black community
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
  • Baby-Friendly USA – Find a Baby Friendly Hospital to deliver your baby. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support breastfeeding in hospitals.

Mom-to-Mom groups and peer support

  • Breastfeeding USA  – Breastfeeding Counselors are volunteer moms who are trained to provide evidence-based information and support for breastfeeding moms. They also run local meetings, generally monthly
  • La Leche League – Connecticut chapter – Offers support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed through local group meetings, led by La Leche League Leaders.

Breastfeeding Problems/Trouble-Shooting

Other

  • A Better Balance – Connecticut laws on pregnancy, maternity leave and returning to work
    Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition – a State-wide coalition working to promote and support breastfeeding as the norm for infant and child feeding in Connecticut. Includes legal answers

Facebook support groups (closed groups that offer mom-to-mom support)

Local to Connecticut

National/International

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