Services, Resources, Support
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is an organization of pediatricians committed to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit the breastfeeding initiatives website information for families.
- Human Milk Banking Association of North America
The HMBANA is a professional association of milk banks in the U.S. and Canada. The association provides information on milk banking and how to contact a milk bank to donate milk or to order donor human milk. Locate a milk bank.
- La Leche League International
The league aims to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of infants and mothers by providing mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Information is available in many languages.
- Office on Women’s Health (OWH)
OWH sponsors the National Breastfeeding Helpline. Call 800-994-9662 to speak with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers
This webpage by the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about national laws that require employers to provide a reasonable break time and location for an employee to express milk.
- Breastfeeding Laws
The National Conference of State Legislatures provides information on breastfeeding laws specific to each U.S. state, including employer requirements for each state for providing adequate time and a location for an employee to express milk.
- Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program 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 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
- Find a Lactation Consultant
The International Lactation Consultant Association helps women who are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed find a lactation consultant.
- International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
The Board certifies lactation consultants.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.l