General Information about Breastfeeding
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.
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.
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.
National Breastfeeding Helpline
The helpline is sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health.
- Call 800-994-9662 to speak with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures and promote policy innovation and communication. The organization maintains information on specific state laws about breastfeeding, including breastfeeding in public and employer requirements.
U.S. Department of Labor: 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.
National Conference of State Legislatures: Breastfeeding Laws
This webpage 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.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
Provides information about breastfeeding and the USDA’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, which 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.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.