Useful links

[English] Breastfeeding-friendly birthing
Experiences in pregnancy and childbirth can greatly impact on awoman’s decision to breastfeed, and hospital practices can affectthe initiation and duration of breastfeeding.

[English] International Cesarean Awareness Network
The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc (ICAN) was formed over 25 years ago in order to support women in their journey towards understanding the risks of cesarean section and with the purpose of helping them have healthy births and healthy lives after undergoing the surgery that changed them. 

[English] Duration of Lactation and Risk Factors for Maternal Cardiovascular Diseas
By Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS, Roberta M. Ray, MS, Alison M. Stuebe, MD, MSc, Matthew A. Allison, MD, MPH, Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc, and Jane A. Cauley, DrPH. May 2009 

[English] Breastfeeding: a vital emergency response. Are you ready?
Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan 31 July 2009

IBFAN was founded in 1979.  It is a network of 273 groups in 168 countries.  Member groups include consumer organisations, health workers associations, parents' groups and diversity of organizations in the social justice movement. It has also individual members.

Serena Canada
SERENA is a national organization that specializes in the teaching of the Sympto-Thermal method of natural family planning. Serena’s services are available in most provinces across Canada. Volunteer couples are trained locally, and then accredited by Serena Canada. Where there are no teacher couples available, our services can be obtained by distance education. Our national team consists of medical advisors and program managers. The dedication of our volunteers and professionals assures high quality services. Seréna also provides classes specifically to help women understand how soon fertility returns after giving birth and when they are nursing. 

Baby Milk Action
Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant and young child feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.

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Infant Feeding Action Coalition




La Leche League Canada





BreastFeeding Online
Breastfeeding is an important women's issue, human rights issue, health issue and feminist issue. Breastfeeding empowers women. Women who wish to breastfeed their babies but do not, because of inadequate support from family or health workers, constraints in the workplace, or misinformation, often feel guilty because of this failure at something they wanted to do.


WABA - World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action


Dr. Jack Newman's website
At Breastfeeding Inc., our aim is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby. We strive to provide them this information through breastfeeding resources which include, but are not limited to, free information sheets, video clips, and articles. Some resources, such as books, protocols and videos can also be purchased through the website.

Ask Lenore
Ask Lenore is an information resource for couples who are expanding their families via adoption, surrogacy, or traditional pregnancy as well as those who are experiencing infertility and/or recurrent miscarriage.

Kathleen Dettwyler
Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Australian Breastfeeding Association
As Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding, we support, educate and advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.

Breastfeeding after breast reduction
This website provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family. It is also an online resource for healthcare providers who help mothers breastfeed.

Human milk for human babies (Quintessence Foundation)
Quintessence Foundation, established in 1998, focuses on breastfeeding education to health professionals and the public through a variety of venues. Additionally the Foundation provides support to programmes having a positive effect on breastfeeding and the use of human milk. The Foundation was established by individuals who desire greater breastfeeding information and support be available to communities in British Columbia.

Low Milk Supply
This website provides information and support to mothers who are experiencing low milk production. It is also an online resource for healthcare providers who help mothers breastfeed.

Kelly Mom - Parenting Breastfeeding