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Breastfeeding Resources for Health Care Providers


Baby Behavior: Tools for Medical Professionals. Videos

Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative

10 Steps & International Code. Baby-Friendly USA.

Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria. Baby-Friendly USA. 2016 revision.

California's Baby-Friendly Hospitals, California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC)

Breastfeeding Data

Hospital Breastfeeding Rates & Reports, California WIC Association (CWA).

In-Hospital Breastfeeding Initiation Data, CDPH.

9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Clinics: An Online Toolkit for Implementation, CWA.

ACOG Committee Opinion. Breastfeeding Expert Work Group Committee on Obstetric Practice. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 2018; Number 756.

Breastfeeding Promotion in the Prenatal Setting, Revision 2015.  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Protocol #19. (PDF)

Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policies

ABM Clinical Protocol #7:  Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding, 2018. (PDF)

California Department of Public Health Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policy Recommendations (Currently being revised.)

Breastfeeding Hospital Policies, Quality Improvement

Improving Hospital Breastfeeding Support – Implementation Toolkit. Kaiser Permanente.​ 

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work or School

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work or School. California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program website (PDF)

Title IX information- Breastfeeding and returning to work and school

Breast Milk Supply

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics. 2012;129 (3):e827-e841.

Breast Pump Resources


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Parent Education Resources

Breastmilk: Every Ounce Counts 

Breastfeeding: You Can Do it (video) 

Hand Expression Breastfeeding

First Droplet website

4th Trimester Project, University of North Carolina

USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support

USDA - How Much Milk Your Baby Needs

WIC Overview (video)​

WIC Breastfeeding Support (video)​

California Laws Related to Breastfeeding

California Family Leave Laws: Know Your Rights 

Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), Clinical Protocols (26 protocols)







Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2013:34. (PDF)

Coalitions/Community Building

Breastfeed LA 

California Breastfeeding Coalition

California WIC Association

National WIC Association

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

World Breastfeeding Week (WABA)

National Association of County & City Health Officials. Breastfeeding in the Community: Program Implementation Guide Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Support, 2014-2018. (PDF)

Community Support for Patients

International Lactation Consultant Association

La Leche League International (Support available in multiple languages)

Nursing Mothers Counsel​


ABMClinical  Protocol #13: Contraception During  Breastfeeding. Revised 2015. (PDF)

Cost Savings

WIC's Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding, Making Breastfeeding Accessible and Equitable for the WIC Population. National WIC Association 2019. (PDF)

Growth Charts

World Health Organization Growth Charts. 2006. 

Hospital Discharge

ABM Clinical Protocol #2: Guidelines for Hospital Discharge of the Breastfeeding Term Newborn and Mother: "The Going Home Protocol," Revised 2014. (PDF)


ABM Clinical Protocol #1: Guidelines for Blood Glucose Monitoring and Treatment of Hypoglycenia in Term and Late-Preterm Neonates, Revised 2014. (PDF)


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM Clinical Protocol #22: Guidelines for Management of Jaundice in the breastfeeding Infant 35 weeks or More of Gestation- Revised 2017. (PDF)

American Academy of Pediatrics. Clinical Practice Guidelines. Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 of More Weeks of Gestation. Pediatrics. 2004; 114 (1):297-316. ​

Lactation Accommodation/ Worksite Support

California Worksite Lactation Accommodation law. California Labor Code, AB- 1025 chapter 3.8, section (1030-1033) 2001.

Office of Women's Health: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work

U.S.Department of Labor- Wage and Hour Division Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)

Low Birth Weight Infant

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. Nutritional Support of the VLBW Infant.Quality Improvement Toolkit. Revised 2018.


ABM Clinical Protocol #4: Mastitis, Revised March 2014. (PDF)

Medications and Breastfeeding

The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics into Human Breast Milk: An Update on Selected Topics. American Academy of Pediatrics 2013.

Milk Banking

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Mothers' Milk Bank. San Jose, California

Milk Storage

ABM Clinical Protocol #8:  Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Full-Term Infants, Revised 2017. (PDF)


ABM Clinical Protocol #26: Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding, 2016. (PDF)


Global Health Media Project Videos​ available  in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and a dozen other languages.  Also includes training videos for Health Care Providers.​

WIC Learning Online (WLOL) Section, online courses including Breastfeeding Basics.


Joint Commission Resources: Speak Up- What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding​ (brochures & posters)

Lactation Education Resources. Parent Handouts in Different Languages. 

The Hospital Experience (PDF)

Phone Apps

For Professionals

BiliCalc ($1.99

Breastfeeding Management 2 for Clinicians ($1.99) 

Infant Risk Center Healthcare Professional Mobile Resource ($29.99) Tom Hale/Texas Tech University

LactMed (FREE) Database of drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding.

For Mothers

Text 4 Baby(FREE)

Policy Statements

ABM Clinical Protocol #7:  Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding, 2018. (PDF)

Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Pediatrics 2005; 115(2): 496- 506. (PDF)​

Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Pediatrics. 2012; 129 (3):e827-e841. (PDF)​

How Doctors Can Help. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. 2000. (PDF)

Office of the Surgeon General. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Office of Women's Health. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Rockville, MD; 2011.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Evidence Report: Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 2016; 316(16): 1694-1705,​

Professional Education


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Breastfeeding Conferences website

Breastfeed LA

California Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Breastfeeding Summit

Evergreen Parinatal Education. Hospital and staff training. 

Healthy Children Project, Inc. Center for Breastfeeding 

Health e-learningOnline Education

International Breastfeeding Centre.​ Lactation Medicine Center. Online Study Modules (Dr. Jack Newman) 

International Lactation Consultant Association

Lactation Education Resources

Getting Started with Breastfeeding. Stanford Medicine: Newborn Nursery at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.

Step 2 Education

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Program 

University of Virginia, Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium Certification Courses

Breastfeeding Resources for CHDP. Venture County Child Health & Disability Prevention Program website​

Jones B, Mallin E. Dr. MILK: Support Program for Physician Mothers.

Breastfeeding Med.2013; 8(3): 330.

Doctor Mothers Interested in Lactation Knowledge (Dr. MILK) 


Vermont WIC Resources for Health Professionals

Modified Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool: Prenatal and Postpartum Tests. J Perinatal Educ. 2004; 13(1):1-8 

Staff Education


Global Health Media Project (video)(Includes Breastfeeding Assessment Guide)


List of local breastfeeding trainings. California Breastfeeding Coalition

Substance Abuse

ABM Clinical Protocol #21: Guidelines for Breastfeeding and Substance Use or Substance Use Disorder, Revised 2015. (PDF)​​


ABM Clinical Protocol #11: Guidelines for the evaluation and management of neonatal anklyloglossia and its complications in the breastfeeding dyad. (PDF)

Martinelli RL, Marchesan IQ, Berretin-Felix G . Lingual Frenulum Protocol With Scores for Infants. Int J Orofacial Myology. 2012 38: 204-112.​

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