Recommended Reading For Mothers

Online Resources Support resources for nursing mothers:

Zipmilk provides referrals to local lactation support resources in MA and surrounding states, plus North Carolina

International Lactation Consultant Association Has search-by-zip code function to find a local Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Mothers' Milk Bank of New England Milk bank in Massachusetts that serves the New England region

Human Milk Banking of North America Includes information on both accessing and donating human milk, primarily for medically-fragile infants

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Information about advocacy, legislative and support resources; includes resources for parents, health care providers, and employers

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Includes protocols in multiple languages

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
Explains the certification process for IBCLCs, and will help those interested to explore certification

LactMed - Searchable source for assessing the risk/benefit factors of medication use while breastfeeding. Great resource for health care providers, and for breastfeeding mothers looking for resources to share with their providers.