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Breastfeeding Resources to Support your Practice

Resources & References for Health Care Providers

MN WIC Program


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  • Hospital/Clinic Practice and Protocols

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  • Medications and Potential Contraindications to Breastfeeding

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  • Patient Education and Referral Resources

  • Initiating the Discussion of Breastfeeding. Rather than asking about feeding plans, use an open question, such as "What have you heard about breastfeeding?"
  • Translated Breastfeeding Information
  • Breastfeeding Information on the Internet

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  • Professional Resources

  • LACTNET, for health professionals only. Subscribe or search archives by topic.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries. April 2007.
  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book, 3rd Ed. Nancy Mohrbacher & Julie Stock. 2002. La Leche League International.
  • Breastfeeding and Human Lactation 3rd Ed, 2005. Riordan, Jan and Kathleen Auerbach, Jones and Bartlett.
  • Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession, 6th edition 2005. Ruth Lawrence, Mosby.
  • Textbook of Human Lactation. Hale and Hartman. 2007

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  • Other

NOTE: Many other resources are available. This is not a complete list of available resources, and is not meant as an endorsement. You are welcome to copy this list. Information Subject to Change. Please contact MN WIC Program Breastfeeding Coordinator at 651-201-4406 or mary.b.johnson@state.mn.us to update information on this list.

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