Breastfeeding Support 

 

 

Pregnant or breastfeeding?  

Visit these websites for breastfeeding information and support for you and your family.  

 

Beauty of Motherhood Inc.

 

The Beauty of Motherhood and Black Families Do Breastfeed are dedicated to empowering women, especially African American women to make informed decisions throughout their journey of motherhood.

 

Breastfeeding USA 

 

The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. This is accomplished through a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors and comprehensive resources for the benefit of mothers and babies, families, and communities.

 

Find a Lactation Consultant           

 

An Internationally Board Certified Lactation consultant, (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional specializing in the clinical management of breastfeeding and lactation. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® under the direction of the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLCs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice, where care is provided in your home or the consultant’s office in the community. Visit their website to find breastfeeding support near you.

 

JustBirth Space

 

JustBirth Space is a virtual perinatal support and warmline, that offers free, compassionate, and respectful support for individuals during the course of pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, and provides lactation and infant feeding support in order to combat isolation and uncertainty during COVID-19 and beyond. This is an exciting partnership between Ancient Song Doula Services, Village Birth International, Jacaranda Health, and Every Mother counts. JustBirth Space answers general questions via text (646-681-1648) localized to New York City and northern New Jersey, and offers virtual one-on-one support from perinatal support specialists, and virtual perinatal support groups, classes, and trainings. They also center on the human and reproductive justice rights of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ people.

 

La Leche League of NY   

 

La Leche League is an international organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to parents who want to breastfeed, chestfeed or human milk feed. La Leche League Leaders are experienced nursing mothers, accredited by La Leche League International. They are familiar with research and current findings dealing with all aspects of breastfeeding and are educated to answer questions or concerns you may have. Leaders are volunteers who care about you, your baby, and your family and are accessible via telephone and email for personalized help.

 

Nest Collaborative

 

The Nest Collaborative is a collection of International Board-Certified Consultants (IBCLCs) who conduct online, video appointments to help guide mothers through the breastfeeding process. Mothers can schedule an appointment through the website. IBCLCs willl address mothers' concerns and coordinate with mothers' primary care providers.

 

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

 

Information from a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.

 

The New York Milk Bank

 

The first comprehensive milk bank located in New York State to collect and safely pasteurize donated human breast milk. Mothers from New York and the tri-state area can donate their extra milk to help save premature, low birth weight, and sick infants.

 

Government Programs

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

 

The site provides resources and information on preparing meals and food safety for child care providers in the CACFP program. Information on breastfeeding-friendly child care is also available.

 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program                   

 

Breastfeeding promotion and support is an essential part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC program helps mothers with information, resources and support to help them have a successful breastfeeding journey. 

 

 

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