Breastfeeding Resources

Making Mama's Milk
For increasing breast milk supply, try homeade lactation cookies from Making Mama's Milk!  The cookies are all organic, dairy free, and come in several yummy flavors such as chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, butterscotch and more.  Making Mama's Milk also makes Vegan cookies.  Yum!  As a sidenote to low milk supply, a reason why most moms don't have enough milk is because of the fact that they are not getting to feed their babies enough. Moms are away from their babies for various reasons, but the more time spent with baby when baby can feed from the breast, is a sure way to keep up with breast milk supply.

Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) Program
Approximately 50,000 premature babies weighing less than three pounds are born in the United States each year.  These fragile newborns need the highest quality nutrition, which is why UC San Diego Health System developed the Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) program to help mothers produce sufficient breast milk for their premature infants and improve the manner in which Neonatal Intensive Care Units support optimal nutrition and growth in their most vulnerable population of patients.  Now, this innovative program is available to anyone with computer and Internet access.  With a new Web site and online educational videos, SPIN is ready to broaden its awareness to mothers, fathers and families beyond the walls of UC San Diego Health System.  The site has a variety of patient resources, such as pumping log sheets, milk recipes, lactation research and publications

United States Breastfeeding Committee 
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998 in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, of which the United States Agency for International Development was a co-sponsor. Among other recommendations, the Innocenti Declaration calls on every nation to establish a multi-sectoral national breastfeeding committee comprised of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations to coordinate national breastfeeding initiatives. USBC is now a coalition of more than 40 organizations that support its mission to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Best for Babes 
Best for Babes is a non-profit organization supporting nursing moms and their mission is two-fold 1) give breastfeeding a makeover — market, brand and mainstream it, acting as a catalyst to elevate this cause on par with Komen, Juvenile Diabetes, (Red)™ and others; and 2) shift the focus and pressure off moms and onto the “booby traps” —the cultural and institutional barriers to breastfeeding successfully—helping to remove those barriers through positive social pressure. Best for Babes harnesses the power of celebrities, corporations, foundations, fashion, advertising, the medical community and the media to bring about a culture change that embraces, celebrates and supports breastfeeding moms

La Leche League International 
LLLI is an international non-profit organization who’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. LLLI has total counts of 21,400 members, 4,500 leaders and 5,000 health professionals that support breastfeeding.  Nursing Bra Express is a proud sponsor of La Leche League online marketplace.  We also sell La Leche League nursing bras and nursing tanks

International Lactation Consultants Association
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. Their vision is a worldwide network of lactation professionals. Their mission is to advance the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research. ILCA has more than 5,000 members from 76 nations, and includes a wide variety of health professionals, including IBCLCs, midwives, nurses, physicians and medical practitioners, childbirth educators, dietitians, and many more. ILCA members are also maternal and infant health advocates, public health specialists, and volunteer support counselors. ILCA networks with more than 50 local, regional, national, and international lactation affiliate groups worldwide.

MomsRising
Since 2006, MomsRising has been working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. MomsRising members bring important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness. Together, they work to create both cultural and legislative change, on both the national and state levels. Last year alone, MomsRising's members took over a million actions in support of families, and in the process, they were covered in the media over 1,000 times.

Human Milk Banking Association of North America
HMBANA is a non-profit association of donor human milk banks established in 1985 to set standards for and to facilitate establishment and operation of milk banks in North America. This website provides information on milk banking and how to contact a milk bank to donate milk or to order donor human milk. This site is also a resource for health care providers and others seeking information on HMBANA's resources and services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health. The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data so that health professionals, legislators, employers, business owners, community advocates and family members can work together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. The Report Card indicators measure types of support in key community settings as well as the most current data on the breastfeeding goals outlined in Healthy People 2010.

Pregnancy.org
Pregnancy.org gives women the tools to support and empower themselves on their journey from getting pregnant to baby and beyond (age 5). Pregnancy.org is built by parents, for parents™. Pregnancy.org's mission is to educate, empower, and connect our communities, other parents, and people trying to become parents. Pregnancy.org believes parenting is a sacred responsibility, and that education and communication will help fulfill this responsibility the best we can as a society. Pregnancy.org is proud to be WHO (World Health Organization) compliant and believes that breastfeeding is best. Pregnancy.org does not accept formula companies advertising.