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Resources especially for health care providers

Resource Description
AAP Breastfeeding Initiatives

Provides policy statements and information about the AAP Section on Breastfeeding (SOBr) as well as links to online resources for education, advocacy, and practice improvement.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocols

Guidelines for care of breastfeeding mothers and infants
Benefits of Breastfeeding Meta-analysis from AHRQ

1997 comprehensive review and meta-analysis summarizing benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.
Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium

Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium is your one-stop resource for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative's 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding. This comprehensive program offers certified training and fosters performance improvement through Maintenance of Certification approved activities and practice monitoring tools. It was designed in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia.
Provider Training Course, "Breastfeeding Basics"

Free online education about breastfeeding for healthcare professionals.
Provider Training from Wellstart International

Download the Wellstart International Lactation Support Modules, Level 1 training free of charge to begin learning the basics of breastfeeding medicine.