If you can't get to a local Baby Café, or you need immediate breastfeeding information or alternative sources of support, check out the links below.
- Find an IBCLC: IBCLCs are Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants with professional qualifications. Many work in Hospitals or in private practice with home offices, or may travel to your home; they will charge a fee but most insurance covers visits. Hospitals may also offer one-on-one consultations billed through insurance or self-pay.
- La Leche League USA: Part of LLL International made up of a network of volunteer breastfeeding counselors offering support by telephone, e-mail, and informal support meetings. Find a counselor or group, call the helpline or submit an online help form. LLL also publishes books/leaflets for mothers and health professionals. Helpline number: 1-877-452-5324 (1-877-4 LA LECHE)
- Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association: Provides education, free doula support, resources and ongoing breastfeeding support to black families in the Detroit area.
- R.O.S.E. : (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere) provides resources and networking opportunities for individuals and communities of color. Offers Baby Cafés, Breastfeeding Clubs, and Community Transformer training.
- Breastfeeding USA: Volunteer Breastfeeding Counselors accredited after completing a breastfeeding education program. Support for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers (one-on-one and group situations).
- Kellymom.com: A very helpful website backed by IBCLCs and MDs with lots of answers and links to other good resources.
- Office on Women's Health: U.S. Government Helpline; staffed with breastfeeding peer counselors fluent in English or Spanish, will support you through breastfeeding challenges and connect you with other resources to help if needed.
- LLLGB Kindle booklet: Positioning & Attachment: and how improving it can help you solve common breastfeeding problems
- Off to a Good Start booklet in Chinese, Arabic and Polish
- La Leche League breastfeeding answers
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative and Unicef leaflets and resources for parents
- International Breastfeeding Center (Dr Jack Newman & Edith Kernerman) Handouts, Video Clips and DVD
- Biological Nurturing information and video clip
- Expressing your milk effectively
- Supporting Nursing Moms at Work (Office of Women's Health)
Baby Cafés are free, drop-in, informal breastfeeding support groups offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention. Most are open for 2 hours at least once a week. Some communities have more than one, meeting different days of the week.
Baby Café USA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the development of licensed U.S. Baby Cafés. Registered Non-profit No. 80-0787743