The following is a compilation of breastfeeding resources compiled by inaugural Impact Funding Team member Brenda Bandy, director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. We hope these resources may be useful in supporting breastfeeding throughout Kansas. 

Breastfeeding Resources

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition – www.ksbreastfeeding.org

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

High 5 for Mom & Baby – www.high5kansas.org

 High 5 for Mom & Baby

Kansas Business Case for Breastfeeding – www.kansasbusinesscase.com

Kansas Business Case for Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics “Health Professionals Resource Guide” – http://www2.aap.org/breastfeeding/healthProfessionaIsResourceGuide.html

Ban the Bags (hospital discharge formula industry bags) – http://banthebags.org/

Breastfeeding, Maternal & Infant Health Outcomes (AHRQ, 2007) – http://archive.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/brfouttp.htm

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Resources – http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/

International Breastfeeding Symbol

International Breastfeeding Symbol

Includes links to the following:

International symbol for breastfeeding download

National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy – http://www.naba-breastfeeding.org/

National Partnership for Women and Families

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) for African-American mothers – http://www.breastfeedingrose.org/

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (2011) – http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/breastfeeding/index.html

Women’s Health.gov – http://womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/

USDA WIC – http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

US Breastfeeding Committee– http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/

Healthy People 2020 Breastfeeding Goals – http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/maternal-infant-and-child-health/objectives

National Conference of State Legislatures LEGISBRIEF January 2010 – The Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding [pdf]

Additional Resources for Black Breastfeeding Mothers

African American Breastfeeding Network of Milwaukee
African American Breastfeeding Alliance

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association ~ On Facebook

Blacktating Breastfeeding News & Views from a mom of Color on Facebook

Black 360 Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Mothers United

Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding

Huffington Post article: Breastfeeding Myths Busted In Surgeon General’s ‘It’s Only Natural’ Campaign

Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition – http://indianablackbreastfeedingcoalition.com/

It’s Only Natural (African-American mothers) – http://womenshealth.gov/ItsOnlyNatural/index.html

Mocha Moms, Inc.

Resources for Fathers and Families:

The American Academy of Pediatrics:

American College of Nurse Midwives: Questions and answers for fathers

La Leche League :

Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service project targeted to African American fathers so that they may positively impact a mother’s decision to breastfeed.

Family Guide to Bonding with a Baby

 “Advantages of Breastfeeding to the Father and to Siblings”

 Video created by a WIC peer counselor:  Teach Me How to Breastfeed.

Additional articles:

What about Dad?

Fathers and Breastfeeding

Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Making the Decision Together

14 Ways For Dads to be Engaged with their Breastfed Babes

Dads and Breastfeeding