Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company about Lactation Coverage  (download here)
A Complete Toolkit about Insurance Coverage for Lactation Support (download here)

Regional Resource Guides  

Kansas City
St. Louis       (or use the map)

Personal Help

La Leche League

International Lactation Consultants’ Association

U.S. Lactation Consultants’ Association

MO Dept of Health Peer Couselors

Missouri Eastern District WIC Breastfeeding Contact Information


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine — Protocols

Adoptive Breastfeeding Resources—information &  forums for inducing lactation

Baby Friendly Rap (A Tale of Two Births)—YouTube video

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Common Sense Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger

Jack Newman’s Handouts & Videos

Jane Morton’s Website—good videos & handouts


Dr Kotlow’s Website  for presentation about tongue tie (scroll down to “Breastfeeding Should be Fun and Enjoyable.”)

La Leche League International — FAQs  & “Tool Kit” handouts to download

Low Milk Supply by Diana West

Missouri Department of Health—Breastfeeding

Reverse Pressure Softening for Engorgement–video

Suzanne Colson’s Biological Nurturing for Laid Back Breastfeeding

Tom Hale’s Infant Risk Center


Breastfeeding Plan for Mothers (pdf) from MO Dept. of Health. Handout may be downloaded and printed as needed.  Spanish version

A list of requests that support breastfeeding for the postpartum stay. Similar to a birth plan and based on the 10 Steps for Breastfeeding.

“Book on Breastfeeding” Poster (pdf) by Mercy Hospital-St. Louis, MO

This poster helps keep parents, staff, and grandparents “on the same page” about when to breastfeed a baby, feeding cues, etc.

Engorgement Handout from MO Dept of Health/WIC. Handout may be downloaded and printed as needed.  Spanish version

Hand Expression Handout from MO Dept of Health/WIC. Handout may be downloaded and printed as needed.  Spanish version

“How to Know Your Breastfed Baby is Getting Enough Milk” by MO Dept of Health/WIC. Handout may be downloaded and printed as needed. Healthcare providers can  request bulk copies from their local WIC agency. Handouts come in tear-off pads of 50.  Spanish version

Your Guide to Breastfeeding by DHHS Office on Women’s Health may be downloaded  or multiple copies ordered free of charge by calling Office on Women’s Health toll-free at 800-994-9662.

This easy-to-read publication provides women the how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. It explains why breastfeeding is best for baby, mom, and society and how loved ones can support a mother’s decision to breastfeed. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges. The wisdom of real moms is shared in personal stories that reassure and encourage. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

The Business Case for Breastfeeding: Employees’ Guide to Breastfeeding and Working by US DHHS

Free booklet helps employed mothers incorporate breastfeeding into their work lives. Includes discussing breastfeeding with her supervisor. Also available on this page are the links for the free companion booklets for employers.

Missouri mPINC Scores 2011

Nipple Shield Handout from MO Dept Health/WIC. May be downloaded and printed as needed.

Nutritional Support of the Very Low Birthweight Infant by California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Toolkit addressing Best Practices for Parenteral Nutrition, Human Milk as Feeding of Choice for Establishing Enteral Nutrition, Human Milk/Breastfeeding, Discharge Planning and Post-Discharge Nutrition can be downloaded from this page.

Order form for breastfeeding promotion items from MO Dept of Health & Senior Services:  Crib cards, bookmarks, window clings, MO breastfeeding law, breastfeeding tips—all free.

Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company about Lactation Support (download pdf)

Sore Nipples Handout from MO Dept Health/WIC.  May be downloaded and printed as needed. Spanish version

(Many of the MO Dept of Health handouts listed above are available free from the MO DHSS warehouse.)