Regional Resource Guides
La Leche League
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
Jane Morton’s Website—good videos & handouts
Low Milk Supply by Diana West
Suzanne Colson’s Biological Nurturing for Laid Back Breastfeeding
Tom Hale’s Infant Risk Center
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.
“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.
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.
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.
(Many of the MO Dept of Health handouts listed above are available free from the MO DHSS warehouse.)