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

Missouri Breastfeeding Law

Regional Resource Guides  

Kansas City
Southeastern Missouri
St. Louis

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

Employment/School Concerns  

Federal Law
Discussing Concerns with Your Employer  a series of three videos
Talking with Your Boss about Breastfeeding Concerns a state-specific download
Employer Solutions by Industry from the U.S. Office on Women’s Health
Worklife Law advocates for expanding breastfeeding rights and free hotline for students and workers  415-703-8276 or
The Pregnant Scholar for students, faculty, and Title IX officers
Webinars from USBC on Workplace Support
2017-7-12  Everything you need to know about workplace breastfeeding law
2018-8-21  Explores additional laws beyond Break Time for Nursing Mothers that can apply when more help is needed

Helpful Websites – Early Days

Baby Friendly Rap (A Tale of Two Births)—YouTube video
Dr. Jane Morton’s Website—good videos & handouts, maximizing milk production with hands-on pumping

Low Milk Supply by Diana West, techniques for increasing or decreasing supply, galactogogue charts

Deep Latch Technique for Pain-Free Breastfeeding video by Wagonbird

Dr. Jack Newman’s Handouts &  “Good Drinking” Videos

Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio
video for a different technique of breast massage for engorgement and hand expressio

Ready, Set, Baby—free, online breastfeeding class for parents from Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute & Connecticut Dept of Health

Reverse Pressure Softening for Engorgement–video

Suzanne Colson’s Biological Nurturing for Laid Back Breastfeeding

Adoptive Breastfeeding Resources—information &  forums for inducing lactation

Helpful Websites – General Info

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine — Protocols

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Breastfeeding NZ — good videos with captions and sign language

Common Sense Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger

Global Health Media
videos on many aspects of breastfeeding, separate sets for mothers and health care professionals

Tom Hale’s Infant Risk Center—in-person help for information on medications in breastfeeding mothers


LactMed—information about medications in breastfeeding mothers

La Leche League International

La Leche League USAFAQs and handouts to download (scroll down at link)

Missouri Department of Health—Breastfeeding/WIC

WIC Breastfeeding Support — short articles and videos for families

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

Helpful Websites – Special Circumstances

Anesthesia and Breastfeeding – statement by Am. Soc. Anesthesiologists Oct 2019

Catherine Watson-Genna’s website — photos to help identify tongue-tie

Concorde position video for breastfeeding with a tongue tie

Dr Dorough’s podcast “Will Chiropractic Care Help a Baby to Latch” presented by Born to Be Breastfed on VoiceAmerica Internet Talk  Radio.

Dr Ghaheri’s website and blog with photos of anterior and posterior tongue ties

Dr Kotlow’s Website  for information about tongue and lip ties (scroll down to “Breastfeeding Should be Fun and Enjoyable.”)
His podcast, “Tongue & Lip Ties: What’s Fact, What’s Fiction, and How to Overcome the Problems,” is presented by Born to Be Breastfed on VoiceAmerica Internet Talk Radio.

Tools (to download)

“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.

Breastfeeding Friendly Food Pantry Guidelines

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:   2015,   2018

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 handouts, posters—all free.

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

Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People’s Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States.

Missouri DHSS/WIC Handouts & Posters
Breastfeeding Plan (like a birth plan but for breastfeeding)
Breastfeeding is Important
Hand Expression
How to Know Your Breastfed Baby is Getting Enough
Nipple Shields
Rooming In (poster)
Show -Me 5 (poster)
Skin -to-Skin (poster)
Sore Nipples
Storage & Handling of Breast Milk

(The MO Dept of Health handouts listed above are available in bulk free from the MO DHSS warehouse. They are also available in many other languages and can be downloaded and printed as needed.)