Finding and Getting Help

How, why and when to find qualified help when you need it.

Breastfeeding Help - La Leche League star
Having recently become involved wtih La Leche League in my local area, I encourage all nursing (and pregnant!) mothers to do the same if possible. LLLI's website also offers significant resources for the breastfeeding mom.

Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy – Book Review star
A review of Laura Keegan's photographic breastfeeding resource, Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy.

Finding Breastfeeding Help star[offsite link]
Article from that discusses La Leche League, lactation consultants, determining whether you need a lactation consulant, and how to find a lactation consultant.

Get Help With Your Breastfeeding star[offsite link]
Sources of breastfeeding help, from

How to Find a La Leche League Leader Near You star[offsite link]
Information from the La Leche League website on finding LLL Leaders and groups worldwide.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners star[offsite link]
Contact the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners to find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your area.

Lactation Consultant Directory @ Breastfeeding,com star[offsite link]
Free lactation consultant listings.

National Childbirth Trust star[offsite link]
NCT breastfeeding counselor services in the United Kingdom can be reached on 0870 444 8708.

Should you call a lactation consultant? star[offsite link]
Debbi Donovan, IBCLC lists situations where you should call a lactation consultant.

The Importance of Breastfeeding Support star
The importance of a support network for breastfeeding mothers.

Types of Lactation Helpers - Peer Support star
Mother-to-Mother peer support can be an invaluable and affordable resource for nursing mothers. Many programs exist, including national support through WIC or La Leche League, International.

Types of Lactation Professionals star
When seeking help with breastfeeding, it's important to understand the meanings and qualifications associated with all of the initials and titles that various professionals use.

What is a Lactation Educator star
What is a lactation educator? Information on the training, education and qualifications of this type of breastfeeding professional.

You and Your LC star[offsite link]
Finding the Perfect Lactation Consultant is Easy--If You Know the Right Questions to Ask, by Kathleen G. Auerbach, IBCLC

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