Monday, May 11, 2009

Top 5 Breastfeeding Websites

There are lots of websites about breastfeeding, some better than others. Here are 5 we think are worth a look.

Kellymom - full of evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting. It is run by Kelly Bonyata, a member of the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). A great site which will answer most breastfeeding questions.

La Leche League - the website of LLLGB, the UK branch of La Leche League International (LLLI), the Breastfeeding Organisation which 'helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.' There are links to LLLI's vast online library of breastfeeding and parenting information and also to the list of LLL groups throughout the country and contact numbers for local LLL leaders and the national helpline for breastfeeding help and support.

Dr Jack Newman - website of the Canadian Paediatrician with information on a wide range of breastfeeding topics as both printable information sheets and video clips - great for those issues when you really need to 'see'.

The Breastfeeding Network - the Scottish charity which is an 'independent source of breastfeeding information and support for breastfeeding women'. Website contains lots of useful information in the BfN leaflets and is a wonderful source of information on drugs and breastfeeding.

Kathy Dettwyler - a slightly different look at breastfeeding. Kathy Dettwyler examines aspects of breastfeeding, from weaning and thumb sucking to cancer and fertility, from a cultural and anthropological point of view. An interesting read.

Don't forget our Competition - entries in by midnight on 16th May. Top 5 number 3 tomorrow.....

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