Here are links to the breastfeeding policy statements of major Medical Organizations
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)’s Breastfeeding Policy Statement, Breastfeeding Position Paper, and Statement on Hospital Use of Infant Formula in Breastfeeding Infants.
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)‘s breastfeeding policy.
- ACOG also has this clinical review on Breastfeeding
- World Health Organization (WHO)‘s Breastfeeding Policy.
- The WHO also has this publication on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
- The USA’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative website can be found here
- Asociation of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses has position statements on Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding and Lactation in the Workplace.
- The International Lactation Consultant Association
- La Leche League
- New York State Health Department – Best Practices for Breastfeeding – available as Guidelines for Childcare Centers, Ambulatory Care Settings, Managed Care Settings, Workplace, Guidelines for Hospital.
- New York State Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights
The Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin, issued a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in January of 2011. The complete report, executive summary, fact sheet and webcast of the launch are available here. It truly is an amazing document!
The United States Breastfeeding Committee has put together a document called “Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding in the United States: Findings and Recommendations”, which looks at Health Care Systems and Providers; Social, economic and Political Factors; and Media and Marketing Practices.
The Office of Women’s Health publishes “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” – available in PDF, or in print. “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” comes in a number languages – The General Guide (English), English (African American Women), English (American Indian and Alaska Native Women), Spanish, and Chinese.