Breastfeeding Resources

CHAMPS has developed this compilation of resources to support Region VIII health centers in treating and supporting patients who are breastfeeding.

Please click or scroll down for:
Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Practice Transformation Resources
Articles and Surveillance Data
Provider Treatment Tools
Patient Education
Helpful Links


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Allergic Proctocolitis in the Exclusively Breastfed Infant
Breastfeeding and Substance Use or Substance Use Disorder
Revised 2015
Breastfeeding Infants with Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, or Cleft Lip and Palate
Revised 2013
Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant
Revision 2011
Contraception During Breastfeeding
Revised 2015
Cosleeping and Breastfeeding
Revised 2013
Revised 2011
Human Milk Storage
Revised 2010
Management of Jaundice in the Breastfeeding Infant
Revised 2014
Non-Pharmacologic Management of Procedure-Related Pain in the Breastfed Infant
Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding
Revised 2009
Use of Antidepressants in Nursing Mothers

American Academy of Pediatrics
AAP Policy on Breastfeeding and Use of Human Milk
Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency
Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Influenza and Infant Feeding
Updated 2021
Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk
Updated 2022
Vaccines and Human Milk
Updated 2023
Vitamin D Supplementation
Updated 2021

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions
Updated 2016


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Breastfeeding-Friendly Physicians’ Office Part 1: Optimizing care for Infants and Children

United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)
Breastfeeding Report Cards
Infant Feeding Practices Study II and Its Year Six Follow-up
National Immunization Survey: Breastfeeding Rates among U.S. Children Born 2002-2012

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)
Breastfeeding Takes a Village and, Too Often, Black Women Don’t Have One


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Effective Healthcare Program
Breastfeeding Programs and Policies, Breastfeeding Uptake, and Maternal Health Outcomes in Developed Countries
Systematic review which summarizes the effectiveness of community, workplace, and health care system–based programs and policies aimed at supporting and promoting breastfeeding, and to determine the association between breastfeeding and maternal health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies
Provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs.

Colorado Mothers’ Milk Bank
Mother’s Milk Bank
Member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, the Colorado Mothers Milk Bank serves most of the western United States.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Understanding Breastfeeding Benefits
Information on the health and social benefits of breastfeeding as well as a list of other resources.

Infant Risk Center, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Infant Risk Center
Leading research center for medication safety during pregnancy and lactation, including provider hotline to address questions about over-the-counter and prescription medications.

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)
A Better Approach to Conversations about Breastfeeding
Summary of six strategies to improve conversations for meaningful education that starts with individualized, compassionate communication.
Better Sleep for Breastfeeding Mothers, Safer Sleep for Babies
Suggestions to support new mothers trying to breastfeed by talking to them about how to manage their stress and sleep habits during early months of care.
Cultural Sensitivity for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes
Best practices for engaging in respectful conversations that meet families where they are.


Breastfeeding USA
Breastfeeding Information
Mother-focused breastfeeding articles, book reviews, and information about local support groups, increasingly available nationwide.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Fact Sheets and Infographics
Fact sheets and infographics including on keeping breast pumps clean, early care and education, and storage and preparation of breast milk.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Free, 24/7, mental health support before, during, and after pregnancy with culturally sensitive support and connection to local resources. Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) to connect with a counselor for English and Spanish-speaking clients.

Infant Risk Center, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Patient-focused site operated by leading research center for medication safety during pregnancy and lactation.

La Leche League International
Breastfeeding Resources
Mother-focused answer sheets to address common breastfeeding concerns, podcasts, and information about local support groups available nationwide.

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)
Service available in English and Spanish for mothers to text questions regarding safety of medications and consumer products.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Tips on healthy eating for breastfeeding and how to breastfeed.
MyPlate: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Resources from MyPlate for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Downloadable Tip Sheet for Breastfeeding
Handouts with tips for patients to encourage healthy eating while breastfeeding. This resource is also available in Spanish.
Interactive MyPlate Plan Creator
A tool to provide to patients to guide them on what and how much to eat during breastfeeding. This resource is also available in Spanish.
National WIC Breastfeeding Week Resources
Resources released by WIC for National Breastfeeding week, including new website features.
WIC Breastfeeding Support
Website with various breastfeeding resources, including breastfeeding 101 and common challenges.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).
Breastfeed Your Baby
Information including an overview, age guidelines, health benefits, common questions, and more.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Women’s Health (OWH).
Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding fact sheets on common challenges as well as publications available in English and Spanish.
It’s Only Natural
Information for African-American women and their families about the health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers alike.
Your Guide to Breastfeeding
Easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed.

World Health Organization (WHO)
A webpage including an overview, recommendations, and the WHO response.


American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) State Nutrition and Breastfeeding Coordinators