Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

USDA WIC

The USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding […]

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation.  Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. […]

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)’s mission is to advance the science of healthcare simulation. INACSL has operationalized its mission by developing the first standards for simulation practice, INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, Published in the Clinical Simulation in Nursing, INACSL’s monthly, electronic research journal, these freely accessible articles provide the […]

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses AWHONN

“The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports, protects, and promotes breastfeeding as the ideal and normative method for feeding infants, including the provision of human milk for preterm and other vulnerable newborns. Women should be encouraged and supported to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of an infant’s life and […]

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly supports breastfeeding and provides resources to help Fellows, other health care professionals caring for women and their infants, hospitals, and employers to support women in choosing to breastfeed their infants. ACOG has published a Breastfeeding Toolkit for healthcare providers, which includes infographics, codes for common breastfeeding conditions, […]

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Academy of Pediatrics-logo

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports breastfeeding by recommending “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.” “The American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk is one […]

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

American College of Nurse-Midwives

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women […]

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Baby-Friendly USA

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) comes from a collaboration of UNICEF and the World Health Organization to increase breastfeeding support in maternity hospitals. Baby-Friendly USA, the US certifying body, states that achieving certification ultimately helps mothers gain knowledge about lactation health. According to Step 2 of their updated guidelines, hospitals require 20 hours of maternity […]

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)

American Association of Birth Centers

The AABC is a non-profit organization that holds a Breastfeeding Symposium every year. This symposium features presentations on common breastfeeding topics, including nipple pain, failure to latch, and making more milk. Their website and blog offer educational resources and data about birth and breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Medicine Map

Breastfeeding Physicians World Map

The Breastfeeding Medicine Physicians Map is an open-access platform for patients and health providers to discover and connect with physicians and other health professionals who care for breastfeeding patients. Interested in adding your practice to the Breastfeeding Medicine Map? Here’s how: 1. Visit the edit-able Breastfeeding Medicine Map here. 2. Search for your health clinic, […]