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Breastfeeding Home > Resources > Breastfeeding Resource Handbook Table of Contents > Educational and Organizational Resources Educational and Organizational Resources


La Leche League of Indiana, Inc. for information about activities in your area.
Provides information and non-medical support to mothers. Sponsors monthly mothers’ meetings. Sells books and breastfeeding equipment. Annual conference for parents in the fall.

Indiana Perinatal Network (IPN)
280 East 96th Street, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46240
FAX 317-818-9624

Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Family Help Line 800-433-0746
Sharon Farrell, WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
Indiana WIC Program
2 North Meridian Street, Section 2-J
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Southern and Central Indiana Lactation Consultants Association (SCILCA)
ATTN: Chris Lundberg
318 North Campbell Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Northern Indiana Lactation Consultants Association (NINLCA)
ATTN: Beth Chiappetta
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
Fort Wayne, IN
800-444-2001, EXT 7330

Dubois County Breastfeeding Advocacy Group

Kentuckiana Lactation Improvement Coalition
Jena Booker

Tippecanoe County Breastfeeding Coalition
Colleen Batt


American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 NW Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927
Sherry Lyons, Director ext. 4729

Division of Community Health Services
Betty L. Crase, Program Manager
Breastfeeding Promotion in Pediatric Office Practices, staff workgroup on Breastfeeding, and Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
Anita Boles
409 12th Street SW, Suite 309
Washington, DC 20024-2188

Human Lactation Center
666 Sturgis Highway
Westport, CT 06880
Dedicated to international education and research on breastfeeding.

National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA)
Contact NABA Office of Educational Services
Barbara Heiser, Co-founder & Director
Marsha Walker, Co-Founder
254 Conant Road
Weston, MA 02493-1756
FAX: 781-893-8608
Organization to provide information on current legislation that has an impact on breastfeeding; Newsletter: “Abreast of the Times”.

National Breastfeeding Media Watch
Linda Vochatzer, RN
Information about the National Breastfeeding MediaWatch, The Media Watch Report Care and a sample MediaWatch letter are available.

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
2000 15th Street, N., Suite 701
Arlington, VA 22201-2617
Provides information services, educational materials, and technical assistance.

Study Group on Human Lactation and Breastfeeding
Ruth Lawrence, MD, Project Director
University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642
Offers current information on drugs in lactation; gathers information on unusual maternal and infant problems.

United States Breastfeeding Committee
Center for Breastfeeding
Healthy Children 2000
8 Jan Sebastian Way, #13
Sandwich, MA 02563


The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
PO Box 81323
FAX - 619-295-0056
San Diego, CA 92138-1323
A professional organization created to improve physicians’ breastfeeding knowledge and patient-education skills. ABM seeks to educate primary-care physicians about optimal breastfeeding practices and common problems so they can teach mothers how to begin, and successfully continue, breastfeeding. They hope to establish practice standards across all its represented medical specialties, and will encourage expanded breastfeeding education in medical schools and residencies as well. Any physician licensed to practice medicine in their jurisdiction, nationally or internationally, may join the ABM. Their newsletter is available for $30/yr. to non-members.

INFACT Canada (Infant Feeding Action Coalition)
10 Trinity Square, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1B1
INFACT newsletter $35/yr.

Institute for Reproductive Health
Georgetown University Medical Center
2115 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20007

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)
IBFAN Africa, PO Box 781, Mbabane, Swaziland
Tel: 268-45006
IBFAN Montevideo, Casilla de Correo 10993, Sucursal 2, Montevideo, Uruguay
IBFAN is a coalition of more than 150 citizen groups in 90 nations. IBFAN promotes better maternal and child health and nutrition through the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and the elimination of irresponsible marketing of breastmilk substitutes. IBFAN helped to develop the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and is determined to see marketing practices everywhere change accordingly.

International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners
IBCLE, 7309 Arlington Blvd., Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042-3215
Telephone: 703-560-7330
Information on training and obtaining the IBCLC certification

International Childbirth Education Association
PO Box 20048
Minneapolis, MN 55420-0048
800-624-4943, 952-854-8660, FAX 952-854-8772

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
FAX 919-787-4916
Raleigh, NC 27607
An organization for lactation consultants. Offers a yearly conference featuring internationally famous researchers, educators and clinicians. Also offers educational and professional resources and publishes a peer-reviewed quarterly, The Journal of Human Lactation.

La Leche League International, Inc. (LLLI)
800-LA-LECHE (persons may call this number to seek breastfeeding support)
1400 North Meacham Road
847-519-9585 customer service
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4840
FAX 847-519-0035
Volunteer group begun in 1956. Currently carries books; breastfeeding aids, devices and pumps; educational materials for professionals. Sponsors an annual Physicians Seminars in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics; annually sponsors eight lactation consultant workshops. Operates a center for Breastfeeding Information. Services available through this center include: information on Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Programs; a network of legal support services; Medical Advisory Board for unusual medical situations; and reliable information on all breastfeeding topics. Sponsors local support groups worldwide.

1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 400
FAX 202-884-8977
Washington, DC 20037

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
Formerly Nursing Mothers Association of Australia (NMAA)
(03) 9885-0855
Lactation Resource Center FAX (03) 9885-0866
1818-1822 Malvern Road
East Malvern, VIC 3145 Australia
The Lactation Resource Center holds research information that is continually up-dated.

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Publishes materials on worldwide breastfeeding promotion, protection, and support. Offers video on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global effort encouraging hospitals to create an environment conductive to breastfeeding.

Beth Styer, CCE, IBCLC
628 Landis Road
Telford, PA 18969

Wellstart International
4062 First Avenue
FAX 619-294-7787
San Diego, CA 92103-2045
Educates medical and health care professions around the world and globally promotions healthy families through global promotion of breastfeeding. Wellstart has developed a curriculum for medical students. Helpline available.

Women’s International Public Health Network (WIPHN)
Naomi Baumslag, MD
7100 Oak Forest Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
An organization formed to promote women’s health, nutrition, and status worldwide; includes breastfeeding promotion, protection and support efforts. Publishes quarterly newsletter ($20/year individual, $45/year organization) for women working in public health and health related areas.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
PO Box 1200, 10850 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 60-4-658-4816

WABA Secretariat, Director Sarah Amin
PO Box 1200, 10850 Penang, Malaysia
FAX: 60-4-657 2655

WBW International Coordination, Denise Arcoverde
Av. Beira Mar, 3661 Lj. 18
Casa Caiada - Olinda - PE, CEP 53130-540 - Brazil
FAX: 55-81-43277
WABA is a global alliance of networkks and organizations such as IBFAN, LLLI, and ILCA, and individuals, to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in close liaison with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Sponsors (GIMS) Global Initiative for Mother Support (Rebecca Magalhies, FAX: 847-519-0035,

World Health Organization (WHO)
49 Sheridan Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

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