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Breastfeeding Home > Resources > Breastfeeding Resource Handbook Table of Contents > References For Healthcare Providers: Books & Journals References For Healthcare Providers: Books & Journals

Books Recommended for Healthcare Professionals

Baby-Friendly USA: Implementing the UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the USA Barriers and Solutions to the Global Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding $ 9.00 each.
Monographs plus shipping
Breastmilk and Diabetes
Concerns about Infant Formula
The Role of Donor Milk in the Reduction of Infant Mortality and Morbidity
The Association between Breastfeeding, IQ and Better Visual Functioning
How to Grow Breastfeeding Friendly Communities
HIV and Breastfeeding
Human Milk Storage for the Healthy Infant and Child
Breastfeeding and Sexuality

Center for Breastfeeding
8 Jan Sebastian Way, #13
Sandwich, MA 02563
FAX 508-888-8050

Guidelines: Breastfeeding, Family Planning, and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method $ 3.50
Breastfeeding: Protecting a Natural Resource $ 5.00

Institute for Reproductive Health Publications

1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20037
202-884-8700, FAX202-884-8977

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Breastfeeding Management during the First Fourteen Days - $15.00 (a summary can be downloaded at
Hypoglycemia of the Newborn: Review of the Literature (WHO) $11.00

International Lactation Consultant Association
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-787-5181, FAX 919-787-4916

Recommendations for Collection, Storage and Handling of a Mother’s Milk for her Own Infant in the Hospital Setting 3rd edition $35.00 (plus shipping) no charges or Purchase Orders

Human Milk Banking Association of North America
c/o Mothers’ Milk Bank
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
1719 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Report of the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
Second Follow-Up Report: The Surgeon General’s Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation A Review of the Medical Benefits and Contraindications to Breastfeeding in the United States Nutrition During Lactation (Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations)
(can be downloaded from the web at
Single copies free from:

National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182-2536
703-356-1964, FAX 703-821-2098

Advances in Infant Feeding: Human Milk and Formula. Acta Paediatrica Vol. 88 Supplement 430, August 1999 $48.00

Scandinavian University Press North America
875 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 84
Cambridge, MA 02139
800-498-2877 617-497-6515 Email:

AAP & American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1997) Guidelines for Perinatal Care (4th Ed.). $68.95

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Rd
PO Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927

Auerbach KG, Riordan J: (2000) Clinical Lactation: A Visual Guide. Sudbury, MA:
Jones and Bartlett Publishers $37.00

Auerbach KG: Current Issues in Clinical Lactation (2001, 2002), Sudbury, MA:
Jones and Bartlett Publishers $37.00

Biancuzzo, Marie: Breastfeeding the Newborn: Clinical Strategies for Nurses.
Philadelphia: Mosby, 1999 $27.95

Biancuzzo, Marie: Sore Nipples: Prevention and Problem Solving 5.7 contact hours $19.00

Biancuzzo, Marie: Helping Mothers Choose and Initiate Breastfeeding 3.6 contact hours - $19.00

WMC Worldwide, LLC
PO Box 387
Herndon, VA 20172, 2000

Black R, Jarman L, Simpson J: (1998) Lactation Specialist Self Study Series. $157.95
Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ: (1998) Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, (5th Edition)
Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins -$80.00

Cadwell K, Turner-Maffei C, O’Connor B, Blair A: Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: A Guide for the Practitioner. Sudbury, MA:
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2002 $37.00

Christensson K: (1994) Care of the Newborn Infant: Satisfying the Need Comfort and Energy Conservation. $15.00 Department of Woman and Child Health and International Health and Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Davis, Marie: (1996) Breastfeeding: The Promise for Tomorrow. (800-232-4238) $37.50
Continuing Medical Education Resource, PO Box 15163, Sacramento, CA 95851-0163 $50.00

Davis M: The Lactation Consultant’s Clinical Practice Manual. Dayton, OH - $145
Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre, 1998

De Coopman JM: (1995) Breastfeeding Management for Health Care Professionals - $25.00
(2nd Edition). Resources for Lactation Professionals, 1666 22nd Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (313) 284-8535

Dermer A: Breastfeeding: The Physician’s Role. Old Bridge, NJ: New Jersey Breastfeeding Task Force, Inc.,1999. $5.00

Dowling D, Danner SC, Coffey PM: (1997) Breastfeeding the Infant with Special Needs - $17.00 March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 914-997-4456

Feldman-Winter L, Mulford C, Touger-Decker R: Lactation for Clinicians CD - $140
UMDNJ – Continuing Education, PO Box 573, Newark, NJ 07101-0573 (One to ten contact hours can be earned depending on the professional organization.) phone 973-972-4267, FAX 973-972-7128

Fernando, Carmen: Tongue-Tie: From Confusion to Clarity. 1998 - $39.95
Tandem Publications, 28 Macnamara Ave, Concord NSW 2137, Australia

Food and Nutrition BulletinVolume 16, Number 4, December 1995 - $20.00
Food and Nutrition BulletinVolume 17, Number 4, December 1996 - $20.00
United Nations University Press, Food and Nutrition Bulletin Charles Street Station, PO Box 500, Boston, MA 02114-0500 617-227-8747 FAX 617-227-9405

Frantz K: (1999) Breastfeeding Product Guide, 2nd edition. Geddes Products, $ 23.95
PO Box 41761, Los Angeles, CA 91040, 323-344-8045

Gartner LM: (1994) Breastfeeding in the Hospital. Seminars in Perinatology 18(6)$ 33.00
December 1994, WB Saunders Company, Periodicals Department,
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800

Hale TW: (1999) Clinical Therapy In Breastfeeding Patients. Pharmasoft Medical Pub., $ 22.95
21 Tascocita Circle, Amarillo, TX 79124-7301 (800) 378-1317

Hale T: (yearly up-date) Medications and Mothers’ Milk. Pharmasoft Medical Pub., $ 24.95
21 Tascocita Circle, Amarillo, TX 79124-7301 (800) 378-1317

Hazelbaker AK: (1993) The Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF): - $30.00 Use in a Lactation Consultant Private Practice. Masters Thesis from Pacific Oaks College

Hazelbaker Alison Kay: HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding, Department of Health and Human Services, free Office of Womens’ Health, 5095 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43235, (614) 451-1154. 800-994-9662

Hertz G: (2001) Breastfeeding Management. (3rd edition) Pocket Publications, - $5.00
RD #2, Box 172, York, PA 17402-9333 (bulk prices available)

Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Volume 45 Number 3 May/June 2000 - $50.00
Elsevier Science, Customer Support Department, PO Box 945, New York, NY 10159-0945

Koniz-Booher P, Fishman C, Parlato M, Roberts A: Q/A On Infant Feeding: A Panel of Experts Takes a New Look. - $8.00 Academy for Educational Development, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 202-884-8822

Kutner L, Barger J: Clinical Experience in Lactation: A Blueprint for Internship (1998) - $128.00 Breastfeeding Support Consultants, 228 Park Lane, Chalfont, PA 18914 215-822-1281

La Leche League: (1999) Facts about Breastfeeding 1989-1998 - $ 9.00 Center for Breastfeeding Information, Schaumburg, IL: La Leche League Intl.

Lang S: (1997) Breastfeeding Special Care Babies - $19.00, Lactation Associates, 254 Conant Road, Weston, MA 02493-1756 617-893-3553

Lauwers J, Shinskie D: (2000) Counseling the Nursing Mother (3rd Edition.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers - $55.00

Lawrence RA, Lawrence RM: (1999) Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession - $55.00 (5th Edition). Philadelphia: Mosby

Marmet C, Shell E: (1989) Lactation Forms: A Guide to Lactation Consultant Charting. - $45.00 The Lactation Institute, 16430 Ventura Blvd., Suite 303, Encino, CA 91436 (818) 995-1913

Maryland WIC Program: Breastfeeding Kardex: Guidance for Counseling the Breastfeeding Mom - $17.50, 410-273-5658

Merewood Anne, Philipp Barbara L: (2001) Breastfeeding: Conditions and Diseases, A Reference Guide. Amarillo, Texas: Pharmasoft Publishing

Michels DL: (2001) Breastfeeding Annual International Platypus Media, $25.95, 627 A Street NE, Washington, DC 20002,

Mohrbacher N, Stock J: (1996) Breastfeeding Answer Book (2nd Edition). $ 52.00
Schaumburg, IL: La Leche League International, Inc.

Neifert M: Early assessment of the breastfeeding infant. Contemporary Pediatirics. free
October 1996 Order from Medela, 800-435-8316

New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Child and Youth Health, Corning Tower, Breastfeeding: First Step to Good Health - free Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0618 Activity Package for Grades K-12.

Palmer G: (1993) Politics of Breastfeeding (2nd Edition). London: Pandora Press $ 16.95

Pediatric Clinics of North America, Breastfeeding Feb and April 2001 W.B. Saunders, - $78.00
Periodicals Department, 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800 800-654-2452

Renfrew, Mary, Fisher, Chloe, and Arms, Suzanne: (2000) Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right For You (2nd Edition) - $14.95, Berkley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2000

Riordan J, Auerbach KG: (1999) Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (2nd edition). $ 89.95
Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Schanler RJ (Ed): (2001) The Pediatric Clinics of North America 48(1) and 48(2), - $78
W.B.Saunders Company 800-654-2452

Smith LJ: (2002) Coach’s Notebook: Games and Strategies for Lactation Education. - $35.95
Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Smith LJ: Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review - $53.95. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Spencer SA, Jones E, Woods A: Breastfeeding, Matrix Multimedia, 10 Hey St. Radford,
BD7 1DQ, England 44 (0) 1274 730 808 email: Breastfeeding CD-ROM - $70 can be ordered from Bright Future Lactation Resource Center, 6540 Cedarview Court, Dayton, OH 45459-1214

Stuart-Macadam P, Dettwyler KA: (1995) Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives. $ 35.95
Aldine de Gruyter, 200 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532

Tully MR, Overfield M: (1987) Breastfeeding Counseling Guide. $ 37.95 Lactation Consultants of North Carolina, PO Box 18173, Raleigh, NC 27619-8173, 919-847-4903

University of Arizona, Health Sciences Center: Helping Mothers Nurse Successfully:
Issues in Breastfeeding Babies
, Office of Continuing Medical Education, PO Box 245121,
Tucson, AZ 85724-5121 800-777-7552 or 520-626-7832 One CME is available for physicians, 3.5 for Nurse Practitioners, one for Nurse Midwives, and one for Physicians Assistants.

Wagner CL, Purohit DM (Guest Editors): (June 1999) Clinics in Perinatology: Clinical Aspects of Human Milk and Lactation, 26(2) - $45.00 Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company

Walker M: (2002) Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice. Sudbury, MA: $44.95
Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Walker M: (1995) Hospital Breastfeeding Policies and Protocols: Model for the Short Stay. - $35.95. Lactation Associates, 254 Conant Road, Weston, MA 02493-1756 (617) 893-3553,
FAX (617) 893-8608

Walker M: (2001) Selling Out Mothers and Babies. 254 Conant Road, Weston, MA 02493-1756 $7.00

Wilson-Clay B, Hoover K: The Breastfeeding Atlas. Austin, TX: LactNews Press, 1999 $45.00
Barbara Wilson-Clay, 12710 Burson, Manchaca, TX 78652 (A CD of the photographs is $150 institutional use; $39 individual.)

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