We're celebrating 

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

No matter how you do it... 

  • nursing
  • pumping
  • hand expressing
  • breastfeeding
  • chestfeeding
  • on your own
  • with support
  • with the help of a donor
  • for one day
  • or one year
  • or maybe longer
  • and especially when you make the choice that is best for you and your baby.

We recognize and honor everyone who does their best to give our babies what they need. Because what babies need are people who love them, care about them, and nurture them.

We're celebrating everyone who nurtures our babies and our community!

Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

Download and share images from our breastfeeding diversity library, including supplemental feeding systems, G-tubes, NG-tubes, pumping, combination feeding, chestfeeding, and using formula.

Articles + Resources + Support

Extinct human species likely breast fed for up to a year after birth, NIH-funded study suggests

Black Breastfeeding Week

NICHQ Insights: Cultural Sensitivity for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC)

Experiences of Racism and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among First-Time Mothers of the Black Women's Health Study.

Speaking Out on "Breastfeeding" Terminology: Recommendations for Gender-Inclusive Language in Research and Reporting.

Lactation Support and the LGBTQI Community

Transgender & Non-binary Parents, La Leche League International

“Breastfeeding in public” for incarcerated women: the baby-friendly steps

Breastfeeding in Correctional Settings

VIDEO: Breastfeeding Recommendations for Women Impacted by Opioid Use Disorder and Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with Drs. Matthew Grossman and Lisa Cleveland.

Breastfeeding Recommendations for Women Who Receive Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 4. Lisa M. Cleveland

The Right to Mother’s Milk: A Call for Social Justice That Encourages Breastfeeding for Women Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Kelly S. McGlothen PhD, RN, IBCLC, Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, PNP-BC, IBCLC

Changing Woman Initiative - "We seek to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women's medicine through women's stories and life ways."

Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Course and Certification - CHEER Equity

Breastfeeding is Food Sovereignty for Native Communities

Postpartum Toolkit - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)


Wriggling Around Law, Insurers Deny Coverage for Breastfeeding Help: Millions of families are being forced to pay out-of-pocket for professional lactation consultants and related services and supplies. Is that legal?

Breastfeeding State Laws by National Conference of State Legislatures

New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law by National Women's Law Center

Fact Sheet: Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Understanding Health Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Supplies by National Women's Law Center

Your Guide to Breastfeeding - "This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed." 

We'll be adding more all month.


Kristy Love, Director of Operations   klove@nationalperinatal.org

P.O. Box 392 Lonedell, MO 63060

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