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LLLI Center for Breastfeeding Information

Additional Resource Information

This page features important links to evidence-based information and other information of interest.

Blueprints for Action



United States

Statistics and Standards

Facts about Breastfeeding

Selected Bibliographies

These are topics which have historically been of interest to researchers. They are not regulary updated but are kept here for historical interest.

Additional Links of Interest

  • "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk" This 2005 Policy Statement by the Section on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) lists benefits for mother, infant and community. Recommendations are given to the pediatrician and other health care professionals in initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding for healthy and high-risk infants. Promotion of breastfeeding is encouraged in hospitals, medical schools, the community, and the nation.

  • Breastfeeding in Children's Books: Bibliographies by Anne Altshuler. Used with permission. Annotations reflect the author's personal opinions. REVISED April 2003.
    long version
    short version

  • Brian Palmer, DDS: Dr. Palmer's information on breastfeeding and dental health includes information on dental caries, oral development and even sleep apnea. Dr. Palmer is a dentist with a special interest in breastfeeding. He is currently a member of the Health Advisory Council of La Leche League International's Professional Advisory Board.

  • Centers for Disease Control Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions 2005 publication of interest to anyone who supports breastfeeding.

  • "Outcomes of Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding", updated February 2010. (PDF) This is a compilation of abstracts of studies. This work was compiled by Ginna Wall, RN, MN, IBCLC of the University of Washington Medical Center. (The original concept was designed by Jon Ahrendsen, MD.)

  • "The Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding: A Review and Analysis," by Jon Weimer. (This article from the US Department of Agriculture's collection is referenced in "Facts about Breastfeeding 2002," and is very long. The abstract is provided and theindividual can download the full paper into Adobe Acrobat.)

  • Towards Healthy Environments for Children: Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding in a Contaminated Environment: A document co-produced with various breastfeeding organizations, including LLLI, and distributed by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
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