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Breastfeeding Resources- from EB, ABA, Lactation Consultants and Medication Safety

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#1 lucky 2

Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:35 PM

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This pinned thread is to let you know about the Breastfeeding Resources available on Essential Baby and information on how to seek breast feeding assistance and support from the Australian Breastfeeding Association and from Lactation Consultants (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants).
Included are resources concerned with the use of Medications during breast feeding.

Essential Baby's resources on Breastfeeding:

EB Breastfeeding Articles

Free Breastfeeding Diary

Essential Baby resources/articles on Breastfeeding


10 Breastfeeding Tips

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding helpline launched

Babys first month Breastfeeding

Feature Member stories

Breastfeeding Awareness

Also, some articles relating to Breastfeeding.

Nursing mothers to get more support in 'Breast is best' push

Mothers milk bank

Donating Breastmilk

Features Archive

12 Months on the Breast - Normal, natural, healthy

Medications and Breast feeding-

This link gives contact details for Drug Information Services in all Australian States and Territories which provide advice regarding prescription medications and breastfeeding.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association Website is here.

Their Breastfeeding telephone and email councelling contact information is here.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association also have a Breastfeeding Information page located here. Some of the topics covered include:

~ Importance of Breastfeeding
~ Breastfeeding ABC
~ Supply
~ Problems
~ General Breastfeeding & Parenting
~ Sleep
~ Weaning & introducing solids
~ When Breastfeeding does not work
~ Birth & Pregnancy
~ Special Situations
~ Returning to the Paid workforce/Leaving baby with carer

Finding a Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultants work in variety of settings.
They are health professionals whose important roles are offering breast feeding assistance and education.
They may offer individual consultation for a myriad of breast feeding problems, provide antenatal breast feeding classes, post-birth support groups and assistance with breast feeding products (eg, breast pumps, nipple shields, supplemental nursing systems/supply lines).
They are often employed at Maternity Hospitals or at local Councils and Maternal Child Health Centres (different titles in different states of Australia).
There are also many Lactation Consultants working in Private Practice.
The links below are to Australian and International IBCLC professional organisations that have lists of their members working in private practice.

Lactation Consultants Australia and New Zealand

Australian State Lactation Colleges
This is a link to Lactation Colleges Western Australia and Victoria, each will have a list of state Lactation Consultants.
Updated link to the College of Lactation Consultants Victoria-

ILCA Find a Lactation Consultant
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
All members are listed, look for those members who are listed as being in Private Practice.

Edited by lucky 2, 04 July 2013 - 09:59 AM.
addition of medication resources 16/12/2011

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