Littleton Regional Healthcare Lactation Services is committed to providing ongoing support and encouragement with breastfeeding. We agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the World Health Organization and the International Lactation Association, that breastfeeding is the very best form of nutrition for all infants.
Links and Resources:
How to Pump More Breast Milk
Check out the stanford.edu link on how to maximize pumped breast milk. Adding breast massage and breast compression to your pumping session can significantly increase your milk production. Save time and pump more! http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Medications and Breast Milk
The Lactmed database is a free online resource available to anyone with concerns about medications and breast milk. Lactmed provides information specific to the levels of medications found in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in the breastfeeding infant. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2
Le Leche League International (LLLI)
The LLLI mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support. LLLI sponsors community meetings and has online educational breastfeeding resources. Check out the links below to find the meeting nearest you.
Le Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire: www.lllofmenh.org
Le Leche League of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont: www.lllmarivt.org
Breastfeeding moms going back to work:
Know your rights. Laws that protect you can be found here….. http://www.nhbreastfeedingtaskforce.org/pdf/How_to_file_a_BF_Complaint.pdf
The LactMed database provides information on medications, levels found in breast milk and possible adverse effects on breastfeeding infants: