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
Statistics and Standards
- WHO Child Growth Standards
- The WHO Global Data Bank on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding
- 2005 Breastfeeding Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 2004 Breastfeeding Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 2003 Breastfeeding Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
These are growth charts for exclusively breastfed children. Before these charts became available in 2006, growth charts were based on formula-fed or mixed-fed children.
This is a database which consists of infant breastfeeding rates for specific countries worldwide over a period of years.
Facts about Breastfeeding
These are topics which have historically been of interest to researchers. They are not regulary updated but are kept here for historical interest.
- Born to Learn (2001)
- Breastfeeding and Breast Implants (November 2003)
- Breastfeeding and Dental Caries (July 2001)
- Breastfeeding and Diabetes (June 2003)
- Breastfeeding and Exercise (January 2004)
- Breastfeeding and Hepatitis C (November 2003)
- Breastfeeding and Hypoglycemia (October 1997)
- Breastfeedingand the Prevention of Obesity (September 2005)
- Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer (October 2005)
- Breastfeeding and Osteoporosis (April 2003)
- The Elusive 5%: Insufficient Milk Syndrome (October 1997)
- Insurance/HMOs Benefits for Breastfeeding (November 2003)
- Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding (September 2002)
- Mother-to-Mother Support (April 2003)
- Spousal Support for Breastfeeding (December 2003)
- Water Supplementation: Why it's not wanted for the breastfed baby (November 2002)
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.
- 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.