Helpful Breastfeeding Resources

Books

  • “Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child” by Katie Allison Granju, Betsy Kennedy and William Sears
  • “The Baby Book: Everything You Want to Know about Your Baby from Birth to Age Two” by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears and James Sears
  • “Baby Matters: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Caring for Your Baby” by Linda F. Palmer
  • “Babywearing” by Maria Blois
  • “The Breastfeeding Answer Book” by Edward Newton, Nancy Mohrbacher and Julie Stock
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (American Academy of Pediatrics) by Steven P. Shelov
  • “Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast-Reduction Surgery” by Diana West
  • “The Fussy Baby: How to Bring out the Best in Your High-need Child” by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp, MD
  • “Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents” by Vimala Schneider McClure
  • “Medications and Mothers Milk” by T.W. Hale
  • “Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More” by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
  • “The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart” by Jan Hunt and Peggy O’Mara
  • “Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep” by William Sears, M
  • “What Babies Say Before They Can Talk: The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express their Feelings” by Paul Holinger and Kalia Doner
  • “Working without Weaning: A Working Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding” by Kirsten Berggren
  • “You Are Your Child's First Teacher: What Parents Can do with and for Their Children from Birth to Age Six” by Rhahima Baldwin and Rahima Baldwin Dancy
  • Your Amazing Newborn” by Marshall H. Klaus, MD and Phyllis Klaus, MFT

Websites

  • ameda.com – all about breastfeeding
  • bfar.org –increasing milk supply, nipple problems and breast-reduction surgery
  • biologicalnurturing.com – introduces the nontraditional relaxed maternal semi-reclined positioning for breastfeeding
  • breastfeedingmadesimple.com – all about breastfeeding for working moms
  • immb.org–Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank
  • infantrisk.com – drug and alcohol use while breastfeeding; smoking, sunscreen, vaccinations and travelling
  • kellymom.com – all about breastfeeding
  • lowmilksupply.org – increasing milk supply, oversupply and milk production assessment
  • nancymohrbacher.com – a blog for working breastfeeding mothers
  • www.newdadmanual.ca – 24 hour crib side assistance for new dads. Developed by dad for dads—will help answer many of your new father questions.

Hospital Lactation Departments

Bluffton Regional Medical Ctr Birthplace (260) 919-3385

Dukes Memorial Hospital (765) 472-8000

Dupont Hospital

  • Lactation team (260) 416-3134
  • Birthplace (260) 416-3290

Lutheran Children’s Hospital

  • Lactation team office/voicemail (260) 435-7330
  • Email: LHLactation@lhn.net
  • Birthplace (260) 435-7338

St. Joseph Hospital Birthplace (260) 425-3280

WICs

  • Adams County (260) 724-8495
  • Allen County (260) 458-2641, ext. 3617
  • DeKalb County (260) 925-1740
  • Elkhart County (Elkhart) (574) 522-0104
  • Elkhart County (Goshen) (574) 535-6765
  • Grant County (765) 664-7492
  • Huntington County (260) 356-4455
  • Kosciusko County (574) 269-4456
  • LaGrange County (260) 499-4182, ext. 229
  • Miami County (765) 472-0713
  • Noble County (260) 636-2600
  • Steuben County (260) 668-1000, ext. 1050
  • Wabash County (260) 563-4310
  • Wells County (260) 824-4180
  • Whitley County (260) 244-2315

Other Resources

  • La Leche League (260) 625-2010 (Fort Wayne)
  • Medela Breastfeeding National Network 1-800-835-5968
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