The Breastfeeding Resource Page!

This page will change and grow as I find more resources!

updated 11.04.01


My daughter getting ready to latch on for the very first time



What is the difference between breastmilk and formula ?

Here's what's in mom's stuff:

"Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Macronutrients, Minerals, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Vitamin C, Folate, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Catalase, Histaminase, Arysulfatase, Antioxidants, a-Tocopherol, Cysteine, Ascorbic acid, Antiproteases, a -1-antitrypsin, a -1-antichymotrypsin, Prostaglandins, PG-E2, PG-F2, Secretory IgA (sIgA), Full antibody repertoire, Lysozyme, Lactoferrin, Interleukin-6, PAF-acetylhydrolase, Memory T cells, EGF, NGF, Insulin, IGF-I, IGF-II, Relaxin, TGF-a, PRL, Corticosterone, Insulin, IGFs, Relaxin, EGF, TGF-a, TGF-b, GnRH, GRH, PTHrP, Peptides, Erythropoietin, Prostaglandins."

Reference : Breastfeeding: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mother's Milk

Author: Margit Hamosh, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center

Here's what's in a bottle of formula:

{Are you sure you really want to know???? }

" Whey protein concentrate, palm olein, soy, coconut, high-oleic safflower oils, lactose, maltodextrin, potassium citrate, calcium phosphate, calcium chloride, salt, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide, soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides, inositol, choline bitartrate sodium ascorbate,Enzymatically hydrolyzed reduced minerals, alpha tocophyeryl acetate, naicinamide, calcum pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, phylloquinone, biotin, vitamin D3, vitamin B12, taurine, L-carnitine"

Reference: can of formula

Becky's Breastfeeding page- lots of answers to common concerns

BreastFeeding in public is not indecent exposure!

Breastfeeding is Beautiful- Carissa's page with tons of breastfeeding links! She's also got advice and advocacy pages with links to those are on her page!

Breastfeeding online- tons of information, including artwork, virtual cards and a cartoon based story about the benefits of breastfeeding

Misc. breastfeeding information from Dr. Arsenault, MD. Medical associate for the LLL

Breastfeeding virtual cards! lots of great information, including pictures and video clips of correct positioning and latch on. Also links to artwork, directory of Lactation Consultants and recommended reading.

Birthing choices that may affect your early breastfeeding relationship

An article on infant formula- make your own judgements, but it pretty much says it all.

Kathryn Dettwyler's thoughts on breastfeeding-Dr. Dettwyler has a bunch of terrific articles and information about breastfeeding, including extended nursing, "sleeping through the night", WHO breastfeeding definitions. I could go on and on. The lady is fantastic. We can learn a lot from her.

La Leche League International

Let humans nurse!

Moms net- supporting breastfeeding in public. Includes a listing of stores that support breastfeeding mothers, and those that don't.

Elizabeth Lee Designs- Patterns to make your own nursing clothes! Plus nursing bras, breastpumps and other accessories.

Motherwear- clothes for nursing moms. Check out the personal shopper on Tuesdays! Great deals can be found!

One Hot Mama!- More nursing clothes for mom, books, baby shoes, maternity clothes and tons of other fun stuff!

Preliminary growth charts for breastfed babies- to convert cm to in- multiply by .394; to convert in to cm- multiply by 2.54; to convert kg to lb- multiply by 2.205; to convert lb to kg- multiply by .454

Schai's Mothehood Site Lots of good information on breastfeeding including state legislation and history!

Ted Grenier's Breastfeeding Page- Ted rocks. What more can I say?

The Milkmaid's Parlor- Information on, of course breastfeeding... Also information on attachment parenting, cloth diapering, family bed and all that really cool stuff.

The Nursing Baby- Breastfeeding resources, books, and bulletin boards.

Tru-breast- A Revolutionary New Method of Infant Feeding! It's Ready in an Instant! Less Work for Mother!

WABA-World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action


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