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Breastfeeding Links and Resources


Every parent wants what is best for their baby.  Breastfeeding is best for all babies! 


Breastfeeding is the beginning of healthy eating, growth, and development for babies.  The frequent close contact from breastfeeding helps to build a loving relationship that enhances a child’s development.  Breastfeeding also provides healthy eating through a nurturing environment that plays a significant role in optimizing health and preventing chronic disease.


The WIC program is dedicated to promoting and supporting breastfeeding for all mothers and their babies.


Benefits of Breastfeeding

  1. Public Health 
  2. Healthy Birth Practices (Lamaze International)
  3. What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding (Joint Commission on Health Care) 
  4. Women's (See "Why Breastfeeding is Important")
  5. PROmom 101 Reasons to Breastfeed

Quality Information: Everything You Would Ever Want to Know

  1. Your Guide to Breastfeeding

  2. Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon

  3. Breastfeeding Basics (California Public Health)

  4. Texas WIC- Award winning site

  5. Le Leche League International

  6. Jack Newman articles  & videos

  7. KellyMom

  8. Breastfeeding Made Simple


Questions about Latch and Soreness

  1. Latch Videos from Breastfeeding Inc.

  2. How to Hand Express Breast Milk & Correct Latch (Stanford University)

  3. Soreness Soon After Delivery (Kelly Mom)

  4. Will Breastfeeding Hurt (California Public Health, Breastfeeding & Healthy Living)


When Babies Are Born a Little Early

  1. March of Dimes

  2. Kelly Mom advice

  3. Breastfeeding Management of the Late Preterm Infant

  4. Breastfeeding Your Late Term Infant


Going Back to Work or School

  1. Work and Pump: Kirsten Berggren offers strategies for working without weaning

  2. La Leche League: Articles from La Leche League's New Beginnings on working and breastfeeding

  3. Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon: Useful information on working and Breastfeeding

  4. Texas Department of State Health Services: Information for working moms

  5. Centers for Disease Control: CDC guidelines for storing breast milk

  6. Hale Publishing: Informative pamphlet on breastfeeding and working


Breastfeeding Twins

  1. La Leche League - Newborn Multiples

  2. Kellymom - Breastfeeding Multiples

  3. Stanford Hand Expression video (How to Maximize Production for Any Mother)


Low Milk Supply

  1. Low Milk Supply

  2. Kelly Mom (low milk supply information)

  3. La Leche League (milk supply issues)

  4. Dr. Jack Newman


What do I need to eat to make good milk?

  1. Oregon WIC Program

  2. website



What about medicines, drugs and alcohol?

  1. The Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date evidence based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies. The Infant Risk Center is open to answer calls from anyone Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Call (806)-352-2519.  Drugs of abuse also covered.

  2. LactMed Database: LactMed is a free online database with information on drugs and lactation. LactMed includes information such as maternal levels in breast milk, infant levels in blood, potential effects in breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, and alternate drugs to consider. 


Other Important Resources

  1. Stanford's Hand Expression: How to hand express breast milk, correct latch, and build milk supply

  2. Laid Back Breastfeeding Video


Information for Health Professionals

  1. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: Clinical protocols are available as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants
  2. Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Policy Statement
  3. Baby Friendly Hospital USA: Non-profit organization implementing the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in the USA
  4. Breastfeeding Basics: An academic, non-commercial, short course on the fundamentals of breastfeeding.
  5. Breastfeeding: The Goal WHO reccomendations infographic.
  6. CDC Data on Breastfeeding 
  7. Growing a First Food Movement - Coming Together in Support of Breastfeeding
  8. International Lactation Consultant Association: Professional association for lactation consultants and breastfeeding promotion advocates
  9. La Leche League
  10. World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action: Generates information on World Breastfeeding Week
  11. World Health Organization Breastfeeding Code

  12. Printable Breastfeeding Support Handout


Breastfeeding is Best Feeding

Have you ever wished for a “Fairy Breastfeeding Mother” to help solve your nursing concerns?  We know that every baby is unique, and that breastfeeding evolves and changes almost week by week.   Every nursing mother has to learn what works best for her and her baby.   

If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, Douglas County WIC is here to help you! You may call us during regular office hours.   It is our goal is answer each question as quickly as possible.   Your questions will be answered by the WIC staff.  

WIC Nutrition Counselors

Dottie, Jenny, Judy, Kathleen, and Terry


Call us today!






We answer each breastfeeding question personally, and we attempt to do so promptly and thoroughly. Information given cannot be construed as medical advice. Please check with your health care provider when making decisions that may impact the health and well-being of you and/or your child. Unpredictable events can happen with computers, and electronic communication. Sometimes we may not be able to contact you as quickly as we would like to due to uncontrollable circumstances. If you are concerned about your breastfeeding situation, or about your health or the health of your child, please do not wait for us to respond. Call your health care provider immediately. Additionally, please be aware that our lactation consultant tailors her response to your specific situation, taking into account the information you have shared. Our response to you may not be appropriate for other mothers, since each mother and baby couple is unique.

     There are times when a person needs more information.  If at any time you need more personalized advice, 

you may be offered a phone call or scheduled for an office visit.  A note may be put in your WIC file so that each staff person

can continue to offer support.

How to Reach Us

Public Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-3516
Toll Free: 800-234-0985
Fax: 541-957-3704
TTY: 541-440-3548



As one of the most

universal and natural facets

of motherhood, the ability

to breastfeed is a great gift.


Breastfeeding helps mothers and babies bond, and it is

vitally important to mothers’

and infants’ health.


Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General