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AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care  -  American Academy of Pediatrics. Care of the Newborn; Administration of Vitamin K. In: Guidelines for Perinatal Care. 7th Ed. 2012

AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care: Conjunctival (Eye) Care  - American Academy of Pediatrics. Care of the Newborn; Conjunctival (Eye) Care. In: Guidelines for Perinatal Care. 7th Ed. 2012

ACOG Guidelines  - ACOG Committee Opinion. Breastfeeding Expert Work Group Committee on Obstetric Practice. No. 756. 2018

Average Intake of Colostrum/Milk  - The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #3: Hospital Guidelines for the Use of Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate. Breastfeeding Medicine. Revised 2009

Baby Behavior

  1. Webinars  - Includes Baby Behavior for Lactation Professionals 4-part series.
  2. Videos  - Videos for Medical Professionals 
  3. Tear Sheets  - 7 Secrets to Baby Behavior 

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

  1. Baby Friendly USA 
  2. Cost Comparison of Baby Friendly and Non-Baby Friendly Hospitals in the United States  Pediatrics   2011.
  3. Implementation Guidance: Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding in Facilities Providing Maternity and Newborn Services  - World Health Organization (WHO). 2018
  4. Competency verification toolkit: Ensuring competency of direct care providers to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative  - WHO and Unicef, 2020
  5. 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Poster and Infographics  - WHO
  6. For Neonatal Wards  - ILCA
  7. Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding: The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for Small Sick and Preterm Newborns  – WHO, 2020

Banked Human Milk

Mother's Milk Bank , San Jose, California

California Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations

Common Breastfeeding Problems

  1. Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding  - the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. ABM Clinical Protocol #26: Breastfeeding Medicine
  2. Common Breastfeeding Challenges  - USDHHS: Office on Women's Health

Contraindications to Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the use of human milk  - Pediatrics. 2012

Education Course Curriculum

  1. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative training course for maternity staff  complements existing courses and can be used as part of the pre-service education of health workers. WHO, 2020
  2. First Latch: Training for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 
  3. UC San Diego Lactation Specialist Training (CLS) 
  4. iLactation 
  5. Lactation Education Resources 
  6. Step 2 Education 
  7. Coffective 
  8. BreastfeedLA  - Birth & Beyond and a LEAARC approved 45 and 90 hour course curriculum

Family Planning:

  1. ACOG: Interpregnancy Care 
  2. ACOG: Birth Control Frequently Asked Questions: Especially for Teens 
  3. March of Dimes: Birth Spacing and Birth Outcomes 

Hand Expression of Milk:

  1. Technique Video 
  2. Handout 

Infant Feeding in Disasters and Emergencies  - AAP

Lactation Accommodation

  1. State of California Department of Industrial Relations. Lactation Accommodation  - Labor Commissioner's Office
  2. Office of Women's Health: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions 

LATCH Breastfeeding Assessment:

LATCHL A breastfeeding charting system and documentation tool  - JOGNN, 1994

Medications and Breastfeeding

  1. LactMed Drugs and Lactation Database  - National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine Toxnet Toxicology Data Network
  2. Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding  - The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #7: Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine, 2018
  3. Infant Risk Center 
  4. Use of Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers  - Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #18: Use of Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2015

Newborn's Nine Instinctive Stages

  1. The First Hour After Birth: A Baby's 9 Instinctive Stages  - Health Education Associates. East Sandwich, MA; 2011
  2. The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin-to-Skin Contact Immediately After Birth  - Newborn and Nursing Reviews. 2013

Patient Education Materials

  1. The CDC Clear Communication Index User Guide 
  2. Global Health Media  - Simple breastfeeding videos for health workers
  3. Health Literacy - USDHHS: ODPHP
  4. Your Guide to Breastfeeding Office on Women's Health  - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: 2011
  5. Smokefree Resources for Professionals  - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute
  6. WIC Breastfeeding Support Learn Together.  Grow Together - U.S. Department of Agriculture

Staff Breastfeeding Skills Assessment

Assessing Mothers and Infants in Maternity Facilities  - The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #7: Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine, 2018; 13(9): 559-575. Table 3: List of Abilities to Be Assessed Among Staff Working with Mothers and Infants in Maternity Facilities

Storage Duration of Fresh Human Milk:

  1. Proper Storage and Preparation of Breast Milk  - CDC
  2. Human Milk Banking Association of North America  - International Guidelines for Pasteurized Donor Human Milk

Title 22 California Code of Regulations Division 5 §70547 Perinatal Unit

  1. General Requirements 
  2. Practical Skills forms to help meet Title 22  - To ensure that training is being used properly by staff.by quantifying and monitoring:1) Breastfeeding and hand expression (term baby), 2) Kangaroo care/skin-to-skin contact (preterm baby), and 3) Responsive bottle feeding (preterm baby). UNICEF, United Kingdom.

Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

  1. Health Care for Transgender Individuals  - ACOG: Committee Opinion, 2011
  2. Transgender & Non-binary Parents  - La Leche League
  3. Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People  - Center for Excellence for Transgender Health; UCSF, 2016
  4. Transmasculine individuals' experiences with lactation, chestfeeding, and gender identity: a qualitative study  - BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2016 
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