Ip S, et al. Breastfeeding and maternal and infant health outcomes in developed countries. Evidence report/Technology assessment No.153. AHRQ publication No. 07-E007. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2007

Horta BL, et al. Evidence on the long-term effects of breastfeeding: systematic reviews and meta-analyses. World Health Organization, Geneva: 2007

Gibson RL. Toxic baby bottles: scientific study finds leaching chemicals in clear plastic baby bottles. Environment California Research and Policy Center, Los Angeles, CA: 2007

Committee on the Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula. Infant Formula: Evaluating the Safety of New Ingredients. Washington, DC: National Academies Press 2004

Kaufman M, Lee C. HHS Toned Down Breastfeeding Ads: Formula Industry Urged Softer Campaign. Washington Post, August 31, 2007 A01

Vallaeys C. Replacing mother--imitating human breast milk in the laboratory. Cornucopia Institute, January 2008

Murray E, et al. Getting it right after delivery: five hospital practices that support breastfeeding. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, August 2007

Making a difference for your cause: strategies for nonprofit engagement in legislative advocacy. Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, Washington, DC, 2006

Mason G, Roholt S. Promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding: a North Carolina blueprint for action. North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC, 2006

Born to be breastfed: a call to action to promote breastfeeding in Indiana.

Model Hospital Policy Recommendations, June 2005

Breastfeeding Overview

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative
Care and management of the late preterm infant toolkit
Nutritional support of the very low birth weight infant
Farber JM, Forsythe SJ (eds). Enterobacter sakazakii. Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2008

World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. Food, nutrition, physical activity, and the prevention of cancer: a global perspective. Washington, DC: AICR, 2007


Links to Breastfeeding Resources & Related Organizations


Report breastfeeding in public or workplace/employment problems 


What's Out There Already?
There are a number of tools or “supplies” to be familiar with no matter where or what breastfeeding lobbying you are engaged in. The US has numerous documents, not only calling for breastfeeding reform, but also describing what needs to be done. Secure copies of these for background purposes, to quote in letters or testimony, for benchmarking and evaluation, or to simply write your congressman and ask why little or nothing has been done to fulfill the various recommendations. Click on the link below to download a list of advocacy resources and where to get them.

Resources for Breastfeeding Advocacy