If you need breastfeeding help …

The links below are intended to put you in touch with breastfeeding support agencies, organizations and individuals who can help you with a range of concerns relating to breastfeeding.

For help with breastfeeding management in Ohio:

For help with breastfeeding management anywhere:

Information on Special Topics related to Breastfeeding

Adoptive Breastfeeding Donating/Using Human Milk
Employment and School Jury Duty
Medications Legal Issues
Breastfeeding in Public
Kangaroo Care Newborn Breast Crawl Video
Recommended Breastfeeding Websites

Donating and Obtaining Human Milk

Medications and Breastfeeding

  • Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is the website of Thomas Hale, Phd, author of the medical reference manual Medications and Mothers’ Milk. You can call the Infant Risk Center (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Central time) at (806)-352-2519 and ask about specific medications and their effect on breastfeeding mothers and babies.
  • LactMed, part of ToxNet: This is an online book you can search for information on medications and breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Protection in Law:

Information on Breastfeeding Laws across the US from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Information on State Laws that may add further protection to the Federal Laws from abetterbalance.org

Information about your rights under existing laws and how to advocate for yourself from the Center for Worklife Law, UC Hastings School of Law.

Employment/School Issues and Breastfeeding

Ohio Department of Health Workplace PLUS Workplace Lactation Support Toolkit for Employees, Employers, and Breastfeeding Advocates: This resource provides information, solutions, ideas and talking points for Ohio businesses, communities, and workers to support breastfeeding employees in the workplace. Your county health department may have a facilitator available to advise you on using the toolkit.

Talking To Your Boss About Your Pump from abetterbalance.org

Information from The Pregnant Scholar on rights for students who are breastfeeding: Know Your Rights: Breastfeeding

Information on the Federal law regarding pumping accommodation for breastfeeding employees:

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

  • Here is a conversation with Jake Ayreh Marcus, JD, about breastfeeding and jury duty, including Ohio courts.

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

  • LLLI article  with lots of information and links for learning about inducing lactation for an adopted baby.

Kangaroo Care for Premature and Fullterm Babies

Recommended Links for Breastfeeding Information