RESOURCES

NATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS 

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s health guidelines and resources Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Public health information and statistics U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedLine®/PubMed® resource guide National Institutes of Health – Comprehensive health information and research U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Women’s Health – Federal Government source for women’s health issues, including breastfeeding 

Early Head Start National Resource Center 

National Head Start Association 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Federal agency supporting early childhood nutrition 

 

PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND POSTPARTUM RESOURCES 

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) – Information on childbirth educators and doulas 

Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) – Information on childbirth/lactation educators, doulas and teen specialists 

March of Dimes – Preventing premature birth and help for parents with premature babies National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Facts about FAS and getting help National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. – Information for parents of twins and higher order multiples, includes links to local support groups 

Postpartum Support International – Postpartum depression support groups and helpline 

 

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES 

La Leche League – Breastfeeding information and local support groups International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) – Find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area 

BFAR.org – Information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries United States Breastfeeding Committee 

 

INFANT AND CHILD SAFETY INFORMATION 

First Candle – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support National Capital Poison Control Center – Poison information and hotline National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome – Prevention education about Shaken Baby Syndrome 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Travel safety and car seat installation instructions 

Safe Kids Worldwide – Child safety and childproofing tips 

SeatCheck – Car seat information and inspection site locator 

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Consumer protection and product recalls 

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION 

My Plate – Government website with personalized nutrition plans

SmokeFree.gov – Help with quitting smoking for men and women