"I want to breastfeed, but where do I start?" Master Post

These books, resources and articles have been all rounded up here for the benefit of any mother wishing to breastfeed!  The following includes the most pro-breastfeeding, accurate sources I know of that will help any woman achieve her breastfeeding goals. 

This is by no means exhaustive, as my goal as to a good start with basic info that covers all the bases.  In turn, with this knowledge, you may go off and do your own research.  (If you have any suggestions to add to the list, or if a link does not work, let me know)

**This post is not meant to be anti-formula/bottle feeding.  I simply wanted to share a comprehensive list on breastfeeding information because there are many “booby traps” out there than can cause a mother to stumble in her effort to successfully nurse. And if that mother wants to use breastfeeding as her method of family planning, then she needs access to supportive, accurate information!  Take it as you will.**

How to Breastfeed

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League International (to find a support group near you)


Your local hospital, mother's group, or clinic may also have more local resources about breastfeeding support in your area.

Breastfeeding and Child-Spacing

The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: the Frequency Factor

Breastfeeding and Natural Child-Spacing: The Ecology of Natural Mothering

Practicing Natural Family Planning and Breastfeeding

Books/Articles/Posts on other Breastfeeding Topics

Researchers propose 'breastsleeping' as a new word and concept

Slings, wraps & other baby carriers — Why, How & Where?

How to Get Your Milk Supply Off to A Good Start

Foremilk Hindmilk Imbalance: What Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know

Comfortable Breastfeeding Positions

Breastfed Babies Grow Differently

“Get Away From Me! I Love You.” (Alas, nursing aversion has found us)

Why Does My Breast Milk Taste Bad?

Beware: Anti-Breastfeeding Books Series By The Alpha Parent

I felt this was necessary to share, as you may be gifted with parenting books from well-meaning friends and family that could give misinformation on breastfeeding.  Or perhaps you are on the look out for a parenting book for you and want something that is pro-breastfeeding.  Whatever the case -- these books should be avoided because of their encouragement of practices that hinder breastfeeding, or outright undermine the act all together.

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Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Sleep Training Edition