Because your breasts don't come with instructions, others can help! These handouts, available for free download, help reassure parents that help is available when they have trouble breastfeeding. The Massachusetts versions list resources unique to Massachusetts.
Intended for medical providers, these handouts help parents learn about the importance of skin-to-skin contact and the many benefits it gives babies and mothers. Like all our handouts, they are available for free download and purchase in several languages.
These three sets of 11 x 17 inch posters, printed on high-quality glossy paper, tell mothers that breastmilk is all their babies need. Each set comes in two versions -- one tells mothers they may not make enough breastmilk if they supplement, and another which emphasizes that breastmilk is full of important vitamins. Available in English and Spanish. Click on the image or the appropriate link to see a preview.
Give your patients a one-page summary of all they need to know when they go home, including instructions on safe co-sleeping. The breastfeeding checklist, designed for your patients, advises mothers of newborns of the signs that show their babies are nursing normally, and when to seek help from a pediatrician or a lactation consultant. The Massacusetts versions of the breastfeeding checklists list resources unique to Massachusetts.
Our flowcharts provide clear guidelines for managing breastfeeding of healthy term newborns from ages birth until two weeks. They are available as downloadable and printable handouts.