Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

Handouts and Products

Your breasts don't come with instructions!

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.

Style 1

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Style 2

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Skin to Skin Contact

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.

It's my birthday, give me a hug!

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Haitian
Creole
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First hug

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Both Breast and Bottle? No!

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.

Baby

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Smiley

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Nature's secret

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Discharge instructions and breastfeeding checklist

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.

When You Go Home

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Breastfeeding checklist

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Making Milk

Give new and expectant parents 10 easy steps for breastfeeding success with MBC's FREE one-page handout. (Learn more on our website.)

Making Milk

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Telephone triage tool

The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition's telephone triage tool is designed especially for neonates. By using them, you can help make sure that these newborns are getting proper care.

Making Milk is Easy

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Management of Early Breastfeeding Flowcharts

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.

The flowcharts, along with additional tools and information about breastfeeding, also are available in our mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Blackberry devices.

The best start:
birth to 48 hours

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Approach to early breastfeeding:
48 hours to 2 weeks

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Licenses to Breastfeed

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Skin to Skin Buttons

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Downloads are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader or Preview (Mac).