Breastfeeding and Lactation Program Resources

General Resources

Support and Education Groups

If you are breastfeeding or pumping milk for a child who is a patient at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, you may benefit from the Group of Empowered Moms support group.


The Power of Pumping

Watch this video to hear from moms of patients in CHOP’s Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) about their decision to pump breastmilk for their children.


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers clinical guidance for parents and providers with questions about breastfeeding during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices.

ILCA is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families.

It's Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding. Here, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need.

Find comprehensive breastfeeding information, online forums and support groups, FAQs, conferences, an international online store, and more.

Medela provides breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories and an extensive line of products for nursing mothers.

MedlinePlus offers breastfeeding tips and information in a variety of languages.

The Philadelphia Health Department provides support for nursing mothers, as well as education, training and support for healthcare professionals who work with pregnant or nursing mothers.

Powered by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, this website provides information on how to: start and keep breastfeeding, support new mothers, find free breastfeeding help and more.

On this site you will find the latest breastfeeding news, updates on legislation and policy, coalition information and more.