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​Speaker's Kit

Breastfeeding Support and Promotion Speaker's Kit, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, 2012
The Breastfeeding Support and Promotion Speaker's Kit was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Breastfeeding to be used as a tool for education on the topic of breastfeeding. With detailed speaker's notes, this presentation is easily presented by a wide range of professionals. We encourage its use to educate pediatricians, physicians, public health workers, nurses, hospital, clinic, or private practice staff, dentists, and anyone who has a role in breastfeeding support and promotion. Due to the size of this speaker's kit, users are asked to download the presentation in sections. Once you have downloaded the file, to see the speaker's notes you must either print out the notes pages or click on Edit, Edit Slides, in the bar at the top of your screen. Once you are within PowerPoint, ensure that you are looking at the Normal View by clicking on View, Normal, in the bar at the top of your screen. The speaker's notes will be displayed below the slide. All inquiries regarding the kit may be directed to

This kit was made available by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health, Reference Number 03T030012. The information in this publication does not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. 

Copyright © 2003, Rev 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced, except for noncommercial purposes (such as for educational purposes), stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher. Produced in the United States of America. Any organization or individual intending to make commercial use of any of the copyrighted information must obtain separate permission from all copyright holders other than the American Academy of Pediatrics.​

Current Research

Breastfeeding Organizations

Government Agencies 

  • World Health Organization 
    The WHO works within the United Nations to address the health needs of families all over the world. The WHO has many breastfeeding specific resources for health professionals.

Non-profit Organizations

  • Human Milk Banking Association of North America 
    Setting the standards for human milk banking in North America, including information about donated milk, how to donate, and milk bank locations.

  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® 
    IBLCE establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet these standards as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®). IBCLCs provide a full range of breastfeeding care, particularly involving high acuity breastfeeding situations.
  • United States Breastfeeding Committee
    An independent nonprofit organization composed of national breastfeeding advocacy organizations that specialize in advocacy projects and coordinating the state breastfeeding coalitions.
  • Wellstart International
    Provides breastfeeding education to health professionals regarding the promotion, protection, and support of optimal infant and maternal health and nutrition from conception through the completion of weaning.

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