Virginia Breastfeeding Resources
National Breastfeeding Resources
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Only licensed physicians are eligible to become members
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) Milk Bank
The King’s Daughters Milk Bank at CHKD is a nonprofit, hospital-based donor milk bank established to provide the life-saving benefits of breast milk to severely premature and critically-ill infants, improving their potential to survive and thrive. Learn More
US Medical Policy statements supporting breastfeeding
United States medical organizations dedicated to the health of women and children include but are not limited to the following:
The agencies listed above support and encourage mothers to breastfeed. They recognize breastfeeding as the normal method of infant feeding and the best source of nutrition for the health and development of growing infants.
Breastfeeding is the best feeding method for all infants including premature and sick infants, with very few exceptions. Exclusive breastfeeding provides the nutrients a baby needs, with the gradual addition of appropriate complementary foods after approximately six months. Then, breastfeeding should continue throughout the first year and beyond, or as long as desired by the breastfeeding family. To read the specific statements of each organization go to their websites.