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Oxford Baby Cafés Recommended Resources

All these resources respect the normal needs and behaviour of breastfed babies. This list is not exclusive. If you are worried about your baby, please contact your midwife, Health Visitor or GP. You can download the information on this page as a pdf.

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Oxford University Hospitals - Infant Feeding
Details of breastfeeding support in hospital and where to borrow/hire breast pumps

General Breastfeeding Information

Kellymom & La Leche League Great Britain
Evidence-based, reliable and realistic information on most aspects of breastfeeding

Baby Friendly Initiative - Support for Parents
Basic information from the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative to guide you through the early weeks and common problems. Good video on hand expression of milk.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
La Leche League International 2010, published by Pinter & Martin. Updated edition of the world’s bestselling breastfeeding book.

Positioning & Attachment

Attaching Your Baby at the Breast
a video from the Global Health Media Project


Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS)
Information from Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab about normal infant sleep based upon the latest UK and world-wide research, including downloadable information sheets in several languages.

Caring for your Baby at Night, a guide for parents
a free UNICEF UK leaflet

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family
Diane Weissinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith & Teresa Pitman 2014, published by Pinter & Martin

Sleeping with your baby, a Parent’s Guide to Co-sleeping
James McKenna 2007, published by Platypus Media

Starting Solid Foods

Baby-led Weaning: Helping your baby to love good food
Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett 2008, published by Vermilion

My Child Won’t Eat! How to enjoy mealtimes without worry
Carlos Gonzales 2012, published by Pinter & Martin

Working and Breastfeeding

Maternity Action
Information and advice on your rights at work during pregnancy and as a new parent

Hirkani’s Daughters: women who scale modern mountains to combine breastfeeding and working
Jennifer Hicks 2005, published by La Leche League International

Milk Expression

Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping
Short video demonstrating “hands on pumping”; an effective technique for maintaining milk supply when a baby is unable to breastfeed, applicable to any situation in which a mother needs to express her milk

Paced Bottle-Feeding

How to bottle feed the breastfed baby …paced bottle feeding tips for a breastfeeding supportive style of bottle feeding
A detailed description with a downloadable pdf version to share from

A short illustrative video by Janet Jones IBCLC

Medication Use While Breastfeeding

The Breastfeeding Network Drugs in Breastmilk Service and Drugs Factsheets
Useful free factsheets on many common medications, and leaflets to download and share with your doctor

Oxford Baby Cafés Group, last revised July 2016