For Health Professionals

Useful Links

1. World Health Organization (WHO) / UNICEF

2. Breast crawl

  • Videos, text description and scientific evidence on breast crawl, the process of early initiation of breastfeeding putting babies in skin-to-skin contact with their mothers immediately after birth as recommended by UNICEF, WHO, WABA and the scientific community.

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Other supporting organizations

  1. World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
  2. International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
  3. International Lactation Consultant Association

Local contacts

  1. HKSAR Department of Health
  2. Family Health Service, Department of Health
  3. The Hospital Authority
  4. Hong Kong Midwives Association

Training materials and recommended books

Title: Breastfeeding counselling: a training course – Director’s guide, trainer’s guide and participants’ guide
Authors: World Health Organization; UNICEF
Publication date: 1993
Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish
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Title: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence
Author: Marsha Walker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 4th edition (21 June 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 128409104X   ISBN-13: 978-1284091045

Title: The Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice
Authors: International Lactation Consultant Association
Editors: Rebecca Mannel, Patricia J. Martens & Marsha Walker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 3rd edition (1 October 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763798797    ISBN-13: 978-0763798796

Title: Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant's Guide
Authors: Judith Lauwers & Anna Swisher
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 6th edition (27 July 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 128405263X   ISBN-13: 978-1284052633

Title: Facts for Life (4th edition)
Authors: UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNAIDS, WFP and the World Bank (2010)
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 9789280644661
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Title: Infant and young child feeding: Model Chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals
Authors: World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, Spanish
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Title: Medications and Mothers Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology
Author: Thomas W.Hale, Ph.D.
Publisher: Pharmasoft Medical Publishing; 15th edition (2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984774637 ISBN-13: 978-0984774630

Title: Self Learning Kit on Breastfeeding for Health Professionals
Producer: Department of Health HKSAR (Nov, 2011)

Title: Wellstart’s Lactation Management Self-Study Modules, Level 1. (Revised 4th edition, 2014)
Producer: Wellstart International
Click here to download