Tools for Medical Providers to Support Human Milk Feeding

This is a list of additional tools for medical providers to specifically support human milk feeding for LGBTQ plus families and inducing lactation.

Lactation Information

  • Sweetpeabreastfeeding.com (FOR PARENTS OR PROVIDERS) Includes general information and specific info for Breastfeeding Without Birthing “professional pack” to educate anyone working with parents who want to induce lactation or relactate.
  • Non-LGBTQ+ specific…Breastfeeding University was created with busy healthcare and child care providers in mind. Each module provides evidence-based, up-to-date information from an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, public health professionals, ECE professionals and/ or La Leche League leaders. The interactive modules will help to establish a working knowledge of how to support families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Healthcare Settings
  • Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for inducing lactation  (FOR PARENTS OR PROVIDERS) 
  • IABLE—Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (FOR PROVIDERS): Here is one educational on LGBTQ breastfeeding 
  • LGBTQIA2S+ services for parents and topics for professionals. Outcarehealth.org is a great resource for training professionals that are LGBTQIA2S+ supportive. Professionals can also list themselves/

Guide to Being an Ally

Gender Variability Information

Transgender Sensitivity Information

N.B : If a provider reaches out to trans folks, expect to pay for their time and consulting services (even a lay person). And wherever possible, do your best to amplify their voices in your work instead of speaking as an expert on the trans chest or breastfeeding experience- like actually quote them. Parents would love to find a local lactation consultant who has experience with supporting chestfeeding for nonbinary parents and trans dads who lacate, especially following top surgery. It is important to not make assumptions based on people’s family structures, how they look, etc and to be aware of health disparities which are significant for trans, gender nonconforming and bisexual folks.