Resources for Breast Cancer
In honor of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are running a mini-series on breast health and the role of breastfeeding.
For our final post in our breast cancer series, we're going to discuss some resources that exist out there for women who have survived breast cancer and are looking for support to breastfeed as well as those mamas who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are seeking information for what to do next. Remember, it takes a village and we're here to be a part of that village. We hope you find these resources helpful and if you find yourself with any lingering questions, please contact us for support and information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Cancer Society: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
- La Leche League International: Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Breastfeeding After Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Can I Breastfeed During Cancer Treatment?
- Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer Facebook Group
- Susan G. Komen's support line 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
- Cancer Survivor's Network
- Contact an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Find a La Leche League leader
- Supplementing at breast La Leche League information and tips
- DIY Breastfeeding's video tutorial on supplementing at breast
- Check your treatment medication with Infant Risk (call hotline 806-352-2519) or LactMed
- You may find that you need to suddenly wean before your treatment can begin. If you're in this situation we recommend reaching out to a LLL leader or an IBCLC and checking out some of these resources to making weaning easier on you and your baby. Abrupt or Emergency Weaning, views from La Leche League, Lactation Suppression from KellyMom.
You're not alone and we're here to get you the support and help you need. You're strong mama, you've got this.