Mar 5, 2007

Breastfeeding Links

Getting Started:

Breastfeeding & Your Diet

Vitamin D Supplementation

Common Breastfeeding Problems:
Flat or Inverted Nipples
Latching Problems
Mastitis/Plugged Ducts
Nipple Confusion
Nursing Strike
Supply Problems

Herbs & Breastfeeding

Tandem/Twin Nursing


Attachment Parenting

Nursing in Public

Medications & Breastfeeding

Nursing your Special Needs Baby


Local Breastfeeding Links
There are two La Leche League groups in Tokyo, Tokyo Central in Shibuya (see below for details) and Tokyo West in Tachikawa.  La Leche League (LLL) offers information and support for all women interested in breastfeeding, with monthly discussion meetings and free phone and email help.  LLL Leaders are all volunteers.  Annual membership of 6,200 yen (with LLL's highly acclaimed book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" included) is optional.

LLL Tokyo Central group has re-started its meetings. We hold regular continuing series of informal discussion meetings open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Babies and toddlers are always welcome.  We meet in a very spacious hall and toys are available.

Meeting Details

Location:                  Franciscan Chapel Center
Address:                  4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Date:                                     Second Friday of the month
Time:                                     10 – 12 am
The Franciscan Chapel Centre is 5 min walk from Roppongi Station and Tokyo Midtown.
Please refer for directions to the Franciscan Chapel Website:
Meeting details can be also found on our facebook page:

For information about the other English speaking groups, please check:

Also, there is the breastfeeding and parenting workshop run by lactation consulatant Iona Mcnab once a month in Tokyo.  This workshop is for expectant couples, and covers all the practical aspects of getting breastfeeding started, and overcoming common challenges. Personal consultations are also possible.  Her website and link to her blog can be found at

The academy of breastfeeding medicine with pdf documents downloads available on cosleeping and breastfeeding, mastitis, human milk storage guidelines etc. sometimes in multiple languages.

Book on breastfeeding and medecine (drugs): Hale, T. 2004, Medications and Mother’s Milk. Available from to find a lactation consultant