The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a
variety of educational materials about parenting,
general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other
organizations are also available.
La Leche League International (LLLI)
957 North Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1-800-LA-LECHE (1-800-525-3243) (847) 519-7730
La Leche League International (LLLI) offers information and
encouragement—mainly through personal help—to all mothers who want to
breast-feed their babies. It also offers support and information about
breast-feeding babies with various disabilities, such as cleft lip or cleft
palate. Call for information about a chapter in your area.
March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies
by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes
supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies'
lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth
defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.
National Institute of Child Health and Human
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847
The National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD) is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The
NICHD conducts and supports research related to the health of children, adults,
and families. NICHD has information on its Web site about many health topics.
And you can send specific requests to information specialists.
Office on Women's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-994-9662 (202) 690-7650
The Office on Women's Health is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides women's health information to a variety of
audiences, including consumers, health professionals, and researchers.