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National Health Organizations

Children's health guidelines and resources:
American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/
 
Public health information and statistics: 
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/
 
Government health information site: 
Comprehensive health information and research: 
National Institutes of Health: http://www.nih.gov/
 

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Resources

Information about normal birth: 
Lamaze International: http://www.lamaze.org/
 
Premature birth and help for parents with premature babies:
March of Dimes: www.marchofdimes.com/
 
Facts about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and how to get help:
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: http://www.nofas.org/
 
Information for parents of twins and higher-order multiples, includes links to local support groups:
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc.: http://www.nomotc.org/
 
Postpartum depression support groups and helpline:
Postpartum Support International: http://www.postpartum.net/
 

Breastfeeding Resources 

Breastfeeding information and local support groups:
La Leche League: http://www.lalecheleague.org/
 
Federal agency supporting early childhood nutrition:
Find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area:
International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA): http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1
 
Information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries:
 

Infant & Child Safety Information

Find CPR classes in your area:
American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support:

Poison information and hotline:
National Capital Poison Control Center: http://www.poison.org/

Prevention education about Shaken Baby Syndrome:
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: http://dontshake.org/

Car seat installation instructions and inspection station locator:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov/http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Disaster preparedness and CPR classes:

Child safety and childproofing tips:
Safe Kids Worldwide: http://www.safekids.org/

Consumer protection and product recalls:
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/
 

Healthy Lifestyle Information & Support 

Government website with personalized nutrition plans:
Smoking cessation for pregnant and postpartum moms:
National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit: http://www.helppregnantsmokersquit.org/
 
Help with quitting smoking for men and women:
SmokeFree.gov: http://smokefree.gov/
 

Parenting Information & Support 

National child abuse hotline and prevention tips:
 
 
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