Social Media


Articles and Research About Using Social Media in Your Practice:

Establishing an Online and Social Media Presence for Your IBCLC Practice by Amber McCann and Jeanette McCulloch

Using Social Media to Promote and Support Breastfeeding by Todd Wolynn

How IBCLCs Can Make an Impact Through Social Media from Lactation Matters

MumBub Connect: A Digital Social Marketing Approach to Breastfeeding summary project report from a pilot project in Australia

Can Social Media Help You Breastfeed? by Fleur Bickford

Using Social Media to Support Breastfeeding: Q & A with Fleur Bickford from Birthswell

Marketing via the Web and Social Media by Kathleen Lopez

AMA Policy: Professionalism in the Use of Social Media from the American Medical Association


Twitter Chat Library (transcripts of tweets from various breastfeeding conferences and Twitter chats)


How to Info:


Facebook Help Centre

Facebook Guidebook from Mashable

Amber McCann on Timeline for Facebook pages from Birthswell



Twitter Help Centre

Twitter Guidebook from Mashable

Twitter Tips for Conference Attendees from BirthSwell

How to Update Your Twitter Profile Images from Birthswell

Twitter Hashtags for Birth and Breastfeeding Professionals from Birthswell

Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding Twitter chats

Healthcare Tweet chats

Archiving Your Tweets Using Tweetdoc from Birthswell



LinkedIn help Centre

How to build your personal brand on LinkedIn from Mashable


Google +

Google + help

Guide to Google + from Mashable



Pinterest help

Guide to Pinterest from Mashable


Breastfeeding Organizations to Follow:


Lactation Matters blog from the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)

Breastfeeding Medicine Blog from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Ted Greiner’s Blog



International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)

Journal of Human Lactation

AAP Section on Breastfeeding

United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)

Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA)

Lakeshore Medical Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic

National Breastfeeding Center

Mississippi Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic, PLLC

MS BF Med Clinic – Prof Education



International Lactation Consultant association (ILCA)

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)

Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA)

United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)