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"That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom."
~ Isaiah 66:11

"Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts."
~ Psalm 22:9

We believe that Breastmilk is God's design in infant nutrition. Breastfeeding satisfies not only babies' hunger and thirst, but it also is a great way to pacify and comfort them. Parents should not put an unnecessary emphasis on schedules. Babies communicate through crying, and their cries deserve a quick, nurturing response. Breastfeeding babies on cue is important not only to help them grow strong and healthy, but it also helps them to learn to trust. Breastfeeding into toddlerhood--and for as long as mother and child desire--continues to provide health and emotional benefits and serves to strengthen the foundation of trust laid in infancy. Children's nighttime needs are as worthy of being met as their daytime needs, and each child has individual nighttime needs that should be respected and met to the best of their parents' ability.

~ from the GCM Statement of Beliefs

Mama-to-Mama Support

Visit our breastfeeding forum for a place where mamas can ask breastfeeding questions and share their concerns, joys, and frustrations (available for registered users only):
Breastfeeding - Support for nursing in all stages... from preparing to nurse on up through nursing a toddler and beyond.


  • A Relaxed Approach to Starting Solid Foods
    by Jeri Carr
  • Even Shy Moms Can Nurse in Public
    by Jeri Carr
  • Helpful Breastfeeding Hints
    by Jeri Carr
  • Sleeping Through the Night
    by Jeri Carr
  • Starting Solid Foods
    by Jeri Carr
  • Top Two Ways to Calm a Baby
    by Jeri Carr
  • Breastfeeding Bible Study
    by Cyndi Egbert
  • Breastfeeding the Hospitalized Baby
    by Cyndi Egbert
  • Examining the Evidence for Cue Feeding of Breastfed Infants
    by Lisa Marasco, BA, IBCLC and Jan Barger, MA, RN, IBCLC
  • Breastfeeding and Cavaties
    by Lucretia Nickell
  • Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks
    by Jocelyn Smith
  • Avoiding Early Weaning
    by Jocelyn Smith

    Links to Other Websites

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  • Jane's Breastfeeding Resources
  • InfantRisk Center - Dr. Hale's site; an important resource for information about breastfeeding and medication.
  • Articles and Information on Breastfeeding Basics
  • Breastfeeding Index on askdrsears.com
  • La Leche League
  • Jack Newman's Breastfeeding Handouts
  • Kelly's Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding

    Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

  • Tandem Nursing: What Is It? Is It for You? by Salli Gamez
    "Many women assume they need to wean during a new pregnancy. . . A well-nourished mother can meet both her unborn baby's needs and the needs of her older baby as long as he is a year or older. If her baby is younger, the mother should monitor weight gain to make sure her baby needs no supplementation." read more . . .
  • I'm Pregnant and Still Nursing My Toddler--Must I Wean Now?
    "Finding out you are pregnant does not mean you must stop breastfeeding your toddler. Many mothers choose to continue breastfeeding throughout pregnancy, while others decide to wean. The following information may help you decide what is best for you and your family." read more . . .
  • Nursing During Pregnancy & Tandem Nursing

    Adoptive Breastfeeding

  • The Adoptive Breastfeeding Page
  • The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
  • LLL's FAQ about adoptive breastfeeding
  • Comprehensive list of articles about adoptive bf from LLL
  • Lact-Aid (manufacturer of Supplemental Nursing Systems - SNS) has an "FAQ About Nursing Adopted Babies"
  • Preparing to Nurse Our Baby: Preparing for adoptive nursing
  • Medela's "Breastfeeding an adopted baby"
  • Adoptive Breastfeeding & Relactation (on the kellymom.com website)
  • Notes from "Induced Lactation and Adoptive Nursing" (on the kellymom.com website)
  • Adoptive BF Beyond Infancy
  • Building Milk Supply In Adoptive Mothers

    Recommended Books

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  • Bon Appétit, Baby! by Elaine Moran
  • The Breastfeeding Book by Martha Sears and William Sears
  • Breastfeeding: A Mother's Gift by Pamela K. Wiggins
  • Mothering Your Mursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
  • Breastfeeding at a Glance by Dia L. Michels and Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, with Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam, PhD
  • Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby by Debra Stewart Peterson
  • MOTHERING MULTIPLES: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! By Karen Gromada
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding edited by American Academy of Pediatrics and Joan Younger Meek
  • Bestfeeding by Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
  • The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning by Kathleen Huggins and Linda Ziedrich
  • So That's What They're For! by Janet Tamaro

    Breastfeeding Children's Books:

  • The Best Gifts by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
  • Breasts by Genichiro Yagyu
  • Supermom by Mick Manning
  • The World Is Full of Babies! by Mick Manning and Brita Granström
  • We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell
  • Maggie's Weaning by Mary Joan Deutschbein

    Thank you to all who helped compile these resources!

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