Breastfeeding Websites for Parents:
- Baby Gooroo website has information related to all things baby, especially breastfeeding. Short video clips (1-3 minutes) are very informative and demonstrate latch, positioning in addition to many other topics of interest to new parents.
- Breast Feeding Inc.: Dr. Jack Newman and Edith Kernerman, IBCLC website has video clips and handouts for viewing, downloading and printing. Videos on latch, positioning, compression at
http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=videos Handouts that can be viewed and printed http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=information
- Kellymom: Parenting & breastfeeding website is very user-friendly and has evidence-based information that is updated regularly.
www.kellymom.com. Great topics for new parents includes:
- Baby’s Second Night http://www.kellymom.com/bf/start/basics/second-night.html
- Cluster feeding and fussy evenings (colic) http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/fussy-evening.html
- Sleeping Through the Night http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/sleep/sleep.html
- Will giving formula or solids at night help baby to sleep better? http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-sleep.html
- Decrease in supply while pumping http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/pumping_decrease.html
- How much expressed milk will my baby need? http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html
- Kellymom’s Facebook group for breastfeeding support:https://www.facebook.com/groups/kellymamas/.
- It’s Only Natural provides information and tips for African American women and their families on how to make breastfeeding work.
- La Leche League International has links to finding local support groups, Leaders, articles, FAQs and information in many other languages.
- Laid-back positioning video, about 3 minutes, by Susanne Colson, PhD
- Postpartum Depression & Baby Blues – basic information can be found at
http://babygooroo.com/2008/03/postpartum-depression/ To learn more about depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and for resources in Minnesota, see www.ppsupportmn.org or www.postpartum.net. Expert information on postpartum issues, sites in English and Spanish
- Your Guide to Breastfeeding – Health benefits for mom and baby, what you can do to prepare, common questions, challenges and solutions. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/BreastfeedingGuide-General-English.pdf
Pumping & Hand Expression Resources on the Internet
- Breast Feeding Medicine of NE Ohio has a 5 minute video on how to do hand expression.
- Dr. Jane Morton a physician at Stanford University School of Medicine has several short breastfeeding videos for parents. http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/
They include: “Video of hand expression of colostrum” http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html “Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping” – excellent for those who will be separated from baby due to work, school or hospitalization. http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
- Ameda, a breast pump manufacturer, has information sheets on pumping available in English and Spanish
http://www.ameda.com/breast-pumping/breast-pumping-q-as Some examples are: “Reaching Full Milk Production with a Breast Pump” “Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple” “Storing and Handling Mother’s Milk”
- Breastfeeding and Working, support for pumping moms, a mostly non-commercial site for those who work outside the home.
- Breastmilk. Every Ounce Counts. Great information for getting off to a good start and what to expect in the early days. Also provides a checklist for those going to work outside the home.
- Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition has information about breastfeeding in the workplace, state laws that support breastfeeding and resources for mothers, employers, health care and child care providers.
http://mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org/ All resources listed above are meant for educational purposes only. No products are being endorsed.