Breastfeeding Month is drawing to a close, and we thought it would be a good send-off to share some of our favorite breastfeeding resources to help you help your baby and yourself, should you ever need it. Sometimes it’s good to have a place to go where you feel safe discussing your breastfeeding challenges or difficulties, or sharing your joys and successes. Whether you breastfeed your baby for three months or three years, you’re doing something wonderful for your baby and for yourself. Well done, momma!
Below are a few of our favorite places to start you off – or keep you going – on your breastfeeding journey:
From the Best for Babes website:
“Our focus is on making sure expecting mothers are prepared for breastfeeding, know what to expect, and have the tools to overcome any hurdles. We are mostly concerned with supporting the 86% of women who want to breastfeed to get through the 6-8 week learning curve so they can go on to nurse for as long as they desire, or have better access to donor milk, feeding at the breast, and breast milk alternatives if they can not breastfeed.
Regardless of whether a mother breastfeeds for one week, one year, or not at all, her story has value in helping more mothers succeed and accomplish the breastfeeding goals they set for themselves.
We believe in moms. We never forget that once we were squeamish about breastfeeding, struggled with it, and had to find our way. If we could do it, so can you . . . we’ve got your back, Babe!
We believe that breastfeeding is a foundation of human health, and as such, is a cause that deserves significantly increased funding and resources.”
From the KellyMom website:
“Kelly is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), and a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, the United States Lactation Consultant Association, and the Florida Lactation Consultant Association. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Mercer University, with majors in mathematics and physics, and previously worked in the field of environmental assessment and remediation.
Kelly has been helping mothers and babies to breastfeed since 1997. She provides private and telephone consultations, teaches breastfeeding classes and leads support groups, writes articles on breastfeeding and parenting, and speaks on breastfeeding topics to parents and professionals. Kelly has many years experience counseling mothers via the Internet through mother-to-mother support boards.”
There’s an active and welcoming community on the KellyMom Forum, where you can go to post questions or concerns, or just to chat or share challenges or joys.
From the TheLeakyBoob Facebook Page:
“The Leaky Boob is a breastfeeding support community sharing personal stories and experience along with educational information while providing a safe space for open discussion.”
You can also join the discussion forum to talk breastfeeding with other Leakies, or tweet Jessica, The original Leaky B@@b, on Twitter.
From the La Leche League International website:
“Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.”
La Leche League International’s website has a chapter locator (by country and region), a forum, resources and a complete history of the organization and its philosophy. Interesting and informative! You can also look up local events to see what’s happening in your area.
And one last thing:
We’d like to share the video we made that shows you just how easy it is to breastfeed your baby in an Onya Baby carrier. It’s so fast and easy, and so discreet, you can get your baby positioned and latched on at the speed of milk! Then, keep moving to get things done – wherever you are.
We hope you find this helpful in your breastfeeding journey.
Did you miss anyone? Please comment below with your suggestions and we’ll be sure to check them out!