On Monday, we shared the many resources Lamaze has available for breastfeeding moms and families. Today, we're sharing our favorite outside resources from around the net and what you can find at each of them.
Our Favorite Online Breastfeeding Resources
The go-to site for all topics, questions, and concerns about breastfeeding. All content is evidence-based and reviewed by the site's creator, Kelly Bonyata, mother to three and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In addition to the huge index of articles on the site, you can also find information on the KellyMom Facebook page, and encouragement and support on the KellyMom Facebook Breastfeeding Support Group.
Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute
This site, created by the well-known breastfeeding expert Dr. Jack Newman, holds a repository of several breastfeeding tip sheets (translated into multiple languages) and video clips on topics like what really good drinking at the breast looks and sounds like, tongue tie, using a lactation aid, breast compression, mastitis and blocked ducts, and breastfeeing myths.
Find reputable information about the interaction between medication and breastfeeding. Created by the leading expert in breastfeeding and medication, Dr. Hale, and the Infant Risk Center of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
View excellent breastfeeding how-to videos on a variety of critical topics, including "A Perfect Latch," "Hand Expressing Milk," and "Maximizing Milk Production."
The non-profit organization that works to drive policy for increased nationwide support for breastfeeding families. The site contains a vast array of information, including current legislation and policies in place, resources for health care and employment as they relate to breastfeeding support, and information on how extended family members can support a breastfeeding mother.
Find a link for your state's breastfeeding coalition. Each state's coalition will offer different resources and may include tips and resources for mothers, employers, and information on how to become involved as an advocate.
Find multiple resources for tried-and-true breastfeeding information, links to your local La Leche League group and meeting time information (where you can find support, information, and connection with other breastfeeding moms), and online forums.
International Lactation Consultant Association
Use this site to find a lactation consultant in your area.
This Facebook page actively supports and makes visible the community of Black breastfeeding women. You'll find stories, pictures, support, and resources.
In addition to helpful resources on basic breastfeeding information, you'll also find voices from real families on this blog. Spend a few minutes reading on the site to realize that you're not the alone in the trenches!
Do you have a favorite online breastfeeding resource that isn't listed here? We want to know -- please share!