Le Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. LLL has breastfeeding/mommy groups available all over the province. It is a great source of information should you run into any nursing issues or just want to join a mommy group to chat with some other mommies. Their site is very helpful.
The Alpha Parent is handy to have on hand as a reference. It includes a day-by-day timeline of a breastfed baby, from 0-5 days, weekly and monthly up to 2 years old. The information here includes growth and development information, nutrition information as well as references to books, studies and other reputable organizations. I, myself used this with my second one as a refresher and reminder to have a gauge of what was going on when. Very helpful to quickly scroll and find; having a better sense with little one with regards to breastfeeding.
Interested in checking out ways to feed a baby other than from the bottle or breast? This link here from Stork Mama. A typical conversation that comes up with families as they try to navigate and decide to exclusively breastfeed and/or whe/if they will introduce a bottle. There are more options!
Natural Breastfeeding – Try it out and find what works for you.
Dr. Jack Newman is everything, breastfeeding and lactation. The clinic is conveniently across from North York General Hospital. Jack Newman’s leadership, experience and evidence-based practice offers real, practical breastfeeding help. There is a wealth of information on his site (International Breastfeeding Centre) – videos, blog, etc.
Jack Newman’s site also includes a information sheets which include;
- ALL PURPOSE NIPPLE OINTMENT (APNO)
- BLOCKED DUCTS AND MASTITIS
- BREAST COMPRESSION
- BREASTFEED A TODDLER – WHY ON EARTH?
- BREASTFEEDING – STARTING OUT RIGHT
- BREASTFEEDING AND ILLNESS
- BREASTFEEDING AND JAUNDICE
- BREASTFEEDING AND MEDICATIONS
- BREASTFEEDING AND OTHER FOODS
- BREASTFEEDING THE PREMATURE BABY
- BREASTFEEDING YOUR ADOPTED OR SURROGATE BORN BABY
- CANDIDA PROTOCOL
- TONGUE-TIE, LIP-TIE, AND RELEASES
- EXPRESSING BREAST MILK
- FINDING A BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PERSON
- FINGER AND CUP FEEDING
- HERBAL REMEDIES FOR MILK SUPPLY
- HOW TO KNOW A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER IS NOT SUPPORTIVE OF BREASTFEEDING
- HYPOGLYCÆMIA OF THE NEWBORN (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
- IS MY BABY GETTING ENOUGH MILK?
- LACTATION AID
- NIPPLE SHIELDS
- THE FDA AND DOMPERIDONE
- PROTOCOL TO INCREASE BREASTMILK INTAKE
- HEALTH CANADA AND DOMPERIDONE
- LATE ONSET DECREASED MILK SUPPLY OR FLOW
- SORE NIPPLES
- STARTING SOLID FOODS
- THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN TO SKIN CONTACT
- TOXINS AND INFANT FEEDING
- USING GENTIAN VIOLET
- WHAT TO FEED THE BABY WHEN THE MOTHER IS WORKING OUTSIDE THE HOME
- WHEN BABY DOES NOT YET LATCH
- LATCHING AND FEEDING MANAGEMENT
Breastfeeding positions – This link is taken from the Mama Natural website run by Genevieve Howland. She is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate and bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, a YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural live.
I enjoy her information because it is so thorough, relatable and inline with supporting maternal wellness. Take a look !