Free Education on Lactation!
Medela Family - Baby Tracker
Baby Feed Timer, breastfeeding
Main Line Family Education is a place where you can learn about Childbirth, Infant Child CPR, and Preparing for your birth and first year. Highly recommend!
When you are in labor and need Guided Meditations for your surges - I highly recommend!
BUILT TO BIRTH - Bridget has online classes and free You tube videos
Did you know that breastfeeding reduces the risk of Breast Cancer?
While checking for more information about breast cancer, I came across this complete list of resources: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/breast-cancer-survivor-resources/
Watch Attaching Your Baby at the Breast -10 minute video with amazing examples
La Leche League International
Want to become a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor? Are you a support system for your lactating friends? Want to dive in and gain come credentials in counseling? I was a CBC before I was an IBCLC. I am very proud to announce two courses: Certified Breastfeeding Counselor - Core Course and the Advanced Lactation Course - for those who want to become IBCLCs like me.
The Core Course is 45 hours, worth 45 CERPS, these are Continuing Education Recognition Points for lactation professionals. The Advanced Lactation Course is 50 CERPs for those who are aspiring IBCLCs. I wrote those two courses and they are 100% online, self-paced and I am the instructor. I am on the faculty at International Breastfeeding Institute which is the lactation school of the International Doula Institute. https://internationalbreastfeedinginstitute.com/
If you would like to become a Birth Doula or Certified Postpartum Doula like me, you can also take courses at International Doula Institute. https://internationaldoulainstitute.com/
https://www.emmawell.com/ I am the Director of Lactation for this.
EmmaWell empowers new and expecting mothers to prioritize their mental health and well-being. Through our mobile maternal guidance app, virtual support services, provider-curated resources, and virtual classes, we have created a platform where women can plan for the postpartum period, get easy-to-access support from experts, and find curated educational and wellness resources. EmmaWell is a mission-driven organization dedicated to improving access to maternal mental health services, leading to better outcomes for moms, babies, and families.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
Most new mothers – experts estimate about 80% — experience mood swings and weepiness during the first 2-3 weeks after giving birth. Sometimes called “the baby blues”, this is a normal adjustment period and resolves without any medical assistance.
If you are not sure if your thoughts or feelings are normal, reach out to your OBGYN, Midwife and call this place. https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/
Another resource: https://postpartumstress.com/
NPA brings together people who are interested in perinatal care to share, to listen, and to learn from each other. They support the NICU Parent Network and other key organizations.
If you can donate your pumped breastmilk, contact hmbana.org