It is that time of year again! Breastfeeding week, and if you have read any of my post you know I’m avid breastfeeding mom! I believe with the right breastfeeding support and education any mom can be successful and breastfeed for as long as they please.
I have decided that I need to add a breastfeeding resource page! So here I have complied a list of websites, blog post, and breastfeeding supplies to give you a plethora of information! Breastfeeding success starts while you are pregnant so I will start with resources that you can read and watch to educate yourself before baby is born.
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Preparing to Breastfeed
This resource is incredible with videos talking about the benefits of breastfeeding to learning techniques and troubleshooting common issues! I will be up front this is not a free resource and I am an affiliate, but I am an affiliate because I wholeheartedly love what she has to share. I wish I had this resource before my first was born. The videos are short enough that you can watch a few during some down time. You may be thinking that the videos are short so they aren’t good? You couldn’t be more wrong. The videos are short as they focus on one issues, or educate you on one thing at a time and she is right to the point! The owner is a Certified Lactation Educator and is the mother of three. I strongly urge you to check out this resource and her website which has some free resources.
This is my own post about what I wish someone had told me about breastfeeding before my baby was born. You know how everyone has some sort of advice like “sleep when the baby does” which is impossible by the way, but then a month in your like “why did no one tell me this?” So I wanted to share what I wish I knew before breastfeeding.
Here you will find how to know your baby is hungry before they are crying. Knowing these hunger cues can help eliminate stress for both baby, and yourself. They are broke down in to three categories and are easy to spot.
This post is great for first time moms! She talks about how to mentally prepare yourself for breastfeeding and makes sure you understand that it may be natural but it is not easy! Let me tell you it isn’t easy!! Some women have no issues, some like me are left crying and begging your baby to nurse.
This is the perfect read to get you ready for the real world of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding in public, breastfeeding shirts, and that formula is not the devil. I am a true breastfeeding advocate, but there is a place for formula if you can not get donor milk. My oldest had a few bottles and while I was devastated I can look back on it now and know it was for her own good.
Here you can read all about why you should breastfeed. No not just it is free and baby needs to eat, but what is really magical about breast milk! If you are on the fence about breastfeeding this post is the one for you.
Inspiring! This post is meant to inspire you to make it to your breastfeeding goals no matter how small! You can do it!!!
This is the perfect post to share with loved ones and significant others who feel they won’t be able to do anything if you are breastfeeding!
In this post she talks about her first time nursing and what she worried about and how she jumped those hurdles.
Is an amazing post to get you ready for the woes that come with breastfeeding. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean breastfeeding is easy! But those woes are able to be overcame and you can have an incredible breastfeeding journey.
This mom shares the truth about breastfeeding from the first month to the pain that comes with it.
The First Month Of Breastfeeding
Sleep deprived and breastfeeding? This trick can help you get more sleep as a breastfeeding mom!
These 5 things should be the first things you do once baby is born to ensure a successful breastfeeding journey. The perfect post to add to your birth plans check list!
Another post from Real Mom Recs about somethings that surprised her when she started breastfeeding! Some great Myth busters and breaking down some things people say to be true, but have been proven not to be.
Here you can read and find comfort in your breastfeeding journey. This tips will be helpful from day one till the end.
Important Must Reads
If you make it past about 3 months of breastfeeding you are going to be dealing with some twiddling! Find out why babies do it and how to stop it.
This Post is one of my favorites! We all here so many things about breastfeeding that we either never experience or we think something is wrong, when in fact it isn’t.
You can read some great advice about breastfeeding that no one tells you and you have to figure it out on your own. But thanks to amazing moms like this you can learn from others.
As a mom of two I can tell you the bond you get with all the snuggles is amazing! This post talks about bonding from day 1 and on. The great thing about extended breastfeeding is you get to continue the bond of one on one time!
50 breastfeeding myths busted! Man this post is just full of some myths people still throw around and make moms second guess themselves.
Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom you may find that your supply has dropped due to stress or your period returning and you may find yourself needing to increase your breast milk supply.
You can never have too many resources! This is another post about increasing your supply and what may have caused the drop.
Breastfeeding advice from tips and tricks for a new mom. To increasing supply and my favorite breastfeeding advice! No, I’m not going to spill the beans… read to find out!
A great post to go to when you are having some issues with the way things are going. From engorgement to pumping for work.
We know breastfeeding has amazing benefits for babies, but did you know that moms benefit from breastfeeding too. Find out 6 surprising benefits.
Breastfeeding and Working
I don’t personally have an experience in working and pumping as I have had the joy and challenge of staying home with my girls, but this post has some amazing tips from a mom who had to work and breastfed!
This post has a few free signs you can print and laminate to hang on a door so your coworkers leave you alone. There are some funnies ones that I would want to print just to have!
Again I don’t have any experience in having to pump at work, but there are some amazing tips and hacks in this post that are sure to put your mind at easy when returning to work.
Pumping and Bottle Feeding
I am an affiliate for this program as well as the Ultimate Breastfeeding Class. In this pumping class you will learn about picking a pump, learning how to use your pump, when to pump, storing your breast milk, your rights when you go back to work, and how to feed your baby that pumped milk.
The perfect post for exclusively pumping moms or those moms who are heading back to work and need to store some breast milk for baby. From fresh milk to thawed milk!
My girls have not had bottles so I don’t have much experience in this, but from working at a daycare I know some babies are a challenge to get to take a bottle. Finding the right bottle can make all the difference.
This post talks about when to pump, cleaning your pump and how to store that fresh liquid gold!
You may find that you respond to a pump really well, or maybe you stay home and are not using the milk. Don’t let that milk go to waste! You can use it up with some unique ways or donate to a local mom or even a milk bank if you have enough.
Here is a post for all you working moms or the mom who just needs a break, but you need that breastfed baby to take a bottle! Some great tips and tricks to get that stubborn baby to bottle feed!
When You Are Ready To Wean
This mom did a guest post on 3 things you need to try before you decide to wean especially if your baby isn’t 1 and eating yet!
Read this post to find out how to wean without many tears from mom or baby, and the right way to wean with out engorgement. This seems like a great way to go at it. I haven’t weaned either of mine (3 in a few months and 1), but this is how I will start when the time comes.
Is nursing a two year old like nursing a newborn? Read about an extended breastfeeding journey and what it is really like on a daily basis.
Once our children start to eat table food and are past the age of one we can start to limit when or for how long they breastfeed. It can be hard to do but read here for some tips to make it a bit easier.
This post answers some of the most common questions about breastfeeding after you find out you are pregnant again. From can you breastfeeding during pregnancy to what is tandem nursing.
If you are planning on nursing past 1 or even 2 it is possible that tandem nursing may be in your future. In this post I share the ups and downs in my journey of nursing two.
I am still breastfeeding my almost 3 year old and now 15 month old so I have jumped off the cliff of extended breastfeeding! In this post she talks about what is the good and the bad of nursing those toddlers! Hint there are more pros then cons!
Products and Other Tips
An amazing post about unique uses for breast milk that isn’t just feeding your baby! Liquid gold is such an incredible resource!
No sleep and need coffee, but can you have it if you are exclusively breastfeeding?
In this post you will find nursing tops to make breastfeeding in public easier and less complicated. Breastfeeding shirts are some of my favorite breastfeeding accessories.
This post contains all the breastfeeding products that you should add to your baby registry and if you don’t get them I highly recommend you buy them from yourself. They will make your breastfeeding journey easier and in turn a happier one.
This list is completely different from mine it has videos, Facebook pages, and in person support!
This is the perfect post for those moms who like to craft and do DIY’s. It is possible to continue while still exclusively breastfeeding!
The perfect check list for your baby shower gift registry. Not only does she have the products but she talks about why you need them.
I hope you have found this list to be resources and it ends up being one you return to often when you have breastfeeding issues or just need to brush up. Please if you have any questions I am more then willing to lend a helping hand.
I wish you the best breastfeeding journey!
As parents new and old we all have times when we wish we did something differently read here 15 moms share their biggest parenting regrets