Are you a new mom who is breastfeeding? This breastfeeding 101 for new moms guide will give you all the resources you need to navigate through your breastfeeding journey!
If you had told me five years ago that I would be so passionate about breastfeeding, I would have thought you were crazy.
To be honest, I didn’t even think about the possibility of breastfeeding until I was about 30 weeks pregnant, and my sister asked me if I was planning to.
I just shrugged and said, “Sure?” Then when Jack was born, they handed him to me, asked if I wanted to try and nurse, and I just went with it.
Well, a lot has changed since that naive mom gave birth to her first child, and it’s safe to say breastfeeding is definitely one of my favorite things to learn and talk about.
I believe that the key to successful breastfeeding boils down to a few things:
- Having a support system
While I discuss a variety of topics here at Clarks Condensed, breastfeeding has quickly become my favorite. So I thought I might as well put together this breastfeeding 101 guide to help other mothers meet their breastfeeding goals – whatever those may be!
Every mom has a different journey, and I hope that this resource page will help you feel encouraged and empowered to feed your baby the way you want to.
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Online Breastfeeding Classes or Consults:
We have started offering online breastfeeding courses. Please signup for our free online course here.
Lactation Link – If you need to virtually meet with someone, check out this website!
LactMed App on Apple, Android, or Desktop (check this website for compatibility of breastfeeding and medications)
The Wonder Weeks App (seriously saves my sanity)
Getting Started with Breastfeeding:
Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn
How to Prepare for Breastfeeding: A Breastfeeding Checklist
Surviving Breastfeeding: Tips on Breastfeeding Success
Newborn Survival Guide
Get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance
Finding Breastfeeding Support:
Breastfeeding Mamas Support Tribe (Facebook Group)
Is Your Pediatrician Breastfeeding Friendly? 13 Questions to Ask.
Find a local La Leche League Meeting
Find a Breastfeeding Counselor
Donor Breastmilk 101: Everything You Need to Know
Breast Milk Supply:
The Ultimate Guide to help Increase Milk ProductionFoods that support breast milk supply
Breast Milk Capacity Infographiclactation power ballslactation cookies
Pumping and Bottle Feeding:
The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding as a Working Mom
Breast Pumping Tips
Bottle feeding breastfed baby
The Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies
Fussiness and Babies and Bottles
Breastfed Babies and Sleep:
Should My Baby Be Sleeping Through the Night?
When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?
Why our Breastfed Babies and Toddlers Wake So Much.
Dr. Jay Gordon Night Weaning
Crying it Out Alternatives
Average Weight Gain for Breastfed Babies Watch the Baby Not The Scale Kelly Mom Weight Gain CalculatorInfant Growth Calculator (make sure to select WHO Charts).
Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances:
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: What You Should KnowBreastfeeding in the NICU
Is baby Ready for Solids?
Introducing Solids 101
How Do I Wean My Baby?
What is Weaning? When is it Time To Wean?
How to Stop Breastfeeding
Can I overfeed my breastfed baby?
How much expressed milk does a baby need?
Breast Versus Bottle: How Much Milk Should Baby Take
Breastfeeding Not Blissful? 13 Common Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions Is This Milk Still Good?
11 of the Best Ways to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding
Supplementing and Breastfeeding:
Eight Crucial Steps to Take After a Recommendation to Supplement
Supplementing the Breastfed Baby
The Pitfalls of Supplementing
Finish at the Breast Method
Weaning from Formula Supplements
WHO Breastfeeding Policy and Resources
AAP Policy on Breastfeeding
The Best Breastfeeding Supplies
Best Places to Find Breastfeeding Clothes
DIY Breastfeeding Hoodie Tutorial
Mastitis Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention
80+ of the Best Breastfeeding Snacks (That Won’t Leave You Feeling Gross)
Trusted Breastfeeding Resources:
TheMilkMeg.com BreastfeedingUSA.com LaLecheLeague.com
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