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Old 03-07-2013, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It's great to talk about the difficulties - it definitely helps to know that others are going through the same problems, but I'd like to take a minute to go through the resources I compiled in my sleep-deprived anxiety-laden quest to 'get it right'.  I know that they would be useful for new Mom's-to-be in a way that my breastfeeding classes never were.  So here they are:

 

Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation.  Amazing!  First stop choice.

http://www.canadianbreastfeedingfoundation.org/index.shtml

 

International Breastfeeding Centre.  Second stop choice.  HAS VIDEOS!!!

http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

 

La Leche League.  So many good articles.  My go-to articles were the ones about "Clampdown Bite Reflex" and "The World of Latch-on: One Leader's Journey" 

http://www.lalecheleague.org/

 

Breastfeeding Basics.  Wide variety of topics.

http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/waking-a-sleepy-baby

 

An article about overactive letdown, which explains a problem that so many mothers have, whether they have oversupply or NOT!

http://overactiveletdown.com/documents/files/EffectsOfOAM.pdf

 

An article about milk flow, the most critical issue surround a newborn's reaction to breastfeeding.

http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/article-milkflow.aspx

 

An article about artificial nipples.  Hint: The orthodontic Nuks work best, because they fit on standard bottles yet still have a wide base, and they squish nicely in the shape of a woman's breast in the mouth.

http://www.lowmilksupply.org/nipples.shtml

Silicone:  http://www.amazon.com/NUK-Silicone-Orthodontic-Nipples-Slow/dp/B002KAR786/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362697567&sr=8-2&keywords=nuk+nipples

Latex:  http://www.amazon.com/NUK-Orthodontic-Latex-Nipples-Slow/dp/B0013NFZNU/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1362697621&sr=1-1&keywords=nuk+latex+nipples

 

Bottle introduction:

http://mmhls.tripod.com/id16.html

 

Amazing support site for all you EPers out there:

http://www.exclusivelypumping.com/

 

Thrush.  Warning!  Gentian Violet makes for disturbing clown baby pictures.

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/childhood-illnesses/thrush

 

 

A funny article to help ease your stress: 

http://www.raisehealthyeaters.com/2009/04/what-nobody-tells-moms-about-breastfeeding/

 

 

Good luck to everyone!

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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Wonderful resources, Huntersnewmommy! Let me add my go to resource that (along with hands on help from an experienced LC) helped me transition my DD to breast at 10 weeks:
http://kellymom.com/
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