Breastfeeding is an amazing act, not only for the child, but for Mama, too. I cannot be more grateful that I have been able to breastfeed both of my children. I have put together a few helpful resources that I have found helpful over the years.
This page is still growing! Check back for more excellent resources later.
I have researched many a question about breastfeeding, and the best information has come (big surprise) from Le Leche League. Though I have not done it myself, I have heard wonderful things about becoming a part of a breastfeeding support group, and you can do that through their website.
This website has answered many a question for me, from tandem-breastfeeding to how to unclog a milk duct. It has tons of practical information for breastfeeding mamas.
This pamphlet by Amanda Anderson (RN, MSN, IbCLC, CCE) explains the importance of the initiation of breastfeeding immediately after birth. If you are hoping to breastfeed, I highly suggest reading this pre-delivery.
This book answers, in many ways, the question: “Why breastfeed?” Providentially, I picked up a pre-published copy of this book at my local library when I was pregnant with my second and deciding if I should focus on weaning my toddler. This book was an incredible encouragement to me. Not only is it information about the history, benefits, and importance of breastfeeding, but Grayson is so personal and vulnerable throughout the text, I felt like I was listening to a friend. I cannot recommend it enough.
If you’re not a reader, this documentary is a great resource (Amazon Prime members can watch it for free!). It is an eye-opening documentary about breastfeeding in America, and I found it to be highly informational, insightful, and inspiring as a breastfeeding mom. If you are pro-breastfeeding, curious about it, or a skeptic, it is totally worth the watch. Oh, and you will see lots of boobs. So be prepared for that.
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