In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, Club MomMe has put together a list of our favorite online breastfeeding resources for nursing and pumping MomMes.
1. Kelly Mom - If you are a MomMe who likes numbers, this site is for you! Kelly Mom not only provides hard evidence (charts and graphs explaining breastfeeding rates), but also valuable articles written by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant explaining how milk production works, how many ounces of breast milk your infant will need, increasing milk supply and even an information on medications that are safe to take while breastfeeding.
2. La Leche League International - La Leche League (LLL) not only provides online content to answer general breastfeeding questions, and an online forum, but also allows you to search for a local breastfeeding support group in your area. A support group can be vital to a new mom struggling with nursing.
3. Baby Center - This website is dedicated to all things parenting, but has a wealth of knowledge and news articles posted by medical experts and parents about breastfeeding challenges and top tips and tricks from breastfeeding veterans. Parents will also find off-beat articles such as new uses for nursing pads.
4. The Pump Station & Nurtury - A California based company, The Pump Station has a vast resource library and specializes in all things breastfeeding. The resource section includes videos on pumping in public and artciles such as when to contact a lactation consultant and common abbreviations used by consultants.
5. Breastfeeding Success: You Can Do It! - From insprirational stories from other breastfeeding MomMes to an extensive list of online resources, this is a well organized website with easy to find information on breastfeeding!
6. American Academy of Pediatrics - The AAP breastfeeding family resource guide section is essential for new MomMes. It includes "An Easy Guide To Breastfeeding" available both in English and Spanish.
We love these online resources for quick access to information about breastfeeding. However, these sites are not meant to replace the valuable opinion of a medical expert. If you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, you should contact your child's pediatrician, your OBGYN or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.