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This is a community to encourage, support, and educate mothers nursing babies/children through their breastfeeding journey. Fathers and Partners are also welcome here.
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We welcome all questions, but please use the search bar or review the sidebar for FAQs. When you submit a post, check that you can see it in www.reddit.com/r/breastfeeding/new. If not, message the mods so we can check the spam filter. Please no advertising, self-promotion, or corporate marketing. No fundraising links: as a community, we're not set up for screening each funding request. No surveys shall be posted without prior approval from the mod team. Do not attempt to buy/sell/trade breastmilk or drugs. Consult a physician before accepting any medical advice.
Helpful for New Parents
- Normal Newborn Behavior & Why Breastmilk is Not Just Food
- What to expect in the early weeks breastfeeding a newborn
- Video demo of using hand expression to feed a baby and help bring in more milk
- "Laid-back" breastfeeding position
- Side-lay position
- Jack Newman's latching videos
- How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk?
- La Leche League International is a mother-to-mother support group for breastfeeding mothers. There are pages for LLL in USA, Canada, Australia, and other regions/countries/specific states.
- www.kellymom.com - Evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.
- Growth Charts for Breastfed Babies
- Can a nursing mother eat this food?
- Tips for boosting milk supply
- Benefits of breastfeeding beyond 12 months
- Concerned about the medication you're taking? Check here first! Dr. Hale's Infant Risk Center
- Harassed for nursing in public? Best for Babes has a hotline to help you.
- Need help finding an IBCLC? Try International Lactation Consultant Association's Directory or United States Lactation Consultant Association
Pumping & Bottles
- www.workandpump.com - for mothers who will be returning to work/school part or full-time and pumping.
- How much milk will my baby need?
- Choose the correct breast shield/flange size to maximize pumping output
- How to bottle feed a breastfed baby
- My power went out and I have breastmilk in the freezer – Help!
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