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.
Online Breastfeeding Classes or Consults:
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:
Pumping and Bottle Feeding:
Breastfed Babies and Sleep:
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
Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances:
Supplementing and Breastfeeding:
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:
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