Resources - Breastfeeding, Baby wearing, and Cosleeping

Newborn Breastfeeding Education - videos, resources, and more... 

-Hand Expressing Milk (how to express breastmilk)

Stanford University Breastfeeding videos and resources

Articles and photos

Drugs and Lactation Database - 

"The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. 

It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. 

Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency."

Babywearing Resources

These are some of my favorites that I have used over the past decade.

There is something for everyone!  Find out your favorites.

Girasol Woven wraps (My favorite of all wovens is my Chococabana; a teal and tan woven wrap.  You can buy wovens in  differing lengths, differing colors, and all depending upon your height and build and what type of carry you want - front, back, et cetera.  Wovens offer every option from newborn to toddler! They look like a giant tablecloth, please don't use a tablecloth.  Wovens are especially constructed with a warp and weft that will NOT stretch so baby stays secure and tightly comforted.  Easy to breastfeed in.)

Watch this amazing mama in Holland explain what different wraps and carriers can do for your mama style and breastfeeding journey.  

Check out her YouTube channel and see what is right for your family.  "Wrap you in love"

Front wrap cross carry - woven "how to"

Ergo buckle carrier (I use the "original", and have 2 of them that have lasted me years. Swaddling is NOT recommended and is not safe for babies, so I can only say that I love the "original" buckle carrier, and would not recommend any type of swaddle cloth in any capacity.  I have never used a newborn insert so I cannot speak to their function. I love the zippered pocket feature.  Easy to breastfeed in.)
Moby Wrap Classic (I used the Moby wrap classic only when our babies were tiny up to ~15 pounds, which is not a long time.  I soon realized a Girl would hold newborn up to a toddler and was more practical. Easy to breastfeed in.)
Tula Standard (I have 1 Tula standard. I do not like how it fits on my hips.  I prefer the Ergo even though they are both buckle carriers there are slight differences in the fit.  Try some out before you purchase.  I keep it for emergencies.  The baby hood is way too small and it has no zippered pocket.  Easy to breastfeed in.)


Front carries with baby facing away are physiologically, physically, emotionally, and ergonomically not recommended for proper hip and brain development.  

Should baby become overstimulated there is no respite for baby, too much pressure is put on the socket of the hip joint, and circulation to lower limbs and genitalia may be adversely affected.  Proper carries alleviate all this.

If you want baby to be able to see her surroundings, consider a back carry, which can be done safely when baby can hold her head up independently, or with a practiced caregiver who uses a woven, never a stretchy wrap.  

In the 10 years I have baby wrapped our babies, the styles and themes and types of carriers has changed drastically from only a few traditional ones to an explosion of buckles and wraps and more appropriate ergonomic leg positioning.  

Please take your time to do your research, test out a few, and make a choice that you are comfortable with.

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