Resources - Breastfeeding, Baby wearing, and Cosleeping



Newborn Breastfeeding & 

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videos, resources, and more...


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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

Girasol Woven wraps <---click for Gira website

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 "Wrap You in Love."


She explains what different wraps and carriers can do for your mama style and breastfeeding journey.  

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


Front wrap cross carry



Newborn Kangaroo Carry






Ergo buckle carrier  <---click for Ergo website


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I use the "original" ERGO buckle carrier and have two of them that have lasted me years. 

They work for mom, dad, grandparents, care givers, and even for siblings to wear baby.

I love the zippered pocket feature.

***Easy to breastfeed in***  ( . )( . )


Tula Standard buckle carrier  <---click for Tulababy website

I have one Tula standard.  I do not like how it fits on my hips because I have a smaller frame and am short.  It may fit better on larger frames or Dads.  

I prefer the Ergo personally, even though they are both buckle carriers there are slight differences in the fit.  

I keep my Tula for emergencies.  The baby hood is way too small and it has no zippered pocket.  

***Easy to breastfeed in***  ( . )( . )


*NOTE*

Swaddling is NOT recommended and is not safe for babies according to The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th edition.  

I PERSONALLY do not recommend any type of swaddle cloth in any capacity.  

EACH BABY IS DIFFERENT AND PARENTS WILL MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEIR OWN BABY.
Moby Wrap Classic <---click for Moby website



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I used the Moby wrap classic only when our first baby was tiny - up to ~15 pounds, which is not a long time.  

I soon realized a Gira woven would hold newborn up to a toddler and was more practical. 

***Easy to breastfeed in***  ( . )( . )





Baby hips and babywearing tips!

PROPER baby facing inward baby carry.

(clickable links below) 
Hip Healthy Products from the Hip Dysplasia Institute (alphabetical list of ergonomic baby carrier companies all over the world)

Baby Carriers and other Equipment (diagrams of baby hip joints in utero and in carriers)

Carrying Babies or Toddlers in Baby Carriers or Shawls (journal article of what to do and NOT to do with photos)


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

WHY?

---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 with baby facing Mama/Dad/care giver alleviate all this.**

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

Many families have carriers for different occasions; some in the car, some for home, some for hiking, some for Daddy, some for Mommy.

**If you want baby to be able to see her surroundings, consider a back carry (like below), 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.  **

Cosleeping and Breastfeeding Resources

Cosleeping:

This is how I keep my brain, body, and nights full of restorative sleep while balancing the rest of my busy Mama life.

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Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family


From pregnancy to weaning, the one book every nursing mother needs by her side.  Completely revised and updated 8th edition


BRAND NEW 2ND EDITION!!

Breastfeeding - baby saliva...kills staph? 

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Moms make Boy milk & Girl milk? 

Erectile dysfunction?

Milka What?


TED TALK 

by Katie Hinde

Article

"Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother's milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.


This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

  
      

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