This morning I had the privilege of being on the “mom panel” at a local hospital event for World Breastfeeding Week for the third year in a row.
I love that every year we’ve had a bigger turnout and we’ve seen more pregnant moms looking to prepare for the arrival of their little ones.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to make educated decisions during these important stages of life. Whether we’re talking about birth, breastfeeding, parenting, or homeschooling (you’ll be reading a lot around here about the latter very soon!), a little preparation goes a long way! (And a supportive community goes even further – so gather those breastfeeding friends and count me among them!)
So this year, to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite breastfeeding resources. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.
Support groups – Find a LLL group in your area, or ask your prenatal care provider for information on a breastfeeding support group in your area. Many hospitals and birth centers have them.
Professional one-on-one help – get personal care from a lactation consultant, breastfeeding counselor or postpartum doula.
Here are some of the other blog posts I’ve written about breastfeeding:
My Breastfeeding Journey (as of 2010)
You Can Influence Your Friend’s Breastfeeding Success
Extended Breastfeeding in TIME Magazine Part 1 and Part 2
I’m celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Natural Parents Network!
You can, too — link up your breastfeeding posts from August 1-7 in the linky below, and enjoy reading, commenting on, and sharing the posts collected here and on Natural Parents Network.
(Visit NPN for the code to place on your blog.)