Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Here are the basic resources for breastfeeding.  First of all, we encourage you to contact your local IBCLC (lactation consultant)

Doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth classes

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Evidence based resources for new-parents.
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A Perfect Latch 
Physicians and other health professionals who care for infants frequently feel the pressure of time when faced with a mother who is having difficulty with nursing. Many feeding problems, though, can be avoided or improved with some simple tips and hands-on help with latching on. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how effective assistance can be given in just 15 minutes.

The Marmet hand expression technique
The Marmet technique of expressing breast milk with your hand is a fabulous alternative to using a breast pump. In fact, nothing can mimic the action of a nursing baby better than you own fingers. Watch how it’s done!

Latch on
This video is extremely helpful for all new nursing moms.

Books: Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeed – Ina May Gaskin

In conclusion, here are some extra resources:

http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/FifteenMinuteHelper.html

(VERY GOOD VIDEO around 8 minutes mark)

The “Marmet technique” : (hand expression) http://video.about.com/breastfeeding/Hand-Expression-Technique.htm