Resources

I struggled with every aspect of transitioning to motherhood. One of the biggest obstacles for me was deciphering all of the information being thrown at me. It is my hope with this page to provide other parents with accurate and supportive information so that your journey can be as smooth as possible. You have a right to know the correct information even if it isn’t what your doctor, TV or grandma is telling you. Information is power and parents need to take back the power. Exercise your right to be informed!

Babywearing Resources

Babywearing International

www.babywearinginternational.com

Wear Your Baby

www.wearyourbaby.com

 

Breastfeeding Resources

Websites

The Boob Group

www.theboobgroup.com

Breast and Bottle Feeding

www.breastandbottlefeeding.com

Breastfeeding Basics

www.breastfeedingbasics.com

Breastfeeding Online

www.breastfeedingonline.com

Breastfeeding USA

www.breastfeedingusa.com

Dr. Jack Newman International Breastfeeding Centre

www.nbci.ca

Dr. Jen 4 Kids

www.drjen4kids.com

Kathy Dettwyler

www.kathydettwyler.org

KellyMom

www.kellymom.com

The Leaky Boob

www.theleakyboob.com

Le Leche League International

www.llli.org

Newborn Nursery at LPCH

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

Books

Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower

Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals by Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC, and Mindy Harmer, MA, CCC-SLP

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FICA

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FICA

Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FICA

The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FICA

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Dr. Sears

Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jennifer Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Mothering Multiples by Karen Gromada (La Leche League)

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide For Breastfeeding And Staying Close To Your Baby After You Return To Work by Gale Pryor

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Le Leche League International

Smartphone Apps

Breastfeeding Solutions available for Android and Apple devices via the iTunes store and Google Play store by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FICA

 

Breastfeeding on Medication Resources 

Websites

United States National Library of Medicine Database for Medication Effects on Lactation

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

Infant Risk Center (806-352-2519)

www.infantrisk.com

Breastfeeding Online

http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/meds.shtml#sthash.EUb7elbv.dpbs

Books

Medications and Mothers’ Milk by Thomas W. Hale

 

Circumcision Resources

Websites

Doctors Opposing Circumcision

www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org

Circumcision Information Resource Center of Colorado

http://www.coloradonocirc.org/

The Whole Network

www.thewholenetwork.org

Saving Our Sons

http://www.savingsons.org/

The Intact Network

http://www.intactnetwork.org/

 

Donor Milk Resources 

Websites

Human Milk 4 Human Babies

www.hm4hb.net

Eats on Feets

www.eatsonfeets.org

 

Gentle Parenting Resources

Websites

Aha! Parenting

www.ahaparenting.com

Ask Dr. Sears

www.askdrsears.com

Attachment Parenting International

www.attachmentparenting.org

Dr. Jen 4 Kids

www.drjen4kids.com

Evolutionary Parenting

www.evolutionaryparenting.com

Hand in Hand Parenting

www.handinhandparenting.org

The Natural Child Project

www.naturalchild.org

Parenting for Social Change

www.parentingforsocialchange.com

Peaceful Parenting

www.drmomma.org

PhD in Parenting

www.phdinparenting.com

Books

Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker

The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by Dr. Sears

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Dr. Sears

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community by Alfie Kohn

Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik

Connection Parenting by Pam Leo

The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from birth to Age Ten by Dr. Sears

Listening to Your Baby by Jay Gordon

Our Babies Ourselves by Meredith F. Small

Parenting From The Inside Out by Dr. Dan Siegel

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort

Sage Parenting by Rachel Rainbolt

The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland

Scream Free Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel

You Are My World by Amy Hatkoff

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus & Phyllis Klaus

 

Natural Childbirth Resources

Websites

Birth Without Fear

www.birthwithoutfearblog.com

Ina May Gaskin

www.inamay.com

Birthing From Within

www.birthingfromwithin.com

Books

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by Dr. Sears

Birthing From Within by Pam England

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

 

Nursing In Public (NIP) Resources

Become a Badass Breastfeeder in 7 days Free E-mail Course

www.badasspublicbreastfeeding.com

Best for Babes Nursing in Public Hotline Number to report incidents

855-NIP-FREE

Nursing Freedom

www.nursingfreedom.org

National Conference of State Legislatures; Breastfeeding Laws

www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

 

Sleep Resources

Websites (See also Gentle Parenting Resources Above)

Dr. James McKenna Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame (find an extensive list of articles regarding co-sleeping and normal infant sleep)

http://cosleeping.nd.edu/

Evolutionary Parenting

www.evolutionaryparenting.com

Infant Sleep Information Source

www.isisonline.org.uk

Safe Sleep Space

www.safesleepspace.com.au/blog

Books

The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family by Dr. Sears

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep by Dr. Sears

Sleeping With Your Baby by James McKenna

Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician’s Secrets for a Baby’s Good Night’s Sleep by Frederick M. Hodges

 

Vaccine Information Resources

Websites

Ask Dr. Sears

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/vaccines

Center for Disease Control Product Inserts, Ingredients and Side Effects

http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/

Dr. Jay Gordon

http://drjaygordon.com/vaccinations/overview.html

National Vaccine Information Center

http://www.nvic.org/

Books

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Dr. Sears

 

These resources are websites and books that allow you to be empowered with information to make the best decisions for your family. I have also complied a list of my favorite articles that go deeper into my personal opinions on each of these topics. Click here if you are interested in reading further. 

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