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The Badass Breastfeeder 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 post 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 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


Wear Your Baby


Breastfeeding Resources


The Boob Group


Breast and Bottle Feeding


Breastfeeding Basics


Breastfeeding Online


Breastfeeding USA


Dr. Jack Newman International Breastfeeding Centre


Dr. Jen 4 Kids


Kathy Dettwyler




The Leaky Boob


Le Leche League International


Newborn Nursery at LPCH



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 


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


Infant Risk Center (806-352-2519)


Breastfeeding Online



Medications and Mothers’ Milk by Thomas W. Hale

Circumcision Resources


Doctors Opposing Circumcision


Circumcision Information Resource Center of Colorado


The Whole Network


Saving Our Sons


The Intact Network


Donor Milk Resources 


Human Milk 4 Human Babies


Eats on Feets


Gentle Parenting Resources


Aha! Parenting


Ask Dr. Sears


Attachment Parenting International


Dr. Jen 4 Kids


Evolutionary Parenting


Hand in Hand Parenting


The Natural Child Project


Parenting for Social Change


Peaceful Parenting


PhD in Parenting



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


Birth Without Fear


Ina May Gaskin


Birthing From Within



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 Blog Course 

Best for Babes Nursing in Public Hotline Number to report incidents


Nursing Freedom


National Conference of State Legislatures; Breastfeeding Laws


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)


Evolutionary Parenting


Infant Sleep Information Source


Safe Sleep Space



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


Ask Dr. Sears


Center for Disease Control Product Inserts, Ingredients and Side Effects


Dr. Jay Gordon


National Vaccine Information Center



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. 


  1. Thanks for all this awesome information on breastfeeding, I also struggled adjusting to being a mother and one of the toughest things, especially with my first baby, was breastfeeding. I got so much conflicting advice from everyone from how long I should be feeding my baby, what I can eat and drink to what medications I could and couldn’t take. Sadly the result was that I followed some bad advice when I was worried about my milk supply so I started topping up with formula after each nursing session. The result was that when my daughter went through growth spurts my body wasn’t making more milk, plus my daughter started preferring the bottle because it was easier. By 6 months of age she completely refused the breast.

    Luckily I knew better from experience when my son was born and managed to nurse him successfully without ever giving him a drop of formula.

    Thank you for sharing these great resources.

  2. Breastfeeding offers many benefits to your baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect your infant against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help your health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies.

  3. Wow. What an extensive list of breastfeeding resources. Thanks for sharing. Breastfeeding can be such a struggle for so many mums and it certainly was with our little boy. Thankfully, we had a great community nurse who was able to help us through the rough patches. One thing I found fascinating about breastfeeding is the effect is has on the development on your child’s mouth and teeth — breast is best as they say! I also found that having the right nipple creams and support from my partner essential in helping me get through the soar patches so to speak.

    Thanks again for sharing these resources. I’ll start working through them.

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