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I have a great list of resources to help you with all things breastfeeding and milk supply. I’ve breastfed three babies now, all successfully for over a year, so I’ve learned what resources are actually helpful, and which ones aren’t. Some resources are educational, and some are items that are just plain lifesavers. If you are feeling scared to breastfeed, or worried you won’t have enough milk, start with these resources and you will find yourself feeling prepared, and much less worried!
My Favorite Educational Resource: Milkology
I WISH, WISH I had this with my first pregnancy. I would have been much more prepared and knowledgeable on all things breastfeeding. I didn’t even know what breast milk was comprised of, or the importance of breastfeeding a lot. I always felt a bit guilty because of how much I breastfed my babies…literally whenever they wanted. Other moms would as me my schedule, and well-meaning older moms would wonder why my babies needed to eat again. I never had an answer, or felt very confident until I went through this handy and affordable course. It is all video, so you just log in and play the videos while you are doing other things. That makes it super easy and simple to get through while you have other little ones, or are laying in bed at night. There is so much more covered in this course, and if you take a look at the curriculum, you can get a gist of it all, to see if there’s things you want to learn or know more about, like I did.
My Favorite Blog Post For Milk Supply Before Baby: Boost Your Milk Before Baby
I wrote this on my lifestyle blog a couple years ago, and all the information is super helpful. I learned some ways to get my milk to come in strong and fast, that you can start before your baby arrives. This is such a great, free resource of information that I highly recommend reading as you get closer to your due date. I also have some other super helpful posts on milk supply in general.
Facebook Group for Support: The Leaky Boob
This is a fun, supportive Facebook group to help you stay motivated, ask questions, find answers and share struggles. They call it a breastfeeding pub, and it has a super fun atmosphere to keep things light-hearted.
Breastfeeding Medical Advice: Dr. Sears
There is a TON of great, medical information on breastfeeding on Dr. Sears website, which I highly suggest pinning and saving! I really appreciate tips and advice from a medical professional, and Dr. Sears is an expert in the area of breastfeeding.
Online Lactation Consultants: TinyHood
Here, you can chat online with a lactation consultant concerning all things milk supply, pain, latching or other issues. It also comes in an app, which makes using the chat system much easier! This is something to consider if you are really struggling with breastfeeding, after a couple weeks. If you give birth in the hospital, they usually have a lactation consultant come visit you in the hospital, to make sure you are doing well. Sometimes things change after you get home, and you need additional help!
If you are worried about gaining too much weight during pregnancy, I am almost done with my Belly-Only Pregnancy Fitness program! It will have workouts, Diastasis Recti prevention ab-work, pelvic floor pretection exercises, recipes and more! Feel free to sign up to know when it is launched! I’ve been asked and asked to create this program, after my super popular postpartum recovery program, The Postpartum Cure. I will also offer discounts for both programs together, so you can stay fit during and after pregnancy!
These resources will be super helpful, and it is definitely worth Pinning for later! Make sure you do, so you can come back and remember where to find some super great advice, tips and tricks!
If you need help losing the baby weight and keeping up your milk supply, I have a very popular program, The Postpartum Cure, which comes in an app you can download.