Resources

Recommended Links

on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Our goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies.  By educating healthcare professionals and the general public alike, we aim to reduce the number of birth defects as well as create healthy breastfeeding relationships. 
We are now open to answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519.
- See more at: http://www.infantrisk.com/#sthash.sAauZ1nF.dpuf

Local Organizations and Support
La Leche League of Manhattan - Manhattan and Brooklyn locations with breastfeeding support meetings.
Choices in Childbirth - Advocacy and outreach, including their excellent Guide to a Healthy Birth (NYC and national versions available for download here).
CEA/MNY - The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York -- find certified childbirth educators in NYC.
The Center - The Center is committed to helping members of the LGBT community enrich their lives through services and programs that support growth and connection. See especially their Family & Youth programming.


Hospital Policies
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative - At which hospitals are these WHO and UNICEF policies in place (to better support the early breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship)?


Birth Choices
Evidence-Based Birth - Researcher Rebecca Dekker provides evidence-based information on a variety of birth-related topics.
Science and Sensibility - From Lamaze International.
Spinning Babies - On fetal positioning for childbirth. The website is a great resource for those hoping to encourage a breech baby to turn, among other things.
VBAC Facts - Thirteen myths about VBACS (Vaginal Birth After Cesareans) from educator Jennifer Kamel, "whose mission is to close the gap between what the best practice guidelines from ACOG and the NIH say about VBAC and repeat cesarean and what people generally believe." 


Lactation Information and Videos
KellyMom - Evidence-based feeding and parenting information.
How to hand-express milk (video).
Dr. Jack Newman - Top-notch lactation resource, including excellent videos of latching (here). Excellent articles on a variety of topics (here).
The "Biological Nurturing" or Laid-Back feeding position (video)
Chestfeeding Information - "Transgender/transsexual/genderfluid tip sheet" with general information for individuals and their caregivers, prepared by Trevor MacDonald
Birthing and Breastfeeding Trans People and Allies - Facebook group with over 1300 members worldwide.

Karen Gromada - Breastfeeding/chestfeeding multiples? Karen Gromada wrote the book Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More!!! Useful FAQ and links.
You Can Breastfeed Here - Parents share their experiences nursing in public. Search by location.
Breastfeeding Laws - Information and explanations by state.


Back to Work or School
Work and Pump - A good website for information on supplementing with your expressed milk when you have to be away from your baby.
US Breastfeeding - Useful links for parents and employers.This site is maintained by the US Breastfeeding Committee.
How to use a pump (video)

Paced bottle feeding for the breastfed/chestfed baby:

Medications, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
LactMed (from ToxNet, a toxicology database) - "A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding [parents] may be exposed. Among the data included are [parental] and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider."  Their searchable smartphone app is an incredibly valuable portable reference to specific medications' affect on lactation and breast/chestfeeding infants.
Infant Risk Center - (806)-352-2519
A service of Texas Tech University Health Science Center, the site includes information on a variety of topics, as well as a warmline for questions "on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding." Calls are answered Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time.
on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Our goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies.  By educating healthcare professionals and the general public alike, we aim to reduce the number of birth defects as well as create healthy breastfeeding relationships. 
We are now open to answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519.
- See more at: http://www.infantrisk.com/#sthash.sAauZ1nF.dpuf
on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Our goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies.  By educating healthcare professionals and the general public alike, we aim to reduce the number of birth defects as well as create healthy breastfeeding relationships. 
We are now open to answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519.
- See more at: http://www.infantrisk.com/#sthash.sAauZ1nF.dpuf
answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519. - See more at: http://www.infantrisk.com/#sthash.sAauZ1nF.dpuf
answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519. - See more at: http://www.infantrisk.com/#sthash.sAauZ1nF.dpuf


Compassionate Parenting/Family Support
Aha! Parenting (Dr. Laura Markham)
Ask Moxie
Attachment Parenting International


Infant Loss and Bereavement*
For Family, Friends, and Allies - How to help family and friends who are grieving (Stillbirthday).
Perinatal Hospice Resources for Parents - "Resources for continuing your pregnancy
with a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis." Also on this site: perinatal hospice programs, listed by state.

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. - Providing "support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following the death of a baby. This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual, and social healing, as well as sustaining the family unit."
More Resources for Loss and Grief - From Postpartum.net.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide (free) beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant.  We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy."

*Please note that my postpartum doula services can be adapted to fit many of the needs of a grieving family, and I am honored to offer compassionate care and support to families suffering the loss of a baby.


Searchable Research Databases

The Cochrane Collaboration - "Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We are a not-for-profit organisation with collaborators from over 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest."
PubMed - "PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites."


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