Preparing to breastfeed before you give birth is one of the many ways you can set yourself up for a successful breastfeeding journey. From finding a local lactation consultant to work with, to taking a breastfeeding class or even by reading a book - there are many things you can do to educate yourself! We also highly suggest getting acquainted with these wonderful resources below!
Lactation Link: Started by Lindsey Shipley an RN, Childbirth Educator, and IBCLC-certified Lactation Coach - Lactation Link offers online breastfeeding courses, webinars and an active social media community.
KellyMom: Without a doubt KellyMom is one of the most trusted and referenced sources for breastfeeding information on the web. It’s a great comprehensive guide full of information - we highly suggest starting HERE instead of Google when you have a breastfeeding question!
The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast: Don’t have time to read? Tune into this podcast that covers all things breastfeeding. American Academy of Pediatrics: This reputable organization offers a resource page full of links that you may find helpful when breastfeeding.
is another great resource that offers an affordable online breastfeeding course: The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class.
The Leaky Boob
: Sometimes the best advice is from others in the same situation as you. Started by Jessica Martin-Weber, the Leaky Boob Facebook group
and blog provides a valuable forum for moms to share and discuss the newest issues breastfeeding moms face.
La Leche League: La Leche League helps women all over the world with breastfeeding support– you can find everything on this site from local experts and lactation consultants to forums, message boards, a blog and more. Find out when and where your local La Leche League meets up, join their Facebook group and even think about attending a meeting before you give birth!