Each post covers a different topic. In order:
1. Intro and helpful links
2. Pregnancy.org Breastfeeding Resources
3. Caffeine Consumption
4. Dairy consumption by a nursing mother
5. Domperidone links
6. Galactosemia Information
7. Medications while Nursing
8. Nursing through Pregnancy, and Tandem Nursing
9. Pumping Resources
10. Side Lying Help
12. Thyroid problems in Nursing Mother
13. "The Truth about Breastfeeding" by Jan Anderson
14. VIDEOS - Breastfeeding "How-To" from Dr. Jack Newman
15. Vitamin D Supplementation
16. "What's normal"
17. Breastfeeding Awards, Milestones, and blinkies from Kellymom.com
18. Weaning Info
19. "C-hold" or "Sandwich-hold"
20. Colic Information (In progress)
21. Member Recommendations and Favorites
1. Intro and Helpful Links
Welcome to our forum! Nursing during the first 6 weeks (and in particular, the first 2-3 weeks) may be the most difficult part of your childbirth experience. I hope some of what we have to share will help new mommies.
When anyone gives you "advice" about breastfeeding, be sure to look at the sources and/or consult with a lactation consultant before taking it to heart. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and if you feel something isn't right, trust your instincts. The ONLY experts on breastfeeding your baby are you and your lactation consultant! In particular, be aware that much of the free information you will get on breastfeeding from the hospital or your doctor is subsidized by the formula industry. While they are usually technically accurate, some of the information is sometimes skewed to make breastfeeding seem less than ideal. As always, consider the source. I encourage you to use any advice given on this forum only as a jumping-off point for your own research.
Here are some good online sources for breastfeeding:
Pregnancy.org’s Everything Breastfeeding Page
Online LLL meetings (live help)
La Leche League
World Health Organization’s Breastfeeding Page
Kellymom Breastfeeding and AP Website
Militant Breastfeeding Cult
Kathy Dettwyler, anthropologist
Berkeley Parents Network
Medical Association Policy Statements:
American Academy of Pediatrics 2005 Position Statement
American Academy of Family Physicians Position Paper
World Health Organization Breastfeeding Publications
American Dietetic Association
Links to sites with lists of recommended books:
International Board of Lactation Consulting Suggested Reading List
Kellymom’s list of recommended books
Other Breastfeeding forums:
Pg.org Breastfeeding Your Baby
Pg.org Breastfeeding Multiples
Pg.org Extended Breastfeeding
Pg.org Relaction/Adoptive Breastfeeding Support
Pg.org Working and Pumping
Pg.org Pumping Exclusively
Mothering.com Breastfeeding Boards
Find a IBCLC (Board Certified) Lactation Consultant near you:
Breastfeeding.com LC Directory
Kellymom.com LC Directory
Be sure to stop back in here often to offer your support and wisdom to all the new mommies[/b]
Links edited and fixed July 16, 2005
2. Pregnancy.org Breastfeeding Resources
Originally posted by Celestial:
Everything about Breastfeeding
Welcome to our Breastfeeding Area. You'll find everything you need to start breastfeeding or continue on your journey. Below choose from expert advice, articles, community and more!
Ask the Lactation Consultant http://www.pregnancy.org/asktheBFexpert.php
Now is your opportunity to ask our lactation consultant all your breastfeeding concerns and worries, questions about getting started, latch/position, pumping, nutrition or whatever is on your mind that's related. You'll get real and honest answers.
Working & Pumping
Last edited by Cherrykitten; 12-18-2009 at 02:04 PM.
4. Dairy Consumption in Nursing Mother/Allergy
http://www.drjaygordon.comCommon Symptoms of a Reaction to Dairy
Green, runny stool
Blood tinged stool
Chronic nasal stuffiness
Excessive abdominal discomfort
Mimic of GER (gastroesophageal reflux) symptoms
Dairy Elimination Diet Check-list
Milk Allergy Print-out
4a. Dairy-Free Recipe Suggestions
A great recommendation by the pg.org regulars has been to check out Vegan-websites. Here are some specific ideas:
Originally posted by Susan/LCinTraining
Here is a table of medicines approved by the AAP for use during lactation (note not FOR but during). Domperidone is on the list.
Last but not least, Dr. Tom Hale's (author of Medicines and Mother's Milk) response to the FDA statement...
(link not working, Susan)
Originally posted by Jamie~n~Ashley (New Screen Name Jasmine~N~Ashley):
I am going to just post this link because the entire page is filled with a wealth of information.General Information about Galactosemia
Very briefly, galactosemia is a genetically inherited metabolic disorder that is characterized by the partial or complete lack of an enzyme (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase) in the bloodstream that breaks down the carbohydrate (sugar) called galactose. This is a rare disease, occuring in 1 in 80,000 births (numbers vary depending on who you talk to). There are a number of varieties of galactosemia. "Classic" galactosemia, the most common, is treatable by removing all lactose or galactose-containing foods from the diet. This includes breast milk, dairy products, most legumes, and many other foods. Opinions differ on what other foods should be avoided. People with the "Duarte" form of galactosemia do have some enzyme activity, and often do not need to go on strict dietary restrictions. Galactosemia is normally found via a newborn screening test that is done simultaneously with the PKU test (the two tests are different, however).
ETA: If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM (Jasmine~N~Ashley). I would be more than happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
7. Medications While Nursing
Originally Posted by MamaRenee:
I'm creating this post as an announcement because I feel it is critical info. for a nursing mom to have available. It can be so traumatic to worry whether you should wean, or forego a certain medication. Hopefully these links will be helpful. And please, everyone, add any information that you may have. (Click the topic of interest, they are links!)
Medications in the Breast-Feeding Mother
But Is It Safe for My Baby? Medications and Breastfeeding (Dr. Hale)
Kelly's AP: Antidepressants and Breastfeeding: References
Kelly's AP: Cold and Allergy Remedies Compatible with Breastfeeding
Kelly's AP: Vitamins for Nursing Moms
Edited, 3/13/05 to update the links.
Originally posted by shelbygoo:
I just wanted to add this resource as well.
It has a section on BF and drugs. It is run by the sick kids hospital in Toronto and will take questions, I believe.
8. Nursing during pregnancy, and tandem nursing
Originally Posted by MamaRenee:
(Links verified 1-20-06)
9. PUMPING RESOURCES
Originally posted by SaraMandM's:
Hi! I'm Sara, host of Pumping Exclusively on Pregnancy.org. I?ve compiled a list of pumping links that I hope will help you out!
There are so many different ways to boost your supply while pumping. Unfortunately not all things work for everyone. I found success with several "supply boosters." (please note that I was pumping exclusively)[list]Increased Water Intake
Warm Compresses (placed on breasts before pumping)
Increased Number of Pumping Sessions (routinely 8-10x per day, increased to 12x)
Increased Time of Pumping (routinely 10-15, increased to 15-20 minutes)
More Milk Plus
Here are several excellent links that talk about herbs and other things that you can take to help increase supply.
*I'm not pumping enough milk. What can I do?
*What is a galactagogue? Do I need one?...Herbal remedies for increasing milk supply
This page includes an alphabetized listing of herbs and remedies used for increasing milk supply. GREAT!
*Herbal safety for nursing moms
This link is extremely important. With anything that you ingest, you and/or your baby may have an adverse reaction to it. A must read!
*Fenugreek Seed for Increasing Milk Supply
Great information about Fenugreek and it's usage to increase milk supply.
*Oatmeal for increasing milk supply
Great information about Oatmeal and it's usage to increase milk supply.
*Prescription drugs used for increasing milk supply
Information about prescription drugs Reglan and Domperidone and their uses to increase milk supply.
Originally posted by MamaRenee:
The Pumping Cow
Laura's Pumping Page