Life With a Newborn

I am often asked to give a few links to new parents or parents-to-be. New parents are often too tired to sort through a full book though I do suggest that you just try to take it page by page with some good ones!  No one can really prepare you for the days ahead. But there are some things that you can read or listen to in those early weeks that can help to support you through the newborn days and nights.

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SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT

Dear New Mama & Papa

https://a2zlactation.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/dear-new-mama-and-papa/

Why it is so hard to take a shower (neat video from a doula)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQt90SHj6iY

Rules for Visiting New Mom

http://www.scarymommy.com/rules-for-visiting-a-new-mom/

4th Trimester

http://www.peggyomara.com/2014/01/07/postpartum4th-trimester/

What Mothers Do  **My favorite book for new moms!!**

http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb/nbsepoct06p225.html

EARLY WEEKS OF LIFE

Getting supply off to a good start

http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb/nbjulaug05p142.html

Normal Newborn Behavior

http://theleakyboob.com/2011/08/baby-explains-normal-newborn-behavior/

Early Weeks info

http://www.llli.org/nb/nbearlyweeks.html

EMPLOYMENT

Returning to work – good pumping ideas

http://nativemothering.com/2012/07/returning-to-work-the-breastfeeding-mothers-guide/

Pumping Strategies for the Working Mother

http://lactationmatters.org/2012/05/17/pumping-strategies-for-the-working-mother/

Babies at Work

http://www.babiesatwork.org

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SLEEP

Gentle Sleep Resources

http://evolutionaryparenting.com/gentle-sleep-resources/

Essentials for Baby Sleep

http://www.essentialsforbabyssleep.com

Sweet Sleep Tear Sheets

http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/tearsheets

Sweet Sleep Love Notes

https://a2zlactation.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/sweet-sleep-lllove-notes/

Crying and Responding to Tears

http://www.attachmentparenting.org/parentingtopics/infants-toddlers/calming-crying

INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

If you need an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

http://massbreastfeeding.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Landscape-of-Breastfeeding-Support-03-31-14.pdf

MEDICAL CONCERNS

Is this safe?

https://a2zlactation.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/is-this-safe-while-breastfeeding/

Finding support on your medical team

http://www.bestforbabes.org/your-a-team/

APPS

List of some I’ve tried out

https://a2zlactation.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/breastfeeding-lactation-smartphone-applications/

Sleep (the only one I’ve found I like so far!)

https://www.isisonline.org.uk/app/

Mommy Meds

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mommymeds-pregnancy-safety/id669222544?mt=8

Moms all rave about this one too

http://www.thewonderweeks.com/about-the-wonder-week-app/

This is by no means an exhaustive list.  I think I find new ones all the time that I love!

If you like these, check out my facebook page as well. I post links I find interesting for discussion often there as well. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/A2ZLactation

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2 Responses to Life With a Newborn

  1. I love this list! Thanks for putting it together.
    I’ll certainly be checking out the ones I’m not familiar with, and sharing with my doula clients. (And thanks for including my video. Glad you liked it! 🙂

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