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.
SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT
Dear New Mama & Papa
Why it is so hard to take a shower (neat video from a doula)
Rules for Visiting New Mom
What Mothers Do **My favorite book for new moms!!**
EARLY WEEKS OF LIFE
Getting supply off to a good start
Normal Newborn Behavior
Early Weeks info
Returning to work – good pumping ideas
Pumping Strategies for the Working Mother
Babies at Work
Gentle Sleep Resources
Essentials for Baby Sleep
Sweet Sleep Tear Sheets
Sweet Sleep Love Notes
Crying and Responding to Tears
INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT
If you need an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support
Is this safe?
Finding support on your medical team
List of some I’ve tried out
Sleep (the only one I’ve found I like so far!)
Moms all rave about this one too
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!