Postpartum Support

LACTATION mama-jac

I can’t emphasize enough how important and amazing lactation support can be for a mom.  It can feel isolating breastfeeding all day long, especially if you’re struggling with latch issues.  Please check out these sites and attend a local La Leche League meeting.

-Crunch Parenting (a natural parenting store with lactation meet up groups) 

-4th Trimester (owner of Crunch Parenting’s lactation business)  

-Cradle Lactation (lactation & education resource)  

-Kellymom (breastfeeding & parenting support)  

-La Leche League (meetings & education) 

-Lactmed (breastfeeding & safe medications) 

PEDIATRICIANS

There are so many questions that go through a new moms brain regarding pediatricians.  From vaccinating, to delay vaccination, to vitamin D drops, to infant probiotics, to common cold remedies these pediatricians are available to help you and listen to your concerns.

-Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care Dr. David Berger (Carrollwood) 

-Sunshine Pediatrics Dr. Payal Patel (Lutz) 

LOCAL DOULAS

A postpartum doula is invaluable.   My friends will tell you, I treat birth like a marathon.  A good rule of thumb is to stay in bed for a solid week with your baby.  A new mom needs space to get to know her new baby.  Allow friends and family to cater to you and hire a doula if possible.  If you can’t afford a postpartum doula and don’t have family close by, try freezing meals ahead of time and creating a small basket of things you might need while breastfeeding by your bed and by the couch.  The links below are great resources to understanding the 4th trimester a little better…

http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2013/07/understanding-the-fourth-trimester/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/heng-ou/new-mothers-need-a-focused-period-of-rest-and-recovery_b_9792618.html

-Adva Birth Company