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.
-Sweet Songs Breastfeeding (clinical & compassionate care for everyone) -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)
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)
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…
-Buddha Belly (doulas for your growing family)