Links - Postpartum
|Dr Jane Morton shows moms and caregivers how to hand express breastmilk and talks about how it can help to establish milk supply for moms of preemie babies or babies who have trouble breastfeeding. I would like to add that it is a great skill to nurture so that if you need to express and you don't have a pump handy you still have a means to do it. And many women prefer hand expression to pumps altogether! Certainly cheaper.|
|Fussybaby.ca is a site created with the intention of helping parents through the first year with their high maintenance, high-needs little ones. Deals with the practical issues that emerge from having a baby who cries a lot as well as the emotional impact on parents.|
|Attachment parenting (AP) info from America's most beloved pregnancy, birth and parenting experts, the Sears family. Addressing what AP is (and isn't), how AP kids "turn out", the biological reasons for AP, AP research, independence and discipline.|
|AtHomeDad.org||AtHomeDad.org is a US-based resource and community for stay-at-home dads, fathers who are primary caregiver in their family, and other involved dads.
'We believe the involvement of a father in the life of his child is beneficial to the child and, ultimately, society as a whole. We invite all involved fathers to network with us. This is the place to meet other dads from across the country and in your local area. We know how things can be and are here to help.'
|Vancouver Dad is a blog discussing fatherhood and life in Vancouver, British Columbia. '...information that is presented in such a way thatís interesting for guys.' I've set the link to the earliest entry for the blog: awaiting baby's arrival, week 19.|
|Evidence-based, non-judgemental information for parents about circumsision for boys: risks and benefits. best practices, Canadian Association of Paediatricians recommendations & how to care for your baby after a circumcision.|
|This week, Ellen Wren writes about Saturday-Night Spa, a lovely ritual that she shares with her seven-year-old daughter.|
|Urban Mommies is a stylish Canadian magazine filled with newborn information and savvy mom advice to help you through preparing for pregnancy, taking care of baby, travel with kids, and postpartum fitness.|
|The Kellymom website is widely recognised as an excellent source of accurate and practical info. As Kelly says, "this website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting. I hope that my articles are helpful and encouraging."|
|Dr Jack Newman is a Canadian physician who has long specialised in breastfeeding and is a consultant for Unicef's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. His site has many written and video rescources.|
|La Leche League Canada strives to "encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society." The site is a link to LLL groups throughout Canada, including the Lower Mainland.
LLLC is currently seeking funding to upgrade their website. You can send a letter of support to your local MP and Health Minister Tony Clement. (If you like, please feel free to modify my letter.)
|Breastfeeding.com - A place for new moms & expectant mothers to glean information on breastfeeding and to connect with others for peer support.|