Breastfeeding Resources (Local and other)- World Breastfeeding Week 2013
Wednesday , 7, August 2013
For Moms, General, Pregnancy
This week as you may know is World Breastfeeding Week and today is in fact the last day. As someone who struggled with breastfeeding and ended up solely pumping for 7.5 months, I wanted to share a few local (and other) resources out there for new or soon-to-be moms.
La Leche League: An organization dedicated to providing education, information, mother-to-mother support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
- Peachtree City 2nd Monday of the month @ 6:30 PM Holy Trinity Church 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, GA (Theresa: 770-631-8426) Park in the front and come in the door closest to the playground. Go up half a flight of stairs to room 205
- ATLANTA/EMORY 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 PM North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, Georgia (Laurie: 404-357-9100, Jennifer: 404-217-3054, Mary: 770-413-7304, Anne Marie: 770-923-7758)
For more Atlanta area LLL clubs, check out: https://lllofga.org/Atlanta_Area.html
For a List of local lactation consultants (ILCA certified) near you, check out this link.
Also, try contacting your child’s pediatrician for a LC recommendation.
Helpful Reading Material:
- http://kellymom.com/ – I can’t express how much this website helped me those early months of breastfeeding and being able to find the information and reassurance I needed at all hours of the night, one handed on my phone, was wonderful. It answers all types of questions from standard breastfeeding concerns, how long expressed milk will keep, pumping and working mom questions, and even pre-baby preparation for breastfeeding concerns.
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding -this links to the Kindle edition of the LLL book since I’m assuming you probably don’t have time to wait for it to come in the mail and it is helpful to be able to read one-handed. A friend lent this book to me and, like kellymom, it was something I read while pumping that gave me some insight into what was going on with both me and my baby and our breastfeeding relationship, as non-traditional as it might have been.
I plan on sharing a bit more about the Goober and I’s personal struggle with breastfeeding and what worked (and didn’t) for us in a future post, but that isn’t going to happen during this World Breastfeeding week (but I can promise it won’t wait until 2014’s). Hope this little gathering of information can help out some new and maybe even not new mamas that might need a little support. Check out another of our breastfeeding posts here.