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Have you researched different labor coping strategies and pain management techniques? Use our provider directory to explore a birth doula, learn about epidurals and learn what feels right for you.Read more
Have you remembered to plan good care techniques for yourself? Learn more on how new moms find ways to connect with other new moms and birth professionals to get the support they need in the early weeks.Read more
For both mother and child, feeding time is nourishing and relaxing.
Given practice, most mothers can breastfeed. In addition to supporting your baby’s immune system and augmenting a beautiful bond, breastfeeding allows you to relax and plug into your baby’s rhythms.
Experts agree that breastfeeding augments the mother-baby connection and long-term health. But it’s not the only way to feed your little one. If you’re having trouble producing milk or getting your baby to nurse, speak with a lactation specialist. She can help you resolve issues and settle into feeding—whether that’s breastfeeding naturally, using a breast pump, or supplementing (or substituting) with donor milk or formula. With help, you’ll create a feeding plan that’s healthy, manageable, and a pleasure for you both.
If you are struggling to find a comfortable breastfeeding rhythm, seek immediate support. Find lactation specialists in your area, talk to other moms who have successfully breastfed, and browse the CiC Provider Network today.
Some of our favorite resources include:
Le Leche League International
Guide to Breastfeeding Resources in New York City
Low Milk Supply
Work and Pump
A Better Balance – Advancing the Rights of Working Families
Why Breastfeeding Is Important
Cost Benefits of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding: Good for Babies, Mothers, and the Planet
TED: Breastfeeding is Everyone’s Business
TEDMED: How Mothers Can Nurse Themselves Healthy
Eats on Feets – community breastmilk sharing
Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast