Recommended Links, DVDs, and Books
My favorite website for breastfeeding information, kellymom.com This website is run by Lactation Consultant Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC and it is BRILLANT! The site is easy to navigate and has links to ALL the latest and greatest on the Web. The site is good for all parents and health care professionals who are looking for more information on lactation issues.
La Leche League International; The grassroots organization that historically has supported, promoted, and most importantly protected a woman’s right to breastfeed her infant.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Use the search function to research any parenting/childcare topic. What are the standard care practices? Visit the “Parenting Corner” and learn about current health care topics.
The Breastfeeding Policy of the AAP; Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. This is a must read for all new parents. What are the known benefits of breastfeeding? What are the recommendations of the health care professionals?
Breastfeeding.com; An all inclusive website for great breastfeeding information; not only is it educational it is FUN too!
The Childbirth Connection ; A non profit organization that focuses on providing parents and health care providers evidenced based information on pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN); Educating families on a delivery process that involves major abdominal surgery, focusing on evidenced based information.
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services; Promoting wellness model of maternity care.
3D Animation of Pelvic Outlet/Birth; This is a non graphic video depicting the pelvic activity and fetal movement that take place during the delivery process.
Dr. William Sears; This is a great website for information on childbirth, breastfeeding, and all parenting issues. I am a big fan of anything written by this family.
Attachment Parenting International; I love attachment parenting. It just make sense!
Fun & Fabulous:
Hathor the Cow Goddess and the Evolution Revolution; Do not miss the talented cartoons drawn and narrated by Heather Cushman-Dowdee. Empower yourselves! and her new website, Mama is!
Local GYMVOREE owner and mom, Kathy Froelich, knows how important play and music are for childrens’ growth and development. Local moms and dads LOVE the FUN they have attending her Gymboree classes in Ocean and Howell, NJ. To learn more visit Kathy’s blog, http://themamablog.com/.
Mommy Moves; exercise after delivery can be fun and include the baby. Lori Sawyer and her staff know just how to help you get back in shape, visit her website to find out about classes in your local area,http://www.mommy-moves.com/