Breastfeeding & Newborn Care Resources

National Breastfeeding Month Celebration at Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both baby and mom. We encourage all new moms to breastfeed their newborn baby. Our Certified Lactation Consultants educate and provide support to new moms to get started with breastfeeding during their hospital stay and after discharge to the return home.

Listed below are some trusted breastfeeding and newborn care resources.

BREASTFEEDING LINKS FOR FAMILIES

Your Guide to Breastfeeding – A comprehensive resource that explains the importance of breastfeeding, provides tips on how to breastfeed successfully, describes the nutritional aspects of breastmilk and the benefits to baby, and much more.

KellyMom – This site provides information on breastfeeding and parenting.

Text4baby – A free service that text messages you personalized messages with information on a variety of topics.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Numerous publications and links to information for families on breastfeeding.

NH DHHS Breastfeeding Promotion and Support – Breastfeeding promotion and support resources, including information about the New Hampshire Public Health Breastfeeding Initiatives, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, Worksite Breastfeeding Support, and much more.

BreastMilk Every Ounce Counts – A comprehensive site featuring education materials, blogs, testimonials, and much more.

ZipMilk – A site that provides listings of breastfeeding resources sorted by Zip Code.

LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database) – A searchable database that contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.

LeLeche League – Breastfeeding help, information about breastfeeding and the law, find resources for health care providers and more.

Medela Breastfeeding Tips and Tools – Medela’s Breastfeeding University is a collection of online courses and videos designed to help prepare expectant and existing mothers, fathers and even grandparents for the experience of breastfeeding.

Lactation Education Resources – A site that provides various downloadable breastfeeding information.

Breastfeeding after surgical breast reduction – This website provides information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family.

Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast – provides donated, pasteurized human milk to babies in fragile health throughout the Northeastern United States.

ACOG Breastfeeding Your Baby – Frequently Asked Questions about breastfeeding.

Videos

Below are links to various educational breastfeeding videos for moms to view.

Breastfeeding Made Simple – Animated Latch Video

Breastfeeding Made Simple – Common Challenges

Breastfeeding Made Simple – Seven Natural Breastfeeding Laws

Stanford University Breastfeeding Videos

Womenshealth.gov

Breastmilk Solutions

NEWBORN CARE

Healthy Children – Comprehensive site featuring topics on bathing and skin care, breastfeeding, sleep safety and sleep patterns, feeding and nutrition and much more.