Monday, July 22, 2013

Online Breastfeeding Support

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about websites that helped you in your breastfeeding journey. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!

I know my posts have been few and far in between, so when I got the invitation to participate in the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival I decided I'd take the challenge and share my support for breastfeeding moms! Join us and read posts from various bloggers about the day's topic, starting with:

Monday, July 22nd - Online lifelines: which sites or forums did you go to for help and support?

Oh boy! There are a lot of amazing sites out there. Here are a few of my favorites:

KellyMom - resources for just about any topic you could think of
La Leche League International - of course! lots of quality information
International Breastfeeding Centre - the videos on this site are SO helpful
LactMed - a database to check the effects of various medications on breastfeeding moms and babies
BreastmilkCounts (Texas WIC) - an animation to explain how to hand express milk
Dr. Sears- lots of pregnancy, parenting, and breastfeeding info

Really, I've loved online forums for local groups the most- it feels more intimate in a smaller setting, with moms in your own area. Some of my favorite local groups (all of which are very breastfeeding supportive) are:

Babywearing SLC Facebook Group - very supportive of breastfeeding (especially while babywearing)
SoggyGranolaUtah - a facebook group for moms who feel they are only kinda crunchy (no judgment here!)
Hypnobirthing Utah - lots of topics come up, including breastfeeding

There's just a few that I've found helpful. What sites or forums have been helpful to you?? Please comment below!

Here are more post by the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival participants! Check back because more will be added throughout the day.


  1. Great and concise list. I do think one feels more connected, even "virtually" by connecting with moms in your own area who are dealing with the same things or looking for similar answers to your own. Thanks for participating, Hailey!

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