We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we provide care is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations.

 

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RESOURCES: BREASTFEEDING

Websites

Videos

APPS

        Healthy Families BC - this is a web based app "has tips, tools and videos to       
        help you with breastfeeding and more, from pregnancy to your baby's first six
        months and beyond. It provides you with information and links to health
        resources in your community, and helps you keep track of your breastfeeding,
        baby's sleep schedules and diaper changes, and scheduling if you express 
        breast milk or provide alternate feedings. It's an easy, fun and educational tool
        designed to help you give your baby the very best start in life!​"
        "Breastfeeding Solutions guides you with just a few simple questions to the   
         source of the most common breastfeeding problems and the best tips for 
         overcoming them." By experienced lactation consultant Nancy Mohrbacher​
      "This app features a trusted database of the different drugs and 
       supplements  that can affect breastfeeding. The app also contains   
       suggested  healthy alternatives to certain substances."
        Developed by a lactation consultant with 25 years of experience         
        "Breastfeeding Central is an A-Z guide for each stage of your       
         breastfeeding experience, from preparing during pregnancy, to the   
         hospital stay and early days at home, first six months, and returning to 
         work."​​

Handouts and other Resources

  • Bloom's Prenatal Breastfeeding Checklist: use this checklist to ensure that you are getting the best prenatal care related to breastfeeding.  This will help you to be prepared and proactive if there are any issues identified.
 
  • Prenatal Colostrum Expression: we highly recommend that women collect colostrum prenatally if they are having a baby who is at risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) after birth or if there is a likelihood of mother and baby separation after birth.  Hand expression should be taught to all women - here is a great teaching tool for hand expression.  An excellent example of a colostrum collection protocol including who should consider collecting colostrum and how to do it.  Colostrum can be collected on to spoons or in to small syringes.  If you need access to supplies to collect colostrum prenatally please visit our store or ask your care provider.
 
  • Bloom's Test Weights Handout: this handout outlines the cases in which it might be very useful to complete these weights of your breastfeeding baby.  A highly accurate scale, such as the one we rent, is able to measure how much millk a baby drinks from the breast.  This handout provides instructions on how to easily perform test weights.

 

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