The month of August is World Breastfeeding Week and also, as proclaimed by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, August is National Breastfeeding Month.
The promotion of breastfeeding and the support of mothers and babies is so important. Take the month of August to learn, encourage, and advocate for breastfeeding.
Simple ways to celebrate:
Breastfeeding is powerful!
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Tear Sheet Toolkit is a fantastic resource for Breastfeeding Educators and other Childbirth Professionals.
The tear sheets cover:
- Early Breastfeeding
- Problem Solving
- Working, Pumping, and Bottles
The sheets are easy to understand and contain great tips and facts.
- Ameda – Breastfeeding handouts, movies
- Medela – Breastfeeding handouts, movies
- Lansinoh – Lanolin samples, Breastfeeding handouts
The LactMed app is a must have for those working with breastfeeding moms and babies. The LactMed app is an easy tool that allows you to access the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network. This data base allows you to look up medications and supplements that might affect breastfeeding.
The Health Care Providers Guide to Breastfeeding app is an excellent pocket guide to basic breastfeeding information. this app includes helpful articles and a place to insert notes. It also gives health care providers helpful resources and tips to assist in educating women about breastfeeding.
The Nuk Breastfeeding Calendar app is a useful tool for breastfeeding mommies. It has videos that provide breastfeeding education. It also has a breastfeeding tool that allows moms to track their breastfeeding and pumping sessions.
This app also includes links to helpful pregnancy and breastfeeding booklets.