Class Six – Bonding and Breastfeeding

Bonding and Breastfeeding

Latching/Initiation of breastfeeding
http://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/early-initiation-of-breastfeeding/?portfolioID=5623

Opportunities for Partners
http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2013/1/28/the-mothers-partner-and-the-breastfeeding-baby.html?rq=The%20Mother%27s%20Partner%20and%20the%20%20Breastfeeding%20baby

Amazing components of breastmilk
http://www.thestranger.com/features/feature/2015/08/26/22755273/the-more-i-learn-about-breast-milk-the-more-amazed-i-am

Breastfeeding after cesarean, latching – beautiful visuals, not in English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=696v9jkMaWI&app=desktop

Importance of skin to skin contact between mother and baby
http://ibconline.ca/information-sheets/the-importance-of-skin-to-skin-contact/

Why delay baby’s first bath
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/hospital/ss/6-Reasons-To-Delay-Babys-First-Bath.htm

What to do if I am engorged?
https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/engorgement/

Massage and Hand Expression:
https://vimeo.com/65196007

Many Many breastfeeding topics:
https://dianaibclc.com/about/

Infant weight loss and IV fluids
http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/articles/2011/10/31/newborn-weight-loss-and-iv-fluids-in-labor.html?rq=iv%20fluids%20in%20labor

For grandparents of breastfed baby
https://kellymom.com/blog-post/aplinks-grandparents/

Alcohol and breastfeeding
http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/alcohol-and-breastfeeding/

Helpful websites:

Breastfeeding organization – lots of information about all things breastfeeding 
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

Have a question about breastfeeding?
http://kellymom.com/

Breastfeeding after breast reduction/other surgery
http://www.bfar.org/index.shtml

Watch a newborn baby crawl to and find/attach to the breast
http://www.breastcrawl.org/

For moms struggling with low milk supply
https://www.lowmilksupply.org/

Vitamin D supplementation
breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/vitamin-d-breastfeeding/

PDF Files
Infant Reflexes
What The Clock Won’t Tell You – Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?

Videos
Newborn Hunger Cues

Class 6: Homework
  1. Read Section 6 in online binder
  2. Complete the Postpartum Parenting Plan discussing it with one another and anyone else who will be helping out after the baby is born. If you haven’t planned for any help, begin planning now! Each person come prepared to discuss/share feelings about one question.POSTPARTUM PARENTING PLAN
    On a separate sheet of paper, complete the following sentences using “I” messages to
    communicate your thoughts, feelings and needs. Brainstorm together to come up with
    solutions for any disagreements or areas of conflict.
    1-I think that my partner and I share the following beliefs about parenting:
    2-I think that my partner and I may disagree about these aspects of parenting:
    3-To successfully parent together, my partner and I will need to:
    4-Things my parents did which I want to be able to do for my child are:
    5-To do those things, I will need:
    6-Things my parents did which I do not want to repeat as I raise my child are:
    7- To avoid those things, I will need:
    8-Things I admire about my partner’s family are:
    9- Things I do not understand about my partner’s family are:
    10-Things I worry about in terms of being a good parent are:
    11-Things I know I will be good at as a parent are:
    12-Mothers are important to their children because:
    13-Things I can do to support my partner in being a good parent:
    14- It is harmful to children when their parents:
    15- My happiest memories of my own childhood are:
    16-Three changes my partner and I will make in our lives to insure we have time
    together as a family are:
    17-When I need help as a parent, I know I can turn to the following:
    • Friends:
    • Family members:
    • Professionals
    • Groups