Resources for Parents

There are endless resources available to new parents. My advice to you is to check your source. Make sure that you are getting advice from a reputable and educated source. Here are a few suggestions:


Breastfeeding Make Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges by Nancy Mohrbacher

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Dr. Jack Newman

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp

The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood by Vicki Iovine (just a fun, lighthearted read).


Information for parents from Canadian pediatricians. Resources available from pregnancy and birth to raising teenagers.

Great video clips under the Information and Video heading.

Lots of great articles and information from Dr. Jack Newman, the breastfeeding guru.

Evidence based information from an IBCLC.

Judgement free breastfeeding advice and weekly podcasts.

Suggested YouTube searches:

“breast crawl”

“breastfeeding good latch”

“biological nurturing”

“skin to skin contact after birth”

“kangaroo mother care”

iPhone and iPad Apps

Baby Nursing/Breastfeeding (Timer and Activities Log) - Free iPhone app

Nursing Notebook - Breastfeeding Timer - Free iPhone app

LaLeche League Canada - Free iPhone app

Newborn Nurse Answers and Baby Tracking - NuuNest - $2.99 iPhone app

Breastfeeding Solutions - $6.99 iPhone and iPad app (written by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC)

How to Breastfeed - $9.99 iPhone 5 and iPad app

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