Friday, July 25, 2014

Non-tradition Support in a Modern World: A Breastfeeding Carnival Post Day 8

Welcome 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 non-traditional breastfeeding support. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th-31st! 

I'm really big on modern day support.  When Monkey was a baby I turned to an iVillage due date group which was wonderful.  I've always had a hard time making deep connections with long term friends because people that prefer those are hard to find especially when we lived in an area that everyone was among extended family and prefered those friendships.  I'm an only child so I don't have sibling friends and I'm different from my sibling-in-laws so I just haven't ever felt that I fit in.  Since becoming a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom I'm even more strange!  I have had a hard time locally finding friends with similar moral and political values, both of which are very important to me, with a similar lifestyle or at least one who doesn't mind my values.  Thanks to the Internet and specifically Facebook groups, I have been able to "meet" some really awesome women.  I've also been able to connect and find local moms easier as well.  All are part of my support network.

I love books especially when I find great ones.  Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and other LLLI publications are my breastfeeding go-tos.  I also really enjoy Nursing Mother's Herbal and the Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk (these are all affiliate links-purchasing through these links gives my a very small percentage without increasing your price.  All funds will help buy homeschooling books for my children-thanks!).  I also have really liked more technical books such as Supporting Sucking Skills (also an affiliate link) which has given helpful ideas to help me help Roxy.  I plan to become an IBCLC someday so I love building my technical library plus it helps me share more information with the moms I get to help through LLL.

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

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