Handouts and Videos 

Breastfeeding 101:

Links to videos

 

Paced bottle feeding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4T70OSzGs

 

 

Hand expression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf82C1s-o6g

 

 

Latch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zln0LTkejIs

 

 

Breast massage to encourage sucking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4EZhCGe2M&feature=related

Kary Rappaport, OTR/L, SWC, CLE & Janae Grimshaw, OTR/L, SWC, CLE

 

 

Breastfeeding 101: Nursing Bras and Clothing

 

 

Nursing Bra

Choosing a nursing bra is very specific to each nursing mama based on your breast size, how your breasts respond to nursing (little or lots of leaking, soreness, large changes in size), and your overall preferences for look and comfort. Here are some ideas of bras that we like and that you may want to consider as you decide which is best for you. Keep in mind the following things:

  • Your breasts may change size considerably just after your milk comes in and then may get smaller again after a few months.

  • Avoid underwire of a very tight bra

  • Larger breasts need more support

  • Nursing bras can be cute as well as functional

  • Usually a pumping bra is different than a nursing bra and can be purchased

    separately or even made using an old sports bra

 

Supportive all-in-one:

 

Supportive for busty mamas:

• Melinda G Fab Curvy Bra: http://yummymummystore.com/bras/melinda-g- fab-curvy-bra-1724.html

 

Sleep support

• Majamas Boutique: https://www.majamasboutique.com/index.php? option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=1340 &virtuemart_category_id=90

 

Inexpensive and comfortable

• Gillian O’Malley forTarget: http://www.target.com/p/gilligan-o-malley- women-s-comfort-nursing-bra-assorted-colors-patterns/-/A-13643224

 

Nursing Clothes

Aim for easy access and comfort. Keep in mind the following

  • You will still have a belly for a while post birth

  • Your breasts may feel tender

  • You want very easy access to your breasts and you don’t want to hold your

    shirt out of the way while managing the baby

  • Lose fitting is best at first

  • Eventually you may be able to wear regular button down, zippered, low cut,

    v-neck, and wrap tops but your breast size may not allow for this initially

 

 

Belly Dance Maternity: http://www.bellydancematernity.com/Nursing.html

 

Dote Studio: http://www.dotestudio.com/tops.html

 

Milkstars: http://www.milkstars.com

 

Milk Nursing Wear: http://www.milknursingwear.com