Handouts and Videos 

Breastfeeding 101:

Links to videos


Paced bottle feeding




Hand expression








Breast massage to encourage sucking


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