Welcome to the launch of Breastfeeding Outside the Box. This is our flagship episode and we are SO EXCITED! We have worked very hard over the last few months to prepare some inspiring and hugely informative podcasts to guide you along your journey to feed and care for your precious little one. We will be talking with experts in the field - both lactation professionals and parents who've nursed their babies outside typical definitions of breastfeeding. We will cover topics such as helping a non-latching baby, inducing lactation, exclusively pumping, bottle-feeding and bottle-nursing, nipple shields, at-breast supplementers, chestfeeding, co-nursing, relactation, IGT, tongue-tie, herbs and medications for increasing milk production, and more.
Listen to the launch episode:
A big thank you for all the support from our launch team!
Supply Line Breast Feeding Awareness Project
This project aims to raise awareness of the option to use a supply line [i.e. feeding tube] to feed a baby at the breast. We want everyone to know about this type of feeding so that it is an option given to ALL mamas needing to supplement. www.facebook.com/Supplylinebreastfeedingawarenessproject
Mothers on Domperidone Support Facebook Group
This group reports evidence-based information about domperidone.. We get our information from AAP, WHO, Dr. Jack Newman, and Dr. Hale.
Bay Area Breastfeeding & Education.
We are committed to providing compassionate and quality prenatal and postpartum education and lactation assistance to women across the whole continuum of motherhood. Our practices promote natural birth and breastfeeding as the norm with the understanding that, at times, birth interventions are necessary and breastfeeding challenges may arise. Leah and Misti are passionate about helping moms and babies through the normal course of breastfeeding as well as through the challenges. We seek to empower you, the mom, to accomplish what your body was designed to do. www.bayareabreastfeeding.net
Inducing Lactation Support Group for Intended Mothers through Surrogacy (Facebook group)
This is a peer-to-peer group for (Intended) Mothers through surrogacy who are interested in learning more about inducing lactation (breast feeding without pregnancy/birth), are in the process of inducing lactation, or have already/previously induced lactation. The group is intended to help educate, connect, and support each other throughout our journeys to parenthood while hopefully making new friendships. www.facebook.com/groups/inducinglactation/
Praeclarus Press (Publisher)
Praeclarus Press, LLC is a new small press owned by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA, a health psychologist and board-certified lactation consultant. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has been an author and editor in women's health for more than 20 years. They are the proud publisher of several cutting edge breastfeeding books, including Finding Sufficiency, A Breastfeeding Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression, Free to Breastfeeding, The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple, and Breastfeeding Without Birthing. praeclaruspress.com
Breastfeeding Without Birthing (book)
Breastfeeding Without Birthing is the most up-to-date and comprehensive breastfeeding resource for adoptive, intended, and other non-gestational parents. The information in this book will help non-gestational mothers to experience the closeness of breastfeeding and to provide their babies with their milk. It is filled with the inspirational stories of many mothers who have successfully breastfed without giving birth. www.BreastfeedingWithoutBirthing.com
Sweet Pea Breastfeeding Support, St. Louis, MO
Sweet Pea Breastfeeding Support offers prenatal, pre-adoption/surrogacy, and postpartum lactation consultations, as well as breast pump sales and rental. It is our mission to provide warm, nurturing support to the breastfeeding mother.;provide comprehensive and current breastfeeding information to the mother and her caregivers as relates to her situation; respond to the mother's contact in a timely manner.; respect each mother's individual definition of breastfeeding success and help her to the best of our ability to meet her personal goals; and, most importantly, to foster confidence in each mother that she has been given the innate ability to be a wonderful mother to her baby.
We are proud to present a series of podcasts for parents Breastfeeding Outside the Box, where we aim to support the nourishing and nurturing of babies in exceptional families - families who historically have not received the help and support they need and deserve. Our exceptional families include adoptive, intended, and foster families; gender, sexual, and racial minorities; families with special needs babies; parents who have had breast surgery; mothers with IGT or low milk production for other reasons; exclusively pumping mothers; and more.
Feel free to leave a voice message in the Breastfeeding Outside the Box mailbox with your questions or comments for the podcast -including your medication and herb questions for Dr.Nice. We can't wait to hear from you!
Thank you to our sponsors!
I'm done with all 3 podcasts and I love them! I can't wait to hear the next one. Thanks for providing such a wonderful service. For someone who doesn't know anybody who has breastfed an adopted baby, it is empowering to know that it can and has been done, and that I'm not alone. - Liz M.
I am just extremely excited there are resources available! Thank you so much for the podcasts and information. You have no idea how much hope this has given me. - Manette B.
This is insanely good, do listen! - Stef G.
Thanks for all the support. Everyone in my life is amazed at what he and I are doing together and I can honestly say I wouldn't have the knowledge without your book and podcasts. - Liz M.
Breastfeeding Outside the Box aims to be as inclusive as possible. We are aware that the term "breastfeeding" has limitations: not all of our listeners have breasts and not all of our listeners are feeding at the breast. We are also aware that not all of our listeners identify as mothers. Therefore, we will regularly use the term "nursing" rather than "breastfeeding", and "parent" rather than "mother." While we cannot identify directly with every listener, as adoptive mothers who nursed their babies, Hope and I do understand what it is like to parent outside the box and will make every effort possible to embrace anyone interested in being a part of Breastfeeding Outside the Box. We also know that we are human with our own limitations and biases, and look forward to learning and growing with you. Please let us know how we can make you feel more welcome and supported.
Breastfeeding Outside The Box exists to provide education and information about breastfeeding options for people everywhere. Every effort has been made to provide up to date and accurate information, but this information should never be used to diagnose or treat problems you may be experiencing. Information shared in this episode is not intended to replace medical advice or care from your health care provider, and we encourage you to consult with your personal physician, pediatrician or local IBCLC before making decisions about your care or the care of your baby.