The Indian Mom’s Complete Resource Guide To BreastFeeding

 

As a new mom there is nothing more you look forward to than seeing your newborn for the first time and creating a lifelong bond. As moms we prepare ourselves to breastfeed for the first time by reading up on everything we can, but when it comes time to feed our newborn, we are either extremely overwhelmed or things just don't fall into place like they should. Don't worry we have all been there and you are definitely not alone.

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We have a list of various resources you can seek help from. Whether you are looking for someone to walk you through the process or if you are just looking for answers to queries - here are places you can find answers from. 

4 Organisations Working To Make Breastfeeding Easier for Moms

1. La Leche League 

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How they can help you: Find a nearby leader who will come to your hospital or home and walk you through a breastfeeding session. Whether you have issues with latching on, or have sore nipples, these leaders are all experienced mothers who are accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding.

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2. CAPPA India 

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How they can help you: The best resource any new mother has is knowledge and if you are keen to learn all you need to know from a prenatal workshop, CAPPA India is the place to go. In an extremely comprehensive workshop they cover all aspects of pre and post pregnancy including a special focus on breastfeeding. Find a center near you!

3. The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)  

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How they can help you: The directory on this website helps you locate a lactation consultant in your region. Call them to resolve any doubts you may have.

4. Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India 

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How they can help you: If it is literature you are looking for, this website has documents with guidelines on breastfeeding and alternatives to breastfeeding if you are looking to formula feed. These guidelines are available in 5 languages Hindi, English, Urdu, Kannada, and Punjabi.

4 Websites/Blogs for Breastfeeding Moms

1. Kelly Mom 

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What you will find here:  If you are wondering how much milk your newborn should be drinking, or how frequently you should be nursing, visit kellymom.com for a complete guide on breastfeeding as per your child’s age and stage.

2. Breastfeeding Basics

What you will find here: Practical solutions to your breastfeeding questions, with videos, hilarious articles and stories from other moms who breastfeed or don't, make this site not only fun to browse through but also a great resource.

3. The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource 

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What you will find here: Adopting a baby? Looking for tips on how to breastfeed your new baby? This site is a good resource if you are looking to seek support and help from parents who have also adopted or are on the same journey as you are.

4. Work and Pump 

What you will find here: With maternity leaves being what they are, new moms know that they need to head back to work even before they are ready to. This website is a good resource for all working moms or just a new mom curious about how to use breast pumps.

Seek Help and Support From Fellow Breastfeeding Moms On Facebook. 

1. Breastfeeding Support for Indian Moms

What you will find here: A website which helps mothers with practical tips on the benefits of breastfeeding. Join today and you might find more than one friend there.

2. Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths 

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What you will find here: Getting a lot of mixed advice about breastfeeding ever since your baby arrived? This Facebook group is the best place to  debunk rumors about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is a new process not just for moms but also for babies. You may need a little help to get things started. We bring you a list of India's best lactation consultants who can not just advise new moms but also point them to the best resources available.

Mumbai

1. Ms. Effath Yasmin Katib-dsouza

 

2. Dr. Sonali N. Tawde

  • Address: A.K.vaidya road ,panch pakhadi, Thane, Maharashtra 400080
  • Phone: +(91)-9322955374
  • Website: www.nourishandnurture.in

Chennai

1. Dr. Jayashree Jayakrishnan

Hyderabad

1. Dr. Vijaya Krishanan

Delhi

1. Dr. Shacchee Baweja

  • Address: BLKapur Superspecialty Hospital, B-3/399, Paschim Vihar, Delhi 110063
  • Phone: +919810768952
  • Website: www.docbaweja.com

Bangalore

1. Ms. Meghalie Borah

  • Address:  Fortis Hospital
  • Phone: +919986875580
  • Email: [email protected]

Pune

1. Dr. Amrita Desai

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