Resources to turn to when you're trying to figure it out
Welcome to the WTF lists. Being pregnant and being a new mom is super confusing. People tell you that you need a million things. You don’t even need most of those things. Let’s explore what you actually need and what’s a giant waste of money & time.
Pregnancy is filled with so many tremendous decisions about things you know absolutely nothing about.
For example, how you plan to feed your baby when your baby enters the world.
You don’t need to have a firm answer to the how part, but you need to have options and things in place so that when the baby is home, the baby gets fed.
What are your options?
You can breastfeed, pump, or give the baby formula.
I always wanted to breastfeed and I plan to try that route when I meet my baby.
But the more I’ve looked into breastfeeding (I took a lactation class and I’m in a new mom group with a bunch of people who express how tough breastfeeding it), It seems like something I’m going to need a lot of support and help with.
I hope to hire a lactation consultant (because my insurance pays for one) but I also know that those appointments last about an hour and aren’t daily, maybe once a week.
So I’ve started exploring extra options to support with the breastfeeding journey.
I’m going to be using these and hope if you need them, you do too.
I imagine the postpartum journey is a lonely one and having support, whether IRL or virtually, could make a humongous difference.
I really adore this platform because of all the things they offer. A lot of breastfeeding resources just offer virtual sessions with lactation consultants or articles for you to read. But this platform take a more modern and interactive approach.
First, the offer community, which is BIG. I know I want to be around other moms going through the journey that I’m going through. One of the things they offer are curated Talk Circles, which are small groups of moms at a similar stage in their journey. I reached out to share I wanted to join one and they are putting me in a group with other moms who are almost giving birth or just had a baby.
They also have a huge library of videos on all different support around breastfeeding. When I took a look, it seemed like they had a video to match every single question, problem, or struggle a woman would go through when they are figuring out breastfeeding. This is SO much better than a list of articles to read. I can imagine no mom has time for…articles.
Finally, they have some fun products, all designed by women entrepreneurs to make motherhood feel more effortless and chic. I’m grabbing a few and will share what I think.
Okay, one fun fact, Mandy Moore is a supporter of the platform. Her doula is a part of it! So that’s…awesome!
Will continue to share more breastfeeding resources here.
Have any you love?