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Resources & Referrals

View the exhaustive list of resources & referrals that we have compiled to provide you with support for all the things that have to do with parenting; ranging from resources regarding low milk, support groups for parents, and in-home lactation classes.

 

Resources & Referrals

Below are a list of resources that we have compiled to provide you with support for all the things that have to do with becoming a new parent.

ONLINE RESOURCES

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Kelly Mom: Kellymom.com is a website developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting. Kelly is the mother of three children and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

La Leche League International: LLLI’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

World Health Organization: The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system.

Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. WHO works to provide mothers and families with accurate information and helpful resources to guide mothers through the journey of breastfeeding.


Community Resources

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Baby Blues Connection: The Mission of Baby Blues Connection is to provide support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them.

BBC exists to support and educate all women and families at risk for postpartum and antepartum depression and anxiety. Our 24-hour warm line is the first step. We offer mom-to-mom and dad-to-dad support groups made up of women and men who have been through perinatal depression and anxiety themselves. This unique model allows new members to identify with others in various stages of recovery and treatment. Our support groups are strengthened as each member contributes to its existence and continuation. We provide information about the latest research and treatment of perinatal mood disorders to members and professionals alike. A current referral list of specialists in our area is available upon request.

As mothers and fathers who have experienced perinatal mood disorders, we are keenly aware of the lack of information and support available. Baby Blues Connection stands for this possibility…

Parents will feel heard, acknowledged and supported, and will have informed resources to turn to, so that postpartum distress is lessened or eliminated and parents do not feel alone or afraid.


Milk Donation

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is a not-for-profit donor milk bank established in 2008.  Our mission is based on the belief that every baby deserves access to human milk. We carry out this mission through the safe collection and distribution of human donor milk, education, advocacy, and research.

Founded by passionate and accomplished healthcare professionals who, through dedication and hard work, are increasing public knowledge and acceptance of donor milk use. Receiving both financial and in-kind support from local organizations and individuals since its inception in 2008, Northwest Mothers Milk Bank has grown into a thriving milk bank after opening its doors in 2013.

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank improves the health and survival of the Northwest’s most vulnerable babies. By collecting breastmilk from local donors, NWMMB pasteurizes the milk and distributes it to hospitals, babies, and families in communities across the Pacific Northwest.

Eats on Feets: Eats on Feets is proud to be a leading resource for community based breastmilk sharing.

Community breastmilk sharing works because mothers, fathers, professionals, communities, caring citizens and people just like YOU are joining together to help ensure that babies have access to commerce-free breastmilk. Babies need breastmilk to maintain optimum health. Parents and professionals know this! Every day, women from around the world selflessly donate thousands of ounces of breastmilk directly to babies. With Eats On Feets, these donations are commerce-free, just as nature intended, and they are making a huge difference in the lives of babies and their families.

Human Milk for Human Babies: HM4HB is a network of mothers, fathers, adoptive families, grandparents, childbirth and breastfeeding professionals, volunteers, supporters, donors, and recipients that have come together to support the simple idea that all babies and children have the right to receive human milk. 

The mission of Human Milk 4 Human Babies Global Network is to promote the nourishment of babies and children around the world with human milk. We are dedicated to fostering community between local families who have chosen to share breastmilk. We want milksharing and wet-nursing to be commonplace and babies to be fed at women’s breasts whenever and wherever they need it. We envision a future where families come together to raise this generation, and the next, by nourishing human babies everywhere with human milk and unconditional love.