Relational Resource

In the summer of 2011, after a little over a year of running The Leaky Boob blog and Facebook page, I saw a need to help answer the many reoccurring questions moms, dads, and others had about breastfeeding.  There are many incredible resources out there that are full of well-researched, evidence based information, this resource is not intended to replace any of those.  What The Leaky Boob Relational Resource is intended to be is a collection of articles sharing information in the relational manner that is part of TLB culture.  Presenting well-researched, evidence based information with the “pub” feel, a conversation and dialogue, and personal connection that is a hallmark of The Leaky Boob.  My vision is that the Relational Resource would be a place to find information for experts that was accurate and supportive, easy to understand, presented in lay-person terminology, and like talking with a good friend.

The Relational Resource is an ongoing work in progress.  Featuring materials from the personal voices of doctors, IBCLCs, CLCs, various field experts, and parents.  This resource is not intended to be medical advice or medical counsel and readers are greatly encouraged to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of their child by seeking out qualified health care and to fully research all their options independently.

It is my hope that these materials will encourage and support those seeking information along their breastfeeding journey.  Please let me know if there are other topics or specifics within a topic you’d like to see covered in the comments section.  Thank you and I hope you find this helpful!

Happy breastfeeding!

~Jessica Martin-Weber

 

Current Relational Resources:

Low Supply:

Breastfeeding the newborn:

Nipples:

Relactating:

Supplementing:

Breastfeeding and breast cancer:

Biting:

Clogged Ducts, Mastitis, and other boob issues:

Breastfeeding in public:

Breastmilk pumping:

Breastfeeding and divorce:

Breastfeeding beyond the 1st year:

Breastfeeding during pregnancy:

 

Introducing solids:

coming soon

 

Oversupply:

coming soon

 

Weaning:

coming soon

 

Thrush:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Laura Wood says:

    Hey, Jessica and Jeremy,
    I admire your work very much. Thanks for all you do.

    I saw that you’re expecting again–congrats! I recognize that you’re pros at this by now, but if you’re interested in birth hypnosis, we have a great program called Blissborn, and I’d like to offer you a free homestudy version. I don’t want anything in return. I just want to thank you very much for supporting breastfeeding moms. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll ship it to you.

    http://www.BlissbornOnline.com

    Warmly,

    Laura Wood, CHt, BHE
    laurawood.cht@gmail.com

  2. Charlene Connell says:

    I would love to have you post a bit off topic on how you stay positive when you are so sick during your pregnancy. I think I am preg again and the last one ended in an emergency c-section, spinal didn’t take and so they had to knock me out mid scream, and we got to do the NICU with our micro-preemie. I am always feeling like cr@p for six months out of nine and I think I wouldn’t be the only one who would benefit from a bit of your wisdom in regards to taking one day at a time and finding joy in a difficult or complicated preg and/or birth. And peace. I can’t post this to your fb page because my family can’t know. It’s kind of part of what needs to be done so I don’t have to live with their stress and disapproval and fear. Thanks for considering sharing your heart and secrets of coping.

  3. Julie says:

    Jessica –

    Great information! I’d love to suggest the Nursing Our Future video that I did for the Holistic Moms Network for support for breastfeeding in public. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KU_k6UkrAI

    Thanks for all you do!!
    Julie

  4. K says:

    Unless it’s a problem on my end, the divorce link is broken– sends to the EPing link. FYI :)

  5. ryansupak says:

    Our little family (my wife, I, and our 4-week-old) occasionally go to the coffeeshop in the early evening and after discreetly having fed the baby there tonight, we got to wondering about the legality of it. Our state (Texas) has extremely permissive breastfeeding laws, it turns out. This link might be a helpful resource for other people. It is breastfeeding laws for all 50 states:

    http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

  6. Rena Ann Sickles says:

    I have liked your page on Facebook, The Leaky B@@b. I absolutely love it. I always see in my news feed posts you have copied and pasted from anonymous leakies. I myself would like to write a post anonymously, but wasn’t sure how, so I’d very much appreciate you helping me out with that so I can get plenty of feed back from other leakies. Here is my post:

    I need advice for pumping. I know I have a good supply. My baby is 3 months old. We have established a very strict routine, which is great, but I’m wanting to start pumping to build up a supply in my freezer, but I’m having very poor luck. I only get 1/2 oz.-1oz. when I pump. I know I have a good supply as my baby is growing adequately, has several wet diapers a day, he’s thriving, my breasts leak occasionally when my milk randomly let’s down, etc… I even have the best pump on the market. I’m going to need a supply soon so I want to start pumping now. I’m almost positive its that my milk won’t let down with the breast pump for some reason. Maybe its because I’m trying pumping at the wrong times? When I nurse the baby I get a sensation every time my milk let’s down, but when I pump, I don’t receive any sensation. How can I get my milk to let down, increase my supply, and have better results when pumping? I’ve tried everything I could think of. Now its to a frustrating point that makes me worry if my son really is getting enough. I need all the help and advice I can get!
    Sincerely, Anonymous Leaky

    …or something along those lines. You can cut parts out or whichever. I really appreciate the help!

  7. Jhontelly says:

    I would love to see some resources on milk donation. My sister in law had congestive heart failure and is on life support after just giving birth. The doctor has told my brother that her body will not be able to sustain breast feeding, even if her heart heals, and my brother wants to know if I am willing to donate milk for their little angel (my niece).

    Though I am very willing, I have several concerns (mostly of over supply) and have no idea about how to go ab out this. I am having a really hard time finding resources on how this all works and if it is even advisable. Help?

  8. britneny says:

    i am adopting a baby right now she was place in our home about 2 weeks ago and she is 8 months old would it be to late to try breastfeeding her she has alot of health problems and i was told breast feeding would be the best for her and i want that bond i have never been pregnant and my husband and i have been trying for a few years and nothing so i want this bond if u have any advice on how to start lactating please tell me

  9. Eddie says:

    I also didnt know how to post anonymously on facebook so hope this is the right place.
    My youngest is now 10 months. we have just started baby led weaning but she still nurses as much as she did before. My problem is my partner has become very unsupportive in the last couple of months. He has started to try and get me to stop breastfeeding and keeps pushing the idea. He has even got his mum to keep suggesting i put her on bottles. I love nursing and so does my baby. I dont know why hes acting like this as he has always been very careful with money never missing an opportunity to cut back and save so why the desire to go out and buy formula when i have better and its free. Ive tried asking him why he wants me to stop but he just says it was just a suggestion but then the little digs start all over again. Its really getting me down. Has anyone else had this with their partner and if so how did you get them to accept you werent stopping or did you stop? This is really getting me down

  10. sarah says:

    I need help. I have a 2 month old son who I breastfeed and he
    Also is supplemented with formula. I went back to work after 1
    Month, I had stock piled breast milk in my freezer but he hit a
    Crazy growth spurt and drank it all, leaving me completely milkless
    He is watched by my father while I’m at work so he is bottle fed
    Formula. So my problem is this, I was just breast feeding him and
    He got upset and pulled away from my boob. So I pumped some off
    And he still was fussy, so I put some breastmilk in a bottle and he stil
    Was fussy soI gave him formula. And now he doesn’t want my breast
    Milk I don’t know what to do!

    • theleakyb@@b says:

      Hi Sarah, I would recommend you seek out the support of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. If you have difficulty finding one in your area, check the little squares on the right hand side of your screen, there is an orange one under the PAXbaby button for breastfeeding support at Nourish Breastfeeding, Amber McCann, IBCLC. I highly recommend her. Don’t give up, it is very possible to work this out. (((hugs))) ~Jessica