*NEW* Seedlings Singalong!

Learn some great songs to do with your little one on my YouTube channel

Breastfeeding Resources:

Extensive breastfeeding information and articles at KellyMom.com

Search for breastfeeding support by zip code at ZipMilk.org

FREE Local Breastfeeding Hotline staffed by Melanie Venuti, IBCLC: (857) 400-0897

Newton Wellesley Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group: 2014 Washington St. Newton, MA; 617-243-6000

Perinatal Emotional Health (Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, OCD):

Having a new baby is challenging and overwhelming, and it can be hard to figure out how to find help. If you think you may have symptoms of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, or postpartum OCD, don’t hesitate to reach out to your OB/midwife, your therapist, or one of the resources below. These things are common and treatable. (Also remember, something that can help you get through the newborn period is sharing your experiences with other new parents. Find out where I’m teaching my next class!

The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (in Plain Mama English) by Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a self-asessment tool to gauge whether or not you may be suffering from postpartum depression.

Postpartum Support International has a hotline, information, and more for parents, friends, and families. Connecting with other moms going through the same things you are can be incredibly helpful and validating.

Postpartum Support International of MA; Warm Line: 1-866-472-1897

MA Dept. of Public Health; Warm Line: 1-866-472-1897

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health; 617-724-7792

Jewish Family & Children’s Services; 781-647-JFCS (5327)

South Shore Postpartum Network

Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition;508-775-6240 Ext. 512

North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force

MotherWoman

Parents Helping Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics

Parental Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188

Milestones:

Zero to Three: great information on infant and toddler behavior and development

Touchpoints by Brazelton is a wonderful book to invest in for milestones. His tone is great, and he believes in parents knowing their babies better than anyone else does. You can find out more about the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and his book here.

Sleep Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Safe Sleep

Safer Cosleeping Guidelines by Dr. James McKenna

Baby Sleep Science has great blog posts and they offer phone-based pediatric sleep consultations. Check out their great post on the four month sleep regression!

Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions offers sleep and safety resources, sleep consultations, and CPR and Safety classes

Early Parenting Partners offers sleep consultations and more!

Safety Resources

How to buckle your newborn into a car seat safely with the Car Seat Lady

CPR and Safety Classes with Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions

Babywearing Demo Videos:

Check out these babywearing demo videos I did for Isis Parenting a couple years ago. New ones are in the works!

Massage/Craniosacral Therapy:

Heather Becton Hunt of Family Tree Wellness in Arlington offers prenatal, postpartum, and therapeutic massage, as well as craniosacral therapy for both adults and babies.

Katie Goldsbury of Katie Goldsbury Massage offers services in your home or in her office at Newton Whole Health in Needham. She also offers infant massage instruction!

Finding Time to Feed Yourself:

Order groceries online and have them come right to your door with Peapod or Instacart.

Ingredients + recipes delivered to your home with Blue Apron.