*NEW* Seedlings Singalong!
Learn some great songs to do with your little one on my YouTube channel
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
Jewish Family & Children’s Services; 781-647-JFCS (5327)
Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition;508-775-6240 Ext. 512
Parental Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188
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.
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Safe Sleep
Safer Cosleeping Guidelines by Dr. James McKenna
Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions offers sleep and safety resources, sleep consultations, and CPR and Safety classes
Early Parenting Partners offers sleep consultations and more!
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!
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:
Ingredients + recipes delivered to your home with Blue Apron.