Maria Romeu- IBCLC, Lactation Consultant & Infant Nutrition

Consultora Internacional Certificada en Lactancia y especialista en Nutrición Infantil

Disclaimer

All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only, although every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your primary health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.

GENERAL info

BREASTFEEDING

Signs of effective breastfeeding

INFACT Canada

Formula use compared to Breastmilk!

Kelly Mom- Google doesn´t breastfeed! If you want evidence based info, this is a good site for lactation, chest/breastfeeding and parenting support. 

INTRODUCTION TO SOLID FOODS

Solid Foods: SolidsStarts.com- Great website with evidence based info. Great & useful food database including recipes to start on the right REAL foods. And forget about baby ceraleals and store bought baby foods  *We cover most of the contents on our LIVE solid foods class (contact to register!) **

Baby Led Weaning- systematic review 

Unlockfood.ca ​(used to be eatrightontario.ca): You can find some recipes and guidelines for starting solids (be aware some information may be for older children)

Meals: Super Healthy Kids

Canada's Food Guide. (not the pyramid you grew up with!)

Food Allergy Canada: Allergy friendly recipes

Kids with Food Allergies: diet and recipes- A division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

SLEEP CONCERNS

James McKenna, Heavy Eyes, Happy Hearts

Evidence based sleep educators: Ashley Pickett, IBCLC & Jandy Beresford IBCLC. Contact the expert Jandy Beresford for babywearing education!

 

Really good drinking & adding breast compressions

Asymmetric latch in cross cradle hold. Supplementing at the breast & using breast compressions- By supplementing at the breast, this is still considered Exclusively Breastfeeding! Your baby will receive that little extra at the breast while stimulating and drinking from you too. This is the best way to supplement and protect your milk supply.

INSERTING A FEEDING TUBE - Lactation Aid

By supplementing at the breast, this is still considered Exclusively Breastfeeding! Your baby will receive that little extra at the breast while stimulating and drinking from you too. This is the best way to supplement and protect your milk supply.

CUP feeding- yes! Your baby can drink by cup

Avoiding artificial nipples will protect your breastfeeding journey. The way they ondulate their tongue is similar to breastfeeding. They are in control of the how much they want to drink. * Support your baby by the base of their skull in an upright position, and do not pour the milk in their mouth!

The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression

Source: Maya Bolman.
Some parents respond better to this technique than pumping!

• Watch this video from Maya Bolman on Facebook: Gentle breast mobilization for engorgement: ‘breast gymnastics’
https://fb.watch/48NcgjMe-F/

HOW TO PACE THE BOTTLE- Avoid artificial nipples. Look for breastfeeding support & learn how to supplement at the breast.

By pacing the bottle your baby is in charge of pulling the milk out of it and can protect your breastfeeding, rather than the traditional way where your baby cannot control the fast & consistent flow with the risk of over feeding!
Delay the ‘letdown’ at the bottle, do not offer the milk right away.

Infant exercises

Source: The LA Lactation Lady
These exercises can help to strengthen your baby‘s oral muscles. Always follow up with your IBCLC and health care provider.

Frenotomy- Aftercare: post- procedure exercises

By performing these stretching exercises after a Tongue Tie release you can avoid the risk of re attachment. Although there is no evidence of the effectiveness of these exercises, they could benefit your infant together with bodywork. Always follow your health provider advice and IBCLC/feeding team!

After procedure exercises with guidance

Source: Dr Ghageri

INTRA ORAL- MOUTH WORK after 1 day post frenotomy

This video shows a baby one-day post frenotomy receiving gentle mouth work and post frenotomy care. Please note, this video is not a substitute for clinical care. Post frenotomy care should ideally be individualized for each baby. Please work with your feeding care team