Help and Support in Ireland
www.breastfeeding.ie The HSE’s breastfeeding website.
https://www.cuidiu.ie Cuidiu voluntary breastfeeding counsellors run breastfeeding support groups provide telephone support. The Cuidiu Dublin South West website is www.cuidiudsw.ie and the Dublin South East website is www.cuidiudse.ie
https://www.lalecheleagueireland.com/ La Leche League Ireland leaders provide help and information to breastfeeding mothers at their monthly meetings and over the phone.
http://www.friendsofbreastfeeding.ie/ Friends of Breastfeeding is a voluntary organisation which runs mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups and a Breastfeeding Buddy scheme in some areas.
http://www.alcireland.ie/ The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland website, which has a directory of IBCLCs in private practice.
http://www.nurturecharity.org/ Nurture is a charity that provides support for women’s mental health around the area of depression in pregnancy, fertility issues, post-natal depression and grief.
http://www.irishprematurebabies.com/ The Irish Premature Babies charity provides a wide range of help and supports to the families of preterm babies.
This is a really comprehensive source of up-to-date evidence-based information about breastfeeding. All you need to know is here! https://www.kellymom.com
Breastfeeding Network Medications and Breastfeeding Factsheets https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/drugs-factsheets/
The Nancy Mohrbacher YouTube channel features very useful, short videos on latch, positioning and getting comfortable while breastfeeding. https://www.youtube.com/user/NancyMohrbacher
Global Health Media Breastfeeding Videos on latch and attachment https://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/breastfeeding/
Antenatal Expression of Colostrum https://www.gestationaldiabetes.co.uk/colostrum-harvesting
The First Hours After Birth http://yogadublin.com/blog/2017/03/10/the-first-hours-after-birth-and-why-they-matter
Video on Attaching Baby to the Breast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjt-Ashodw8&app=desktop
Evidence-based articles on why breastfeeding matters and the normal process of breastfeeding by IBCLC Diane Weissinger. http://www.normalfed.com/why/
Breastfeeding articles by paediatrician Dr Jenny Thomas http://www.drjen4kids.com/
Finish at the Breast Supplementation http://www.lowmilksupply.org/finishatthebreast.shtml
Information and support for mothers who are breastfeeding and experiencing low milk production. http://lowmilksupply.org/
Switch Nursing Technique for Oversupply http://nurturedchild.ca/index.php/breastfeeding/challenges/oversupply-forceful-letdown/
Breastfeeding with large breasts. http://breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-with-large-breasts/
Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Baby https://balancedbreastfeeding.com/breastfeeding-the-late-preterm-infant-36-37-weekers/
Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome http://www.ndsccenter.org/wpcontent/uploads/CDSS_breastfeeding_brochure.pdf
Breastfeeding after Hyperemesis https://www.hyperemesis.ie/get-help/hg-and-breastfeeding/
PCOS and Breastfeeding http://www.mobimotherhood.org/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-and-breastfeeding.html
Sucking Exercises http://feedthebabyllc.com/suckling-exercises/
Rapid Weaning https://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/dryupfst.htm
Informal Milk Sharing http://www.eatsonfeetsresources.org/
Evidence-based information on biologically normal infant sleep https://www.isisonline.org.uk/
Information on infant sleep from Dr. James McKenna. http://cosleeping.nd.edu/
Why Babies Wake at Night http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/michelle-mchale/four-fascinating-facts-yo_b_14594914.html
LLL Safe Sleep 7 Guidelines for safe Co-sleeping http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/thesafesleepseven
Tongue Tie Information
The HSE Tongue Tie Factsheet. https://www.breastfeeding.ie/Uploads/tongue-tie.pdf
The Blackrock Tongue Tie Clinic http://drsiunmurphy.com/services/tongue-tie/
The Camden Medical Tongue Tie Clinic http://tonguetieclinic.ie/
Dr Justin Roche’s Tongue and Lip Tie Clinic in Clonmel http://www.drjustinroche.com/
Information on Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment. http://theleakyboob.com/2012/11/the-basics-of-tongue-and-lip-tie-related-issues-assessment-and-treatment/
Information and blog on Tongue-Tie by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri http://www.drghaheri.com/
A short video that explains why bodywork is important for babies who have had a tongue tie released.