Childbirth Education  |  DOULA CARE  |  Lactation Support

serving pregnant, birthing & newborn families in Western Massachusetts

attending births in Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield, Brattleboro and HOME

opensourcebirth@gmail.com | 413.325.6056 | po box 90 ashfield, ma 01330-0090

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feeding your baby

LOCAL

Pioneer Valley Breastfeeding Coalition - local support by day of the week, hospital based groups, peer support groups, one-on-one support from lactation consultants, phone support and more

Vital Milk - breastfeeding support and breast pumps

Berkshire Nursing Families - prenatal classes, in home consultations, 24/7 support line

ONLINE

Kellymom Breastfeeding and Parenting - excellent online information

Nancy Mohrbacher how-to videos lots of topics, FAQ, great for visual learning

Get Boober Blog - variety of topics presented by NYC-based on-demand lactation support platform

Feed Safe - evidenced based app answering breastfeeding questions (Australian)

MotherToBaby - factsheets on medications for pregnancy and breastfeeding 

Lactation Aid how-to from International Breastfeeding Centre

MyMedela - recommended breast/chestfeeding app 

Fearless Formula Feeder - non-judgmental support and information for formula feeders

To learn about the practice know as Community Milk Sharing check out:

Eats on Feets and Human Milk 4 Human Babies

There are many, many situation specific Facebook groups formed by families facing particular feeding challenges including IGT and Low Milk Supply Support Group

BOOKS

Breastfeeding Made Simple (book) by Nancy Morbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett