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Clicking my way to be a better mom: The Kelly Mom

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KellyMom: My favorite online resource for breastfeeding advice.

 

Look at this sweet photo of my son and I taken just a few hours after he was born. I was totally in love… And–like all first time mommas–I was at the beginning of a very steep learning curve!

I have used the internet tirelessly for help in knowing how to care for my precious baby, as well as how to understand the changes within my own body, both during pregnancy and in the first weeks post-partum. Not only have I found practical advice, but also lots of encouragement as I’ve begun to navigate the (often confusing) realm of motherhood.

In light of that I wanted to share with you my favorite breastfeeding resource site: The Kelly Mom.

The Kelly Mom is a site authored by a mom of three kids who follows the Attachment Parenting (AP) philosophy advocated by Dr. Sears. This is the best site I’ve found for information on the ins and outs of breastfeeding.

She has taken the time and researched all the information from the top organizations such as La Leche League, World Health Organization, American Paediatrics Association, etc. and has written on everything you can possibly imagine in relation to breastfeeding.

Whether you are an AP-er or not, this website is an invaluable resource.

First of all, it’s clear, easy to navigate, very professional, and (from what I can tell) sound in its documentation. In addition to all things surrounding breastfeeding, Kelly Mom also writes on other parenting and life-with-baby topics. But since I haven’t read much of those other areas in her site I will limit my comments to the information on breastfeeding.

The Kelly Mom’s articles on breastfeeding are wonderful! I’ve used her site for finding advice on things such as getting rid of a plugged duct, tips on pumping, identifying foods to eat for increasing supply, what to do when baby fusses at the breast, how to handle a distracted eater, introducing bottle-feeding, and many other breastfeeding topics.

If you’re a breastfeeding mom (or mom-to-be), I would highly recommend that you bookmark Kelly Mom as a resource go-to!

Want more?

Read also: 7 breastfeeding tips for moms-to-be and 10 easy tips for how to breastfeed in public.

Dear friends, what are your favorite online resources that have helped you care for your little one(s)?

7 Comments

  • Reply Asashia 9 July 2010 at 5:24 pm

    KellyMom absolutely saved me! Plugged ducts, over-producing, pumping schedule for work—I needed it all and I found it there!

  • Reply Musings of a Work At Home Missionary Mom 9 July 2010 at 5:47 pm

    "…you should do research on a bunch of different philosophies and then piece together what fits with your values…" exactly!! Each child is different, each child has its own needs and character traits – therefore you cannot and should not use one method for all. I combine both CIO and PU/PD and so far its working okay.

    I didn't get to your Babywise blog yet – I am headed there now – but I enjoy that one, too. :) (despite the heated controversy) and Kelly Mom is an excellent resource! I love her site!!!!

    Great blogs here! Great reviews. Giant kudos to you! (time to go pick up and put down my crying son.)

  • Reply Big Fat Mama 10 July 2010 at 2:43 am

    Good for you for putting out these sites and different approaches to look at! I'm doing a book review every Friday from a parenting book, and I was nervous about writing on Chapter 3 because the entire chapter was on spanking – a very touchy topic. But I wanted to be fair so I included all key points from the chapter and let whoever reads it decide for themselves what they think.
    Thank you SO much for including my blog post on a Letter From God to mothers. I appreciate it so much.

    While I'm here, I'll vote for your blog again! Have a great weekend!
    Big Fat Mama

  • Reply Natalie 10 July 2010 at 4:35 am

    This is a FANTASTIC post, girl! I love it!

    "…you should do research on a bunch of different philosophies and then piece together what fits with your values…" This is the best piece of advice a first time mom could ever get!

  • Reply Cameron 11 July 2010 at 2:07 am

    I also love this site!! I went here so much for advice on breastfeeding at first. It took us a month or so to really get it right. She used a nipple shield until 4 weeks. Then I got mastitis & it was back to Kelly Mom for tips on dealing with that!

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