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Important Resources: Breastfeeding/Pumping

Here I will collect some common resources that I think are very important and should be referenced! This will be updated/added to frequently. Looking for the free printable nipple ruler? Download and print from here! Please be sure to print to full scale, and test with a quarter to be sure it's accurate. If you need this mailed to you, visit this page.


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Instagram profiles / Lactation professionals I recommend:

  1. @bemybreastfriend - Kristen is a CLC and knows a TON of stuff about pumping! She takes virtual consults, you can sign up on her website here.

  2. @onewiththepump - Tamari is a CLC who also knows a ton of stuff about pumping, and a ton of products for home and kids that you didn't know you needed. She no longer offers virtual consults but she has a very extensive pumping course you can find on her website here, and she does the occasional workshop as well.

  3. @pump_momma_pump - Melissa is a CLC who exclusively pumped with both of her children, and really knows her stuff. She takes virtual consults and offers other helpful resources such as flange sizing, you can find that on her website here.

  4. @lactationchat - Courtney is an SLP and IBCLC (infant feeding specialist) who posts excellent lactation content, including some very funny reels that are super relatable. She offers virtual consults, you can find that on her website here.

  5. @yourtwojugs - Mastitis treatment professionals from Australia with excellent information on mastitis and clogs.

  6. @juneandlily - Taylor is an RN, BSN, CLC (Pediatric RN!) who posts some of the greatest content I've seen on instagram. She has an excellent website as well.

  7. @blissfulmami_ Giselle is a CBS who posts very excellent breastfeeding content, and runs a small shop with handmade mama apparel and stickers. I believe soon she will be offering consults.

  8. @lactationhub - Run by an IBCLC, also a shop with excellent products and tools for breastfeeding and pumping parents. Including probiotics for those who have recurring clogs and mastitis- that could help! They offer both in person and virtual consults, you can find that on their website here.

  9. @boob.box - Hunter is a CLC from Tennessee that also sells breastfeeding essentials!

  10. @pumpedupmama - Jacquie is another very well educated CLC (she's also an RN, BSN and MSN) who has been around the block with exclusive pumping. I am not sure if she's still taking pumping consults as she has just had her second baby.

  11. @janellelynnfoster - Janelle is an RN, BSN, CBC (she's a L&D nurse!) who posts a lot of excellent information from pregnancy, to childbirth, to pumping and more. She offers free downloadable guides that are very useful.

Do you need help getting a pump for low cost? Try these places-

  1. On the 15th of every month, @pump_momma_pump posts a pump donation thread on instagram. Try leaving a comment with where you're located, or reply to a comment someone has posted with the pump they're offering. You can pay for shipping but this is a DONATION thread not a sales thread, so you should be able to get it for free.

  2. Facebook groups: I'm in a number of buy/sell/trade Facebook groups (in the United States) where moms are able to buy, sell, or trade used breast pumps and supplies. You may be able to find one for a very good price here. - Exclusively Pumping/Breastfeeding and Baby Items Yard Sale Buy/Sell/Trade - Exclusively Pumping Yard Sale - Mama Milk Buy/sell/trade breast pumps and other breastfeeding items

  3. Your insurance (if you haven't already tried) is supposed to cover a breast pump. You can try reaching out to them directly, or going with your information in hand to various DME providers such as Aeroflow , 1naturalway , thebreastfeedingshop , lactation network , and many more. I have used Aeroflow with my first two pregnancies, and with my third I used the breastfeeding shop (with new insurance, Aeroflow was not in network, but the breastfeeding shop was.) Also, some select insurance plans will send you replacement parts and/or milk bags monthly. ALWAYS ask, you never know if you're missing out!

  4. If you are in a low income family and on WIC, you can contact them and see if they can give you a breast pump (or help you rent one like the Medela Symphony). I do highly recommend looking into WIC (women, infants, and children) if you're in a lower income family, they can help you with a monthly food package and breastfeeding resources. SNAP is always a good resource as well (formerly known as food stamps.)

Are you looking for breastfeeding/pumping support groups?

Here are a few on various sites.

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