These are resources I’ve compiled and have used myself as a parent or lactating person, shared with clients, or learned from. I refer to the instagram profiles listed often. However, it does not mean that I completely agree with everything that they post. Sometimes there are other ways to phrase things or use words in our own language to speak on different topics. Use your intuition and trust that you know what information will serve you and your circles best.
What parents did before formula- an article
The formula shortage is not a victory for breastfeeding. It is a calamity for families who, like families throughout history, just want to feed their children.
The Formula Shortage And Real Life Solutions
Tune in to hear why these lactation experts won't say "just breastfeed" to families in need of formula and what practical info they share instead.
Paced Bottle Feeding
Useful technique to use when bottle feeding.
Baby formula shortage: 8 tips for parents
Quick article on things parents can do right now.
Breastfeeding isn't easy. How can lactation support help?
MPR news with Angela Davis, interviewing IBC and Indigenous doula, Shashana Craft, Founder & CEO of Chosen Vessels Midwifery, Dr. LaVonne Moore, and professor of Epi & Community Health at the UMN, Ellen Demerath.
Indigenous Community Page
MN Breastfeeding Coalition page for Indigenous Community Page, breastfeeding resources + work supporting milk medicine in Minnesota.
Indigenous Milk is Medicine
A documentary on Indigenous milk created by Missy Whiteman and the American Indian Cancer Foundation.
Safe Milk sharing
Practices to milk share and make it safe.
Making Milk 101
Overview of milk production.
Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies
About how to donate and receive milk.
Human Milk Bank of North America
Find a milk bank near you.
Abortion + Pregnancy Loss
Herbalists and abortion doulas offering inclusive, comprehensive reproductive knowledge with plant wisdom and body literacy.
Black/Dine’ storyteller, breathwork. Post on Abortion is sacred.
Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings
Abortion Doula CE Course, abortion advocacy mailing list, resources.
A National network of abortion funds.
Keep Our Clinics
Independent abortion clinics are community-based reproductive health clinics, information, donate.
Confused about how to get an abortion? We’re here for you.
Indigenous blog. Stories, teachings, and empowering phrases. Also on instagram.
Latinx owned business. Trauma-informed parenting, intergenerational healing, and social justice. Workshops, newsletter, blog, and helpful information.
Sex Positive Families
Black owned business. Sex ed starts at home, helping families raise sexually healthy children at every stage. Workshops, book recs, podcast, and several resources.
The Mom Psychologist
Black owned business. Breaking Cycles while Parenting post. There are also a lot of other useful resources on this instagram page.
How to deal when you feel like you’re going to lose it during a meltdown and other useful tips and tools.
Managing picky eating, understanding tiny humans' relationship to food, podcast, online courses, meal ideas, pep talks, parenting truths, and more.
A guide: Age appropriate ways to talk to kids about mass shootings
Guide created by The Mom Psychologist to help navigate this difficult conversation.
How to help kids get through unspeakable horror
An article written by the LA Times.