Spotlight: Kellymom.com

January 19, 2010 at 9:06 am 5 comments

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Today I wanted to provide an extra spotlight since the first is only relevant to local readers, and so I’m spotlighting Kellymom.com.  Kellymom is an invaluable resource, particularly for the breastfeeding mom.  There’s a great look-up for local lactation consultants (side note: if you run into breastfeeding concerns, make sure to take advantage of the lactation consultants nearby! The hospital where I gave birth was so helpful when I just contacted them about a question two weeks ago, and it’s been well over a year since I delivered Grace there).  There’s also tons of information on nursing through every stage of your baby/toddler’s life, and perhaps most handy is the “is this safe” area, where you can find out if particular medications or herbs are safe for you and your baby.  Kellymom is a great site to bookmark even if you aren’t currently facing any challenges, just in case one day you are wondering if you can take that cold medicine and want a quick answer.

There are also other resources and articles on nutrition, starting solids, postpartum depression, and sleep issues.  Kellymom definitely writes from an attachment parenting point of view, so if you are a devoted sleep trainer, not all of the information will be for you… or if you are not, then you can read the articles and say, “Yes! Finally some sleep advice that I can use!” or “I am not an overly permissive parent just because Grace still nurses to sleep” (er… not that I would ever think that.  Nope).

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  • 1. Ami  |  January 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I LOVE this website – just when I thought Adam was starting to sleep good, long stretches at night, he had major sleep regression and was up every 1-2 hours again to eat. It started right around 4 mos. Kellymom.com explained about how distracted eating during the day leads to night eating. We haven’t been very successful in getting him to eat better during the day (he unlatches at every sound), but it helps me be more patient with him at night, because I understand why it’s happening!

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  • 2. Amie  |  January 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I LOVE LOVE this site. It helped me out so much as I was nursing my preemie…it helped encourage and problem solve some issues.

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  • 3. patty siegmund  |  January 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Looking forward to reading this one. So glad we are getting internet at home soon. Nursing is the only thing I’m really anxious about…

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  • 4. Nicole  |  January 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I reference kellymom quite a bit. It’s nice to see ALL sides of a situation instead of just the one the company that sponsors a website endorses!

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  • 5. Brie H  |  January 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I loved this site when I was breastfeeding. We are planning for a second so I might need it again in about 9-10 months.

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