Tongue Ties Doctor Kotlow, DDS (preferred provider for frenectomy) http://www.kiddsteeth.com/ Kristen Bernard (Craniosacral Therapist) 413-824-8829 Dan Garfield ("Dr. Dan") (infant chiropractic) 413-218-3894
Breast Pumps Vital Milk (home-delivery of insurance-covered breast pumps, along with support on how to use them!): http://www.vitalmilk.com/
Free Drop-In (Group) Breastfeeding Support @ Northampton Area Pediatrics (Amherst and Northampton) Kate Bohne: http://www.napeds.com/breastfeeding-support.html
Acupuncture for Breastfeeding Support (and Women's Health in General): Amy Mager http://www.wellnesshousenorthampton.com/
Postpartum Doula Support Sara Rachlin http://northamptondoula.com/
Kelly Mom: http://kellymom.com/ This is an amazing resource. Not all of the info is research-based, so make sure to consult with a lactation professional as well, but she has some wonderful things to try for situations such as A baby who won't latch: http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/nb-challenges/back-to-breast/ (Many techniques here also work for weaning off of a nipple shield) Getting more pumping output: http://kellymom.com/hot-topics/pumping_decrease/
Tongue Tie Support Group, List of Preferred Providers: http://www.tt-lt-support-network.com/providers.html
Baby-Led Attachment: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/attachment-breast Baby-led latching isn't just for immediately after birth. It can work well in the first few months for babies who aren't interested in latching or have trouble getting a good latch.
Biological Nurturing: http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/ Great for exploring baby-led latching and alternate (natural) nursing positions
YouTube videos on proper positioning and baby-led latching*:
*In the third video, the doctor says the nose should not touch the breast; my training taught me that the nose should touch the breast as well, but I've found that this can go either way, even with an optimal latch. Also, he mentions pulling the chin down; I do not recommend trying to flange a baby's lips after latching. If a baby if not on correctly, doesn't have a good seal, or is causing you pain, the best thing to do is break the seal and re-latch them correctly. *In the fourth video, there is a clear bias against medicated labors. It IS true that medicated labors impact a baby's ability to breastfeed right after birth, but they do NOT make it impossible (and I do not personally have this bias against medicated labors). And this was just the best video I could find of this crucial time in the first two hours after birth. Reminder: This crawl is not just a cool instinct, this is a key step in the development of a strong breastfeeding relationship and should be done WHEN POSSIBLE!