We recognize it can be hard to sift through all the online information available to find accurate, trustworthy sources for the many questions parents have. Here are our recommendations for websites and books that address common areas of concern and questions. Do you have a really good resource that is not listed here? Please feel free to share it with us by calling, emailing, or posting it to our FaceBook page.
Breastfeeding in the First Weeks and Months
Stanford University has wonderful videos on latch, hand expression and pumping.
Kelly Mom- A comprehensive website with current evidenced based information.
Jack Newman MD- A Canadian physician with good videos and articles for basic breastfeeding questions.
Whatcom County Breastfeeding Resources Guide- a consolidated list of resources here in whatcom county
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman
Sleeping with your Baby: A Parents Guide to Cosleeping - James McKenna PHD
The Happiest Baby on the Block - Harvey Karp MD
No-cry Sleep Solution- Elizabeth Pantley
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler- Norma J. Bumgarner
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids - Dr Laura Markham
Raising your Spirited Child - Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles - Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
Building Support Networks- See our Events page or click for details.
Parenting: Local Classes and Groups
Bellingham Technical College Parenting Classes- Various classes ranging from infants to toddlers.
WIC and Maternity Support Services