Donor Breast Milk

Interested in donating breast milk to the CWH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Milk Bank?  Information about becoming a donor here – http://www.cdhb.health.nz/Hospitals-Services/Specialist-Care/Canterbury-Neonatal-Service/Human-Donor-Milk-Bank/Pages/default.aspx

Email milkbankNICU@cdhb.health.nz

Useful websites for breastfeeding information

KellyMom – evidence-based information about breastfeeding and parenting

La Leche League International – helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education

Best Beginnings – From Bump to Breastfeeding. A charity in the UK providing practical, simple, educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents. From Bump to Breastfeeding is a set of films following the journey of four mums, who decide to breastfeed their babies. The films have lots of great information about breastfeeding.

Best Beginnings – A video about latching a baby at the breast

Healthy Children Project and Dr Kajsa Brimdyr – Happy Birth Day. The trailer for Happy Birth Day which is a series of educational webisodes depicting childbirth for the expectant parent. Shows skin-to-skin between mother and baby and the start of breastfeeding

Healthy Children Project and Dr Kajsa Brimdyr – The nine stages babies go through after birth during Skin-to-Skin contact with their mothers

Laid back breastfeeding – demonstrating comfortable semi-reclined positions for mothers to breastfeed where every part of their body is supported

Infant Sleep Information Source – research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies

Infant Sleep Information Source App – This app provides key information from the ISIS website in a handy format for mobile devices. Covering normal sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety

Infant feeding cues – Newborn babies have several instinctive behaviors they use, which tell you that they’re hungry and ready to feed

Babies’ output – Whether or not baby is getting enough milk is one of the most common concerns of new moms and this article explains about baby weight gain and what to expect in the nappies

Skin-to-Skin – More about skin-to-skin contact from paediatrician Dr Jack Newman

Immune System of human milk – Human milk provides many substances that benefit babies’ immune systems, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells. These substances protect babies against a wide variety of diseases and infections

Immune System of human milk – How breastfeeding protects newborns from illnesses

Breastfeeding resources in other languages from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative – Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Mirpuri, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu