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I have personally compiled this list for you. These are sites I have come across during my practice, independent studies and in courses I have attended. These are all free online resources and contain reliable, scientific evidence-based and (mostly) unbiased information for new parents.

Healthy Parents Healthy Children: MyHealth.Alberta.ca Network

A helpful, concise source for everything from latch to urine and stool output to supplementing.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

Stanford Medicine

This page is an amazing resource for new parents who are wanting current, proven, science-based information on breastfeeding; videos and written resources. Recommended: ‘Preparing for Successful Breastfeeding” video, ‘Hand Expression of Breastmilk’ video & ‘Well Fed Baby Checklist’
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

Stanford Medicine

This page is an amazing resource for new parents who are wanting current, proven, science-based information on breastfeeding; videos and written resources. Recommended: ‘Preparing for Successful Breastfeeding” video, ‘Hand Expression of Breastmilk’ video & ‘Well Fed Baby Checklist’

Baby Sleep Information Source

Funnily, this UK-based site used to be called Infant Sleep Information Source (I will let you figure out that acronym- I was happy when they changed it!). This site has a wealth of information on why babies sleep the way they do, the requirement of their sleep patterns on brain development, SIDS and safe sleep for babies, parental tiredness, etc.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

Baby Sleep Information Source

Funnily, this UK-based site used to be called Infant Sleep Information Source (I will let you figure out that acronym- I was happy when they changed it!). This site has a wealth of information on why babies sleep the way they do, the requirement of their sleep patterns on brain development, SIDS and safe sleep for babies, parental tiredness, etc.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

LactMed

Online databases for medications and other chemicals and their potential impact breastfeeding. Provides scientific summaries of the most current, evidence-based information on a wide variety of medications. Keep in mind: there are very few medications that are deemed unsafe during breastfeeding; many of the medications on this list will note unknown effects during breastfeeding, mainly due to a lack of studies (and the ethical implications of testing medications on breastfeeding dyads); ALWAYS check with your family doctor or pediatrician before starting any medication, herbal remedy, or vitamin.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

LactMed

Online databases for medications and other chemicals and their potential impact breastfeeding. Provides scientific summaries of the most current, evidence-based information on a wide variety of medications. Keep in mind: there are very few medications that are deemed unsafe during breastfeeding; many of the medications on this list will note unknown effects during breastfeeding, mainly due to a lack of studies (and the ethical implications of testing medications on breastfeeding dyads); ALWAYS check with your family doctor or pediatrician before starting any medication, herbal remedy, or vitamin.

E-Lactancia

Another online database with helpful information.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB

Alabama Tongue Tie Center

This is pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Baxter's clinic. Dr. Baxter's book, Tongue Tied, has been a bestseller and is an easy to understand resource for parents and professionals. This website has a lot of great information on tongue-tie facts and procedures. There are also several videos that demonstrate how a tongue tie can affect speech, feeding, and sleep.

La Leche League of Canada

The La Leche League is a non-profit organization that facilitates parent-to-parent peer support. The website has information about how to access supports, as well as fact sheets that cover common breastfeeding questions.
MilkBud Lactation, Edmonton AB