Breastfeeding is the most natural act between a mother and child, but it isn’t always easy to master. That’s why we have this page full of helpful plus size breastfeeding resources, inspiring photos, and stories to help you throughout your breastfeeding journey.
One of the most important resources you can tap into is connecting with a highly trained lactation consultant, an IBCLC. Studies show working with an IBCLC can improve plus size breastfeeding outcomes above all other interventions. We can't recommend connecting with a local IBCLC enough!
- Baby Center Community Page – Breastfeeding for Plus Size Mamas
- Breastfeeding Online
- How to Get a Free Breast Pump
- International Lactation Consultant Association (how to locate a Lactation Consultant)
- Kelly Mom
- La Leche League
- The Leaky Boob
- The Milky Way Movie
- My Breast Thoughts (Blog)
- Plus Size Nursing Bras
Honest & Raw Stories from Breastfeeding Moms
Nursing Apparel from Kindred Bravely for Plus Size Moms On The Smaller Side
Kindred Bravely is a great option for plus size moms on the smaller side. They carry options for moms who typically wear sizes 14-18.
My Son Was Fed With Love And I Forgive Myself
I never produced enough milk to breastfeed exclusively, and my son preferred the bottle to my breasts. My son was fed with love and I forgive myself!
6 Things Every Plus Size Breastfeeding Mom Needs
Here’s a list of things every plus size breastfeeding mom needs. With proper support, from an IBCLC to an uplifting bra, you’ll be ready to breastfeed.
The Best Plus Size Nursing Pillows
Breastfeeding is the most natural act between mother and baby and yet it's not always the easiest. Tools like plus size nursing pillows and support like an IBCLC can make a BIG impact.
The Milky Way Movie: A Must-See Breastfeeding Documentary
This is my interview with the producers of The Milky Way Movie, Chantal Molnar and Jennifer Davidson.
Improving Birth by Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week
If we really want to improve birth outcomes in the United States then we need to come together and celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week.
Boobs, Babies, and Ridicule: Shamed For Breastfeeding In Public
This is about boobs, babies, and ridicule…Breastfeeding mamas are faced with ridicule far too often for the simple act of feeding their children. Last night I was excited to receive the stunning photo you'll see below until I started reading the message that came with it. This poor mama was not only harassed for breastfeeding in public but also for being plus size.
My Breastfeeding Detour: When Expectations Meet Reality
While I always thought I would breastfeed, my breastfeeding detour taught me to take care when setting expectations for myself as a mother.