Resources

Breastfeeding Resources


Kelly Mom www.kellymom.com

Dr Jack Newman www.breastfeedinginc.ca

Nancy Mohrbacher http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/ 

 

Parenting Resources


 

Infant Sleep, Dr James McKenna cosleeping.nd.edu

Sweet Sleep www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook

Dr Sears www.askdrsears.com

Attachment Parenting www.attachmentparenting.org

Parenting Seminars www.chkd.org

Virginia Beach Parents www.vbparents.com

 

Parenting Support Groups


 

Tidewater Mothers of Multiples, www.tmomc.org

La Leche League of Hampton Roads www.facebook.com/LLLHamptonRoads

Babywearing International www.babywearinghamptonroads.org

Postpartum Support Virginia www.postpartumva.org

 

Adding a new baby to your family usually results in lots of questions.  These resource pages are helpful in finding information to help answer those questions. Included are a list of a few local support groups. For one on one help please give us a call.  We are always available to help.

Additional Resources

From how to buy groceries to mental health care, families have lots of questions.  Here is a list of additional resources we hope you’ll find helpful.  

Groceries and Meals


Harris Teeter Express Lane www.harristeeter.com/express_lane/express_lane.aspx

Amazon Prime Now available in select areas. App required

Organic Food Depot    

www.organic food depot.com

Meal Train www.mealtrain.com

Food Pantries 

www.foodpantries.org/st/virginia

 

Family Activities


Parks, Free Events, School information www.vbparents.com

Virginia Beach Events www.visitvirginiabeach.co

My Active Child 

www.myactivechild.com (all of Hampton Roads)

Portsmouth Children’s Museum, Childrensmuseumva.com

Virginia Living Museum, www.thevlm.org 

 

Mental Health


Postpartum Support Virginia

www.postpartumva.org

Community Services Board – low cost or free mental health services, housing placement, substance abuse assistance

Chesapeake 757.547.9334

Norfolk 757.823.1600

Virginia Beach 757.385.0888

Portsmouth 757.393.5357

Hampton/Newport News 757.788.0500

 

Safe Sleep


For some families infants are expected to sleep in a crib, separated from their parents. Accidental bedsharing often happens in those early days and it is ideal to be prepared with a little information just in case

  • Never sleep with your baby on a couch or chair
  • Keep fluffy pillows and blankets away from baby while sleeping
  • Avoid bed-sharing if either parent is under the influence of certain medication, drugs, alcohol or suffers from sleep apnea

For studies and more safety guidelines please visit the following links:

www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/

www.cosleeping.nd.edu

www.askdrsears.com  

 

Military Resources


Tidewater Military Family Services Council www.tmfsc.org

Fleet and Family Service Center Norfolk 757.444.2102

Tricare  www.tricare.mil

MWR www.discovermwr.com 

(discount rentals and entertainment tickets)

Dogs on Deployment, dogsondeployment.org (volunteer boarding service for deploying military)

 

Bottle Feeding


Paced Bottle Feeding 

www.llli.org/toolkit (Sheet 26)

US Department of Agriculture 

http://wicworks.nal.usda.gov/infants/bottle-feeding

World Health Organization: Recommendations for Preparing Formula 

www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/micro/PIF_Bottle_en.pdf