Parenting AND LACTATION SUPPORT: ADDITIONAL Resources


SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING

Proper Handling and Storage of Expressed Breast Milk (UMHS resource)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.htm
Employers are required to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.” Employers are also required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk."                                                         

The Business Case for Breastfeeding -- Employees’ Guide to Breastfeeding and Working
http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com/employees-guide.pdf
The Business Case for Breastfeeding provides working mothers with information on returning to work while still maintaining breastfeeding goals. It outlines important points to discuss with managers during pregnancy, information on getting started with breastfeeding, and tips for maintaining breastfeeding while returning to work. It also addresses potential concerns that managers may have, as well as how to ensure that breastfeeding needs are being communicated and met.

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Breastfeeding
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/
The Office on Women’s Health provides tips and suggestions for successfully breastfeeding through a variety of topics such as learning to breastfeed, breastfeeding in public, going back to work, common breastfeeding challenges, and pumping and milk storage. It features fact sheets and information such as new protections and options that mothers and their children are offered through the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, mothers are able to access breastfeeding advice videos and read stories submitted by other breastfeeding moms.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) -- Breastfeeding Initiatives
http://www2.aap.org/breastfeeding/
The AAP offers resources for parents, professionals, and advocates of breastfeeding. This includes information on federal support for breastfeeding, frequently asked questions, and the Families Resource Guide with links to AAP publications and other breastfeeding-related organizations. Topics include: “New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding,” “Your Baby’s First Year,” human milk banking information, nutrition information, the International Lactation Consultant Association, and more.

U-M article: Uninsured parents don't take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best http://www.mottchildren.org/news/archive/201402/uninsured-parents-don%E2%80%99t-take-breastfeeding-classes-even
“There are so many benefits to breastfeeding,” says Michelle Moniz, M.D., an OB/GYN and researcher at the U-M Medical School. “Babies who breastfeed have lower rates of infection, obesity and diabetes. Mothers who breastfeed have lower rates of postpartum depression, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. “The good news is 40 percent of first-time parents reported attending a class.” 

EDUCATION: WEB SITES, CLASSES AND SUPPORT

University of Michigan Health System YourChild
https://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/
Child development and behavior resources for parents

MHealthy Health Education Resource Center (HERC)
http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/
Classes including Baby Care Basics, Safe Sitter, Realities of Parenthood, Joys of Grandparenting Near and Far, contact 734-647-5645 or 1-800-433-6348 or herc1@umich.edu

La Leche League International
http://www.lalecheleague.org/
La Leche League of Ann Arbor
http://www.lllaa.org/
La Leche League International provides breastfeeding information, connections to mother-to-mother forums, access to personal support in your local area, and podcasts on breastfeeding and parenting topics. La Leche League of Ann Arbor offers mother-to-mother support, monthly meetings, telephone help, and a lending library.

Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor
http://www.lamazefamilycenter.org/?module=Home
Classes for moms and partners

Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI)
http://mari.umich.edu/
MARI is comprised of the University Center for the Child and Family, the University Center for Language and Literacy, and the U-M Psychological Clinic. It serves the U-M and broader community with evidence-based clinical services and education for individuals, couples and families.

Healthy Children Web site
www.healthychildren.org
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) site dedicated to children’s health

HEALTH CARE FOR BABY

Prenatal Evaluation
http://www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/perinatal-assessment
The U-M Fetal Diagnostic Center provides fetal ultrasound, prenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis for pregnant women. Patients have access to genetic counselors.

Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center
http://www.mottchildren.org/medical-services/peds-fetal-medicine
The U-M Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center offers comprehensive fetal services, utilizing the latest technological advances in diagnostics, minimally invasive surgeries and open surgeries for babies who have been diagnosed with potential birth anomalies.

HEALTH CARE FOR MOM

Healthy Healing Patient Resources
http://www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/healthy-healing-patient-resources
Postpartum care resources that includes information such as a Pelvic muscle exercise program, Dilator Therapy, Episiotomy, Estrogen Cream, Lacerations, Sitz Baths and Wound infections.

Breastfeeding Support
http://www.uofmhealth.org/our-locations/briarwood-wcya
The U-M Briarwood Center for Women, Children and Young Adults provides family-centered care.

Healthy Healing After Delivery Program
http://www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/healing-after-delivery
Support to women with postpartum-specific ailments from a team of experts who provide integrated care. Services available to any woman, regardless of where she delivered her baby.

RESOURCES FOR DAD

Boot Camp for New Dads
http://dadsadventure.com/
Taught by fathers, this workshop builds pride and confidence in caring for your baby.

Michigan Fatherhood Coalition
http://michiganfatherhood.org
Focuses on improving the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with nurturing and committed fathers

EMOTIONAL HEALTH RESOURCES

UnderstandingU
http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/mental_emotional/understandingu/
Mental/emotional health resources and online screenings to help you manage the ups and downs of life.

U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) for U-M families   
http://www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/mental_emotional/counseling-consultation/fasap/
All active/retired U-M faculty and staff, and their immediate family members, are eligible for FASAP resources. FASAP counselors provide confidential, short-term help with problems, and can offer community referrals/support group information.

UMHS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for U-M families 
http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/mental_emotional/counseling-consultation/eap/index.html
EAP is a short-term, confidential counseling service for active U-M Health System employees and their immediate families. EAP counselors can help work through workplace and/or personal problems.

Postpartum Depression Information
http://www.depressiontoolkit.org/women/postpartum.asp
Many women experience a phenomenon called “postpartum blues,” characterized by extreme sensitivity, moodiness and sleep problems.

Anxiety During Pregnancy and After Childbirth
http://www.depressioncenter.org/health-information/pdf/perinatal-anxiety.pdf
Learn more about anxiety disorders in the “perinatal” period, the time during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.

U-M BENEFITS

Leave of Absence Information
http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/leaves/index.html
Information regarding FMLA, paid and unpaid time off, and contact information for Human Resources

U-M Benefits after Birth of Baby or Adoption
http://benefits.umich.edu/events/baby.html
Contact the U-M Benefits Office for information about adding a new child to health care and dental insurance programs. Note: you have 30 days from the birth of the child or the date of adoption to add your new dependent to your benefits coverage, or you will have to wait until the annual open enrollment period.

Subsidized Programs for Qualified Employees
http://hr.umich.edu/worklife/childcare/index.html
The Work/Life Resource Center offers subsidized Kids Kare at Home (a back-up child care program) and information about U-M child care assistance for income-eligible families.

SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES RESOURCES

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD)
http://www.wash.k12.mi.us/
Assessment and other resources, support, and information for Washtenaw County special education students and their families, plus a listing of all other Intermediate School Districts in Michigan

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
http://www.annarborcil.org/
Comprehensive resources for individuals with disabilities and their families/friends

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
http://nichcy.org/
Information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals

ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE INFORMATION

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)
http://www.mare.org/
Comprehensive information on adopting in Michigan, including local agency contacts

AdoptUSKids
http://www.adoptuskids.org/
National site offering adoption/foster care information and guidance

National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search
https://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad/
National directory of related resources

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Students with Children Web site
http://www.studentswithchildren.umich.edu/
U-M Ann Arbor-area resources

State of Michigan Department of Human Services
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs
State resources for families

Abuse Hurts
http://hr.umich.edu/stopabuse/
Information about domestic violence

Nextdoor.com
https://nextdoor.com/
Private social network with community postings for your neighborhood (nationwide resource)

Birth Network
www.birthnetwork.org

Lesbian Moms Network
www.lmnetwork.org/

Center for the Childbearing Year (Ann Arbor)
http://center4cby.com/

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor
http://bfcaa.com/

Washtenaw County Breastfeeding Coalition – list of breastfeeding resources

Michigan’s Children
www.michiganschildren.org/
A statewide, multi-issue, independent, broad-based advocacy group which acts as a voice for children

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor
Periodic parent-infant group for babies 6 weeks to crawling, call 734-995-4141

Signing Smart Baby Sign Language
www.ssannarbor.com
Parent-child learning and play classes, call 734-389-3459

 

Disclaimers & Eligibility:

The Work/Life Resource Center does not interpret policy, facilitate leaves of absence, or negotiate flexible scheduling with supervisors.

The Work/Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed within this website as recommended by the University.

Full-time and part-time U-M faculty, staff and students are eligible to receive consultation and referral services at no charge.

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