Breastfeeding and breast milk production is a dynamic process. What happens in the first 24 hours, is different than the next 48-36 hours, which is different again from the 3-5 days after delivery. This is because milk production changes over the course of 1-2 weeks after baby is delivered, and your baby's needs are changing over this time. Getting lactation support in the hospital is great first start, but many mother need on-going support throughout the first month of baby's life.
- Hawaii Mother's Milk - Non-profit organization offering lactation support. Cost- Free. Donations strongly encouraged to help support the organization. I would recommend to call for an appointment before discharge from the hospital and follow up within 1-2 days after you are home with baby. This will ensure early support that can help protect for issues that may arise later.
- Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children - Breastfeeding support group. First Tuesdays of the month. 8:45AM-10:00AM. Cost- Free. Ph: 808-983-6007.
- Castle Medical Center - Mommy and me hui. First Sunday of the month and the third Friday of the month. 11:15AM-12:30PM
- Breastfeeding Hawaii - Non-profit organization offering breastfeeding resources. breastfeedinghawaii.org
- Health Mothers Health Babies Coalition of Hawaii - Non-profit organization with resources for families. hmhb-hawaii.org
- Breastfeeders of Oahu - Community-driven support group connecting breastfeeding mothers through social media. Many lactation specialist in Hawaii will answer questions mothers will post on the facebook page. Log-in through your facebook account.
- WIC - For families who qualify for WIC, lactation counselors are freely available through their WIC offices. They also offer incentive packages for families who choose to breastfeed. http://health.hawaii.gov/wic/breastfeeding/
- La Leche League of Central Oahu - Non-profit organization, La Lechi League is an international organization that began in the 1950s aimed at improving breastfeeding rates in women.