At our most recent Linn Benton Lincoln Breastfeeding Coalition meeting one of our members brought information to share about Julia’s Way. Julia’s Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring parents, medical professionals, and the general public to reimagine what’s possible for those living with Down syndrome through education, advocacy, and awareness. Their website has many resources for parents of children with Down syndrome and a particular focus is on breastfeeding. They have a helpful educational brochure available in 9 languages which is available here.
They also have a whole page of breastfeeding resources for families here.
At our meeting we watched their video called Nursing Down Syndrome.
This video is very inspirational and a wonderful resource for families who have or are expecting a baby with Down syndrome, as well as for all of the professionals who work with these families.
Julia’s Way is in the process of writing a book called Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers and Medical Professionals. It will be available as a free download on their website when it is released later in 2019.
Please browse the Julia’s Way website to learn more about this inspirational organization!