Pregnant and Parenting Resources

America Is Grappling With a Baby Formula Shortage. Here’s How to Navigate It.
Info: New York Times Wirecutter article with guidance and resources for finding formula during the nationwide shortage. 

 

A Mother’s Village – Ohio Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Postpartum Support
Info: An online support group for pregnant , postpartum, and breastfeeding mothers in Ohio. The group provides evidenced-based information for mothers, resources, and overall support.

 

BrickSeek
Info: A downloadable app that allows users to check chain store inventory. Can be used to track inventory of baby formula nationwide. 

 

Cleveland Baby Formula Exchange
Info: Primrose Newborn Care is a group of pediatricians, nurses, doulas, birth workers, and parents in Northeast Ohio who are committed to making sure that all babies are nourished during the nationwide infant formula shortage. Complete the Receive Baby Formula Form or Give Formula Form to engage with the Northeast Ohio exchange.
Cleveland Buy Nothing Pages
Info: A list of Facebook “Buy Nothing” greater Cleveland neighborhood pages. These pages offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share in this Buy Nothing community group. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow.

 

CLE Moms
Info: An online space to meet new moms, make new friends and enjoying motherhood together. Topics of discussion include postpartum support, pregnancy support, labor & delivery, ideas, recipes, get togethers, questions, comments, babies, toddlers, older kids, breastfeeding, etc.

 

Free Formula Exchange
Info: The Free Formula Exchange is a nationwide mutual aid network connecting families who need baby formula to people who have formula to donate. Request here. Give here.

 

Free To Feed
Email: info@freetofeed.com 
Info: Helping parents navigate food allergies. Science based consults, app, content, & products. Due to the recent formula crisis, Free to Feed and its community is offering a free formula and milk sharing service for those in need. Free to Feed will work hard to provide this platform, match families according to their needs, and coordinate shipping with discounted business rates.

 

Human Milk for Human Babies- Ohio
Website: http://www.hm4hb.net/ 
Info: Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB) is a global network represented by community pages for each state/province/country. These pages provide a space where families in need can connect with women who have milk to share. HM4HB affirms that human milk is the biological norm for human infants and children. HM4HB does not support the sale of human milk.

 

Lakewood Moms Information & Advice Group
Info: A group specifically for moms of Lakewood, Ohio to make friends, ask advice, advertise small businesses, and get community information.

 

Lakewood Nursing Moms (Wednesday Family Room)
Info: An online space for moms to continue to ask questions about nursing/pumping and discuss all of the experiences of being a mom! In-person group meets every Wednesday 9:30am-11am at the Lakewood Family Room (15700 Detroit Rd, Lakewood – United Methodist Church). Lactation Consultant, Scales, support pillows, and mom friends included!

 

Ohio Milksharing for Babies
Info: This group is open to Ohio mom’s who are in need of finding another mom to either donate to or get donations from!
This group welcomes any forms of breastmilk donating. Free, compensated, bag replacement etc.

 

Parents of Lakewood, OH
Info: A place for parents of Lakewood, OH to gather, chat and support one another. Make friendships, playdates and social events. Not limited to wine, coffee and snacks!

 

Strategies to Find Baby Formula
Info: A thread of recommendations and approaches to finding formula during the nationwide shortage and guidance to minimize harm and misinformation about feeding infants.