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Understanding Breastfeeding DVD English

ITEM: 48797


This comprehensive program emphasizes a woman’s natural ability to breastfeed. Content includes how breastfeeding works, latching on and positioning, and the breastfeeding lifestyle. Also addresses questions about when to feed and how to know a baby is getting enough milk. Includes 3-D animations and a video clip demonstrating hand expression. Grade 8–Adult. 35 minutes. ©2013


Following International Lactation Consultant Association and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, this research-based DVD helps you support new families in getting the best start possible.


  • Advantages of laid-back breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact
  • New animations based on the latest research comparing deep and shallow latches and the process of healthy milk production 
  • Emphasis on how parents can improve their chances for breastfeeding success
  • Candid comments from new parents sharing their own breastfeeding experiences

DVD Bonuses Include:

  • Video clip demonstrating how to express breastmilk by hand
  • New 3-D animation clips showing latch and milk production
  • Breastfeeding positions image library

Content Includes:

  • How Breastfeeding Works: 3-D breast anatomy and milk production animation, breastmilk qualities, why breastfeeding is important to mothers and babies, AAP exclusivity recommendations
  • Getting the Best Start: sharing breastfeeding plans with the hospital staff, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, lactation consultants, pacifier recommendations
  • Latching On: latching on in a reclined and upright position, 3-D animation of effective and ineffective latches
  • Breastfeeding Positions: laid-back, cross-cradle, football, side-lying and cradle hold
  • When to Feed Your Baby: hunger and satiation cues, feeding patterns and guidelines, how to feed a sleepy baby
  • Getting Enough Milk: signs of milk transfer, growth spurts, feeding and diaper log, stool and urine guidelines, weight gain, getting help
  • Breast Care: normal breast fullness, hand expression and pumping, engorgement, nipple tenderness, mastitis and other warning signs
  • Breastfeeding Lifestyle: partner support and involvement, feeding in public, self-care, substances to avoid, support groups, returning to work