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Dr Jack Newman's Visual Guide to Breastfeeding DVD helps you to understand how breastfeeding really works and provides answers to a wide variety of common problems. Presented by experts in an simple step-by-step format, the DVD is designed to make the breastfeeding experience a success and pleasure for mothers and babies. Ideal for pregnant mothers who are planning to nurse, breastfeeding mothers who are experiencing difficulties, and as a resource for healthcare professionals.
Presented in an easy-to-understand format, Dr Jack Newman (paediatrician and author of the #1 bestselling book, Dr Jack Newman's Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers) and Edith Kernerman (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) demystify the breastfeeding process through visual demonstrations and straight forward explanations. Many common questions are answered, including how to:
With a focus on baby-led breastfeeding, the DVD illustrates the numerous benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, including detailed reviews on the importance of colostrum, proper latching techniques, latching the baby who does not yet latch, and how to treat the colicky baby by changing milk flow. The DVD is divided into chapters for easy and quick access to the topic that is most concerning to the mother. The DVD ends with testimonials revealing four mothers' very real and heartbreaking stories of their breastfeeding trials before meeting Dr Jack Newman and Edith Kernerman.
"Many of us do not have a notion of what a baby looks like on the breast," says Dr Newman. "This DVD is designed to make the breastfeeding experience a success and a pleasure for mothers and babies." Kernerman is concerned that healthcare providers often feel helpless when approached by a mother having difficulty: "One of our biggest challenges as healthcare professionals is that many of us have never fed our babies by breast nor have we seen babies breastfeeding, how then to help a mother who is having difficulty? The bottle, then, seems like the easiest answer". This DVD is also intended to provide healthcare professionals with the tools to help mothers achieve their goals to have healthy breastfeeding babies.
"Mothers need to know that there are answers out there," says Dr Newman. "They need to know that breastfeeding is the best way to provide nutrition and establish a bond with their new baby." Dr Newman asserts that there are too many myths about breastfeeding, and that not enough babies are breastfed. "Breastfeeding is normal: it is the healthiest, most efficient, friendliest to the environment, cheapest, and convenient way that a baby can obtain nourishment".
Posted by Lisa O on 11th Jul 2011
I found this DVD was very helpful and informative. With my first baby I was unprepared for breastfeeding and got little help at hospital except for conflicting advise from two of the nurses. Found the experience very disheartening and wish I had been better prepared. This time around with #2 due shortly I bought this DVD and also the book by same author. So glad I did as now feel like I know what to expect and how to deal with it.
Posted by Roberta on 28th Jun 2011
This is like sitting down with experts and having your questions answered. Very easy to follow and so much useful advice and demos. The early childhood centres should be stocking this and lending it out to new mums.