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Breastfeeding Basics DVD

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Breastfeeding Basics, an excerpt of Breastfeeding Comprehensive, informs, instructs, and empowers the expectant and new mother to breastfeed successfully.

This revolutionary video takes the audience on an emotional and inspiring journey from birth to breastfeeding and beyond.

Viewers learn to confidently embrace breastfeeding as the optimal form of nurturance and nutrition for both mother and child.

In exclusive interviews, world-renowned pediatricians, lactation consultants, and birth professionals provide up-to-date expert instruction and advice on Why-To and How-To breastfeed. Experienced mothers from around the globe share insights and tips, guiding the expectant and new mother on everything from health and bonding benefits to the joys of fitting breastfeeding into life.

High-definition footage, beautiful imagery, vivid close-ups, cutting-edge medical animation, and a Grammy-award winning musical underscore take breastfeeding education and instruction to its highest level.

Topics include:

Getting off to the Right Start ~ Correct Positioning ~ Proper Latch-on ~ Suckling Reflex ~ Let-down Technique ~ Expert Instruction and Advice ~ Mother to Mother Insight ~ And much More!

Featuring World-Renowned Experts and Global Educators:

William Sears, MD; Paul Fleiss, MD; and Jay Gordon, MD: Pediatricians ~ Chele Marmet, MA, IBCLC; and Veronica Schaedler, RN, IBCLC, LCCE: Lactation Consultants ~ Nancy Irvine: Childbirth Educator ~ Melodin Cornis, RN: Labor and Delivery Nurse ~ and Mothers, Fathers, and Babies from around the Globe

*Breastfeeding Basics is WHO Code Compliant, reflecting the highest standard in breastfeeding information.


About the Director:

Stephanie Scholz Neurohr, producer/director/writer/host of the Mother of 7 Birth and Breastfeeding Videos Series, is an accomplished author, filmmaker, breastfeeding advocate, and mother of 7 breastfed children. Stephanie formed Mother of 7, Inc., with the vision of "teaching the world...one mother at a time."

Review

Mother of 7 Birth and Breastfeeding Videos: "Comprehensive and Empowering . . . A Must See!" --William Sears, MD, "America's Pediatrician"

"The most breathtaking, beautiful, accurate, updated videos I've seen on breastfeeding." --Katy Lebbing, BS, IBCLC, RLC, La Leche League International Center for Breastfeeding Information

"Buyer's Guide Favorite!" --Pregnancy Magazine

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Product Details

  • Actors: William Sears MD, Jay Gordon MD, Paul Fleiss MD, Chele Marmet MA IBCLC, Veronica Schaedler RN IBCLC
  • Directors: Stephanie Scholz Neurohr
  • Format: Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Mother of 7, Inc
  • DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
  • Run Time: 20 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000G6BJHG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,547 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Breastfeeding Basics is a great way to get started on an amazing journey with your baby...

THE Dr. William Sears appears in this video--so cool! The lactation consultants in the video provide excellent instruction on the essentials of breastfeeding as they guide new mothers and their babies on camera. The information and instruction provided by the experts come to life with emotionally moving stories and insights from moms and dads. Production quality is outstanding.

My first child had difficulty breastfeeding--it didn't help that there was no lactation consultant on staff in the hospital where I delivered. While I did have the right books, took a breastfeeding class, AND went to lactation consultants for help, I didn't have a real visual model of what the proper positioning and sucking pattern should look like until we got it right. In Breastfeeding Basics proper positioning of mommy and baby are demonstrated so you can follow along as you get started breastfeeding. I also really like how examples of the nutritive and non-nutritive sucking patterns are shown--knowing the difference would have been helpful in my particular case. If I had had the Breastfeeding Basics DVD with my first, we could have gotten things off the ground a lot sooner. (Thankfully I knew about the benefits of breastfeeding for me and my baby, so we persevered and breastfed for a good long time after the initial struggle!)

The information and instruction presented in Breastfeeding Basics will help any new mother begin successfully breastfeeding. The video does a nice recap of essential points, and of course can be watched over and over before and after delivery.

Breastfeeding Basics goes beyond your typical instructional video--it's so inspiring and beautiful!
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I ordered this DVD when I was already breastfeeding and having a rough time of it. This product did NOT do what was promised. While they show you footage of women breastfeeding in multiple positions, you are only shown the one (cradle) position. The 20 minute video spends more time selling people on the act of breastfeeding than on the mechanics of it - which is what I bought the video for after reading the description and other reviews. Fortunately, by the time I watched the DVD, I was having a better time of things, and could laugh at how NOT HELPFUL it was vs. being further disappointed by the experience.
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Are you a pregnant mom looking for the perfect DVD for basic breastfeeding information? Are you shopping for the perfect shower gift for the mother-to-be? Are you a lactation consultant looking for that perfect 20 minute DVD to add to your class? This is IT! I am a lactation consultant who teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes and I recommend this for all pregnant women to see. I probably own almost every breastfeeding video out there, and this is my favorite. Dads will benefit by learning this information also. This DVD gives the basic information for correct positioning and latching which is THE most important beginning information to know - and so much more is packed into these 20 minutes. There is an excellent animation section so the viewer can see exactly what is happening in the baby's mouth. The photography in this DVD is gorgeous. The producer, herself once a nursing mother, truly understands what basic information a woman needs. Breastfeeding is not instinctive, but rather a learned art, and this DVD is an excellent teaching tool. If I could give this a rating higher than 5 stars I would. Check out the 45 minute DVD titled "Breastfeeding Intensive," and the 130 minute DVD titled "Breastfeeding Comprehensive," which are longer DVDs including more informaton in this series if you want more than just the basics in 20 minutes. You will enjoy all of them.

Katy Lebbing, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
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There's very little in the way of real, useful information here for a mother who's committed to breastfeeding her child and may be having some difficulty making it work. At least half of the video is "why you should breastfeed" information, which is useless if you're already committed to doing it. The instructional segments were scanty and had very little of substance to offer.

If you're going to spend this amount of money on a breastfeeding DVD, I wholeheartedly (and with no prospect of personal gain) recommend Dr. Jack Newman's Visual Guide to Breastfeeding, which is available for about the same price as this absurd piece of fluff, on his website, drjacknewman.com. (Incidentally, lots of fantastic info on that site for free.) His DVD really IS packed with great, helpful information, shows a variety of women breastfeeding their babies instead of just one, and focuses intensively on getting that good latch that is so crucial. I found it so helpful to me when my (now 9-month-old, and still breastfed) son was newborn - while the Breastfeeding Basics DVD went back out the door very quickly.
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