Feb 15

Watch These Before Delivery!

Many American women have never seen breastfeeding up close. Because of this lack of familiarity with what is normal; women can struggle to get off to a good start.

Breastfeeding is biology – no matter where you live or what resources you have access to.

There are a few steps that help get baby and mom breastfeeding after delivery that are worth knowing about before you go to the hospital, and you may want to watch these videos a few times before that day arrives.

Hold your baby skin-to-skin after delivery (at least an hour, or until the first feeding).

Allow infant to show signs of interest in that first feeding; some babies will actually crawl up to the breast, others need a little guidance.

Know what a good latch looks like so that baby gets the all-important colostrum (and so you don’t get sore).

Learn how to express milk from your breasts in case baby needs a little help those first days.

The lovely videos that follow show how women around the world get a good start to breastfeeding, we have included videos on nipple and breast pain because the best prevention is being informed.

Breastfeeding In The First Hour, It’s In Your Hands

We know that making plenty of milk is the key to successful breastfeeding. But did you know that the first hour after delivery is the most effective time to begin? Discover the best tool to begin breastfeeding: your hands.



Breastfeeding In The First Hours

Within the first few hours after birth, most healthy newborns will instinctively move to their mother’s breast and attach on their own.

This video shows early breastfeeding initiation through the journeys of 3 newborns and ways to ensure the success of this vital practice for any new mother and baby.

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Attaching Your Baby At The Breast

Good attachment will help a baby get more milk and make breastfeeding more comfortable.

This video shows why good attachment is so important to breastfeeding success and what a mother can do to deeply attach her baby to her breast.

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Positions For Breastfeeding

The way a mother holds her baby affects how easy it is for her baby to feed effectively.

This video shows basic points important for any position and then demonstrates several common positions that have worked well for many mothers and babies.

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How To Express Your First Milk-Premature Baby

This video shows how to hand express breastmilk. Although this video features premature babies, this is a skill all mothers should think about to help their milk come in.

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How To Express Breastmilk

Expressing breastmilk can relieve breast fullness, soften the breasts, and make it easier for the milk to flow.

It is also important to maintain a mother’s milk supply during separation and make milk available for someone else to feed the baby. This video shows how to hand express breastmilk.

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Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk

A common concern of a new mother is whether her baby is getting enough milk.

This video shows signs to tell whether the baby is feeding well.

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What To Do About Nipple Pain

Nipple pain in a breastfeeding mother is common but not normal. It often happens when mothers first start breastfeeding and is usually due to a baby not attaching deeply.

This video shows how nipple pain happens and what a mother can do to help herself.

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What To Do About Breast Pain

Breast pain in a breastfeeding mother is commonly caused by one of three problems: engorgement, blocked ducts, or breast infections.

This video shows how you can know which problem you have and what you can do to help yourself.

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The ‘Breastfeeding in the first hour, its in your hands” video was developed by Jane Morton, MD and produced for educational purposes only.  Reproduction for commercial purposes is prohibited
Special Thanks To Global Health Media Project For Sharing Their Important Work Around The Globe.