Although Breastfeeding is a natural process, it is mostly a learned art. Obstacles are the norm, but it is the best start that a mother can give her new baby. Breastfeeding benefits both mothers and babies, it protects bab... more »ies from disease, and women who have nursed have substantially lower rates of breast cancer. Like the other two video classes in this series, 'Laugh and Learn About Childbirth' and 'Laugh and Learn About Newborn Baby Care', 'Laugh and Learn About Breastfeeding' is a comprehensive, fun and entertaining way to learn everything you need to know to have a pleasant Breastfeeding experience. On her new DVD, Sheri Bayles, RN shares her experiences, gives tips and strategies to avoid Breastfeeding obstacles, explains latch on, holds and positions, especially for breastfeeding twins, pumping, diet, and setting up a schedule that let's you get a good night of sleep. Best of all, in her class you get to watch and learn with real live demonstrations of all the techniques.« less
"I was really nervous about the prospect of breastfeeding. Many of my friends were so frustrated that they gave up after a few weeks! I watched this video before I gave birth and again when I got home from the hospital. Within days my baby girl and I were in perfect harmony. It answered all my questions with humor and in terms I could understand. The demonstrations are great. They actually got a new mom to breastfeed on the camera and the close ups were really helpful, as well as all the different "holds". My husband watched it with me and was laughing too. Since then, I've bought it as a gift for two of my girlfriends and they loved it. Highly recommended!"
Dawn | Long Island, N.Y. | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was happy and excited by the prospect of breastfeeding my baby, then my girlfriends started telling me one failure story after another. I was depressed and researching formulas when my sister got me this DVD. The demonstrations are great, and by the time I finished watching it I knew I could do it! I'm happy to report success!"
Great Basic DVD
B. Harrington | Southwest Florida | 06/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you own the Childbirth DVD with the same instructor, please don't be turned off in buying this one. She is a LOT less obnoxious and she is more staright to the point, without all the little wanna-be comedy routines.
This DVD was a fantastic, basic demonstration on how to breastfeed. Each chapter was clear and concise and not too long. I think I watched the whole thing in under an hour. The real-life demonstrations of mothers breastfeeding their babies was extremely helpful, as was the chapter on pumping. "
Good ... could have more info
Christy G | 05/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since I'm on bedrest, I couldn't make it to an in-person class. This was a solid substitute. I'm really glad I got it to see the positions for myself and get a few tips. Overall though, it's a pretty short lesson and could have included more. I'd supplement with a book or two to make sure you have enough information on hand.
One other note, I've got a childbirth/lamaze dvd with the same instructor and she is MUCH better in this one. I thought her sense of humor was a little too strong in the other video and the squealy voice got on my nerves. No problem with that here - a definite good thing."
raisin99 | Seattle, WA USA | 02/26/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I checked this video out at the library and I'm so glad I didn't spend money on it. Where are the babies? She uses dolls, which doesn't give you a good picture of how breastfeeding actually works. I'm also glad I didn't check this out before I had been successfully breastfeeding for a couple of months, because I disagreed with the advice. Stop feeding your baby after 10-15 minutes a side? My baby is a slow eater. Why would I deprive him of food? And what's the problem with allowing him some non-nutritive sucking after he's done eating? Breastfeeding is about more than just calories. You have to meet their emotional needs too. The worst part? I didn't laugh. Just not funny."