Like many new moms, I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding my daughter the first few days of her life. Despite having read every single book I could get my hands on, breastfeeding was really difficult to figure out. I wish I had Simply Breastfeeding: The Criso Breastfeeding Method ($40) during those early days.
Shari Criso is a Certified Nurse Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has delivered over 600 babies and helped thousands of new parents successfully breastfeed. The DVD is thorough to say the least. It has two parts and runs two-hours. Part 1 is all about the benefits of breastfeeding and addresses why this is a great choice for you to make (maybe it is just me but it felt kind of like she is preaching to the choir). Part 2 is all about breastfeeding techniques and challenges.
Most importantly it actually teaches you exactly how to breastfeed. Essential for those first few days when you are back home from the hospital and have no clue what you are doing. I think that everyone should watch this DVD in pregnancy to learn about the challenges that may come up later on because the key to success in breastfeeding is being prepared. But I love the fact that in the DVD format new moms can fast forward right to the chapter that covers the breastfeeding challenges you are experiencing right at that moment. This is a great gift for first-time moms but I think even veteran nursers will benefit from this DVD.
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