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Simply Breastfeeding: The Criso Breastfeeding Method

06/29/2009 at 03:00 PM ET

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.

Teba

CBB Deal: Receive 20% off your order when you mention celebrity (expires 7/31/09).

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Danna on

I haven’t heard of this one, but for me the best nursing reference was So That’s What They’re For by Janet Tamaro with kellymom.com coming in a very close second! Four kids later, I still go w Janet.

Max'sMom on

Thanks for the tip Dana, I just found a used copy on ebay for the That’s what they’re for book for just 4$ including shipping. I read only good reviews on it. Thanks girl!

Danna on

You’re welcome! I was tickled to read your comment :o)

Emily on

I understand that breastfeeding can be difficult, but it really makes you wonder…what became of all the mothers and babies in the caveman days who didn’t have 40 dollar instructional DVD’s?

Perigee on

Emily,in the past, because almost every woman breastfed, there were plenty of mothers/aunts/sisters around to help. In today’s time, there are not as many experienced nursers around, and because of how we think of our bodies, many women are uncomfortable asking friends for help. I highly recommend La Leche League, where women can talk directly to other women and get “hands on” help if needed. But, a CD set can’t hurt, and might help.

Mari on

It’s true – before, all women at least tried to breastfeed and there was plenty of support around for new moms. If the new mom couldn’t breastfeed for some reason, someone else would step-in to nurse a child.
I may not buy this, but I don’t think it’s a bad idea. I found drjacknewman.com and the videos posted there most helpful for me.

Alyssa on

They also have women at the hospital who are more than happy to come by your house and help you out. La Leche League – http://www.llli.org/

Elle on

The coupon code “celebrity” doesn’t work?! Is there more to it that I should enter? I am due with my first child in early September, and this DVD set looks really beneficial — THANKS!

Teba on

Mention celebrity at checkout (in the comments) and you will automatically receive 20% off.

Hannah on

Maybe I’m alone, but I find this laughable. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I went to a breastfeeding class at the hospital that I was going to deliver at. It was taught by certified lactation consultants…wonderful women! I learned everything that this $40 video would teach me FOR FREE!

Plus, the hospital that I gave birth at not only provides breastfeeding care from birth through the weaning process, but they also have a free breastfeeding clinic available for any mother who delivers at their hospital. If breastfeeding is important to you, certain hospitals are more pro-breastfeeding than others. It’s important to do research.

I find it ridiculous to spend $40 on something that you can get for free if you know where to go.

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