Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl

Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth. Every newborn, when placed on the mother’s abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother’s breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first […]

ABC 7 I-Team Investigates: Organic Foods

Where are your organic foods coming from? Are they really pesticide-free? (Note: this broadcast is dated 05/21/08, but this is still a good reminder to get familiar with where your food is coming from.) ABC 7 I-Team Investigates: Organic Foods

New Doula Film

Have you used a doula? Tell us about it. Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion A DOULA (n:pronounced doo-luh) is a professional birth companion, an experienced woman who supports you before, during and after your birth. Like having your mum, sister or best friend with you when you have your baby.

Great Sesame Street resources on two separate subjects – military deployment & grief

The Sesame Street resources for toddlers and preschoolers on military families (Deployments, Homecomings, Changes) come highly recommended. The Sesame Street video and parent/caregiver materials are also available for download here: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes Sesame Street has a new project called When Families Grieve.  Here’s the PBS Parents page for this. You can also see the […]

Videos on breastfeeding and working

YouTube – Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition Videos Videos include: Breastfeeding and working – moms share their stories; Employer perspective on accommodating breastfeeding employees – an employer and a breastfeeding employee discuss how and why they made their workplace mother-friendly; Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

Breastfeeding PSA from Scotland

NHS Breastfeeding Awareness National Breastfeeding Awareness Week is in May each year, and the NHS have shown this advert on TV in Scotland every year since 2004 to promote a positive attitude to breastfeeding in public places. And another project on breastfeeding in public: Holistic Moms Network: Nursing Our Future The Holistic Moms […]

Hand Expression of Breastmilk

Hand Expression of Breastmilk Until recently hand expression of milk has been an under-utilized skill in our institution. But there are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught…

Educate Yourself. Proper Infant Positioning in a Baby Sling

Educate Yourself. Proper Infant Positioning in a Baby Sling Confused by the recent news from the CPSC regarding baby slings? We got together today with our friends Meg Barry, babywearing educator, and Kate Glynn from A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA to make an educational video showing how to properly position an infant in […]