How do you learn to breastfeed if know one shows you? A breastfeeding video before your baby is born would certainly help. I had now idea when my son was born. I just knew a wanted to breastfeed but I didn’t know how difficult it would be with a baby born a month early. If I had a video to watch before he was born I would have known so much more about breastfeeding than the conflicting opinions of the nursing staff at the hospital. Learning from an expert is the best way.
I saw a news article today about how important hospital practices are in helping a woman to breastfeed. Good information, such as an informative breastfeeding video, would help greatly to increase the number of women breastfeeding.
The news article suggests 5 breastfeeding-friendly practices in hospitals following birth can significantly improve long-term breastfeeding success. The hospital practices include:-Initiating breastfeeding within 1 hour of delivery
-Keeping infants in the mother’s hospital room
-Feeding infants only breast milk in the hospital; no extra feeds of water or formula
-Prohibiting pacifier use in the hospital
-Providing a telephone number to call for breastfeeding help after hospital discharge
Certainly makes sense to me. What do you think?