DVD - Follow Me Mum The Key to Successful Breastfeeding 1 Copy
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Running Time - 20 minutes - © Rebecca Glover 2005
Three Languages - English, Spanish, French - On the one DVD
Designed to help mothers when latch-on is difficult
Very clear and easy to watch, Follow Me Mum demonstrates in simple steps how a mother can help her baby attach deeply, for comfortable effective breastfeeding .
Close up images & Clear, concise explainations model the fundamental steps of the innate process.
Mothers can learn as nature intended – by watching other mothers successfully performing each step of the innate latching process.
“Your video changed my (our) life! … The calm tone, reassuring message, simple but clear diagrams … a day later my daughter and I were on our way to a great breastfeeding partnership.” read more ....
Emmanuelle (surname withheld) - Mother 2009
Animated Sequences show:
- how baby takes a deep latch
- how milk is removed
- how to prevent nipple pain & damage
Presented in separate segments:
- Understanding Attachment
- How Baby Removes the Milk
- Understanding Sore and Damaged Nipples
- Understanding Baby’s Instinctive [Breastfeeding] Position
- Practical Steps to Good Attachment
- Baby is Beautifully Attached if …
The DVD format is wonderful to use:
Choose the segment you want or Pause anywhere for a perfect image
For Antenatal Education
The antenatal period is an ideal time to provide mothers with vicarious learning opportunities - what they would have learned in a culture where successful breastfeeding was the norm.
Women in western cultures understand that breastfeeding is best for their baby but rarely see a newborn baby successfully attaching at the breast.
You can provide this vicarious experience by showing mothers good video footage of successful latching behaviours or by demonstrating those behaviours with a doll and your own body.
Follow Me Mum
“The class loved it… I particularly liked; the quality of the production – it is really excellent – very clear and easy to watch, the cartoon graphics that… teach something that is usually difficult to describe…” more… Julie Clarke – Calmbirth educator
In the immediate postpartum period - Resolve Breastfeeding Problems
Follow Me Mum can help mothers recognise and resolve positioning and attachment problems by identifying the step or steps they are having difficulty with while providing approriate modelling and explaination to help her effectively adjust her behaviour.
The “mothers view” images model successful positioning and attachment behaviours, at a time when a lot of verbal information is difficult for a new mother.
"Repeated modelling of successsful behaviours and breaking a complex process into easy steps have been shown to improve self-efficacy." (Bandura A. 1977. Noel-Weiss J. 2006)
Repeat viewing of “Follow Me Mum” can help to build a mothers independence, confidence and successful experiences.
“[I] was about ready to give up, when a volunteer consultant lent me your video. The calm tone, reassuring message and very simple but clear diagrams helped me understand what countless other literature sources had failed to do. I must have watched the video ten times. A day later, my daughter and I were on our way to a great breastfeeding partnership.” read more ... Emmanuelle 2009
“Follow Me Mum” uses the “hands off” teaching method shown to REDUCE NIPPLE PAIN and DAMAGE & INCREASE BREASTFEEDING RATES in the first 6wks postpartum Duffy, E.P. et al (1997)
References & Recommended Reading
© Rebecca Glover – Last updated Dec 2012
May be copied for individual educational purposes only. All other reproduction prohibited unless written permission is obtained from the author.