Pamphlet The Key to Successful Breastfeeding
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Revised and Updated March 2012
This Low cost, 8 panel handout
- Illustrates and describes the innate Positioning & Attachment process in simple steps.
- Is the Perfect partner to the Follow Me Mum DVD.
- Helps mothers when attachment is difficult or painful.
“… so clear, simple and brief! … couldn’t believe I finally got her to latch!!!”
Mother – Amina Bon 2009
The Key to Successful BreastFeeding
The unique illustrations and clear explanations describe:
- Mother and Baby's innate (inborn) latching behaviours
- What is a good latch and how it helps baby remove the milk
- The positioning & attachment process in simple practical steps
- How an open posture helps baby attach well
- How and where to holding baby's body
- How to positioning baby’s body for stability and good breast / mouth alignment
- How to help baby take more breast below the nipple
- How baby attaches and how mother can help
- How to know if baby is beautifully attached
A complete handout for Antenatal & Postnatal Education:
Giving a mother a copy of Rebecca’s pamphlet will help her remember and repeat the successful behaviours you have demonstrated during the education session.
The ideal time to provide mothers with vicarious learning opportunities. Show video footage of babies seeking, finding and attaching by feel. If you do not have a video, use a soft bodied doll to demonstrate what babies can do, describe what stimulates each behaviour and the action baby is likely to take in response to the stimulus. “Mothers are built to follow their baby’s lead; knowing what their baby can do is the first step toward their knowing how to help.” Glover, R. &
Wiessinger, D. (2012)
Use Participatory Modelling to help postpartum mothers. With a doll and Rebecca's education materials demonstrate the innate attaching behaviours and the practical steps of the process as described in the pamphlet and DVD Follow Me Mum. When you give the mother the pamphlet, use a highlighter pen to emphasize text that is relevant to her situation.
References & Recommended Reading
© Rebecca Glover – Last updated June 2012
May be copied for individual educational purposes only. All other reproduction prohibited unless written permission is obtained from the author.