Online Presentations (Videos and Selected Resources)

Here are a few short video segments from some of our online presentations. For those whose browsers could not support the media files during the live presentations, those who wish to see these again, and for the curious among you as well! 

What Would Mammals Do? with Diane Wiessinger

Headstand nursing (from U-Tube)
Gorilla expressed milk snack (from U-Tube)
Chimpanzee holding baby and placenta (from U-Tube)
Human newborn crawling to breast – mother does nothing (from U-Tube)

Would you like to purchase related DVDs?
Birth in the Squatting Position, a 10-minute classic video of squatting births in the 1970s, has been reissued as a DVD by the Bradley Method of Childbirth® (1-800-4-A-BIRTH),  and is available through Cascade Health Care Productions

Baby-led Breastfeeding – The Mother-Baby Dance is a fabulous new DVD by Christina Smillie, MD, IBCLC.  Mother after mother is shown following her baby’s lead to comfortable, simple breastfeeding.  It is available at Geddes Productions.

Freedom of Expression: Supporting Breastfeeding Moms in the Workplace with Cate Colburn-Smith

Log rolling ad.  
Mechanical bull ad

Ad Campaign:
National Breastfeeding Campaign
      *  This article was based on the latest data from the CDC (Aug 2007) about breastfeeding rates and exclusivity. 
      *  Note that the CDC conducts their breastfeeding rate research in phone surveys that are primarily about national immunization participation.
Washington Post article: Health and Human Services (HHS) Toned Down Breast-feeding Ads” (Aug ’07)
A direct link to the graphics for the ads that never saw the light of day. 

Other Resources:
American Academy of Pediatrics policy on breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries
     * This is the study that quantified the risk factors for various diseases for breastfed babies vs. formula fed babies, and for breastfeeding mothers.

Study that revealed more say formula is as good as breastmilk

Article about “Moms Too Quick to Reach for Baby Bottle”

CDC site on breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Promotion Act (Federal) statement of support for breastfeeding moms (for Breastfeeding Promotion Act).

50 state summary of breastfeeding laws.

CDC Lactation Support Program Toolkit:  (includes info for documenting workplace lactation policy) 

The National Women’s Health Information Center web site, June 2005.   

La Leche League web site.

kellymom  Breastfeeding and Parenting website. 

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