Supporting mothers in establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship is one of our most important roles as doulas.
When we talk about the first hours after birth we often tell expectant mothers to trust the baby, they know exactly what to do and the less we mess with the process, the better it goes.
The following YouTube videos show how the slow, gradual process occurs. We all just need to be patient and let nature take its course. You and your baby are amazing magical creatures. If anyone tells you otherwise, come back and watch these.
The first is a quick highlight reel video by Entrust
This third video posted by Jennifer Pitkin
is the whole process. This mom and baby have had immediate skin-to-skin and it seems there has been no interference. Oh the suspense!!
Found this on social media today! I could seriously watch him do this all day. Thanks for the tip Dr. Bob....whoever you are.
And now we are seeing the follow-up videos. From NJ 101.5 FM radio personality Jeff Deminski....OMG it works!
DoulaJill on Location - A visit to Peekslkill and conversation about certifying processes between doula organizations leads to a great video with the fabulous Debbie Aglietti!
First episode in our new video series "DoulaJill Dillner On Location". Thanks to the Rock and Roll Doula Randy Patterson for being my first interviewee!