Breastfeeding 101 Video
Aloha Nutrition’s Breastfeeding 101 video offers you everything you’ll need to know about the ins and outs of breastfeeding.
What if you could learn about breastfeeding by watching, rewatching, and pausing at your leisure in the comfort of your home?
Learn before you deliver, then after you deliver re-watch the video as many times as you’d like. Re-watch it when you hit different breastfeeding bumps. My Breastfeeding 101 video offers you everything you’ll need to know about the ins and outs of breastfeeding and goes into more detail than hospital breastfeeding classes. Plus you can watch it on any device!
Mothers finish watching it, feeling confident and knowing just what to do an hour after birth, the following days, weeks, and months.
What’s Included in my Breastfeeding 101 video?
- Fourth Trimester Anatomy
- Physiology Benefits of Breastfeeding
- Supply and Demand
- The Golden Hour
- Latch Positioning
- Common concerns/issues and how to resolve them, such as engorgment, baby not latching, cracked nipples, tongue tie etc
- The Partner’s Role
- What to expect the first 2-4 weeks
- Collecting colostrum
- Nutrition during Breastfeeding
- Handouts on increasing milk supply, and tracking diaper output
Prenatal breastfeeding education is the number one indicator for breastfeeding initiation and continuation. The more you know beforehand, the more prepared you’ll be. A prenatal breastfeeding class may save you over $2000/year of formula and double that for twins!
Although this video is geared towards pregnant moms, I welcome all moms including already breastfeeding moms to watch it. There is always something to learn.
Although breastfeeding is natural, breastfeeding isn’t easy and many mothers encounter breastfeeding problems within those early days. Many pregnant women think they can just “wing it” or that the hospital lactation consultants will be there to teach them. They don’t bother educating themselves beforehand about breastfeeding.
But in reality, the hospital lactation consultants are only with you for 15 minutes if that! Prenatal breastfeeding education, is the number one indicator for breastfeeding success. Many hospitals only have 1 or 2 lactation consultants and you typically have to request to see one, and often times you don’t even get to see one, while you’re in the hospital.
As a result of this, many woman discontinue breastfeeding early. The more you know about breastfeeding beforehand, the more prepared you’ll be for that first feeding. By educating yourself beforehand, you’ll know what to expect when your baby starts crying. You’ll know how much milk your baby needs, how many wet/poopy diapers your baby needs, plus more.
Women go through hours of birthing classes and touring the hospital facility, which is great, but that only prepares you for one day. Hospitals may have prenatal breastfeeding classes, but most times by the time your baby arrives, you have forgotten the most important information.
Hi! I'm Allegra Gast! I help moms nourish themselves, while they nourish their babies. I’m a registered dietitian, international board certified lactation consultant, postpartum doula, military spouse and mom. I’m passionate about helping moms regain their energy and feel like themselves in the postpartum period! I know what it’s like trying to eat right and cook healthy meals with a newborn/toddler. With my husband working long hours, gone on deployments and temporary work assignments, I’ve had to learn how to cook quick nourishing meals to give me energy to not only take care of my baby, but myself!