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    A Premie Needs His Mother. First Steps to Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby, designed for pre term mothers, Lactation Consultants and neonatal staff. (in English and Spanish on the same DVD)

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    Told mainly through the stories of mothers of premature babies, this newly expanded video is a comprehensive guide to learning:

    • The benefits of breastmilk for the premature baby
    • Hand expression and new techniques of breast pumping to increase production
    • Transitioning the baby from tube feeding to breastfeeding
    • Successful breastfeeding at home

    New research shows pumping mothers make more milk by combining hand techniques with electric pumping. This recently expanded video demonstrates how to do this.  

    "A Premie Needs His Mother" is a two-part video. At the end of Part I ("The Benefits" and "Pumping", 35 min.) please find additional footage in English on “Steps on Hand Expression” and “Hands-on Pumping”Part I is intended for mothers who are about to, or have just delivered prematurely. Part II ("Transitioning to the Breast" and "Coming Home", 21 min.) should be watched just as soon as the baby is ready to be held.


"This video is a masterpiece of skillful photography, synchronized commentary, lovely babies, real mothers and real breasts . . . . Wonderful information about precious, fragile prematures and real problems with real solutions. This video can be played again and again for reinforcement or attention to specific details."

Ruth Lawrence, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Breastfeeding, A Guide for the Medical Profession, by R.A. Lawrence and R.M. Lawrence


"Rarely do you find a video that is both medically accurate and visually appealing. This much needed video, although meant for parents, is a valuable addition to any NICU or breastfeeding educator's library. I strongly recommend that every neonatologist, NICU nurse, and lactation consultant view this video and make it available to his/her patients' parents."

Nancy E. Wight M.D., FAAP, IBCLC, FABM, Neonatologist
Author: Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU. By Wight NE, Morton J, Kim J. Hale Publishing, Texas, 2008


"Prematures benefit even more from their mothers' milk than full term babies. This video will be an invaluable resource for mothers who want to give their babies this all-important head start to life."

Jack Newman, M.D., FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Toronto, Ontario
Founding Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, by J. Newman



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