RAVE. I was impressed with every single thing I saw in this preview/condensed version of Breast is Best (yes, it falls into the trap of the Breast is Best language conundrum, but I can forgive it here). I can't wait to see the entire thing - I'm definitely ordering if for my resource library.
Things I'm especially tickled about:
*The fact that this opens with a demonstrations of immediate skin-to-skin contact even with a cesarean, continuing on into no separation during the recovery period unless medically necessary (and in that instance, emphasizes how dad steps in as the skin-to-skin provider). I'm curious to know whether this is more common in Sweden, where this was filmed. I cannot understand why this is not the default in every case, as long as, again, there's no medical reason for either mom or baby to break away from it.
*They explain how cosleeping and breastfeeding both work together biologically and help to get mom more rest, and point out how to do so safely in very simple terms.
*There's a great short demonstration of achieving a good latch, complete with slow motion breakdown. I love that they show the PROCESS of baby learning - and eventually getting it, with patience from mom. (I would have liked a liiiiiiiiitle more explanation of asymmetrical latch, but I am nigh impossible to please completely).
*They even address tongue-tie, however briefly, which I was thrilled to see (even though they only show one type, an anterior one). They even show how the tongue is "clipped" - a simple procedure called a frenectomy (without which Lily would never have nursed). I think including this would be very reassuring and normalizing to concerned parents.
All this, and it's not even the full video! I can't wait to see the rest. If you're involved with birth or breastfeeding professionally, from any angle (childbirth ed, birth or postpartum doula, lactation consultant, midwife, anything), this could be an essential tool for your resource library.