Breastfeeding has appeared onscreen in various films and television shows for years, as a way to educate children, create a relatable plot line or even inject humor into a situation. From "Sex and the City" to "Sesame Street," these shows and movies that feature breastfeeding do so in a wide range of ways -- sometimes empowering and at other times just altogether problematic. But there's something to learn from each depiction. From portrayals that sexualize breastfeeding mothers' bodies to positive examples that normalize nursing, Hollywood sends some very mixed messages about the way so many moms feed their babies. Here are 18 TV shows and movies that depict breastfeeding and what we can learn from them. These breastfeeding moments on the children's program showed that it's a topic parents can feel comfortable explaining to their kids and helped normalize the sight of breastfeeding.
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When I was about to become a mom—eight months pregnant and unwrapping presents at my baby shower—I found several gifts to be wildly overwhelming. Not the adorable blankets and sweet clothes but the amount of breastfeeding gear confused me in a very real way. I'd honestly thought breastfeeding came naturally—baby, meet boob—but gift after gift made it look daunting, like it would require a Herculean amount of effort and even more store-bought stuff. Would lactation need to be induced? What did that even mean? Even though I'd be working from home, with easy baby-to-breast access, there were bottles, a bottle warmer, and milk storage bags. Was all this stuff really necessary?
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The way a baby is held to the breast affects how easily they can breastfeed. Certain positions can make it difficult for a baby to get a deep latch i. If a baby is in a shallow latch with mostly just nipple in his mouth, this is likely to lead to sore nipples, a drop in milk supply, a hungry baby and possibly cause a premature end to breastfeeding altogether. This article shares a selection of breastfeeding videos that show helpful breastfeeding positions, the principles of a good latch, how to tell if a baby is drinking plenty of breast milk and more. There are many ways to hold your baby to breastfeed and these are described in Breastfeeding Positions for Newborns.
You may be familiar with the cradle or football hold for breastfeeding, but have you ever seen someone nurse while working out? How about on the operating table? The Breastfeeding Project , a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing breastfeeding education and support to women in the Central Florida area and throughout the nation, has collected a series of "Extreme Nursing" images on their site. Here is a look at the nursing pictures they've compiled thus far, which range from sweet to unusual, touching to tear-jerking:.