Simply Breastfeeding DVD Review & Giveaway

It’s official, I am in love with Shari Criso, a mom of two, Certified Nurse Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, nationally recognized parenting educator and the teacher and baby expert on The Simply Breastfeeding DVD.

You’ve read my breastfeeding story with my first son.  It was challenging, full of misinformation (on my part and the doctors) it was a confusing time.  I will admit that I still have a bit of post-breastfeeding stress disorder from my first ordeal with my son.  I still have that feeling of being a failure – even after being successful with my daughter (maybe even more, now that I know I CAN do it).

This is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone else.  And so I bring to you, Simply Breastfeeding.  A DVD to help aid you in being informed, being relaxed and being successful with breastfeeding.

A little bit about Simply Breastfeeding from their site

“Some of what you’ll learn watching Simply Breastfeeding include:

  • Amazing Benefits For Both You & Your Baby – that You Might Not Have Heard Before
  • Exactly How to Hold Your Baby – with real Mom & Baby demonstrations
  • How to Prevent the Unneccessary Nipple Pain You Hear About in Other Mom’s Horror Stories
  • Exactly How Much Milk Your Baby Needs Each Day During the First Few Weeks, As Well As Signs and Clues for You to Follow to Make Sure Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk
  • How and When to Give Your Baby a Bottle
  • How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake that Most Parents Make in the Hospital…”

Ohana Mama’s Take

  • During this video you are watching a real class with real parents who are expecting, but all in the comfort of your own home.  Now you have no excuse (bad weather, time, etc etc etc) to go to a breastfeeding class before your little one arrives!  You can bring an expert to YOU!
  • Non threatening and calm – Shari is so so calm and REAL and not threatening at all, which is what I feel new moms need.  She isn’t talking down to the people in her class, but sharing secrets with them on breastfeeding myths and offering real common sense information for new parents.
  • Real moms & real positioning help – Shari shows a mom using a model baby but she also puts video of real moms positioning their real live babies.  I can see this being a HUGE help when at 2:00 a.m. you are frustrated cause your little one won’t latch correctly.  Pop in this DVD and watch real techniques right there (I did this with my daughter- I googled for latching technique videos and I believe they saved me in times of breastfeeding need.  I wish I had this DVD then!)
  • Handbook – Shari offers a free handbook online to take notes during the class for moms to take to the hospital and refer back to after the baby comes. (or you could, and I would! bring the DVD with you to the hospital so you can listen to her calming demeanor, and get help.
  • One word sums it up: AMAZING!  Yes, I actually said this aloud as I was watching this DVD…numerous times!  And this is from a mom that has been there and done that – I still learned a ton and nodded my head up and down in agreement with what Shari was teaching.  I did say “ahh ha!” a few times as well.  She’s AMAZING!

Shari also offers a DVD called Breastpumps & Briefcases for those moms that return to work after having their little one


One lucky Ohana Mama reader will win a copy of Simply Breastfeeding!

How to enter

Leave a comment on what your biggest fear with breastfeeding is or was. That’s it!  Super easy!

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Contest ends 5/1 11:59 Hawaii time

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  1. I’m a subscriber!

  2. I always worried that my daughter wasn’t getting enough to eat when I was breastfeeding her.

  3. Amanda U. says:

    Faved on technorati (amandatinkerbell)

  4. Amanda U. says:

    I subscribe!

  5. Amanda U. says:

    I’m anxious about not producing enough or not being able to do it. I would love to watch this!

  6. Fave on Technorati

  7. You are on my blog roll!

  8. I subscribe.

  9. I am entering because I don’t really know how to do this so the video will help me. I know what is suppose to happen, but I’ve never really seen anyone do it. Yup, I’m a nervous nelly!

  10. follow on twitter and tweeted

  11. subscriber

  12. I found breastfeeding less intimidating than I thought it would be. I took a class that helped a lot. My BFF is due in June and has never BF’d. I thought this would be a great resource for her.

  13. Technorati

  14. stumbled

  15. You’re on my blogroll

  16. I subscribe

  17. My biggest fear is that my baby isn’t getting enough to eat. She always seems satisfied at the end of a feed, but she wants to eat all the time and isn’t gaining much.
    I’m getting over this fear. She’s doing good and gaining a few ounces each week.

  18. simply breastfeeding was my fear. I was scared i wouldn’t be able to do it, or do it in public or not be able to produce enough milk. Sure enough my fears got the best of me all 3 times but I’m hoping my sisters have better luck so I’l love to win this for them.

  19. I’m a subscriber

  20. I have such a hard time breastfeeding my son. First it was latching-on issues then it was that I wasn’t producing enough milk for my always hungry son. Not enough milk meant a very upset baby & he has now refused to breastfeed after 2 months.

  21. tweeted. 1amypugmire

  22. I subscribe.

  23. I got mastitis. so so bad. I really hope I don’t get it the second time around.

  24. subscribe

  25. tweeted (kgail11)

  26. I was scared that it would REALLY hurt. It rarely did (for me at least)

  27. I subscribe!

  28. Mine was her not feeding my first had a really tough time I would love this for my SIL as she is due with her first!

  29. Melissa(melb) says:

    I was always worried about the girls getting enough- I always felt they were starving even though the doc assured me that was not true.


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