Required and Suggested Reading

Required Reading and Viewing: (all links open in a new browser tab or window)

Baby Friendly Initiative:

Bergman, N. (2014). The neuroscience of birth – and the case for zero separation. Curationis 37(2):1Retrieved from:

Bystrova, K., Ivanova, V., Edhborg, M., Matthiesen, A., Ransjo-Arvidson, A, Mukhamedrakhimov, R., . . . . .& Widstrom, A. (2009). Early contact versus separation: Effects on mother–infant interaction one year later. Birth 36 (2) 97-109.

Castellino, R. (1996). Being with newborns. Santa Barbara: Castellino Training.

Castellino, R., Takikawa, D. & Wood, S. (2001) Caregiver role in birth & newborn self attachment needs. Santa Barbara: BEBA.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen, PhD. How Birth Trauma Affects Breastfeeding and How Breastfeeding Can Help Birth Trauma (Video)

Philips, R. (2013). The sacred hour: Uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews 13 67-72.

Geddes Productions & Bergman, N. (2001) The kangaroo mothercare I & II. (will be shown to you through the internet upon request).

Geddes Productions & Bergman, L. (2011) Hold your prem. Workbook. (can be ordered through

Geddes Productions & Lennart, R. Delivery self attachment. (online at Geddes Production

On YouTube:

Geddes Productions: Baby Led Nursing:

Please watch this; there is a quiz question about it.

Global Media Project Breastfeeding Videos:

Recommended Reading and Viewing:

The Healthy Children Project & Brimdyr, K. (2011). The magic hour: Skin-to-skin. United States & Sweden: The Healthy Children Project.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen. (2013) How birth trauma affects breastfeeding and how breastfeeding can heal birth trauma. Kindred Community,

Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research - See more at:

Jack Newman Breastfeeding videos:

Natural Breastfeeding with Nancy Mohrbacher: See her youtube channel for videos on positioning and helping the mom and baby.

Laid back nursing video list for La Leche League:

Lee, Nikki. (2011) Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy. Amarillo, TX: Praeclarus Press.