Module 9: Breastfeeding
Self Attachment & Breastfeeding
Module 9: Self Attachment & Breastfeeding
Birth, bonding, breastfeeding, and attachment all affect babies and their relationships with their caregivers, as well as their caregivers with them. This module offers a wealth of information about birth and breastfeeding from a pre and perinatal psychology perspectives. Students will learn about skin-to-skin practices, the breast crawl and the importance of self attachment.
- Identify the importance of Skin-to-Skin, especially the health outcomes for mother and baby, its impact on breastfeeding and the mother-baby bond.
- Identify the 9 stages that babies go through during the first hour after birth.
- Understand the importance of the Breast Crawl and be able to educate others.
- Educate listeners on breastfeeding from a pre and perinatal psychology perspective.
- Define bonding and attachment and name their potential positive psychological and psychosocial outcomes, especially their influences on nervous system functioning in newborns.
- Name major influences in the field and be able to refer listeners to resources for further study or support.
- Define and educate about prenatal and birth shock and trauma, especially how they impact the body and the psyche.
- Describe what health and healing from prenatal and birth trauma looks and feels like.
- Name the characteristics of non-traumatized newborns.
- Name shock affects of newborns.
- Name the skills that practitioners use to renegotiate prenatal or birth difficulties.
- Describe the various baby cries and the importance of emotional expression in babies.
- Understand the aspects of betrayal connected to our treatment of babies and how to support a sense of trust, especially in an educational setting.
- Name the seven steps in healing betrayal.
- Name and describe the pre and perinatal imprinting process.
- Discuss the role of memory during the pre and perinatal period.
- Educate about birth from a baby's perspective.
- Describe therapeutic approaches for families, moms, dads, and babies who have experienced prenatal and birth trauma, and have resources for referrals.
StartDelivery Self Attachment
StartThe Baby Friendly Initiative
StartVideo: Kangaroo Care I Dr. Nils Bergman (25:42)
StartVideo: Kangaroo Care II Dr. Nils Bergman (54:16)
StartEarly contact versus separation: Effects on mother–infant interaction one year later
StartBeing with newborns
StartCaregiver role in birth & newborn self attachment needs
StartThe sacred hour: Uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth.
StartThe neuroscience of birth – and the case for Zero Separation by Nils Bergman
StartZERO SEPARATION of mother and newborn: the science behind the concept
StartHow Birth Trauma Affects Breastfeeding and How Breastfeeding can Help Birth Trauma (video) (8:31)
StartModule 9 Comprehension Quiz
StartModule 9 Essay
StartBonus: Supported Attachment with Mary Jackson