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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Are There Online Breastfeeding Courses?

It's always struck me as funny that breastfeeding is one of those things that requires a "course." After all, breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world. Moms and babies have been doing it for thousands of years. But now...moms who want to breastfeed their babies almost have to sign up for a course or class of some kind. After all, it's been generations since breastfeeding was the norm, so most of us can't count on friends and family to know fact from fiction.

Of course finding time during those last few weeks of pregnancy to register for and attend a breastfeeding course can be tough. No wonder moms are turning to the Internet trying to find online breastfeeding courses to take instead. I went and did a little searching myself and while I didn't find any specific online breastfeeding courses, I did run across some YouTube videos and sites that offer some quality information.

Now no online course is going to be a proper substitute for attending a breastfeeding class, but if you're looking to learn some of the basics of nursing your baby, the following online resources might be of use.

Breastfeeding Basics Video from Parents.com



Online Breastfeeding Basics Video from AskaMum



Avoid Breastfeeding Problems: Relieving Blocked Ducts from eHow



Other Online Breastfeeding Courses and Resources

Online Breastfeeding Videos at Breastfeeding.com.
La Leche League's Proper Positioning Course
KellyMom's Online Breastfeeding Help

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