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Happy Birth Day!

LogoHealthy Children Project, Inc. is happy to announce
the launch of Happy Birth Day, a series of new videos and website focusing on birth, where birth is not a scary reality show, but a beautiful, normal human experience. The videos are of real births, and real stories. No cliffhangers, no terrifying close calls or harrowing emergencies, just real, uneventful, not horrifying, normal and amazing birth. Each birth story introduces viewers to an expecting mother and supportive hospital staff. The mother shares her unique and compelling pregnancy story with reflections from her personal experience. Interviews with mothers (and their partners) before and after childbirth, as well as scenes from her labor and delivery will enlighten and educate views about this crucial time in a mother and baby's life and transform the way birth is viewed and approached.Go to Happy Birth Day's website for more information or watch online. Click this link for an order form to order the Happy Birth Day DVDs.


The Magical Hour: Holding Your Baby Skin to Skin for the First Hour After Birth
Magical Hour

The Magical Hour is a breathtaking DVD aimed at prospective parents.  Perfect for birthing classes, lactation professionals, and anyone interested in implementing skin to skin in the first hour.
Brought to you by the same people who produced Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth: Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth, this beautifully crafted DVD is sure to inspire parents and make them think seriously about skin to skin in the first hour.  It has been well documented that skin to skin in the first hour is crucial in establishing breastfeeding and creating a priceless bond between mother and newborn baby.  This new DVD asks parents who have experienced skin to skin to share their thoughts and feelings about what this magical first hour of life meant for them and their child.  International in scope, it will give parents a realistic view of what it really means to spend that first hour in direct uninterrupted contact with the new life they have been given. Guided by Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr, the video brings expert advice by given by Dr. Ann-Marie Widstrom and Dr. Lars Ake Hanson - international experts in skin to skin in the first hour and the importance of breastfeeding - in an accessable way to new parents.

Don't miss this DVD that is sure to become an essential teaching tool for all childbirth educators, labor and delivery wards, and lactation counselors! In English, Spanish, French and Russian. You can order The Magical hour through Amazon.com, Health Education Associates, or rent The Magical Hour for 24 or 48 hours or download to own with unlimited viewing.


Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth; Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth
Skin to Skin

This important video is intended to assist staff in providing behaviorally appropriate, individualized, baby adapted care for the full term newborn using the best practice of skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth. The video is divided into three sections: the importance of skin to skin and examples of the baby's stages during the first hour; practical advice for staff after a vaginal birth; and practical advice for staff after a cesarean birth. DVD, 2010, 39 minutes, in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish and French. You can order Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth; Practical Advice for Staff through Amazon.com, Health Education Associates or rent the video for 24 or 48 hours or download to own with unlimited viewing from Healthy Children.



Latch 1,2,3: Troubleshooting Breastfeeding
in the Early Weeks

Latch 1,2,3Breastfeeding is the best choice for mothers, babies, families and society. But what happens if there are breastfeeding challenges in the early weeks? This 17 minute DVD by Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding gives you the step-by-step problem solving strategy to help breastfeeding work. Continuity of care is important, especially in the post-partum period, and this DVD aids health care teams in sharing an understanding of baby states, feeding cues and latch, as well as reinforcing essential teaching points to breastfeeding families. Order Latch 1,2,3: Troubleshooting Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks from Health Education Associates or rent the video for 24 or 48 hours or download to own with unlimited viewing from Healthy Children.



The Lost Secret of the Throne

The Lost Secret of the ThroneThe Lost Secret of the Throne is a documentary film developed as a project between three mothers and their respective daughters on the cusp of womanhood. Developed as a project to reinforce the girls’ awareness of their own strength and the strength of women throughout history, the project explores the depiction of breastfeeding in Western popular culture through the lens of the three girls. The exploration begins 6000 years back in history in ancient Egypt with images of Isis, continues through the catacombs of Rome and images of Mary, and on into the museums of the world. Documented by the Healthy Children Project, filming takes place on location in Egypt, Rome, and London.

The girls, guided by their mothers and a wise grandmother, work to make sense of the evolving images of breastfeeding in art as a reflection of a cultural framework of women, beauty and power. The three girls explore the secret language of popular culture: how does it speak to different eras, how can we learn to interpret it in different ages and what does it say to us today? The quest is one of intellectual self exploration and social awakening for the girls as they uncover the mysteries of icons representing female power and strength.

For more information about the film, please go to the website
The Lost secret of the Throne.

Books & DVDs

What books are recommended for reference during the Lactation Counselor Training Course?

During the Lactation Counselor Training Course, you will be using the required textbook: 
Pocket Guide for Lactation Management by Karin Cadwell and Cindy Turner- Maffei. It is available for purchase on the registration form, or you can purchase it from Amazon.com by clicking on the link above. There can be multiple participants using the same text book.
Our CLC Program travels all across the country! Would you like to download a PDF version of our flyer? 

Click here for the Spring 2018 flyer, Spring 2018 Postcard, Fall 2018 Flyer or Fall 2018 Postcard. Or call, fax or write to us for more information.

The Magical Hour

Magical Hour websiteFor More Information on The Magical Hour and skin to skin support materials visit the Magical Hour website

Pamphlets, Tear Off Pads and Other Materials

Our sister company, Health Education Associates, sells many pamphlets focusing on breastfeeding, including How to Nurse Your Baby, Men Ask Questions about Breastfeeding, Keeping Breastfeeding Easy: Breastfeeding Problems Can be Avoided, and more. Health Ed also has tear off pads written by some of our faculty members, including How to Hold Your Baby Skin-to-Skin, Breastfeeding Latch-On 1,2,3..., and Feeding Cues for Breastfed Babies.

Click here to go to their website where you can download a catalog.

Health Education Associates



amazon.comDid you know that a percentage of anything you buy from amazon.com through our website is donated back to us, since we are an approved non-profit? Please use the search button above to access amazon.com, and make a donation to Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding without it costing you a dime! You get the same low amazon.com price, and help improve breastfeeding rates in the US and across the globe, all at the same time! Thank you for your help.

Books by HCP

We are proud that nine books written by the faculty of Healthy Children are currently available. A brief synopsis of each follows below.


100 Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding

Authors: Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC , Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC and Anna Blair, PhD, CLC

This text is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to the many questions women have when they are thinking about breastfeeding and during the time they are breastfeeding their baby. 100 Questions & Answers About Breastfeeding gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions. Written by three prominent breastfeeding experts, Karin Cadwell, Cindy Turner-Maffei and Anna Blair, with "insider" advice from actual mothers, this book is an invaluable resource!



Pocket Guide for Lactation Management
Authors: Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC

An Evidence-Based Guide for All Health Care Providers! This easy-to-use guide is the perfect planning resource and a key reference for the variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with lactating and breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Conveniently organized by the issue that the health care provider will meet, this pocket guide helps caregivers quickly resolve key challenges such as: babies who aren't gaining weight fast enough, mother with sore nipples, and basic sucking problems. Quick reference charts, algorithms and diagrams assist the caregiver in quickly determining whether they have assessed the situation correctly.



Breastfeeding A - Z: Terminology and Telephone Triage
Authors: Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC , Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC

Telephone Triage for Breastfeeding will improve continuity of care by providing nurses, physicians, and nutritionists with evidence-based information on common breastfeeding issues. This book serves as an effective desk reference for lactation professionals as well.






Case Studies in Breastfeeding: Problem Solving Skills and Strategies
Authors: Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC , Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC

Case Studies in Breastfeeding: Problem Solving Skills and Strategies combines logic, wisdom, and theory in order to convey a deeper understanding of how to act in accordance with the highest needs of the breastfeeding mother and baby. In this book, authors Karin
Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC and Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC develop a consultative framework and present illustrative case studies designed to increase the practitioner's knowledge about managing complex breastfeeding cases. It includes tables and charts as well as color prints, copyright 2004

P.S., IBCLC in CA writes: "I'm reading Case Studies in Breastfeeding fresh off the press. It's great! It's like a mystery novel with all the luscious trimmings - each chapter completes not one but several mystery stories - all solved. Thanks soooooo much."




Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding
and Human Lactation

Authors: Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC; Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC; Barbara O’Connor, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Anna Cadwell Blair, PhD, Lois Arnold, PhD, Elyse Blair, RN, BSN, IBCLC.

This book focuses on assessment parameters and skills for the lactation professionals related to case finding, reporting, noting change, and documenting the assessment. Major topics also include infant assessment scales, breast and maternal assessment, lexicon of assessment and documentation, normal and gross anatomy of mother and infant, and normal and abnormal development of the anatomy and physiology of the breastfeeding dyad. This text features 48 color plates and 30 black and white drawings.




Reclaiming Breastfeeding for the United States
Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Editor; Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC; Anna Cadwell Blair, PhD, CLC; Lois Arnold, MPH, IBCLC; Zoe Maja McInerney, MA, CLC; Charles Cadwell, PhD; Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD.

This important and timely book explores the policy and practice landscape of breastfeeding in the US and offers strategies and new paradigms for understanding the current breastfeeding situation in the United States.
Now available: Continuing education modules for Reclaiming Breastfeeding - Earn up to 25 contact hours for CLCs, IBCLCs, and RNs! Click here to download a flyer for more information. 




Human Milk in the NICU: Policy into Practice
Lois Arnold, PhD

This unique text covers the use of banked, or stored, human milk in the hospital for premature and sick infants, and discusses the advantages of human milk feedings and the elements of hazard or risk introduced by the use of formulas, including rationales for the use of both mother s own milk and donor human milk in the NICU. This reference also highlights domestic health policies that impact the use of human milk for sick and fragile infants, international models and policies for milk banking, the history of donor milk banking and how it came into being and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of milk banking services and donor human milk in the NICU. Features Include: Case histories highlighting key concepts; Tables and boxed algorithms for a brief overview of the information; Glossary.



Ethnographic Research in maternal and Child Health
Edited by Fiona Dykes and Renée Flacking

A unique and innovative resource for conducting ethnographic research in health care settings, Ethnographic Research in Maternal and Child Health provides a combination of ethnographic theory and an international selection of empirical case studies.

The book begins with an overview of the origins and development of ethnography as a methodology, discussing underpinning theoretical perspectives, key methods and challenges related to conducting this type of research. The following substantive chapters present and reflect on ethnographic studies conducted in the fields of maternal and child health, neonatal nursing, midwifery and reproductive health.

Designed for academics, postgraduate students and health practitioners within maternal and child health, family health, medical sociology, medical anthropology, medicine, midwifery, neonatal care, paediatrics, social anthropology and public health, the book will also illuminate issues that can help health practitioners to improve service delivery.

Ethnographic Research in Maternal & Child Health


Fun breastfeeding swag by Healthy Children Project, Inc. to add to your breastfeeding collection. Purchase from Health Education Associates.

BreastfeedingRocks TshirtDecent Exposure #Breastfeedingrocks T-Shirt

Black 100% womens cotton T-shirt
Come in sizes small - XXXL

$18.00 each

Not Just for Sex bumper sticker
Breasts. Not just for sex.

Bumper sticker, 11" x 3"

$3.00 each

Affordable Healthcare Bumper sticker

Affordable Healthcare Begins with Breastfeeding

Bumper sticker, 11" x 3"

$3.00 each

Happy Birth Day