This series of factual videos are designed to help mothers breastfeed successfully. The materials cover basic breastfeeding advice as well as what to do when there is a low supply of milk or pain or discomfort.
Materials are primarily designed for use in healthcare settings or Women Friendly Spaces or within community spaces but could also be used by agency field staff, volunteers and others working directly with communities. For those community members with mobile phones, the content could be shared directly with them for future reference, using Bluetooth, SD cards or other transfer methods.
- Instructional video: Positions for Breastfeeding - Rohingya language - 9'32" The way a mother holds her baby affects how easy it is for her baby to feed effectively. This video shows basic points important for any position and then demonstrates several common positions that have worked well for many mothers and babies.
- Instructional video: Attaching Your Baby at the Breast - Rohingya language - 10'32" Good attachment will help a baby get more milk and make breastfeeding more comfortable. This video shows why good attachment is so important to breastfeeding success and what a mother can do to deeply attach her baby to her breast.
- Instructional video: Increasing Your Milk Supply - Rohingya language - 7'28" Most mothers are able to provide their babies with all the milk they need. However, if a baby is not thriving as she should, this video shows a mother steps to improve her milk supply and the baby’s feeding.
- Instructional video: What To Do About Nipple Pain - Rohingya language - 6'56" Nipple pain in a breastfeeding mother is common but not normal. It often happens when mothers first start breastfeeding and is usually due to a baby not attaching deeply. This video shows how nipple pain happens and what a mother can do to help herself.
You may also be interested in these other materials related to babies and young children, including a short animation explaining the importance of breastfeeding and flashcards focused on technique and overcoming challenges related to breastfeeding.
These materials were originally created by Global Health Media in English and were dubbed into the Rohingya language as part of a partnership between Translators without Borders, World Concern/ MedAir, Concern Worldwide and Save the Children in Bangladesh. These videos are available for all partners to use freely in their programming.