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Gestalt Breastfeeding Self-help Program

Gestalt Breastfeeding Self-help Program

Our Gestalt Breastfeeding Self-help Program is a new, evidence-based approach to pain-free, enjoyable breastfeeding. The gestalt model of infant suck and swallow during breastfeeding is developed out of the latest ultrasound studies of breastfeeding biomechanics.

The Gestalt Breastfeeding Self-help Program helps:

  • Nipple damage or pain
  • Difficulty latching onto the breast
  • Fussing and pulling off the breast
  • Back-arching at the breast
  • Marathon feeds
  • Excessively frequent breastfeeds
  • ‘Windy’ behaviour during or after breastfeeds
  • Poor weight gain*
Baby breastfeeding

What’s included in the program?

In the Gestalt Breastfeeding Self-help Program you will have access to:

  • Brief videos demonstrating the 5 steps of gestalt breastfeeding
  • 6 videos of consultations with parents whose babies have had breastfeeding problems including diagnoses of posterior tongue-tie and upper lip-tie, illustrating the application of gestalt breastfeeding and how surgery can be avoided
  • Comprehensive text with 20 photographs for those who wish to read information about gestalt breastfeeding in addition to video demonstrations
  • Strategies for psychological resilience as you deal with breastfeeding problems
  • Downloadable Gestalt Breastfeeding Workbook included with your purchase
  • Health professionals and educators can purchase a lifetime performance license

* If you or your baby have health problems, including baby not gaining enough weight, it is important to seek the help of your GP or a qualified health professional.

Product selected:

Digital lifetime access + workbook

Private use: Individual learning only - for your personal use, not for use with clients or for teaching others.

If you are a health professional or educator wishing to purchase a lifetime public performance licence, please click the dropdown box below.


Program featured in

Medical Republic
Paeds in a pod
Journal of Human Lactation
Midwifery Journal
Pregnancy babies and children's expo

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