If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my two years of motherhood it’s that you can’t do it alone. (Well, that, and how to function on approximately zero hours of sleep.) Motherhood is an life-changing role that takes a lot of adjustment. And although learning how to care for another human being is hard, it doesn’t have to be impossible. Take breastfeeding, for example. This is of the most taxing tasks of motherhood, and one of the best things you can do is find helpful resources, whether that’s a shoulder to cry on, a support group, or a powerful breastfeeding videos.
Whether it’s a easy-to-follow tutorial, laughable short that you can relate to, or a powerful clip to push you through the hard moments (engorged breasts are no joke moms!) breastfeeding videos can be a lifesaver for nursing moms. There will be plenty of times you want to throw in the towel and switch to formula, and that’s totally OK. But if you are set on breastfeeding your baby, these videos can serve as an amazing motivator. So in the spirit of helping my fellow sleep-deprived, breastfeeding mom, I’ve rounded up seven breastfeeding videos that will be sure to make you laugh, cry, and hopefully inspire you to keep fighting the good fight.
1. A Spot-On Sarcastic Rant
This video went viral in summer 2015, and for good reason. This sarcastic rant from YouTube comedian Kristina Kuzmic discusses all the reasons women should “never ever” feed their child in public.
2. A Must-Know For Moms
Made by a real mom and the blogger behind Mama Natural, this video features five must-know tips that will make your breastfeeding experience a whole lot easier.
3. A Word Of Encouragement
This video has been called a new anthem for breastfeeding moms. Hollie McNish, a very talented poet, delivers a beautiful spoken word poem titled “Embarrassed” about the ironies breastfeeding mothers face on a daily basis.
4. A Guide To Latching
If you’re struggling with getting your baby to latch well, this video from Ready, Set, Baby is for you. Watch as a real mom and registered nurse help you through an important breastfeeding technique that many moms struggle with.
5. A Reminder Of Your Rights
This inspiring, real-life news story describes an amazing way women came together to support a woman’s right to breastfeed in public.
6. A Need-To-Know For Pumping
Pumping can present a challenge for many mothers. Made by a fellow nursing mom, this video provides tips on getting the most breast milk out of your pump.
7. A Much-Needed Laugh
Another sarcastic video that tackles society’s obsession with sexualizing breastfeeding, Sparrow Folk does a great job of pointing the fact that breastfeeding moms don’t actually want to ruin your day. They simple want to feed their hungry children.