Delivery Self-Attachment


This six minute film by Dr. Lennart Righard and Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC depicts a newborn’s ability at birth to crawl up to a breast and attach himself unassisted. This internationally known film helps prospective parents to evaluate their labor and delivery birth choices because a comparison is made in babies born of medicated and unmedicated labors.  It will change your protocols!  The film is available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese and Dutch in, DVD format as well as digital copies, PowerPoint clips, CCTV licensing for hospitals.

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With Lennart Righard, MD, Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC

Film is available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese and Dutch languages

Dr.Lennart Righard’s Swedish study published with midwife, Margaret Alade, in The Lancet* looked at two groups of babies, one group was unmedicated during labor and birth and in the other group the mothers were given pain medication. In the unmedicated mother group the babies crawled to the breast within 50 minutes,and  most infants self-attached!  Not all of the infants of medicated labors were able to do this. This film has become a classic and is viewed all over the world.

A must for hospital staff in-service. A wonderful adjunct for Training in preparation for the Baby Friendly designation. Childbirth classes have had unprecedented success with this video. It helps parents to seriously consider their birth options with the baby in mind. This six-minute video will change your protocols!

  • The Lancet, (1990) vol 336:pp 1105-07

Running time: 6 minutes

DVD – ISBN # 1-885748-84-1

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English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese

Media Type

DVD (Physical), Digital, PowerPoint Clips, CCTV License


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