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What do Parents say about The HUG?

"Loved the class!! The videos of babies showing' us how they communicate made all the difference!"
Rebecca, mother in NC

Mother with premie discovers
how The HUG makes all the difference! 

"I loved the Hug Your Baby program because it taught me that each child has their own personality and that I should allow him to be himself.  I loved the SOS idea and used these ideas for the 1
st three months.  This information really allowed me to connect with Hunter.  I also liked the details about Breastfeeding and I used the Roadmap to Breastfeeding Success until my son was 14 months old.  I would recommend this program to any mom!"
...Mother, Chiquita and her son, Hunter

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What do Professionals say about The HUG?

"HUG Your Baby's DVD and one-day training beautifully complement my knowledge as a Lactation Consultant and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). Communicating the HUG Strategies to parents helps to respect what the baby is 'saying' to them and will assist a family to better understand and communicate with their infant to benefit both attachment and breastfeeding."
…Sue Saunders, IBCLC, CIMI, First Touch Infant Massage Instructor

“Amazing DVD and educational program! It captures the subtle ways newborns communicate and guides parents in how to interest and soothe their baby. The HUG is a gift for any new parents starting that parent-child relationship.”
…Dr. Barbara Howard, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Co-creator of CHADIS

What do Professionals say about The HUG?
"The HUG Your Baby DVD is a great companion to "The Amazing Talents of the Newborn." Together parents and professionals discover the talents of a baby as well as how reading a baby’s body language promotes effective breastfeeding, sleeping, comforting and attachment." …Marshall Klaus, MD and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW

"Using user-friendly analogies, HUG Your Baby takes us to where the baby is coming from, and enables us to better understand and hence communicate our love and support to our infants. Who could ask for more?"
…Dr. Miriam Labbok, The Carolina Breastfeeding Institute, UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

"'The Roadmap to Breastfeeding Success' (online course) provided information in an interesting and engaging format that will enhance my childbirth education and doula practice. I can now more confidently offer new parents practical suggestions and techniques for intuiting their baby's needs." . . . Sunday Tortelli, CCE, CD(DONA); President, DONA International.

"As a physician and lactation consultant working with young families, I often hear parents say, "I wish my baby came with a manual!" HUG Your Baby IS this manual. The HUG helps parents learn to observe and understand their baby's behavior. It shares simple, practical ideas for parents to respond to, connect with, and enjoy early communication with their baby."  Ning Soehartojo, MD, IBCLC

"The HUG helps new parents get off on the right foot. Let's get started!" . . …Marilyn Hildreth, RN, IBCLC, CD(ICEA/DONA)

"I wish I had known about The HUG when I was a new mom. The information is terrific!"
…Anna Bess Brown, Director of Program Services at the North Carolina March of Dimes

"Jan Tedder's warm personality and approach puts new couples at ease about their role as parents, and helps them (and educators alike) learn the needs of newborns. Her H.U.G. educational DVD will help to smooth the transition into parenthood, as well as provide skills for the experienced parent." …Mile Schnaars, Doula, CCCE, CHBE, CAPPA Publications Directorle Schnaars, Doula, CCCE, CHBE, CAPPA Publications Director

"The HUG Your Baby program is the most useful training that we've had. I believe that teaching Family Support Workers to help parents correctly read their infants' distress and engagement cues, will get families on the right road to a healthy parent-child relationship, which is what our program is all about!" …

Jan Williams, LCSW, Program Director, Healthy Families Durham (NC)