This short film is an early clip from footage shot for the Best Beginnings 'Small Wonders' project - a DVD for the parents of premature and sick babies across the UK. Research shows that through skin-to-skin contact, touch and voice, expressing and giving breast milk, parents can play a vital and beneficial role in their babies' care. We are following the stories of ten families in neonatal units that are centres of excellence across the UK. The resulting DVD will be given free to the parents of premature and sick babies throughout the country.
Best Beginnings has produced a groundbreaking new DVD following the journeys of nine ordinary women through late pregnancy and breastfeeding. Co-funded by the Department of Health and all UK nations, the DVD is given for free to every pregnant woman in the UK by her midwife.
We have posted some of the footage from the film here for you to watch. You can see the entire 35-minute film, plus 5 extra short films, at http://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk.