What Professionals Have to Say:

“The HUG captures important elements of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and offers parents another way to understand their baby.” T. Berry Brazelton, Brazelton Touchpoints Institute, Boston

“HUG Your Baby takes us to where the baby is coming from, and enables us to better understand and hence communicate love and support to infants.” Miriam Labbok, The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

“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

“Dynamic, innovative program presents facts, feelings and footholds for successful breastfeeding.” Barbara Hotelling, MSN, IBCLC. Former President of Lamaze and DONA International; Duke University School of Nursing Faculty

After an enthusiastic response at our annual meeting, we are exploring how the innovative HUG resources can be adapted and utilized to support families and enhance breastfeeding in developing countries.” Mary Decoster, IBCLC, MPH. Food Security and Nutrition Network, Washington, DC.

“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 new parents.” Barbara Howard, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

“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, North Carolina March of Dimes

“HUG Your Baby touches on an often overlooked aspect of breastfeeding: a mother tuning into the specific needs and preferences of her unique baby. This concept may change the way you approach breastfeeding.” ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association)

“HUG has taught me how to better understand a newborn’s behaviors and cues so I can help parents learn to followtheir baby’s lead. This helps the confidence of new parents with breastfeeding, sleeping, and crying.”  Christina Sedillo, IBCLC in training

What Parents Have to Say:

“Being a dad is a bigger job than I ever imagined. Learning to read my baby’s body language helped me give my wife the encouragement and support to keep breastfeeding our baby!” Sammy, Cary, NC

“Jan has a gift for supporting families in what can be a difficult time. Our newborn was not gaining enough weight or pooping a healthy amount. Jan helped us create a sustainable path forward with breastfeeding and supplementing that we felt good about. She was so patient, kind and knowledgable throughout the entire process. We are incredibly grateful.” Emily, Durham, NC

“We are so thankful for how Jan helped us understand our baby’s cues. With her guidance, we were able to take measures to increase milk supply and make sure our baby was getting enough calories. More importantly, Jan reassured us that we were doing everything we could; she helped keep us sane during a somewhat challenging time. We would recommend her to anyone!” Ryan, Durham, NC

“HUG Your Baby gave me the confidence to be the parent I want to be!” Shaniqua, Durham, NC

“I knew I wanted to breastfeed my baby, but I was always worried that I didn’t have enough milk. The HUG DVD helped me understand how to watch for those special cues that my baby was doing great.” Jamie, Melbourne, Australia