Although about 80% percent of lactating parents start off breastfeeding, by 3 months only about half of them are exclusively breastfeeding. So, what vital information should you know before baby arrives to increase your breastfeeding success? Cindy Leclerc tells us more. Check it out!
What we talked about:
- Why it’s normal for breastfeeding not to be easy at the beginning
- Having a visitor plan
- How skin-to-skin helps breastfeeding and milk supply
- Painful nipples should not be endured
- Breastfeeding positioning and latch basics
- Your baby’s voracious 2nd. day!
- The nifty useful tool of hand-expression, and when to use it
Links to studies mentioned by Cindy:
- Breastfeeding concerns at 3 and 7 days postpartum
- Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women, Cochrane review
- Study on comparing immediate skin to skin contact to traditional practices at birth
- Skin to skin care improves milk supply
- In-Hospital Formula Use Increases Early Breastfeeding Cessation Among First-Time Mothers Intending to Exclusively Breastfeed
Links to blog posts by Cindy and Jana that provide more information:
- 6 Tips for Surviving the Newborn Period
- 7 Important Ways Dads can Help with Breastfeeding
- Should Partners give a Bottle to Bond with Baby?
- The Importance of Skin to Skin with Baby
- Photos of women in different breastfeeding positions
- How to Breastfeed: Getting a Deep Latch
- What to expect with breastfeeding in the first 5 days
- How to hand express breast milk
- Preparing to Breastfeed during Pregnancy
About Cindy Leclerc
Cindy Leclerc is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 20 years experience helping families get started with breastfeeding. Cindy and her colleague, Jana Stockham, answer new parent questions on their website, cindyandjana.com, and they also have a great breastfeeding app: NuuNest.
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