[Breastfeeding] Preparation Essentials

Although about 80% percent of lactating parents start off nursing, by 3 months only about half of them are exclusively feeding human milk. So, what vital information should you know before baby arrives to increase your lactation success? Cindy Leclerc tells us more. Check it out!


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What we talked about:

  • Why it’s normal for nursing not to be easy at the beginning
  • Having a visitor plan
  • How skin-to-skin helps with milk supply and feeding
  • Painful nipples should not be endured
  • Basics of positioning and latch
  • Your baby’s voracious second day of life!
  • The nifty useful tool of hand expression… and when to use it


Links to studies mentioned by Cindy:


Links to blog posts by Cindy and Jana that provide more information:



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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