After you’ve just welcomed your newborn baby (or babies) into the world, you soon realize you must now supply food externally. The options: formula or breastmilk. Many women opt for breastmilk through exclusive breastfeeding. However, while breastfeeding is supposed to be "natural", that does not necessarily mean it comes naturally.
As labor and delivery nurse, Kaci Dyson, learned after having her first baby, breastfeeding, like all other skills in life, is a learned skill.
Kaci thought that when she had her own baby, things would go great. After all, she was a trained professional who taught women how to breastfeed as part of her career! However, when she got home with her newborn, like many mothers, she was at a loss and things were overwhelmingly challenging.
Kaci realized that if she felt that way as someone with education and training experience, people without her background likely felt even more lost. That’s when she decided to bring even more education and support to new parent’s by becoming a Mama Coach! (Click here to learn more about her work as a Mama Coach in San Angelo, TX).
The reality is, once new moms leave the hospital, they also leave behind the support team of nurses, doctors, and lactation consultants. They go home to a new baby and lots of new experiences that they must navigate on their own. That’s where Kaci comes in! She offers some online resources, like the video I'm sharing today!
In this video, Kaci shares the basics of breastfeeding. With her easy-to-follow tips, you’ll have a bit of a leg-up when you start your breastfeeding journey!
The more you know, the easier feeding can be. Parents are going home as soon as possible after delivery, and sometimes feeding isn’t fully established. Taking this course will help you feel more prepared to nurse your baby!
In the course, you'll get:
Remember, breastfeeding, like all other skills needed for taking care of a newborn, is a learned skill. The good news is that although it can be tricky at first, the more you breastfeed, the more comfortable you will likely become with the process.
Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy.
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