Breastfeeding Basics with Mama Coach, Kaci Dyson

Shannon M. Clark, MD
March 23, 2021
Breastfeeding Basics with Mama Coach, Kaci Dyson

Did you just have a baby and want to breastfeed?

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!

Watch the "Breastfeeding Basics with nurse, Kaci Dyson below for some helpful tips!

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!

Mama Coach Kaci Dyson

Here are a few of the key tips she covers in this video:

  • The different parts of breastmilk (colostrum, foremilk, hindmilk)
  • How to stimulate milk production
  • When to switch between breasts during feeds
  • Antenatal milk expression (what it is and why it can be helpful)
  • Learning your baby’s feeding cues
  • Breastfeeding positions

Kaci also has 60-minute virtual live workshop on prepping for breastfeeding!

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:

  • 60 minute live webinar where we teach you everything you need to know to be ready to nurse your baby.
  • Including antenatal hand expression
  • Supplies you need for nursing
  • What to practice before baby to help make nursing easier
  • Latching and positioning
  • How to avoid sore nipples
  • What to do if baby won’t nurse
  • Pumping and hand expression
  • Soothers and bottles
  • A private 15 minute session (booked after the course) where as RNs we will complete a prenatal breastfeeding assessment (optional) that will ensure you are set to nurse. We will look at individual feeding goals, health history, medications and answer any questions you have.
  • An extensive ebook on breastfeeding.

Investment: $39

Head over to to book or reach out via IG @themamacoach.Kaci!

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

Shannon M. Clark, MD

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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