Healthcare professionals like you are essential to birth parents feeling better prepared and more supported to begin breastfeeding as they embark on their unique parenting journey.
As a nurse and lactation consultant, I understand the challenge you face wanting to give exceptional patient care to pregnant moms and try to help them prepare for birth and their new role as a parent. We know that birth parents and moms want to breastfeed, but research shows they feel unprepared and unsupported to do so.
According to a survey by Lansinoh*, 57% of survey respondents said they were not prepared for the breastfeeding experience itself. Healthcare professionals like you are crucial to providing prenatal breastfeeding education to moms, helping them feel more confident to begin their breastfeeding journey.
Below are 10 simple steps, plus resources from Lansinoh, to support you as you help your patients prepare for breastfeeding success.
8 Ways to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply
How Mothers Produce Breastmilk
Expressing Early Milk and Colostrum
Lansinoh’s Embracing MomMe Postpartum Prep Course
How to Support Perinatal Mental Health
4 Ways to Support Milk Supply through Nutrition
Maternal Health Tip-to-Toe Assessment
Managing Breastfeeding Conditions
How to Have Bottle Feeding Complement Breastfeeding When You Return to Work
Breast Massage Benefits for Mother and Baby
What Breastfeeding Employees Need to Know
How to Support a Breastfeeding Mom's Return to Work
Which Breastpump is Right for Me
Lansinoh's Embracing MomMe Postpartum Prep Course
The Impact of Birth Experience and Pain on Breastfeeding Related Outcomes
*METHODOLOGY STATEMENT: Lansinoh designed the survey whichwas administered by HARK Research and reached 1,166 mothers. Mothers wererecruited through social media and online panels. This report focuses on momsages 18-45 who are currently pregnant and/or have at least one child, havebreastfed or plan to breastfeed. The Lansinoh team analyzed the data, providinginsights into trends and key findings reported here.
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