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Amberley Harris is a 36 year old mother of 2, a registered midwife and founder of Maternal Instincts – a breastfeeding support business designed to educate & inspire the modern mama. Having been a midwife for over 10 years now, she believes that breastfeeding is absolutely achievable with the right support and she has given a modern makeover to the daggy breastfeeding videos produced in the 80’s and 90’s! NOTE: This is not an episode shaming mothers who haven’t been able to breastfeed or making new mothers feel bad. This is about pointing women in the right direction of quality resources should they want to breastfeed or try some different techniques. Only you know what is right for you and your baby.
In today’s episode we talk about:
(7:00) the basics of nipple position, mouth of baby and the importance of preparing BEFORE birth
(16:30) first 6 weeks is crucial and how to avoid nipple confusion
(21:00) benefits of breastfeeding
(25:00) how inductions and caesarians and hemorrages can impact breastfeeding and what you need to know
(27:25) why the #fedisbest and #breastisbest language doesn’t help new mummas
(30:00) why with the right support you can go onto breastfeeding your subsequent children even if you didn’t have a positive experience with your first child
(32:10) must have products for breastfeeding
(42:45) what the #662 movement is and why you might like to consider it
+ a whole lot more!
You can find Amberley here: www.maternal-instincts.com.au
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