Welcome to a special episode of our podcast, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, which falls on August 1 – August 7, 2023. Joining us on the podcast is Amberley Harris of Maternal Instincts. Amberley Harris is a certified and endorsed midwife working in private practice, offering breastfeeding support in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and through virtual consultations.

In today’s episode, Amberley and I will talk about:

  • Some eye-opening statistics about breastfeeding rates in Australia and their impact on the health of babies;
  • The biggest challenges faced by mothers when learning how to breastfeed;
  • Valuable tips to increase the chances of successful breastfeeding;
  • The numerous benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother, including:
    • Nutritional;
    • Immune;
    • Intellectual;
    • Maternal;
    • Emotional and Social.
  • The various reasons why some mothers find it difficult to breastfeed, such as:
    • Conflicting advice;
    • Generational barriers;
    • Sexualisation of women’s breasts;
    • Inflexible workplace policies;
    • Cultural influences.
  • How pregnant individuals can prepare themselves for a successful breastfeeding journey;
  • Her inspiring 662 movement;
  • The importance of the breast crawl;
  • Amberley’s membership program for breastfeeding support and her much-awaited documentary.

We hope this episode has shed light on the incredible benefits of breastfeeding and the challenges mothers may face. Whether you’re a mother, a partner, a friend, or a healthcare professional, let’s spread awareness and create an environment that encourages and normalises breastfeeding. Don’t forget to check out Amberley’s membership program and documentary for more valuable insights and support. Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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