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#197 - Finding Peace with Breastfeeding with Erin Bailey
Episode 1977th June 2022 • Happy Mama Movement with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz • Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
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The topic of breastfeeding is often a controversial one, with it recently becoming a hot topic, again. It is such an intense topic, full of emotions and personal moments of healing. Erin Bailey is a Holistic Nutritionist, Naturopath, breastfeeding advocate and counsellor. What this conversation is really about, is how there is still an immense amount of work to do to support the mother, the emotive side, the pride and connection to her body and her intuition - no matter what the experience of breastfeeding has been or is right now.

Listen as Erin and Amy disucss:

  • Challenges within the medical model and how well meaning approaches can fail to acknowledge and support the mother, at many different stages of the breastfeeding journey.
  • The mechanics of nipple to mouth and consumption of milk as an 'end result' and driver of success.
  • How to respect, listen, help, encourage and support in whatever ways you can.
  • The healing that can be required to continue for years, even decades, after a traumatic feeding journey.

The way we start, is the way we continue. And if we start by feeling like we're not supported, we're not heard we're doing something wrong, then we carry that with us. To find out more about Erin you can visit her website at

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