Ask the Midwife, latching, feeding and more
First Time Mum's Chat


002: Ask the Midwife – Discussion on latching, feeding and more

Disclaimer – This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please contact a medical practitioner if you are concerned and have any medical issue.

When it comes to all things newborn, midwives are a great source of knowledge and inspiration. In this episode I speak with Diane Haworth, a midwife and lactation consultant with many years of experience.

During our chat, we discussed topics including:-

  • how to get baby to latch
  • feeding your baby and ensuring they are not overfed
  • dehydration and constipation and when to be concerned

Even though I’ve worked with babies over many years, I learnt a lot from Diane who had many excellent tips to share.

About Dianne Howarth

Dianne did her nurse training at the LGH (Launceston General Hospital), then midwifery at Queen Victoria. Dianne then obtained a Bachelor of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma of Child Health and a Masters of Midwifery over the next 20 years.

It was after Dianne had her own children in the early 1990s that she became a counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association and was their Tasmanian Branch President for 5 years. Dianne has a passionate interest in breastfeeding and she fed both her children into early toddlerhood.

In 1996 she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Dianne now works as a Lactation Consultant at the LGH as well as having a private practice.


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