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151: How Can Breastfeeding Enhance or Protect a Mom’s Health After Giving Birth

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Welcome back to First Time Mum’s Chat. I’m kicking off the year with a second chat with Kelly Durbin.

I spoke with Kelly late last year about how routine labor interventions can lead to difficulties with breastfeeding. Kelly is a mother of 2, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and volunteer breastfeeding counselor and this week we’ll be talking about how breastfeeding can enhance or protect a mother’s health after giving birth.

You’ll hear Kelly talk about:

  • Why breastfeeding is so important and beneficial in helping heal the uterus after giving birth and decrease the likelihood of postpartum hemorrhages.
  • How breastfeeding can reduce the risks of being diagnosed with diabetes later in life.
  • How breastfeeding can lower the risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.

And much more…

Kelly’s new book, ‘Protecting Your Potential for Breastfeeding’ was published earlier this year and you’ll hear Kelly talk about it during our chat. I’ve included a link to where you can purchase it on Amazon below.

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Listen to My Earlier Episode With Kelly –  Breastfeeding Problems: How Routine Labor Interventions Can Lead to Certain Difficulties

About Kelly Durbin

Kelly Durbin

Kelly M. Durbin is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), childbirth educator, author, and volunteer breastfeeding counselor.

She has co-authored original research on breastfeeding topics, including access to lactation care, community breastfeeding support, telelactation, and community vulnerability, published in numerous top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals. 

Her book, Protecting Your Potential for Breastfeeding, published by Praeclarus Press, became available in June 2023. As a lactation consultant, Kelly has provided one-on-one consultations, taught numerous breastfeeding classes, and has conducted nine lactation support groups in five US states, offering evidence-based information, practical support, and compassionate care to hundreds of families since 2008. 

Kelly is the Curriculum Development Coordinator for Childbirth International. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, with her husband and two daughters.

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