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Breastfeeding problems have been discussed on First Time Mum’s Chat in a number of episodes and I’ve wanted to talk with someone about how routine labor interventions can contribute to breastfeeding problems for some time
Recently, I was surprised to learn that in the USA and Australia, that the cesarean rate is in excess of 30%. So more than one third of moms will experience a cesarean. Of course when you add the other routine labor interventions this percentage goes up.
In this week’s episode of First Time Mum’s Chat I’m delighted to be chatting with mother of 2, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and volunteer breastfeeding counselor, Kelly Durbin about breastfeeding problems!
During our chat you’ll hear Kelly talk about:-
- What routine labor interventions can cause breastfeeding problems and lactation difficulties?
- What happens when more than one intervention is used during a single birth experience, for the same mother.
- Lactation and breastfeeding don’t seem to be related to the process of birth. How do labor interventions cause breastfeeding problems?
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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Links Mentioned in the Episode
- Buy Kelly’s book Protecting Your Potential For Breastfeeding on Amazon (affiliate link).
- Protecting Your Potential website.
- Kelly Durbin on LinkedIn.
- Kelly Durbin on Instagram.
About 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.