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Listen today as Abby has a fascinating interview with Dr. V about birth and breastfeeding.  You don’t want to miss this!

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Things we talked about:

Childbirth has become a medical emergency [8:28]

What Dr. V does [9:50]

Successful breastfeeding journey starts before baby is born [15:54]

We don’t focus on the person giving birth [19:23]

Shaming leads to defensiveness [27:04]

Fear/pain cycle [29:40]

Importance of education [31:56]

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. [36:47]

MTHFR – what is it?  What does it mean? [48:24]

Where/how to find Dr. V [55:39]


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