Do you know what nursing aversion is?
How does it happen, and what can you do about it?
We have one of the top researchers in nursing aversion here to tell us all about it.
Melissa Morns BHSc, MPH is presently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research (UTS) investigating the experience of those who have feelings of aversion while nursing. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Public Health. Melissa created online community support spaces for pregnant and tandem nursing mothers and those who experience feelings of aversion while nursing. Melissa is passionate about researching this phenomenon; why it happens for some who choose to breastfeed or chestfeed, and what health professionals can do to support this population.
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Things we talked about:
Who is Melissa Morns [6:12]
Melissa’s story of aversion [11:158]
Lack of understanding [21:29]
Disposable breastfeeding [21:57]
Breastfeeding as a relationship [24:14]
Types of aversion [30:12]
Why does it happen? [35:03]
The Facebook group for everyone and what you can find there [47:43]
Links and contacts numbers
Breastfeeding Aversion Support group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/407193142696633
Mel’s Research Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/NursingAversionBreastfeedingAversion
Mel’s most recent article on breastfeeding aversion – https://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192(19)31082-0/abstract
Hilary Flower’s Adventures in Tandem Nursing – https://www.facebook.com/AdventuresInTandemNursing
USA LLL Breastfeeding support – https://lllusa.org/locator/
USA National Women’s Health and Breastfeeding Helpline – 1-800-994-9662
USA lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Australia ABA 24-hour breastfeeding hotline – 1800 686 268
Australia lifeline – 131114
Today’s Shout Out is to Voices 4 Birth Justice[20:51]
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