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 –

Mel’s Research Facebook page –

Mel’s most recent article on breastfeeding aversion –
Hilary Flower’s Adventures in Tandem Nursing –

USA LLL Breastfeeding support –

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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