Simple steps to prevent premature cessation of breastfeeding
Published in Illuminate blog

Premature cessation of breastfeeding is associated with numerous health disadvantages for mothers and children in both economically-advantaged and disadvantaged countries.

By protecting the breastfeeding relationship, the child and mother are protected from numerous acute and chronic diseases, as well as mental health problems.

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Dawn Whitten BNat (Hons), MNHAA,  IBCLC

Dawn Whitten

Dawn Whitten is a naturopath, herbalist and recently an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has been in clinical practice for 12 years and has a broad-base of clinical experience. She has a particular interest in women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She aims to use the combined knowledge and experience she has gained in this area to improve the confidence of herbalists and naturopaths when it comes to understanding lactation issues.

Addressing concerns about breastmilk supply
Published in Lactation

Simple steps to prevent premature cessation of breastfeeding

Premature cessation of breastfeeding is associated with numerous health disadvantages for mothers and children in both economically-advantaged and disadvantaged countries.

By protecting the breastfeeding relationship, the child and mother are protected from numerous acute and chronic diseases, as well as mental health problems.

Health professional knowledge, and the degree of support and encouragement they provide, is a key factor determining a mother’s decision to initiate and continue breastfeeding.

The impact health professionals make through supporting breastfeeding may be one of the most important contributions they can make to the health of current and future generations.