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Breastfeeding / Nursing Aversion And Motherhood
61 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
The BadAssBreastfeeder Abby Theuring and I chat
In this episode Abby interviews me about my research, book, and campaigning to raise awareness about the phenomenon of aversion and agitation.
38 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Part 2:Considerations of sensory sensitivities and those who are neurodivergent when breastfeeding
Genny Stiller and I share our thoughts and research findings from our new paper published in Clinical Lactation.
55 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Part 1:Considerations of sensory sensitivities and those who are neurodivergent when breastfeeding
In part one of this contemporary and important topic I chat with Genny Stiller from the Lactation Spectrum about her experiences and insights into those who are autistic or neurodivergent when breastfeeding and we discuss how aversion can manifest due to struggling with these sensory and processing challenges. Part 2 is coming up and this is where we share our research from our paper recently published in Clinical Lactation.
39 minutes | May 25, 2021
I chat with Kate from Mrs Mombastic. The wonderful outspoken blogger and author about her aversion.
Many of you will know Kate from her public breastfeeding/feminism/sling wearing/gentle parenting posts on social media. I am a huge fan. And when I saw that she tandem fed, I wondered if she ever experienced aversion. Turns out, she did! This episode is more of a discussion about personal experiences of aversion, from tandem feeding to triggers from being a survivor of sexual abuse. We talk about guilt, hope, misinformation and what tips and tricks helped with aversion.
32 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
We look at the second part of my tool BROMPHALICC, what can help to alleviate aversion
So we previously covered all the steps to understand the phenomenon and how prevention is key to stopping it escalate. In this episode I cover Hydration and nutrition, Active redirection and distraction, Lifestyle and sleep, Intervention like mindfulness and minimalism, counselling and cessation of breastfeeding (stopping breastfeeding)
11 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Alleviating Aversion - using the step by step tool I outline in my book BROMPHALICC
I cover the first part of the mnemonic acronym I created as part of a tool to alleviate aversion: BROMPHALICC 1. Breastfeeding aversion triggers 2. Reactionary behaviours 3. Ovulation and Menstruation 4. Prevention 5. Hydration and nutrition next up.
11 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
How do we understand the self reported symptoms of aversion when we compare them to PND or D-MER?
In this episode I cover what the most commonly mentioned self reported symptoms of aversion are - by mothers who struggle with the experience themselves. We then look at some of the main differentiating factors with aversion, post natal depression and dysphoric milk ejection reflex so that you can understand when you need to seek screening and proper assessment from a health care practitioner when breastfeeding appears to be triggering particular negative emotions and intrusive thoughts.
10 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
This episode looks at a couple of the external factors that can contribute to aversion arising
Lack of support, criticism and shame for breastfeeding in society can be some of the external factors that can contribute to symptoms of aversion arising, alongside hormonal changes in breastfeeding mothers. This episode ends with considering how practising mindfulness can address the thought patterns that lead to negative emotions arising.
7 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
We consider 2 main reasons for aversion, and if you experience it because of these, what to do.
This episode looks mainly at biological causes and corresponding steps to help alleviate aversion. We look at nurslings who are under 12 months old and nurslings over 12 months old and how this is relevant to aversion being a natural biological trigger to start the weaning process. We then go onto consider the hormones and sensitivities around post natal menstruation and how this can mean you experience aversion, and what to do about it.
12 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
This episode looks at my initial exploratory research at what emotions were felt when breastfeeding
I cover the main findings from my research and the themes pulled from the hundreds of mothers that responded to the anonymous survey questionnaire on emotions when breastfeeding. Including the description of the phenomenon of aversion, onset, severity and duration of the experience as written by mothers own words.
6 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Aversion isn't just about breastfeeding, external factors and breastfeeding challenges contribute!
We have considered birth trauma and our lives in society as women before we became mothers. In this episode I discuss breastfeeding challenges and nursling behaviours as a contributing factor to aversion- especially when the reality doesn't meet our expectations.
6 minutes | May 24, 2020
How did our lives and character before we became mothers effect how we mother and breastfeeding?
This episode considers the effect that our previous lives at school and work have on our experience of motherhood, and breastfeeding. Where do the negative feelings that are associated with 'loss' of our old lives go? Can anger and agitation when being stuck breastfeeding be linked to our habits and expectations that we created prior to motherhood?
6 minutes | May 3, 2020
Does birth trauma have a role in experiencing breastfeeding aversion?
This short podcast posits that there is plenty of research to show that birth trauma can affect maternal mental health, breastfeeding post birth and bonding with your child. Thinking about the start of your journey with each and any child, can you see any connection? Any unsolved emotions from childbirth or the early months? Some mothers find it helpful to get their medical notes and do a birth de-brief which is offered by many maternity wards in hospitals in the UK. Others do a 're-birthing' experience to try to have the experience they wanted in birth in order to try to heal the wounds.
6 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
The Feminism Clique - breastfeeding, motherhood and aversion
Bitesize episodes on aversion, motherhood and me rambling about what winds me up!
1 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
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