Breastfeeding is not a simple concept and breastfeeding problems are not resolved with simplistic interventions. We've made progress at Possums & Co. but there's a long way to go.
Prescriptions for domperidone to help new mums increase their breastmilk supply are on the rise. Dr Pam Douglas discusses realistic expectations when using domperidone.
Can we empower breastfeeding women through experimentation with some simple physical strategies to resolve their own nipple pain and baby’s fussing at the breast?
In the early days and weeks with a newborn, breastfeeding parents are often asked about baby’s latch and position and how they are feeding.
The most important message to embrace about breast anatomy is that there is an incredibly broad definition of what is normal. Human breasts are highly diverse and women of all shapes and sizes can have a long and meaningful breastfeeding journey.
Speaking from personal experience, Dr Lauren Wilson discusses what it really means to share the responsibility of breastfeeding as a community.
Dr Pamela Douglas and Emma McCabe explore the role of pumping breast milk, including for increasing supply and returning to work.
How do you go back to work and breastfeed at the same time? Dr Lauren Wilson explores the options and shares tips for working mums.
This is a transcript of a conversation between Possums Medical Director, Dr Pamela Douglas, and Melbourne neonatologist, Dr Danielle Freeman.
The frenotomy industry and how it may aggravate the distress faced by parents dealing with breastfeeding problems, without evidence of benefits.
Talk to new mothers about breastfeeding, and there’s one frequent message: it’s painful and it’s difficult. However, it doesn't have to be this way.
New parents often receive a great deal of conflicting advice from health professionals on breastfeeding, so understanding what helps and what doesn't is important.
How do we help those many women who can't transfer milk from their breasts into their babies without pain? Dr Pam Douglas discusses this contentious issue.
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