This is a transcript of a conversation between Possums Medical Director, Dr Pamela Douglas, and Durham University Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Professor Helen Ball.
Today is International Women’s Day, and I’d like to address what is still, even in @MeToo
Australia, a fundamentally gendered scandal.
Ten examples of information and treatments given to parents with babies which are not
evidence-based and which make the days and nights tougher than they need to be.
Dr Pamela Douglas shares an example of a couple who tried so hard to burp their baby, but gas was not the problem. Talking to Kidspot, baby sleep expert, Dr Pamela Douglas, weighs in on whether or not it’s bad to breastfeed your baby to sleep.
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?