What if… I am feeling anxious?

A study of 10,000 mothers shows breastfeeding significantly lowers risk of post-natal depression. “Breastfeeding has well-established benefits to babies, in terms of their physical health and cognitive development; our study shows that it also benefits the mental health of mothers,” says Dr Maria Iacovou, from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Sociology and a Bye Fellow at Fitzwilliam College temporary.

How ABMB is Helping You

As a mother-to-be you should not over worry about your ability to breastfeed or about your supply because more women than not breastfeed effectively with more than enough milk for their babies.

However, no mother is completely immune to the risk of low or no breast milk in the first few days of their newborn’s life.

Even though 9 in 10 new mothers initiate breastfeeding in hospital, issues related to maternal age, fertility, diabetes and having a Caesarean birth could affect a mothers’ breast milk supply in the first 3 to 5 days after birth.

Be Prepared : Take Our 3 Minute Proactive Milk Planning Self-Test

This Self-Test, based on years of experience, indicates if there are any physical or emotional reasons why your milk supply might be at risk in the short to longer term.

The benefits include:

  • By being proactive, you are better prepared about possible early issues with breastfeeding or with your milk supply that could be important to the immediate and long-term health of yourself and your baby.
  • If issues do appear, then you can make a complimentary call on 1300 772 656 and seek immediate advice and support from us.
  • This enables our team of midwives and lactation consultants to be ready to help you which reduces any stress and anxiety you may have.
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety is key to maximising your milk supply.

The good news is that there are treatments and support options that work.

Remember, it’s important to seek help.

ABMB, with its team of lactation consultants and midwives, is here to both encourage you to breastfeed as well as provide the level of support you need to succeed.

Tell us your story or ask for help.

Lynne Hall, Founder ABMB

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A. Lucas and T. J. Cole, “Breastmilk and neonatal necrotising enterocolitis,” The Lancet, vol. 336, no. 8730-8731, pp. 1519– 1523, 1990.

Dr Judith A. Effken, PhD, RN, and Dr Melissa D. Halpern, PhD et al., “Necrotizing Enterocolitis Risk: State of the Science” Adv Neonatal Care. 2012 April ; 12(2): 77–89. doi:10.1097/ANC.0b013e31824cee94.