Is a birth or breastfeeding plan necessary?

Updated: Jun 22, 2019

Knowing your rights and responsibilities is important to clearly communicate this to those around you to ensure your wishes are known and your rights are respected.

It's widely accepted to develop a birth plan in order to let those around you know what's important to you. The surprising thing is that many birth plans do not include your preferences for breastfeeding.

Dr Robyn has long talked about the connection between pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding and believes that the first undisturbed breastfeed within the first hour and uninterrupted breastfeeding for at least the first 72 hours are essential in order to stimulate hormonal production to increase breast milk volume. Understanding this connection and the expected communication cues and behaviours during this time will help you make educated decisions for your breastfeeding preferences.

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Dr Robyn Thompson

The Thompson Method
47/20 Masthead Drive, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia 4163

P: 0419 315 948


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