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Kristy is the Education Manager for Medela, based in Melbourne, Australia, supporting Mums, bubs and their families across Australia and New Zealand.
She is a Registered Nurse specialising in Neonatal Intensive Care as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is an experienced clinical educator and has worked in a variety of settings such as tertiary institutions and private practice. Kristy is passionate about breastfeeding education and believes that helping families to breastfeed is pivotal to positive long-term health outcomes and secure parent-child relationships. She supports health professionals and families by providing information on the latest research. She is also a busy mother to three, energetic children which always keeps her grounded and practical in her approach to breastfeeding and lactation support.
Breastfeeding: what's normal: 40% of mums stop breastfeeding as they think their baby is not getting enough from breastfeeding alone. Join Kristy from Medela as she talks through what’s normal in the first few days and weeks after birth, and what’s normal for the older infant aged 1-6 months when it comes to breastfeeding, and how you will know your baby is getting enough.
Kristy will also look at demystifying which pump is the right one for you, depending on how you are currently breastfeeding. She will explain why pumps may be used early on in the hospital and when not to use a pump.