Stacey Zimmels from Feed Eat Speak is our special guest on the boobingit podcast this week. Stacey is an IBCLC lactation consultant and qualified feeding & speech therapist as well as a mama of two.
Stacey has built a lively and engaged social media community over the years and through that has helped thousands of families feel supported during their breastfeeding and infant feeding journey – whatever that may look like.
Stacey gives give us an insight into the work she does and why she’s passionate about sharing her own breastfeeding experiences in an effort to normalise the difficulties that can come from breastfeeding.
Stacey talks at length about two of her specialist areas – that of allergies and reflux in breastfed babies. She shares the complexities that surround allergies – particularly cows milk protein allergy (CMPA) – and the first steps you can take to get help.
“An allergy tends to affect multiple systems, so yes you might have an unsettled baby but you’d be expecting another system affected by the allergy – so you’ll be looking at their respiratory system, their skin, and their gut.”
In terms, of reflux, Stacey outlines the two main types of reflux that a baby can experience, with practical tips and information parents can try to help alleviate the discomfort and symptoms their baby is experiencing.
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