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Nipples, shields, infant sucking, pumping, and milk volumes - An interview with Prof Donna Geddes

March 29, 2023 Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed, Prof Donna Geddes Season 4 Episode 9
Nipples, shields, infant sucking, pumping, and milk volumes - An interview with Prof Donna Geddes
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Nipples, shields, infant sucking, pumping, and milk volumes - An interview with Prof Donna Geddes
Mar 29, 2023 Season 4 Episode 9
Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed, Prof Donna Geddes

Professor Donna Geddes is the director of the Geddes Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group. Based in Perth, Australia, the group is made up of innovative and dedicated scientists and students that have a passion for developing measurements of lactation and breastfeeding and then applying them to make a difference to clinicians and breastfeeding families. The group makes a point of not only publishing their findings in scientific journals but spreading their information via free online articles and social media on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In.

Donna has a medical imaging background with an emphasis in ultrasound imaging. She has integrated this modality into many of the group’s studies providing a ‘window’ to different physiological processes during lactation. If you have listened to our previous podcast where I have spoken about the in quotes discovery of the breast anatomy - this is Donna! She showed the world the true anatomy of the lactating breast and could visualize how milk ejection occurs through her ultrasound techniques.  Her findings have attracted much international attention and she is often requested to speak at both International and National Scientific Meetings. She is the Secretary for the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.

In this episode

·      the tools and technology we currently use and what we could be seeing in the future  

·      using technology to identify if milk has come in or if there's inflammation in the breast

·      how to accurately test milk volumes

·      the controversial topic of test weighing

·      identifying lactation issues correctly- sucking and milk transfer and/or milk supply problems

·      nipple pain and nipple shields

·     and we look at extremely high suck vacuum levels and effects on breastfeeding

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Prof Donna Geddes
Geddes Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group

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The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.

Show Notes

Professor Donna Geddes is the director of the Geddes Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group. Based in Perth, Australia, the group is made up of innovative and dedicated scientists and students that have a passion for developing measurements of lactation and breastfeeding and then applying them to make a difference to clinicians and breastfeeding families. The group makes a point of not only publishing their findings in scientific journals but spreading their information via free online articles and social media on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In.

Donna has a medical imaging background with an emphasis in ultrasound imaging. She has integrated this modality into many of the group’s studies providing a ‘window’ to different physiological processes during lactation. If you have listened to our previous podcast where I have spoken about the in quotes discovery of the breast anatomy - this is Donna! She showed the world the true anatomy of the lactating breast and could visualize how milk ejection occurs through her ultrasound techniques.  Her findings have attracted much international attention and she is often requested to speak at both International and National Scientific Meetings. She is the Secretary for the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.

In this episode

·      the tools and technology we currently use and what we could be seeing in the future  

·      using technology to identify if milk has come in or if there's inflammation in the breast

·      how to accurately test milk volumes

·      the controversial topic of test weighing

·      identifying lactation issues correctly- sucking and milk transfer and/or milk supply problems

·      nipple pain and nipple shields

·     and we look at extremely high suck vacuum levels and effects on breastfeeding

LINKS
Prof Donna Geddes
Geddes Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group

Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Support the Show.

Like this podcast? Leave us a review here
Want more from Katie and Rachel?
Katie's website
Rachel's website

Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.