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Episode 403

Postpartum Care Options + Costs

Breastfeeding and sleep concerns are common in early parenthood but unfortunately, many GP’s aren’t qualified to support you through these challenges. So where do you go for professional advice? In this episode, Dr Eliza Hannam discusses her early motherhood experiences alongside her role as a GP, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Neuroprotective Development Care practitioner. What does all this mean? She’s the gold standard when it comes to perinatal care. Eliza explains how she supports new parents, the rebates available for allied health services including mental health plans, and how you can access free breastfeeding support.

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Eliza discusses:

  • her personal struggles in early motherhood
  • IBCLC and NDC practitioner credentials 
  • the 6-week mother/baby check
  • breastfeeding challenges 
  • breastfeeding support options + costs 
  • women’s health physio options + costs
  • how to access a mental health plan 
  • baby sleep – what’s normal and expected
  • sleep and its connection to mental health 
  • normalising cosleeping and contact napping

Episode Sponsor

Bank Australia is a proud supporter of Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. Led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, Seed provides training and mentoring opportunities to young First Nations people to support their leadership in the climate justice space.

Bank Australia customers see climate action and working towards reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as two of their top priorities. Bank Australia’s partnership with Seed represents a tangible way in which the bank is looking to centre First Nations leadership in its climate action commitments, recognising Seed’s growing reach and impact across Australia. You can see more about Bank Australia’s climate commitments on their website; and to learn more about Seed and support their important work, visit and follow Seed on social media.

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