Breastfeeding - Abby Baskett

Date Published: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dr Abby Baskett talks about breastfeeding. Abby is a Paediatrician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and works as a Paediatric emergency specialist at Starship Childrens Emergency Department.




  • ‘Breast is best’ – the benefits of breast milk.
  • Tips for taking a good breast feeding history- what information is  important?
  • Mastitis and infection
  • Treatment of a tongue-tied baby
  • Potential problems and simple solutions
  • Infant factors to watch for when assessing
  • Is baby getting enough milk?
  • What are the red flags when assessing breastfeeding?
  • Who should we refer to if we are concerned?

Take home messages

  • Take a good history, do a thorough examination of both mother and bay and watch interactions and feeding.
  • Get community support and lactation support early.
  • WHO recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond.




Abby Baskett
Paediatrician and Breastfeeding Specialist.

Abby works as a Paediatric emergency specialist at Starship Childrens Emergency Department and in private through BabyWorks in Auckland.

To contact Abby Click here.


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