I am a midwife with extensive clinical experience of interacting with parents-to-be and new families. During my more than 25 years working at breastfeeding clinics, I have met many babies and their parents when breastfeeding becomes an issue.
To me, providing support to new families is most important—having the chance to make a difference to mothers who want to breastfeed and their partners, if they have one. Parents are entitled to the knowledge we currently have about breastfeeding and newborns so that they can make informed decisions that suit their situation.
I am also mother to three children and have had three different breastfeeding experiences.
The Breastfeeding Guide aims to prepare parents-to-be and new parents, spread knowledge about breastfeeding, and provide guidance and practical support based on science and tried-and-tested clinical experience.
You will also learn about baby’s role in the breastfeeding experience, baby’s ability to breastfeed and baby’s behavior while nursing.
Elisabeth Hjärtmyr, midwife/pediatric nurse/breastfeeding specialist and lecturer
Elisabeth is currently active as/in:
- AMSAK (Breastfeeding experts) for Region Stockholm
- Program for healthcare professionals; Breast complications during breastfeeding
- AMSAK breastfeeding specialist clinic
- AMNIS breastfeeding network in Sweden
- National Breastfeeding Committee in Sweden
- Lecturer for nursing staff in Sweden
- Lecturer for parents living in Stockholm, Sweden
- Author of the 1177 material on breastfeeding and breastfeeding complications
- Author of the National Handbook for Pediatric Care
- Founder of the Breastfeeding Guide
Byline photo: Henrik Rådmark