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Revolutionizing Postpartum Care with Dr. Stephanie Sublett









Dr. Stephanie is a board-certified OBGYN, lactation consultant, all-around superwoman, and owner of Lilivy Postpartum. She's on a mission to revolutionize postpartum care. In this episode, we take a hard look at the current state of postpartum care and her vision for a more comprehensive and supportive approach.


Revolutionizing Postpartum Care with Dr. Stephanie Sublett

Dr. Stephanie also opens up about her personal struggles with postpartum mood disorders and the importance of partners being aware of the signs. She explains the hormonal shifts that occur during the postpartum period and offers advice on preparing for postpartum and seeking help. In this conversation, Dr. Stephanie discusses the importance of seeking support and normalizing postpartum experiences. She emphasizes the need for planning for postpartum from a mental health standpoint and highlights the importance of planning for breastfeeding. She also shares insights from her online breastfeeding course and the need for professional support in breastfeeding. She addresses the challenges and misconceptions of breastfeeding and encourages mothers to simplify the process. The conversation concludes with a summary of the topics covered and the intention to continue the discussion on lactation in future episodes.


We couldn’t get enough, so she also did an event for our community on the ins and outs of hand expression, and we’re gearing up for another episode with her soon. She has an online breastfeeding course, The Sh!t I Wish Someone Told Me About Breastfeeding Course, and offers comprehensive postpartum services for moms.


Takeaways:

  • Postpartum care in the US needs to be revolutionized to provide more comprehensive and supportive care.

  • Partners should be aware of the signs of postpartum mood disorders and be prepared to seek help if necessary.

  • Hormonal shifts during the postpartum period can contribute to mood disorders, and it is important to recognize the symptoms and seek appropriate support.

  • Preparing for postpartum and having a plan in place for support can help alleviate stress and ensure a smoother transition into motherhood.

  • Why seeking support and normalizing postpartum experiences can help new mothers feel less alone.

  • Planning for postpartum from a mental health standpoint is crucial for overall well-being.

  • Planning for breastfeeding and seeking professional support can improve the breastfeeding experience.

  • Breastfeeding can be challenging, but simplifying the process and focusing on the baby's needs can alleviate stress and anxiety.


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