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E32:”To Breastfeed or Not” with Midwife and Breastfeeding Specialist, Shaheda Yasmeen-Khan

November 23, 2022

Today Ashley welcome’s Shaheeda Yasmeen-Khana onto the Bizzimumzi podcast.

This is Yasmeen’s first podcast and is breaking her silence by joining the show to not only chat about her birth story but to also educate the Bizzimumzi listener about choosing or not breastfeeding.

Shaheda is a registered midwife of 9 years, breastfeeding specialist and trainee tongue tie assessor. Shaheda is passionate and committed in supporting mums in getting the positive feeding experience they want. She uses her clinical experience from working in the NHS trust and understanding the challenges in the system that can affect your feeding journey. Shaheda is a huge advocate for any expecting Bizzimumzi to choose their best feeding journey. Oral function plays a huge part in feeding difficulties and unfortunately, this is something that is lacking in the NHS. Shaheda provides thorough feeding assessments to highlight if this is a potential issue and provide the correct guidance to achieve a better feeding experience for you and your baby.

In this Bizzimumzi episode:

  • Baby coming early and preparing for anything that comes your way
  • Potentially delivering a child at 29 weeks
  • Packing the hospital bag
  • Emotions flying that I thought I failed to carry her to term
  • Mom Guilt
  • How to find the best way to feed your child

The Bizzimumzi Podcast is brought to you by coffee-infused host Ashley Verma. This show is created to share all the ups, downs and all arounds of being a mom, owning a successful business and truly managing being an un-single single mom, attempting to balance all aspects of family life! Each week Ashley will be joined by a fellow inspiring, thriving and surviving Bizzimumzi – who will share their own journey. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to take a deep breath as we try to navigate the wild world of parenting; think of this podcast as the safe space where we are not too hard on ourselves, we share our humility and relish in overcoming the inevitable failures that simply happen. This is a show for those Mom’s that are not trying to be shiny and filtered. This is a podcast for those who are unapologetically, at their best and worst, Bizzimumzi’s!

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