Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

with Dr Marina McPherson

Episode 16: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue


Villages aren’t just for bringing up children. Sometimes we need them to help feed the babies too.

Today, our Tits Up guest is GP, Dr Marina McPherson and we are discussing Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue.

Imagine yourself all ready for a totally natural breastfeeding experience with your first baby, and it doesn’t go as well as you’d hoped it would. It can be devastating for Mums causing guilt, grief and confusion, not to mention a continuous, demanding and exhausting feeding routine.

Dr Marina McPherson shares her experience of low milk supply with Pinky. Even as a family doctor, Marina found herself struggling for resources and ideas.

Their conversation also covers thoughts on weaning, comfort feeding and the amazing nursing mother’s support groups – one great example being the milk banks: mothers with oversupply helping Mum’s with undersupply – relieving Mastitis and supplementing hungry babies.

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More about our guest Dr Marina McPherson:

Dr Marina McPherson is a wife, a mother and General Practitioner. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Monash University in 2000 and later went on to study post-graduate Medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, graduating in 2005.

Marina completed her General Practice training and has been practicing as a GP for 13 years. After the birth of her first child, Noah, she developed an in interest in nutrition and adopting a more holistic approach in her work. Marina has since completed additional studies in Nutritional, Environmental and Functional medicine and now enjoys bringing the benefits of all those modalities to her patient care. She firmly believes that our diet and lifestyle have a very significant impact on our health.

Marina is particularly passionate about educating and empowering patients to take steps to optimise their health and live their best life. Marina lives with her husband and 2 delightful children in the Dandenong Ranges. She loves to go for long walks and hikes, practice yoga and when allowed, spend time with family and friends enjoying good coffee and food in her local cafes.

Marina works as a General Practitioner at Whole Medicine in Rosebud, Victoria

And at Mackie Rd Clinic in Bentleigh East.

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