Breastfeeding Trauma and Planning for Postpartum with Jessi Sletten


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Jessi Sletten is joining us today on the podcast. She is a trauma-informed Postpartum Empowerment Coach, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Certified Postpartum Nutrition Coach. She helps moms exchange surviving for thriving through creating holistic postpartum recovery plans focused on healing, nourishing, and bonding.

The story that Jessi is sharing today is eye-opening to the trauma you can have during postpartum breastfeeding. She has so much to share about her journey on healing in postpartum after her first baby, all the way to her journey of having baby number two. Come listen in and make sure you don’t miss the free resource that she has for moms-to-be. Be sure to share any thoughts you have on this episode in a review and follow so you don’t miss the weekly release of episodes!

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In this episode, I’m sharing with you:

  • Introducing Jessi
  • Sharing her story
  • Focusing so much on the birth plan and nothing after that
  • Struggling with breastfeeding
  • Helping moms feel empowered before they feel like they’re drowning
  • Too much focus is on the birth & not enough on the healing after
  • Wanting to breastfeed & how it goes sets the stage for postpartum
  • Not being able to breastfeed made her feel like a failure
  • Breastfeeding trauma
  • Trauma is in the eye of the beholder
  • When what you had envisioned falls apart
  • I cannot let my past dictate my future
  • Work with a lactation professional
  • You can't move on until you've healed yourself
  • Nutrition healed me from the inside out
  • The shame attached to postpartum trauma
  • Prepare the tools and the support systems beforehand
  • Check out Jessi’s class called Surviving to Thriving: Creating Your Postpartum Plan Masterclass

- Holistic Postpartum Nutrition Training for Professionals is now open! Learn more and register here:

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-Get on the waitlist for The Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program

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