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'I was that mum with a crying baby, tired, emotional'

Emma and Ethan Rowlings-Jensen at the Australian Breastfeeding Association meeting at the Springfield Lakes YMCA.
Emma and Ethan Rowlings-Jensen at the Australian Breastfeeding Association meeting at the Springfield Lakes YMCA. Rob Williams

EMMA Rowlings-Jensen knows just how important breast feeding help can be.

"I had my first child in a country where there was very limited information and support for new mothers wanting to breastfeed," Mrs Rowlings-Jensen said.

"As a result of this, I struggled for almost two months with a very painful breastfeeding issue which, if had I known and had access to accurate breastfeeding support could have been very easily resolved.

"When I had my second baby back in Australia I thought I knew what I was doing breastfeeding wise, but my second son had a slightly more complicated breastfeeding issue.

"I called the ABA helpline and spoke with a breastfeeding counsellor who reassured me and provided me with some strategies to try."

Mrs Rowlings-Jensen has been a volunteer with the Springfield ABA since 2015, her mother was an ABA counsellor for 25 years.

"It was such a relief to find other mothers who had been through or were going through similar challenges to me.

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