My interest in breastfeeding began when I finished studying Nutrition at University. I was employed as a research scientist while I studied my Masters in Public Health. My main area of research was obesity, and I looked at the relationship between breastfeeding and childhood obesity.
Research indicates that babies who are breastfed are less likely to become obese children.
I worked on many projects related to obesity, and what was continually obvious was that, in general, people haven’t changed, but our habits have changed because our environment has changed. I realised that if I wanted to increase breastfeeding rates, I should create an environment that makes breastfeeding socially acceptable; and Top Secret Maternity was born.
Although I am a nutritional scientist and have a profound interest in breastfeeding, the best advice about breastfeeding is available from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.