Clearbirth EP 36: Breastfeeding 101

Season 2 | Episode 36
23m | Aug 9, 2023

Join your host Annette Perel, a doula for over 17 years, for The Clearbirth Podcast!

Broken up into segments that reflect the stages of pregnancy including, the First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester, Labor, and Postpartum, Annette details her personal experiences with Breastfeeding.

But before telling her story, she remembers Shamony Gibson, a mother gone too soon. Shamony, eager to welcome her second born, died two weeks postpartum due to a pulmonary embolism. Featured in the documentary Aftershock, Annette shares Shamony’s story and her family’s intention to spark change so that no other family experiences this heartache.

Next, Annette discusses her experiences with breastfeeding and shares with her audience that her son went days without a bowel movement. Like any new mother with a newborn, she was concerned, but eventually found a resolution.

Tune in to hear how this doula turned mother advocated for herself and her baby. It’s a relatable story and proof that there is still hope even if your milk does not arrive in the ways or days you expected. 

Annette ends the episode with a review—one of her favorite things to read, and she thanks the listeners who are vibing with the show and sharing it with their people.


This podcast is all about demystifying all things pregnancy, birth, and beyond so that women know they have a choice and agency when it comes to their care and raising their children. It’s also a platform for listeners to voice their questions and tell their stories.

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This podcast is hosted and produced by Annette Perel and edited and managed by Randie Chapman at Wordie Productions.

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