Be You Mum Podcast

Ep016 - The Breastmilk Microbiome with Dawn Whitten

March 5, 2020

Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad-base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years.

Dawn has a particular passion for improving practitioner knowledge in the area of lactation, maternal and infant health. She regularly presents at both National and International Conferences and Online Events. Many of her online lectures can be accessed from The Probiotic Advisor (see link below) where she covers topics like Introducing Complementary Foods to Infants, The Breastmilk Microbiome and Glycobiome and Infantile “Colic” and “Reflux” Unpacked.

Dawn regularly publishes papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has contributed to clinical textbooks. She coordinates two units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Program in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia). She also coordinates her clinic’s internship program and regularly mentors in her areas of expertise. She is part of the Probiotic Advisor Team - an online platform providing evidence-based information about probiotics and microbiome-related topics.

Dawn has three daughters spanning 7yrs to 26yrs who continue to contribute to her learning.

To find out more or get in contact with Dawn:

Many of Dawn's online lectures can be accessed from

Dawn has kindly given listeners to this podcast 15% off her latest course on the Infant Microbiome. See link below. This offer is available until the 16th of March 2020 - to access this discount use the coupon code: HMO

Dawn practices at Goulds Natural Medicine in Hobart Tasmania a 130+ year old apothecary with associated clinic and herb farm.

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