Kiersten Pilar Miller, Founder Bellies Abroad in Rome / Living in Italy
We talk to Kiersten Pilar Miller, founder of The Milk Bar and Bellies Abroad based in Rome. The Milk Bar, created in 2009 was a store and meeting place dedicated to pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood. Today the Milk Bar has evolved into a portal for families called Bellies Abroad offering online and in person consultations with culturally sensitive health care & legal professionals who speak a common language and adhere to the WHO Guidelines. They have courses and an entire team that specialises in pre and post natal support so that parents can: learn what happens during labour and delivery, learn about successful breastfeeding and how to take care of their newborn and meet with English speaking gynaecologists, midwives, paediatricians, lactation consultants and counsellors and other general healthcare professionals for the whole family. Here Kiersten discusses how "foreign mums" are more able to question the status quo and the changes she has seen in the maternal health space in Italy over the past ten years.
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