Ros Escott AM

Welcome! This website will give you some background information about me and the various breastfeeding-related activities that I have been involved in, over the past 30 years.

Please note that I have now retired from professional involvement in this area and have also cut down on my volunteer activities.

I started this career as a breastfeeding mother, supported by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (then the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia). I had read a stack of their old newsletters while I was pregnant and had managed to pre-arm myself with enough information to defy most of the hospital practices and conflicting advice which might otherwise have doomed me to failure. I had previously sat by the fire with a friend while she breastfed her babies and I now know that such an experience correlates with better breastfeeding outcomes. Sadly, many new mothers in our culture have never closely observed another woman breastfeed.

I am passionate about what I do. I often say that if you had the knowledge that I have accumulated about breastfeeding and lactation over the years, you too would be as passionate. You would know that breastfeeding is much more than a lifestyle choice of "I'll breastfeed if I can". Breastfeeding has profound, lifelong health and psychological importance for both baby and mother.

For further information about my background and areas of interest, please check out my Background page.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss any relevant matter or if you are seeking copyright permission to reproduce any of my drawings or materials.