Breastfeeding Aversion

‘Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation is a phenomenon whereby breastfeeding triggers negative emotions like anger or irritation, skin-crawling sensations and particular intrusive thought like feeling trapped or an urge to de-latch’ (Yate, Z., 2020)

Zainab Yate is a biomedical ethicist, independent researcher and campaigner. She published the first peer-reviewed study looking specifically at breastfeeding/nursing aversion and agitation in 2017. 

Zainab has helped thousands of women and families when breastfeeding triggers negative emotions, both Aversion and Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. She is the leading international specialist in Aversion and has published the only book on the topic with specialist publishers Pinter & Martin, London, and is the owner of the only resource site for mothers and healthcare practitioners on aversion (, where she researches and writes about aversion and why it arises. 

Zainab joins the No Milk Like Mama’s team as a Breastfeeding Aversion Specialist, offering the following services: 

Online Maternal Breastfeeding Aversion & Agitation Workshop 

A comprehensive, all-inclusive workshop covering why and how breastfeeding triggers negative emotions, and what you can do about it.

This breastfeeding aversion and agitation 
workshop gives parents the knowledge and skills to identify the causes and triggers of their aversion, understand the difference between aversion and other conditions such as Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and Post Natal Depression, and implement strategies to alleviate their aversion.

Accessible on all devices, this course has been developed to be easily accessible for busy parents in a way that you can fit around your usual activities. 

Unlimited access to content allows you to work through it at your own pace and revisit chapters as you require. 

Recommended age range: Newborn – 5 years

Breastfeeding Aversion & Agitation Support – 1:1 & alongside BF Specialist Practitioners

Suitable for when breastfeeding triggers negative emotions, intrusive thoughts, and sensory overload.  Discussion and assessment of biopsychosocial causes and personal triggers, and steps to alleviate the emotions and work toward a positive association to breastfeeding. 

Conference Speaking & Training

Please email to discuss availability for 1:1 support & enquiries.