66 episodes

Boob to Food - the podcast, is brought to you by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm. There is so much noise in the parenting space (and we don't mean the tantruming toddler). We understand that it can feel confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. That's why we are bringing our years of experience as a midwife, nutritionist and naturopath - and mothers of 5 children between us, to help other mothers and families confidently navigate the rollercoaster of motherhood, from Boob to Food, and beyond. Each week on the podcast we will be sharing practical wisdom, interviewing experts in all things motherhood, health and parenting as well as interviewing inspirational mothers to share their stories about their parenting journey. Follow us on Instagram at @boobtofood to stay up to date with podcast news, recipes and more, or visit our website www.boobtofood.com

Boob to Food - The Podcast Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 209 Ratings

Boob to Food - the podcast, is brought to you by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm. There is so much noise in the parenting space (and we don't mean the tantruming toddler). We understand that it can feel confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. That's why we are bringing our years of experience as a midwife, nutritionist and naturopath - and mothers of 5 children between us, to help other mothers and families confidently navigate the rollercoaster of motherhood, from Boob to Food, and beyond. Each week on the podcast we will be sharing practical wisdom, interviewing experts in all things motherhood, health and parenting as well as interviewing inspirational mothers to share their stories about their parenting journey. Follow us on Instagram at @boobtofood to stay up to date with podcast news, recipes and more, or visit our website www.boobtofood.com

    66 - Practical tips for managing mould (and why we should care) with Alexx Stuart

    66 - Practical tips for managing mould (and why we should care) with Alexx Stuart

    Have you noticed pesky areas of mould or damp in your home? Do you just wipe it away and hope for the best, or have you been freaking out (like Kate) that it is negatively impacting your health? Or maybe mould has never crossed your mind! Whichever applies to you, today's episode will have you feeling informed and empowered.

    Alexx Stuart spurred the Low Tox movement when starting her blog Low Tox Life in 2010 - She's now a 12 x best selling author with 2 books, Low Tox Life and Low Tox Life FOOD, a top podcast, 10 courses supporting people's health and sustainability goals and a thriving online community of judgement-free, empowering goodness. As a consultant, writer, speaker and coach, she never tires of supporting people where our common goals overlap to be healthier and look after our planet.

    In this podcast we discuss
    What is mould and mould illness, and why Alexx is so passionate about itWhy we get mould and whether all mould is bad for our healthWhat makes certain people more susceptible to mould and when to worry What makes a house more susceptible to mould and preventative measures you can takeHow to know if mould is present and what to do if we find itWhat to do if we suspect that mould is impacting our health and so much more! 
    SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES WE MENTION OR YOU MIGHT ENJOY
    Alexx’s incredible Go Low Tox CourseAlexx’s two in depth and insightful books - Low Tox Life & Low Tox FoodAus Climate de-humidifiers 
    Today’s episode was brought to you by Bio-First. Bio-First is an Australian Family brand, who wanted better options for their family and to help as many people as possible. All products are manufactured locally within Australia. Their products are genuinely natural with no nasties like phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetics or chemical solvents, as well as being free of irritants and designed for little, hypersensitive skin and dermatologist certified
    Bio-First have a range of skin and immune products for the whole family. You can use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 15% OFF the entire range. Visit www.bio-first.com.au
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    65 - Protein for pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and beyond with Luka & Kate

    65 - Protein for pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and beyond with Luka & Kate

    We always hear that protein is important... but what even is it? Why is everyone on social media always talking about it? And how (and how much!?) do I get it into my diet when I'm a busy mum? Help!

    On today's episode, we dedicate a whole "help me" segment to all things protein for mums. We took your questions on instagram, and answer the what, the why, the how and more.
    For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us…
    Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3Kate Holm - naturopath, nutritionist,  clinical director of Boob to Food and mum of 3In this podcast we discuss
    What is protein and why we need itDaily protein requirements and how these change through pregnancy, postpartum, exercise and moreWhether eating more protein is the key to weightlossHow we can consume sufficient protein without weighing or measuring our foodAll about protein powders and whether these are safe for us and our kidsProtein on a plant based diet and whether we need to do protein combining... and so much more!If you want to learn more about building a balanced meal, you can check our our masterclass HERE
    Today's episode is brought to you by Chief. If you're looking for a high protein snack that you can throw in your handbag when you don't have time to stop, then the Beef Brisket bars are for you! High in protein, iron and vitamin B12 - they're a great snack for all mums, whether pregnant, breastfeeding or just keeping up with kids. Made with organic beef, clean ingredients and no nasty preservatives - and while the texture may take a little bit of wrapping your head around, once you get past expecting a date bar, they are so delicious.
    Use the link HERE to receive 20% off the starter pack.
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 48 min
    64 - Grommets, tonsils, poor sleep and more with ENT professor Kelvin Kong

    64 - Grommets, tonsils, poor sleep and more with ENT professor Kelvin Kong

    Does your child struggle with poor sleep? Are they behind their peers with milestones? Or seeming to pick up every infection going around? If you have questions about ear, nose and throat health (or even if you don't!) then today's episode is for you.
    We were honoured to interview the incredible and highly esteemed Professor Kelvin Kong - a proud Worimi man, otolaryngology, head and neck surgeon (in fact Australia's first Indigenous surgeon), NAIDOC person of the year, wonderful father, and passionate advocate for improving the health outcomes for children and adults everywhere - and honestly, that introduction doesn't even scratch the surface of the many amazing things that Kelvin does.
    In this podcast we chat to Kelvin about:
    What an ENT doctor is and the common ailments seen in his practiceRed flags when it comes to our child's hearing that warrant further investigationThe importance of early intervention and the disparity in care across the nationWhether it is true that antibiotics are not necessary for ear infectionsWhat are grommets, and when they are necessaryWhat would warrant a tonsillectomy or adenoid removal for a childWhether we should be concerned about snoring or open mouth breathingThe work Kelvin does in the community and the disparity in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communitiesand so much more! 
    Today’s episode was brought to you by ergoPouch. We are long time fans of ergoPouch - every mum knows the level of stress when trying to decipher whether your child will be warm or cool enough (and wanting to PERFECTLY recreate the exact environment from that magical night of sleep you had once upon a time), so being able to take the guess work out of the equation is such a relief! ergoPouch make natural fibre, premium, ergonomically designed sleepwear and sleep solutions for babies and kids that are TOG-rated for warmth. The range spans Newborn to 6 years old, and is designed to take the guesswork out of dressing your child safely for sleep, no matter the temperature.
    You can use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 20% Off* (*excludes sale items, bundles, canvas bags, multi-buys & gift vouchers) from 27th of March-15th of April 2024. Visit www.ergopouch.com.au
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 1 hr
    63 - Introducing Allergens with Luka & Kate

    63 - Introducing Allergens with Luka & Kate

    As if starting solids isn't overwhelming enough, we also have to think about introducing allergens. Is my baby going to have a reaction? How will I know? When is the right time to start? Help!
    On today's episode, we dedicate a whole "help me" episode to the hot topic of introducing allergens. We completely understand that this can be a stressful time for many families, and while we wish there could be certainty, the fact is there is no way of knowing 100% whether or not your little one will develop a food allergy. But we hope today's episode arms you with knowledge and some comfort around what to expect.
    For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us…
    Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3Kate Holm - naturopath, nutritionist,  clinical director of Boob to Food and mum of 3In this podcast we discuss
    What is a food allergy and how it differs from a food sensitivity or intoleranceWhat is FPIES (and Kate's personal experience with this)What are the top 9 allergens and some tips before introducing themWhen is the right time to start the introduction and which foods to introduce firstThe signs of an allergic reaction and what to do nextRecommendations on how often your child should be exposed to an allergen food and what counts as an exposure... and so much more!You may also like to download our ALLERGEN TRACKER so you can keep track of how you are progressing and whether or not any reactions have occurred.
    Today's episode is brought to you by Stokke - Nomi. We are long time fans of Stokke and their new Nomi chair is no exception. Ergonomically designed and tool free adjustment, this is the perfect chair to grow easily with your child from newborn, for life! Despite its solid construction, it is so lightweight it can even hang on your table when you inevitably have to clean the floor after meal times.
    Until the 1st of April 2024 you will receive a free newborn set with every Nomi bundle purchased via the unique link HERE (no code needed).
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 45 min
    62 - All about speech and language development, what's normal and what's not with speech pathologist Emily Meagher

    62 - All about speech and language development, what's normal and what's not with speech pathologist Emily Meagher

    It is so adorable when our little ones say words incorrectly (and you never want it to change!), but it can also be so frustrating for them when they can't communicate effectively. And like so many topics when it comes to parenting, you might find yourself asking "is this normal?" - today's guest has the answers.
    Emily is a certified practicing speech pathologist working and living in the South West of WA. She has worked across hospital, community, disability and private sectors for the past 12 years and recently shifted gears to support parents in their communication and feeding journeys through her online space at Chomp n Chat. She is passionate about giving all children a voice and putting the joy back into the early years of raising healthy and happy little chompers and chatters. She is also a mum of her little girl, with twins on the way too!
    In this podcast we chat to Emily about:
    What is a speech pathologist and when you might seek helpThe difference between speech and language, as well as non-verbal communicationNormal speech errors that kids might make, and when you might want to seek helpLisps and tongue ties and so much more!You can connect with Emily on Instagram or her website

    Here is some additional information that we mention in the episode or that may help with your little one's speech:
    WORD RANGES FOR TODDLERS 
    The first number is the milestone; the second reflects the average for that age group.
    12 months - 1 - 5 words 18 months - 10 to 50 words24 months - 50 to 300 words 36 months - 250 to 1000 words INTELLIGABILITY/CLARITY EXPECTATIONS 
    The first number is amount understood by caregivers, the second is amount understood by unfamiliar persons.
    18 months - 25% and 0-25%24 months - 50-75% and 25-50%3 years - 75-100% and 50-75%4-5 years - 75-100% and 75-90%5 years - 100%
    Today's episode was brought to you by Ancestral Nutrition. It may not surprise you that we at Boob to Food are a big fan of organ meats - but if you're anything like Kate, you might love their nutrient density and theoretically want to eat them, but struggle to prepare or consume them in their natural form. Ancestral Nutrition have a range of grass fed beef organs which have been freeze dried to preserve their nutrients, while making it easy to add to just about any meal (or take as a capsule if you prefer!). We particularly love their beef spleen products, which are SO high in iron (11.5mg per serve) - making it perfect for pregnancy, postpartum, starting solids and more.
    You can use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 15% off and free shipping. Visit ancestralnutrition.com.au to check out their full range.
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    61 - Starting solids for the third time with Luka & Kate

    61 - Starting solids for the third time with Luka & Kate

    Wasn't it just yesterday that Kate's third baby Imogen was born? Well it wasn't... because she is almost 6 months old and is getting ready to start solids!


    On today's episode, Kate is in the hot seat as Luka asks all things starting solids with her third bub.
    For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us…
    Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3Kate Holm - naturopath, nutritionist,  clinical director of Boob to Food and mum of 3In this podcast we discuss
    When Kate is planning to start solids with Immy, and whether she needs to start earlier because she is such a big baby?What her first food will be, and other foods in her top 10Whether she plans to do purees or baby led weaningAnything she plans to do differently to her other kidsHow to avoid Immy wanting what her siblings are having when it isn’t appropriateEquipment she will be using and how to save timeWhat she is feeling most nervous and excited forand so much more...Here are some other episodes we mention or that might be helpful...
    Starting solids (our second episode ever!)First foods guide Kate's birth story with ImogenGrowth charts with Dr Eliza HannamTop concerns when starting solids with Emily from Chomp & ChatStarting solids FAQ with Renee BarghToday's episode is brought to you by Haakaa. We absolutely love Haakaa's range of sustainable and eco friendly products for all stages of motherhood, but are particularly excited about the Yummy Pouch and Fresh Food Feeder when it comes to starting solids! Their high-quality, non-toxic and eco-friendly innovations are sure to make mealtimes fun, easy and safe - from first tastes and beyond! They also have a range of other products for mum and bub like nappy cream, teethers,  milk storage bags and more.
    Use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 10% off until December 31st 2024. Visit www.haakaa.co.nz
    Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier.

    Visit www.boobtofood.com for blogs and resources, to book an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners and more.

    Presented by Luka McCabe and Kate Holm

    To get in touch please email podcast@boobtofood.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Lenae M ,

Favourite!!

My absolute favourite podcast. Thank you for being genuine and authentic and talking about such relevant topics. I recommend all my mum friends to listen to you girls regularly so thank you.
Xxxx

Erms987123 ,

New fave

This pod keeps me calm amongst the crazy that is motherhood!!

RRRhh23 ,

Love it

Love this podcast! Such great content, and love the parenting chat.

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