We are here to talk all things parenting struggles, juggles and baby bubbles plus everything in between. Follow along as we discover untold stories from our guests and dive deeper into the motherhood abyss.
#23 Miriam from Mumamoo, an Australian owned baby formula company on all the rules around advertising infant formula
Did you know in Australia you can advertise gambling, alcohol, viagra and even extra marital affairs? I bet you didn’t know you weren’t allowed to advertise infant formula?!?!
Consumers aren’t made aware that there are rules in place from an agreement here in Australia that was put in place to stop baby formula companies from advertising Infant Formula.... WILD!
Today we sat down with the lovely Miriam who is a co-founder of Mumamoo, an Australian owned & made baby and child formula. Miriam openly shares how and why Mumamoo was created and the daily issues they face with trying to spread the word about their infant formula while having to abide by the MAIF: Marketing Advertising of Infant Formula.
We dive deep into the ‘warning labels' they have to put across their website and their formula tins. In addition, all formula companies must put a disclaimer on their website to ensure everyone entering the site understands "breast is best". As a result of the regulations, Mumamoo is bombarded with heartbroken customers feeling ashamed and triggered while they are trying to do their best to feed their baby.
Demi & Mel were both completely gobsmacked by the 'rules' around advertising infant formula when there is no other way to feed your baby if breastfeeding doesn't work out!
They were both in disbelief at the depths of regulations surrounding formula feeding, especially when some mothers have no other option. While we can appreciate and agree with why it is an industry that needs to be regulated, it has now come to a point where there needs to be a revision of the language, as a mothers mental health is proven to be imperative for a healthy happy baby.
#22 Dylan Buckley on his IVF journey with his wife and being a Dad
Today we chat to the talented and down to earth; Dylan Buckley! (For those of you who don't know, Dylan is Demi's cousin!)
Dylan is a popular podcaster, author, owns a producing company and most importantly, a dad. Normally Dylan is the one doing the interviewing but today we were able to steal him away for a change of topic, sit him in our guest chair (in his studio) and chat about becoming a Dad and Dad life.
He opens up about his 2 year IVF journey sharing the frustrations, the hurt and the struggles to be positive and how him and his wife Justine dealt with it differently.
Dylan wears his heart on his sleeve and is described by everyone around him as a “very emotional guy” (which we can confirm as he tears up 4-5 times throughout the episode).
The road to meet his son Max, now 7 months, was a long one but he wouldn't change it as Max is now "his little mate for life" and he learnt so much in those years not only about the IVF world & the female body but also about himself and his wife Juzzy.
Dylan discusses his dads' battle with mental health and being an alcoholic, his own battle with anxiety and his outlook on life.
It was refreshing to hear a males perspective on IVF battle and fatherhood anxieties. We hope you love this chat as much as we did!
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#21 Dr Kara Thompson: Birth plans not going to plan, a Mother's mental health and how she connects with women on a Motherly level as an Obstetrician
In today's Ep, Demi sat down with not only her Obstetrician but local business owner of Berth: Exert Pregnancy & Birth Care where they dive into the pressure Mums put on themselves with birth plans and feeding journey's and the mental toll it has on them postpartum.
We learn more about Kara and her pregnancy journeys with her 3 girls going through IVF to begin with and then falling pregnant naturally with her 3rd and the connections Kara makes with her clients when they're going through certain situations that Kara herself has been through.
We also dive into the pressures around breastfeeding and failing to do so and what Kara see's when Mums arrive at their 6 week check ups. A very interesting and enjoyable chat!
Berth IG @berth_geelong
Kara's Podcast Pregnancy Uncut @pregnancy_uncut
Missta IG @missta_babythermos
#20 Missta Mums (mini ep) Life & Bizz Update
In today's Ep of Missta Mums, we hear from Demi chatting about her family holiday in Noosa and what she recommends while away with young kids.
Mel dives into why and how she removed TV from her son's day to help improve his attitude and we meet Kirsty, the newest Missta employee who you will see regularly across our socials.
#19 Laura Medved: growing up with a Mum with Bipolar and how it's made her be a better Mum to her 2 boys
In todays episode we have a very refreshing American accent from our guest Laura who gave up her time to chat to us about how she grew up with a narcissistic mother who had undiagnosed Bipolar.
Laura's mother unfortunately never got the help she needed by a professional which ultimately led Laura down a path to work on herself over the years, to finally come to the point where she can thank her mother for everything that she is, forgives her and acknowledges that she did they best she could in her own way.
Laura, a mother of two beautiful boys, has learnt from her upbringing what she needed as a child and broke the cycle by ensuring her sons never feel the way she did.
Laura is inspirational in her ability to self reflect and forgive. We learnt a lot from this episode and we hope you love this chat as much as we do!
Laura's Business IG @thesororityaus
Laura Medved IG @lauralexluther
#18 The emotional toll of a Missed Miscarriage on Madi Rohan + becoming a Mum without a Mum.
Trigger Warning - Miscarriage
We sat down with Madi Rohan, a local Geelong mum-to-be who is pregnant with her first bubba however went through a 'missed miscarriage' initially. Madi talks about how she had zero knowledge on the topic and wish she had of been more knowledgeable on how common miscarriages actually are (1 in 4 women) as she said she's never felt so alone.
Madi went through a missed miscarriage which both Demi and Melinda had never heard about before, Madi spoke in depth about what happened and was very vulnerable throughout the entire chat. We also touch on how Madi is feeling about becoming a mum without her mum as her Mum passed away when Madi was just 19 years old from Huntington's disease.
IG Madi Rohan: @madirohan_
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Seriously the best podcast!!!! I look forward to it every week. Always recommending it to my friends - sometimes I forget that I’ve told them and I just keep repeating myself until they do haha!
Such a good listen!!
Just started this podcast last night and I’m already on episode 10 💕
Perfect to make you feel like you’re actually interacting with adults instead of babies all the time 😂
Absolutely sensational podcast with all the feels! Thank you!