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Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC, and Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, discuss everyday issues surrounding breastfeeding and motherhood, in ways everyone can relate to. This is the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast!

Badass Breastfeeding Podcast Dianne Cassidy & Abby Theuring

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 499 Ratings

Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC, and Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, discuss everyday issues surrounding breastfeeding and motherhood, in ways everyone can relate to. This is the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast!

    Hospital procedures that interfere with breastfeeding

    Hospital procedures that interfere with breastfeeding

    Do hospitals practice evidence based medicine when it comes to newborn babies and breastfeeding?
    And  does what happens during your hospital stay have an impact on your overall breastfeeding?
    Tune in this week and find out what to watch for and how to navigate the early days.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     
    Things we talked about:
    Hospitals are for profit and protocol driven [4:55]
    Rooming In [11:20]
    Clusterfeeding [16:08]
    Having the knowledge of what to expect before baby is born [21:04]
    Weight loss [22:09]
    Blood sugar levels [26:35]
    Antenatal hand expression [28:29]
    Medicated deliveries [33:57]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Original Sprout. Original Sprout carries safe and effective styling, body and hair care products that are safe for babies and great for adults. Use code BADASS at www.originalsprout.com for 25% off of your purchase.
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Imani! Experience optimal pumping with hospital-strength output, as well as a never-before-seen boost mode. Visit imaniusa.com and use code BADASS for 25% off your order!
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/the-first-days-home/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/how-birth-interventions-affect-breastfeeding/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com

    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 39 min
    REPLAY - Ways You Can Hurt Your Milk Supply

    REPLAY - Ways You Can Hurt Your Milk Supply

    Dianne and Abby are on vacation this week! Please enjoy this perviously recorded episode!

    Do you worry about your milk supply?
    Have you ever wondered how it works, or if it will just ‘dry up’?
    We have all been here, especially Dianne and Abby.  Listen for all the info.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com
    WE HAVE TRANSCRIPTS!!  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     Things we talked about:
    It’s World Breastfeeding Month!  [4:47]
    It’s not as easy to hurt milk supply as you might think [6:43]
    Breastfeeding Curriculum (brilliant idea) [9:48]
    Process of milk coming in [13:06]
    Feeding on a schedule [15:53]
    Skipping feeds [20:55]
    Challenges of pumping at work [21:51]
    Early Night Weaning [28:46]
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Niki’s and Fairhaven Health
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/signs-breastfeeding-is-going-well/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/124-breastfeeding-boundaries/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-around-the-world-world-breastfeeding-week-2020/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/native-breastfeeding-week-interview-with-jasha-lyons-echo-hawk/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/black-breastfeeding-week-with-meisha-the-nurse-milk/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
    Don’t Forget!!  Dianne and Abby have started the new parenting podcast!  Check out Revolution Parenting!  
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1755123/8400508
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com
    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 35 min
    Breastfeeding myths to toss out

    Breastfeeding myths to toss out

    Myths...if you have been a listener for a while, you know how these episodes go.
    If you are a new listener, get ready to hear some garbage that is floating around out there.  It’s comical.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     
    Things we talked about:
    Should we do a kits episode? [3:00]
    Dianne’s first myth – Oreos [8:00]
    Abby – Clogs and positional direction of the baby? Does this work? [13:54]
    Why this isn’t true [14:45]
    Dehydration [21:18]
    Professional advice / authority [24:40]
    Your baby won’t keep up [28:20]
    Lack of sleep and brain development [32:02]
    Scheduled feeds and nutrients in your milk [36:17]
    Blood sucking babies [42:42]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Original Sprout. Original Sprout carries safe and effective styling, body and hair care products that are safe for babies and great for adults. Use code BADASS at www.originalsprout.com for 25% off of your purchase.
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Imani! Experience optimal pumping with hospital-strength output, as well as a never-before-seen boost mode. Visit imaniusa.com and use code BADASS for 25% off your order!
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/045-becoming-a-breastfeeding-advocate/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/118-breastfeeding-myths-that-wont-die/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com
    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 42 min
    What is "self care"?

    What is "self care"?

    Self-care…what does this concept really mean?
    Probably not what you think.  Dianne and Abby talk about why this is so hard, and what it should be instead.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     
    Things we talked about:
    Becoming an IBCLC [1:55]
    Self-care inside of capitalism [5:18]
    Is self-care one more thing to do? [9:35]
    Self-care to communal care [14:50]
    Self-care shouldn’t be forced on you [23:45]
    Where did the idea of self-care come from? [26:30]
    What are we supposed to do? [33:20]
    Medication for self-care [34:52]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Original Sprout. Original Sprout carries safe and effective styling, body and hair care products that are safe for babies and great for adults. Use code BADASS at www.originalsprout.com for 25% off of your purchase.
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Imani! Experience optimal pumping with hospital-strength output, as well as a never-before-seen boost mode. Visit imaniusa.com and use code BADASS for 25% off your order!
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/31/we-need-to-move-on-from-self-care-to-something-that-cannot-be-captured-by-capitalism
     https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/birth-control-and-milk-supply/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com
    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 41 min
    Dangers of Overfeeding

    Dangers of Overfeeding

    Is it a problem if your baby is overfed?  Is that a bad thing? What can happen?
    Listen as Dianne and Abby talk about why overfeeding may not be ideal for babies.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     
    Things we talked about:
    How this episode came about [6:28]
    Breastfed babies don’t overfeed…is this true? [10:05]
    Breastfeeding, supplementing and overfeeding [11:55]
    What you might see with babies that are overfeeding [12:47]
    The spitting up thing [13:12]
    Reflux [16:00]
    Weight gain [23:50]
    Do babies come off the breast when they are done? [27:15]
    Normal baby stuff [30:40]
    Having too much milk [36:49]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Original Sprout. Original Sprout carries safe and effective styling, body and hair care products that are safe for babies and great for adults. Use code BADASS at www.originalsprout.com for 25% off of your purchase.
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Imani! Experience optimal pumping with hospital-strength output, as well as a never-before-seen boost mode. Visit imaniusa.com and use code BADASS for 25% off your order!

    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-020-1982-9
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1521690X12000279?casa_token=szVe7smCWAcAAAAA:nwwTse8SLA1iDkfenr4A9Sspyrb5zk6TVCwqC5t0YMcjl_tX9_3Jgs_y9BxsMHc7cI0VvI4
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/how-much-milk-does-a-baby-need/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/overfeeding/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/125-reflux-in-breastfeeding-babies/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com
    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 39 min
    Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding

    Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding

    Alcohol and breastfeeding.  What a topic. 
    What are the rules?  Should you pump and dump?  Are there any rules at all?
    Tune in for the actual science and numbers behind alcohol and breastfeeding.  You won’t believe it.
    If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com.  You can also add your email to our list and have episodes sent right to your inbox!
     
    Things we talked about:
    This is one of the most judgmental topics [3:36]
    Knowledge is power [6:29]
    Safety issue, not an alcohol issue [7:10]
    No one thinks they are more sober than a drunk person [10:14]
    How much alcohol in a glass of wine? [11:52]
    How much alcohol is in orange juice? [14:20]
    Other random things with alcohol [16:45]
    Making good decisions [23:49]
    Don’t focus on the alcohol [26:56]
    Alcohol and milk supply [29:55]
    Do not dump your milk [31:16]
    Alcohol test strips [33:31]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Lilu! The Lilu Massager+ bra is the first hands-free pumping bra that mimics breast massage, so you can express more milk in less time. Learn more about the Lilu Massager+ bra at wearlilu.com. Join our community and save $10! Use code BADASSBF for an additional $5 off your order.
    This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health. Fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding products. Use code BADASS for 15% off your purchase at www.fairhavenhealth.com.
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/alcohol-and-milk-supply/
     
    the original alcohol episode
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/024-alcohol-consumption/
     
    https://www.facebook.com/DrJackNewman/posts/alcohol-and-breastfeeding-happy-holidays-all-from-our-breastfeeding-clinic-in-to/422431411241244/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here~
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/
     
    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com



    Here is how you can connect with Dianne and Abby~
    Abby Theuring  https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.comDianne Cassidy http://www.diannecassidyconsulting.com 
    Music we use~
    Music: "Levels of Greatness" from "We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)" courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
499 Ratings

499 Ratings

Saraweston ,

Best Podcast Ever!

I found you through a breastfeeding group on Facebook after my second child was born. I only wish I had found you sooner! My first child struggled to latch and I ended up throwing in the towel and pumped and combo fed until I switched him to formula at 9 months. But after my second latched like a champ right after she was born, I knew I was in for a completely new experience. I’ve used the info you’ve shared to backup how I choose to feed my daughter, for how long, and advocate for myself. We’re almost ten months in and I don’t see her weaning any time soon! I love the pace and delivery of the content and how real and to-the-point you both are! My daughter recognizes your voices and starts squealing with excitement as soon as your intro music comes on. Thanks for all the facts and laughs!

MMachesney ,

Stop going on tangents

I think you guys have some great information but I’ve now listened to 4 episodes and every time I’m waiting for you to get to the point and give us the information we came to you for. Your audience is moms and we don’t have a ton of time to listen to small chat. We came here to learn something quickly. Please start getting to the point and identifying the key pieces of info we need! Would love to keep listening but don’t love having to fast forward and wait to hear what I need.

Kleefour ,

8 days in and loving BF…thanks to this podcast!

I found this podcast during my pregnancy. I listened to it so much that I’m sure the sound of it comforts my child! My son was born on September 1st and I was so excited to start our breastfeeding journey. I felt well prepared and educated from listening to this podcast. It sure is not an easy task, but the advice from these two ladies have given me confidence to keep it going. He seems to be a lover of comfort nursing. Listening to the episode on comfort nursing reassures me that this is a natural and normal thing. I listened to this podcast while pregnant, I am listening to it during my late nights, and I plan to continue to listen to it as I continue this new way of life. Thank you Diane and Abby!!!

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