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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
    • 4.9 • 396 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!

    Breastfeeding with Anxiety

    Breastfeeding with Anxiety

    Debilitating anxiety…does it impact breastfeeding?
    How can you deal with the anxiety?
    Tune in this week and listen as Dianne and Abby share information and stories of how to help anxiety.
    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:

    Purple nipple when pumping…what can you do? [3:09]
    Abby’s first memory of panic attacks [7:02]
    Anxiety around breastfeeding [13:55]
    Early weaning due to anxiety [19:00]
    Exclusive pumping due to anxiety [21:50]
    What can you do about the anxiety? [24:30]
    Medications [26:41]
    Release from the apps [30:12]
    Support groups [31:17]
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill and Just N Case
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-mental-health-and-medications/
     
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501922/ - link for Lactmed
     
    https://www.postpartum.net – link for Postpartum Support International
     
    https://www.facebook.com/DianneCassidyConsulting - for the Breastfeeding Bootcamp Support Group link
     
    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 Positions

    Breastfeeding Positions

    Do you find yourself struggling to find a good breastfeeding position?
    Does it seem like your baby is uncomfortable in certain positions?
    Let’s talk about positions, and why it’s important to find a good one.
    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:
    Neither Dianne nor Abby hide facial expressions well.  Even with a mask [3:35]
    How important is seeing breastfeeding? [6:27]
    More support [7:42]
    Nose to nipple [13:04]
    Pillows [19:49]
    Take the focus off the baby [28:18]
    The short lived youtube channel [26:36]
    Adjusting baby while on the breast [29:04]
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill and Just N Case
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/tips-to-make-breastfeeding-easier/
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCEpBX64ZE&t=141s
     
    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

    • 34 min
    When You Don't Reach Your Breastfeeding Goals

    When You Don't Reach Your Breastfeeding Goals

    Have you ever set a goal that you didn’t reach?
    Have you set breastfeeding goals for yourself?
    Is it difficult to reach those goals?
    Tune in this week as we talk about breastfeeding goals and how to navigate through all of that.
    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:
    Expectations for birth and breastfeeding [4:52]
    People can’t tell you how to feel [9:44]
    Do babies come out not wanting to breastfeed?  [13:02]
    Return to work and breastfeeding goals [18:03]
    The laws [20:14]
    Post partum weaning depression [24:54]
    What if you just don’t like it? [26:30]
    Doing what’s right for you [27:56]
    It’s not all or nothing [30:33]
     


    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill and Fairhaven Health
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-laws/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/103-post-weaning-depression/
     
     
    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

    • 33 min
    REPLAY Bed-Sharing and Getting Sleep

    REPLAY Bed-Sharing and Getting Sleep

    Have you struggled with lack of sleep because of your new baby?
    Were you told that bed sharing would lead to the death of your baby?
    Did you know that there are very specific risk factors linked to unsafebedsharing?
    If you ever wondered about any of these things, you definitely need this episode.  You will probably not get this information anywhere else.  And it’s important.
    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
    Things we talked about:
    Who is James McKenna? [3:09]
    Co-sleep vs. Bed share - what do the terms mean? [3:51]
    Milwaukee anti bed sharing campaign [5:40]
    Risks [9:26]
    Being in tune with your baby [10:50]
    Society and the disservice to parents [12:07]
    McKenna quote- body as a lethal weapon [13:21]
    Another McKenna quote- carseats and driving under the influence [18:27]
    Breastfeeding and bed sharing go together [24:47]
    Why is bottle feeding a risk factor? [24:56]
    Evolutionary Parenting quote [28:40]
    McKenna quote which brings us to the end of Part 1 [32:28]
    Making an informed decision [33:17]


    Tip of the week - Tasmim Shalmi [22:37]

    This episode is sponsored by  Fairhaven Health
    Other episodes we mentioned this week or we just think you should check them out
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/018-co-sleeping/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/082-nighttime-breastfeeding-with-tracy-cassels-phd-evolutionary-parenting/


    Other things we mentioned that we wanted to share-  
    https://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/healthAuthors/MCH/Images/infantmortality/baby-knifead2large.jpg?Original
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/


    Follow our Podcast~
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.comHere 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

    • 34 min
    Breastfeeding Problem Or Developmental Milestone?

    Breastfeeding Problem Or Developmental Milestone?

    Have you ever worried about why your baby is behaving a certain way?
    Were you concerned it was a feeding issue?  Maybe not enough milk?
    What if it’s just a developmental milestone.  But how do you know?
    Tune in this week as we talk about breastfeeding problems vs. developmental milestones.
    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:
    We want solutions for what’s happening [6:03]
    Newborns [8:21]
    Everything becomes a feeding problem [11:16]
    Cluster feeds [13:33]
    Babies are needy, but not like your high school boyfriend [15:19]
    Growth [21:33]
    Big milestones [25:05]
    Efficient babies [27:24]
    Breastfeeding evolves with your baby [28:28]
    Highly sensitive babies [34:09]
    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill and Just N Case
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/4-month-sleep-regression/
     https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/signs-breastfeeding-is-going-well/
     https://evolutionaryparenting.com/understanding-the-orchid-child/
    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.comHere 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

     

    • 36 min
    Breastfeeding When Birth Isn't Perfect

    Breastfeeding When Birth Isn't Perfect

    When birth doesn’t go as planned…how does it impact breastfeeding?
    Or maybe it doesn’t??  
    Tune in this week as we talk about what happens if your birth wasn’t what you thought or wanted it to be.
    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:
    Listener review and question  [1:20]
    Does birth impact breastfeeding? [4:50]
    It’s ok to be disappointed [7:13]
    Breastfeeding can be challenging without intervention [12:31]
    Oxytocin response [14:00]
    Breastfeeding problems [19:10]
    Sleepy babies [20:45]
    Coordination [24:21]
    Planning to breastfeed again after a breastfeeding struggle [28:08] 
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill and Just N Case
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/sleepy-breastfeeding-babies/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/033-birth-trauma/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/cesarean-births-and-breastfeeding/
     
     
    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

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

kdiz08 ,

11 m and wanting to transition to milk.

Hello! Just wanted to say that you ladies are amazing ! Have definitely helped me in my breastfeeding journey. I am currently almost at 11m EBF my last baby and this is the longest I’ve ever gone. My first baby I only breastfeed for 1 month, my second baby I went 3 months. And with my current baby I have gone 11 months wit no supplementing at all! I almost gave up when I went back to work 2 months ago but this podcast has kept me going. I do want to stop pumping because it make me miserable! So not sure what to do with feeding him when I am at work. He is almost one and I want to keep pumping until he is one but I would like to know what is the best way to start introducing milk , I want to give him milk and breastfeed on demand when I am home and on weekends. I also work at home Thursday and Friday so I breastfeed those days too. Just really want to stop pumping and keep feeding him just not 100%. Thank you guys for helping me get this far! I’m excited to hit 1 year ! Didn’t think I was going to make it!!

Karen!

kmarie_farrell ,

Thank you for cheering me on!

Y’all are the best. Honestly it feels like my own little fully open share circle where we just get to complain and keep going. Every problem I’ve come across, you have an episode for and always makes me feel better and empowered in my decision! MIL overfeeding, clogs, pumping problems, lopsided, a “non-chunky” but perfectly fed baby, omg you make me feel so much better. I’m 4 months in and feel really motivated to keep it up as long as I can!

Hey hey!369 ,

Motivated to keep going!

My son just recently turned 16 months old. He and I listen to your podcast on the way to my parents’ house (they watch him when I work) so often that my son probably will be an IBCLC when he grows up! I love your authentic and funny personalities! I love your honesty! I love you your lack of judgement! I love that you love your own babies so much!!! When you Google the words “toddler” and “breast-feeding” it automatically shows weaning, weaning, weaning, oh and weaning! What about the parents and kids that just aren’t ready? This is the only place that offers advice and encouragement for continuing versus weaning! Thank you so much for promoting such a healthy choice for families!

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