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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 • 679 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!

    Setting Breastfeeding Boundaries

    Setting Breastfeeding Boundaries

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    Have you ever tried setting boundaries?  What about setting boundaries with breastfeeding?  It can be difficult but it can be done.  If you think you need to start setting some boundaries in your breastfeeding relationship, don’t miss this episode! 


    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 Abby learned about boundaries [5:48]
    No boundaries until after age 1 [9:11]
    Start setting boundaries during the daytime [13:11]
    Distractions and snacks [21:38]
    Catch phrase [25:07]
    Creating boundaries = new normal [27:05]
    Older kids setting boundaries [30:06]


    Today’s episode is brought to you by Peapod Mats! Say goodbye to troublesome milk puddles with our 100% leak-proof and super absorbent mats. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.peapodmats.com! Code valid through March 10, 2024. 
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/124-breastfeeding-boundaries/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/setting-boundaries-for-yourself/
     
    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.com
    Dianne 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
    What to do when they push formula

    What to do when they push formula

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    Have you experienced someone “pushing” formula on you? Maybe it was the hospital, or maybe a family member.  What happened?  Listen in today as Dianne and Abby talk about formula pushing, why it happens and how you can avoid 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:
    Dianne and the formula rep [7:46]
    Breastfeeding does work [10:54]
    Doulas [13:33]
    When should a baby be back to birth weight? [19:58]
    Breastfeeding as a normal process [21:20]
    Specific hospital reasons why formula might be pushed [23:20]
    Formula is not as necessary as people think [27:44]
    Dianne’s client story [28:48]
    Family might be the biggest formula pushers [33:50]
    Set your boundaries, everyone else will adjust [36:08]
     
     
    Today’s episode is sponsored by Cake Maternity. Cake Maternity stocks one of the largest ranges of maternity and nursing bras. Visit www.cakematernity.com and use code BADASS15 for 15% off!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by Cimilre Breast Pumps! Cimilre breast pumps range in size from ultra tiny pumps as small as a sticky note, to fully adjustable pumps with 85 setting combinations. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.cimilrebreastpumps.com.
     
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/antenatal-hand-expression-of-colostrum/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/the-first-days-of-nursing/
     
     
    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.com
    Dianne 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

    • 38 min
    Starting Solids With Your Breastfeeding Baby

    Starting Solids With Your Breastfeeding Baby

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    Are you getting ready to start solids with your baby?  Have you heard some crazy, “RED FLAG” information?  This week we read a couple of messages from listeners about solids and discuss what you can expect when your breastfeeding journey takes you to solid foods.


     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:
    Message from a listener [6:11]
    Breastfeeding at night [8:00]
    The toddler formula [13:20]
    Human milk is the most nutrient dense food your baby can have [15:04]
    Message from a listener [19:11]
    The milk industry [21:11]
    The WHO Recommendation [25:33]
    Solids at 4 months?  Or 6? [26:54]
    The order of introducing foods [29:40]
     
    Today's episode is brought to you by Peapod Mats! Say goodbye to troublesome milk puddles with our 100% leak-proof and super absorbent mats. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.peapodmats.com! Code valid through March 10, 2024. 
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/how-breastmilk-changes-with-your-child/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/myths-about-starting-solids/
     
     
     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.com
    Dianne 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




    Post partum mood disorders, Nursing in public, mastitis, preventing mastitis, hyperlactation, common breastfeeding problems, Positioning, Tongue tie, NY Times, Sustainability, Ceres Chill, Holidays, Rules, Breastfeeding misconceptions, high lipase, schedules, Growth spurts, sleep regression, Bedsharing, Overactive letdown, Marketing, formula marketing, Nestle, Bottle refusal, suck reflex, Rebecca Michi, Nursing Strike, Oral tension, Toxins, BFR’s, Exclusive pumping, , pelvic floor, pelvic floor health, Badass Breastfeeder, growth spurt, breastfeeding 101, engorgement, feeding cues, myths, gas, gassy baby, breastfeeding positions, flat nipples, inverted nipples, big breasts, Travel, TSA, Nipple pain, distracted baby, biting, baby led weaning, BLW, High lipase, Sleep, sleep training, baby weari

    • 35 min
    Postpartum Mood Disorders with Dr. Andrea Niles

    Postpartum Mood Disorders with Dr. Andrea Niles

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    Today Dianne talks with Dr. Andrea Niles about post partum mood disorders and breastfeeding.  If you have struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety or if you find parenthood challenging, don’t miss this episode.

    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!
     
    Dr. Andrea Niles is a clinical psychologist and founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness. She has studied anxiety and depression treatments and maternal mental health for 17 years and is passionate about making high quality mental health care widely accessible and affordable to everyone. Prospera is a mental health platform designed specifically for moms. Through weekly 1-on-1 sessions with perinatal certified mental health coaches and a library of digital tools specifically designed for moms, we help with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum rage, birth trauma, postpartum intrusive thoughts, and more.
     
    Things we talked about:
    Welcome to the podcast, Dr. Niles [5:00]
    Connection between breastfeeding and mental health [6:55]
    Unrealistic expectations [9:00]
    Comparisons [13:40]
    Options and barriers [20:00]
    When breastfeeding ends – weaning depression [27:31]
    Medications and breastfeeding [34:40]
     
    Today’s episode is sponsored by Cake Maternity. Cake Maternity stocks one of the largest ranges of maternity and nursing bras. Visit www.cakematernity.com and use code BADASS15 for 15% off!

    Today’s episode is brought to you by Cimilre Breast Pumps! Cimilre breast pumps range in size from ultra tiny pumps as small as a sticky note, to fully adjustable pumps with 85 setting combinations. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.cimilrebreastpumps.com.


    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-expectations-2/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/post-weaning-depression/
     
    Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     
     
    Check out Dianne’s blog here:
    https://diannecassidyconsulting.com/milklytheblog/


    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

    • 44 min
    Nursing in Public

    Nursing in Public

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    How do you feel about nursing in public?  Are you someone who is comfortable nursing in public?  On today’s podcast, Dianne and Abby discuss some great tips to support you nursing in public.  Don’t miss this episode!


     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:
    Question from a listener [2:30]
    Abby’s history of nursing in public [8:01]
    In some cultures, nursing in public is normal [9:40]
    Biggest fear – being stared at [10:30]
    What do you do if someone stares? [13:15]
    Getting comfortable [21:22]
    Nursing in a carrier [22:54]
    Have a comeback ready [30:28]
    Know the law in your area [32:05]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Cimilre Breast Pumps! Cimilre breast pumps range in size from ultra tiny pumps as small as a sticky note, to fully adjustable pumps with 85 setting combinations. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.cimilrebreastpumps.com.


    Today’s episode is sponsored by Milk By Mom! With innovative freeze-drying technology, you can store and transport breast milk effortlessly, without compromising its nutritional value. Use code BADASS for 10% off your order at www.milkbymom.com.
     
     Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!

    https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com/become-a-badass-public-breastfeeder-in-7-days-introduction/

    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/the-best-comebacks-to-breastfeeding-critics/


    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-in-public/
     
     
    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.com
    Dianne 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

    • 37 min
    Preventing Mastitis

    Preventing Mastitis

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    Have you ever heard of the breast infection mastitis?  Or have you had mastitis?  How do you prevent it from happening?  Sometimes you can’t, but sometimes you can.  Listen in today as Dianne and Abby talk about how to prevent mastitis from happening.
     
    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:
    Everyone is at risk for mastitis [5:35]
    What is mastitis [7:53]
    Reasons why mastitis can happen [10:58]
    Extreme fatigue and stress [13:35]
    Missed feedings [14:00]
    Weaning too quickly [16:34]
    Tight restrictive clothing [16:58]
    Sleep positions [18:00]
    Holidays [22:21]
    Make sure baby is latching well [25:37]
    How to help the inflamed breast [29:33]
    Recurring mastitis [31:46]


     Today’s episode is brought to you by Cimilre Breast Pumps! Cimilre breast pumps range is size from ultra tiny pumps as small as a sticky note, to fully adjustable pumps with 85 setting combinations. Use code BADASS for 15% off at www.cimilrebreastpumps.com.


    Todays’s episode is sponsored by Milk By Mom! With innovative freeze-drying technology, you can store and transport breast milk effortlessly, without compromising its nutritional value. Use code BADASS for 10% your order at www.milkbymom.com.
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://llli.org/breastfeeding-info/mastitis/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/oversupply/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/mastitis-madness/
     
     
    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.com
    Dianne 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

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
679 Ratings

679 Ratings

ashidol1 ,

Such great info for a first time mom!

I’m obsessed with this podcast! I am almost 10 months into my first breastfeeding journey, and I feel like I’ve been given the right info to be my own advocate! From dealing with pediatricians, to traveling with breastmilk for the first time, this podcast equips you with the best knowledge. I find it so empowering! I listen most days while at work. I’d recommend this to any mom breastfeeding for the first time. I wish I knew this podcast when I first started breastfeeding my daughter.

AnnaMarieKla ,

These ladies are the best!!!

I am 37 weeks pregnant with my first and discovered Dianne & Abby a couple weeks ago. I have been listening to their podcast nonstop while cooking dinner/ driving home from work. I have picked up so many tips and practices I want to make sure I implement when baby is here! I know I don’t have to have it all figured out right away. Baby and I will be learning new skills alongside each other each day and I know I won’t be alone because I’ll continue to hang out with Dianne & Abby throughout my nursing journey.

KLeighC26 ,

The support we need

I am a mother of a 20 month old and I’m so glad that a friend introduced me to your podcast early in my parenting journey. I am the first of my (living) family to breastfeed, and the early postpartum days were rough. The lack of lactation support once we were home from the hospital was astounding. We had a very nice lactation consultant at our pediatrician’s Office, but got very little concrete advice regarding some issues we were having. I recommend this podcast and your guidance to all of my friends. Thank you for all that you do!

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