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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 • 526 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!

    Dealing with family during the holidays (listener stories!)

    Dealing with family during the holidays (listener stories!)

    Here we are again…holiday season.  If this is your first holiday season, our gift to you (one of many) is some advice and guidance from seasoned parents about dealing with others during the holidays. Don’t miss 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’s blended family and an example of holiday chaos [8:53]
    The Gravy and the Pacifier [10:01]
    It seems like certain people tend to be more…umm…invasive than others [12:02]
    Helpful when partners are on the same page [12:50]
    Changing cultural norms [14:40]
    The comebacks (there are good ones) [15:40]
    Educating others [17:09]
    Leaving the room – The Escape [24:05]
    Alcohol [27:00]
    Ignore, Ignore, Ignore [29:20]
    Harassment is not ok [35:11]
    The best response someone shared with us is….[37:30]
     
    This week’s episode is brought to you by Ceres Chill! Ceres Chill offers guaranteed convenience with their double walled stainless steel container for breastmilk or formula. Use code BADASS15 for 15% off at www.cereschill.com.
    Today’s episode is brought to you by DAVIN & ADLEY Nursing & Pumping bras! DAVIN & ADLEY designs functional bralettes that fit your lifestyle and make you feel beautiful Postpartum!  Visit www.davinandadley.com and use code: BADASS for 10% off Sitewide + Free Shipping on all US orders!
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/055-gross-stories/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/the-best-comebacks-to-breastfeeding-critics/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/drinking-alcohol-while-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
    "Not Recommended While Breastfeeding"

    "Not Recommended While Breastfeeding"

    “Not recommended” while breastfeeding.  What do you think might be on this list?  
    You got it – just about everything.  But what is truly NOT recommended?  Listen up and find out.
    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:
    Review – negative feedback to discuss [2:16]
    Message from a listener [7:04]
    Reasons [8:26]
    Lasik (interesting info with this one) [8:43]
    Contrast dye and lack of research [11:40]
    Looking at the whole picture [14:05]
    Retinol [16:13]
    Dianne’s client story [20:05]
    Foods [23:25]
    Things Dianne and Abby did during pregnancy [25:25]
    Botox [28:39]
    Tattoos [30:00]
    Anesthesia is FINE [33:03]
     
    Episode is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop and Silverette


    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/tattoos-piercings-surgeries-while-breastfeeding/
     https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/134-breastfeeding-and-medications/
     https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/breastfeeding-and-diet/
     
    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

    • 35 min
    “Extended” Breastfeeding

    “Extended” Breastfeeding

    “Extended” breastfeeding.  What does this mean?
    If you breastfeed your baby past a year does that make you a freak?  What is the biological norm?
    You will be an expert after listening to 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:
    Do breastfeeding toddlers need lactation help? [4:30]
    Breakdown of what “extended” breastfeeding means [5:44]
    The AAP guidelines [9:23]
    Solid foods [13:20]
    WebMD Advice (crap) [21:15]
    The progress of breastfeeding [ 24:50]
    Who decides it’s time? [28:39]
    Boundaries [30:32]
    Hiding [32:16]
    Benefits of “extended” breastfeeding and some cool research [36:13]

    This week’s episode is brought to you by Ceres Chill! Ceres Chill offers guaranteed convenience with their double walled stainless steel container for breastmilk or formula. Use code BADASS15 for 15% off at www.cereschill.com.
     


    Today’s episode is brought to you by DAVIN & ADLEY Nursing & Pumping bras! DAVIN & ADLEY designs functional bralettes that fit your lifestyle and make you feel beautiful Postpartum!  Visit www.davinandadley.com and use code: BADASS for 10% off Sitewide + Free Shipping on all US orders!
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/112-why-breastfeed-beyond-infancy/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/nursing-aversion-with-melissa-morns/
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/infant-mental-health/
     
    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
    Delayed Onset Low Milk Supply

    Delayed Onset Low Milk Supply

    We had a question from a Badass listener about delayed low milk.  What does delayed low milk mean anyway? Delayed after birth or delayed when the baby is a few months old? 
    We will answer this question and give suggestions to help.  Don’t miss this week’s 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:
    Define delayed onset low milk [6:25]
    Message from a listener [7:20]
    Things we overlook [9:05]
    Supplementing [12:50]
    Overfeeding [13:27]
    Sleep training [14:18]
    BF U.S.A and early feeding [15:49]
    Primary and secondary low milk supply [20:18]
    Medical reasons for delayed low milk supply [23:00
    Feeding on one side because of gas? [25:19]
    Suggestions to help [28:40]
    Tongue tie [32:41]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Silverette! Silverette silver nursing cups are your one-stop solution to soothe and protect your nursing nipples! Use code BADASS at www.silveretteusa.com for 15% off!
    This episode is also 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/native-breastfeeding-week-interview-with-jasha-lyons-echo-hawk/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/081-not-signs-of-low-milk-supply/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/is-it-low-milk-supply/
    https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/losing-your-milk-what-seems-dwindling-milk-can-actually-be-normal-changes-baby-and-y
     
    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

    • 36 min
    Becoming an IBCLC

    Becoming an IBCLC

    Have you ever thought about becoming an IBCLC, but not sure how to get started?
    Dianne and Abby break it down in this week’s episode.  Listen to it and get started.  We need IBCLC’s.

    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:
    Native American Heritage Month [3:01]
    Follow up on gassy babies [4:50]
    How do I start [12:10]
    Education guidelines – must haves [12:55]
    Lactation Specific Education [15:53]
    IBLCE [20:40]
    Science courses needed [22:20]
    Pathways [24:12]
    Mentorship [26:09]
    Exam [28:19]
    It’s not a cheap process [34:50]
    Other support people for lactation [36:43]
     
    This week’s episode is brought to you by Ceres Chill! Ceres Chill offers guaranteed convenience with their double walled stainless steel container for breastmilk or formula. Use code BADASS15 for 15% off at www.cereschill.com.

     


    Today’s episode is brought to you by DAVIN & ADLEY Nursing & Pumping bras! DAVIN & ADLEY designs functional bralettes that fit your lifestyle and make you feel beautiful Postpartum!  Visit www.davinandadley.com and use code: BADASS for 10% off Sitewide + Free Shipping on all US orders!

    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/native-breastfeeding-week-interview-with-jasha-lyons-echo-hawk/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/045-becoming-a-breastfeeding-advocate/
     
    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
    Dieting and health as a breastfeeder

    Dieting and health as a breastfeeder

    Diets and being healthy.  Is this the same thing?
    And does your milk supply suffer if you are dieting? We talk about all of that and more this week.
    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:
    Information that is not based off medical research [6:54]
    Message from a listener [11:59]
    Keto Diet-what it is, what it means [21:00]
    Are diets successful? [27:22]
    The mental health piece of it [31:23]
    Does weight = healthy all the time? [35:29]
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by Silverette! Silverette silver nursing cups are your one-stop solution to soothe and protect your nursing nipples! Use code BADASS at www.silveretteusa.com for 15% off!
    This episode is also 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://www.thelactationnutritionist.com/post/is-keto-safe-while-breastfeeding
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/what-is-self-care/
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/109-losing-weight-while-breastfeeding/
     
     Set up your consultation with Dianne
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/consultations/     

    Best Breastfeeding Book!!
    https://www.amazon.com/THIS-BOOK-SUCKS-feeding-shouldnt/dp/B0B3P275JP/ref=asc_df_B0B3P275JP/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598244024349&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2460593586258417532&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005669&hvtargid=pla-1678086109866&psc=1

    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
526 Ratings

526 Ratings

robotmouthwash ,

I love this podcast!

Almost 4 years into breastfeeding and I still find almost every episode to be relevant to some part of my journey. Diane and Abby are amazing, somehow they make me feel supported and affirmed about every aspect of my parenting journey so far. I recommend this podcast to every nursing or pregnant person I meet. Thinking about breastfeeding? Just try a couple of episodes and I guarantee you will learn a lot and consider things that probably had not crossed your mind but will help you at some point in the future. Thank you Diane & Abby for all that you do, please keep it up!!

tennislady22 ,

A Must-Listen For All Breastfeeders!

This review is long overdue! I discovered Abby and Dianne’s podcast when I was a few weeks postpartum with my daughter. I wish I would have discovered it even sooner. As a first time mom, I had no idea what *truly* went into nurturing the breastfeeding relationship. My sleep deprived and clueless self felt lost and in the dark in the days following my daughter’s birth due to the lack of knowledge and support I had received around breastfeeding.

I was told the dreaded “your baby may be using you as a pacifier” statement and knew I had to look elsewhere for future breastfeeding support. I’m so thankful for this podcast. All of the episodes have been so spot on and have helped me through every step of our journey! I’m so fortunate to have been able to feed my daughter how we both want for 9 months and still going strong.

I recommend this podcast to all my nursing friends and beyond. Thank you so much Abby and Dianne for leading great conversations around such an important topic.

Amansell92 ,

Saved my breastfeeding journey!

Found this podcast when I was bell postpartum and STRUGGLING with nursing strikes that nobody could explain. This podcast gave me the confidence to know that listening to my instincts, my baby and myself was exactly what we needed to get through it. We are now 22 months and still nursing strong and I am so so thankful to have access to this podcast to help me navigate what the future will hold.

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