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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 • 391 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!

    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
    Busting Milk Storage Myths

    Busting Milk Storage Myths

    Have you received mixed messages about milk storage?
    Are you worried about mixing cold milk with warm, or if there are rules regarding breastmilk bottles?
    You are not alone.  Let’s talk about the research and break it all down.
    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:
     Lisa’s story [5:46]
    Figuring out pumping [16:06]
    All of this is lost on anyone who hasn’t experienced it [19:53]
    The renewed focus on the power of breastmilk [22:56]
    Getting into the research about milk pooling and storing [30:14]
    Milk storage and food handling [33:19]
    Breastmilk is not dead flesh, it’s a live substance [35:23]
    Making things more difficult [45:01]
    Can you give the same bottle more than once? [51:54]
    NICU babies and decreased bacteria in milk [59:56]
    Medicine is slow to change [1:00:33]
    Finding Lisa [1:09:52]
     
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Ceres Chill 
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    Research from Dr. Steven Townsend
    ·         https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6019282/pdf/nihms-974627.pdf
    ·         https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00630
     
    Here is a video regarding his research:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMEvacLuxq0&t=3s
     
    Here is his bio:   https://www.vanderbilt.edu/chemistry/faculty/townsend.php
     
    Research from Dr. Lisa Stellwagen about the benefits of pooling milk and mixing temperatures: 
     
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23039396/  
     
    Ceres Chill Blog about warm/chilled breastmilk
     
    https://www.cereschill.com/blogs/news/adding-warm-breastmilk-to-chilled  
     Analysis by Dr. Trill Paullin that is posted in our “Ceres Series” articles: 

     https://www.cereschill.com/blogs/news/pooling-milk-breastmilk-is-not-frail  
     
    Anyone who is interested in donating breastmilk for research purposes please email info@cereschill.com. Even as little as half an ounce is hugely impactful for the independent research being done at Vanderbilt under an NIH grant
     
    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    When Baby Is Not Gaining Weight

    When Baby Is Not Gaining Weight

    Do you or have you ever worried about your baby’s weight gain?
    Who doesn’t, right?
    What happens if your baby isn’t gaining weight well with just breastfeeding?  What can you do?
    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:
    Review and listener question!  [1:18]
    Abby’s experience with Exley [4:01]
    What happens with weight loss right after birth? [9:04]
    Research based information regarding infant weight loss [10:54]
    How to advocate [15:14]
    Older babies who’s weight gain slows [21:42]
    Checking all the boxes [24:18]
    Genetics [24:59]
    What if there is a problem? [26:51]
    How much weight should babies gain [29:33]
    Babies should be fat and grown ups should be skinny.  WHAT?? [32:44]
     
    *This Episode is sponsored by Niki’s and Ceres Chill
     
    Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!
     
    https://badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com/episode/growth-charts-and-percentiles/
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

brookiezebro ,

Must Listen!!

This podcast is the only reason I successfully breastfed my first for my goal of a year and now I’m back with my second newborn! Every baby is different but these episodes apply to all the different situations that come up! So helpful!! Thanks ladies!

Lenicol ,

Yesss

Thank you for making me feel so much more “normal” for following my instincts now. I wish I found this podcast and more information like you talk about earlier, but I didn’t. I feel more confident and less alone in a world where sleep training is less taboo than keeping your little one close.

Alyssa Albelo ,

Love this Podcast!

I love listening to this podcast on my way to & from work. They’ve helped debunk all the myths that I’ve heard about breastfeeding. As the first mom in my family to breastfeed it was hard to get advice from my family because they didn’t know what to do! So this has been like my holy grail for questions & honestly without them in not sure how long I would have lasted. I’m coming up on 6 months strong! 💕

Thanks for all you ladies do!

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