Every new mother hears that breast is best. Many decide to breastfeed so their baby has the best. But soon after birth, the days are often fraught with sleep deprivation and conflicting messages from peers, family members, and health care professionals. Later, negative messages from the media and critical comments from family members and others may trigger mothers to question their decision. Feelings of inadequacy, intimidation and societal pressure to wean can cause mothers to give up breastfeeding before meeting their goals.
The aim of this show is to empower parents to overcome the barriers that keep them from beginning or continuing to breastfeed. Through discussion of hospital practices, milk supply, medications, returning to work, milk storage options, and more, this show will provide an informed and supportive voice for new families and established families, so that they can take charge of their breastfeeding experience from conception through weaning.
Encore: Is Sleeping With Your Baby Safe? The Little-Known Truth
Encore: Do Toxins In Common Foods Pass Into Breastmilk?
It’s just food. Or just a beverage.
Breastfeeding Alone or All Mixed Up?
Exclusive breastfeeding has been the “gold standard” for many years now. But for some families, combination feeding, either by choice or necessity, occurs.
Encore What You Never Knew About Vitamin D During Pregnancy
Okay, so it’s just a vitamin.
Premature Twins: Do Hospitals Support or Sabotage Breastfeeding?
Imagine having twins and wanting to breastfeed. Now, imagine having those twins born at 29 weeks gestation. You know your tiny, fragile little girls need you and your milk. Thankfully, you have an abundant supply of milk within two days.
Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know Now
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Only a small percentage of women develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, but it can and does happen.
Great source of information! Highly recommended for new or expectant moms.
A must listen to series
I adore this podcast series! Marie is constantly bringing on the biggest names in breastfeeding while simultaneously making the topics easy to understand for both mothers and medical personnel. I will be sitting for the IBCLC exam soon and I have found this podcast series invaluable!
As a newer Lactation Consultant, I appreciate being able to listen to content from so many specialists from different fields. This podcast has been immensely helpful to my practice!