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 Your Quick Guide to Traveling with your Breastfed Baby
Are you planning to take a trip, a visit, or a vacation? Aren’t all of those the same? No, not really! Each has some specific implications for the impact on traveling with your baby.
Encore Essential Oils and Breastfeeding: Stop, Look and Listen to be Safe!
Mothers who breastfeed often prefer to use natural foods and natural treatments. It’s only natural, right? But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s safe; essential oils are potent.
Parents’ and Providers’ Guide to Telehealth and Breastfeeding
Use of telehealth services skyrocketed during the pandemic, but it won’t be decreasing any time soon. To the contrary, it’s likely that telehealth services will increase. We’ve seen that telehealth can be a more convenient alternative to on-site care.
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.
Marie is such an inspiration to me as a CLC! I’m so happy to have her providing this great education
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!