7 episodes

This new limited podcast series will take you through key stages of your breastfeeding journey. Through pregnancy, the first few hours, and far beyond, we explain exactly what’s happening inside your breasts and why mother’s milk is the ideal food for babies – from newborn to lively toddler. This podcast is based on our award-winning E-book; packed with ground-breaking science, and fascinating facts, all presented in our ‘short bites’ podcast. Easy to listen, easy to learn!

Medela - The amazing science of mother's milk podcast Medela

    • Kids & Family

This new limited podcast series will take you through key stages of your breastfeeding journey. Through pregnancy, the first few hours, and far beyond, we explain exactly what’s happening inside your breasts and why mother’s milk is the ideal food for babies – from newborn to lively toddler. This podcast is based on our award-winning E-book; packed with ground-breaking science, and fascinating facts, all presented in our ‘short bites’ podcast. Easy to listen, easy to learn!

    Episode 6: Six months and beyond

    Episode 6: Six months and beyond

    In this episode: Is it really any benefit to continuing breastfeeding after 6 months of life? Do you know why milk teeth are called milk? And, just how much does a baby’s brain grow in the first few months of life and how does breast milk support this? 

    • 17 min
    Episode 5: One to six months

    Episode 5: One to six months

    In this episode: Is it true that breastfed babies do not need extra water even in a heat wave? Is breastfeeding a reliable method of contraception? And why do some babies sleep through the night almost from the start?!

    • 14 min
    Episode 4: First month

    Episode 4: First month

    In this episode: Is it true that it takes a whole month for breast milk to mature? Can you sleep longer if your baby is fed formula milk? How does breast milk protect babies from illness? And what are some of the traditional first month after birth practices around the world?

    • 16 min
    Episode 3: First days

    Episode 3: First days

    In this episode: Is it true that you can't breastfeed after a caesarean section? Why is cow's milk so difficult for us humans to digest? Do mothers who have premature babies produce different milk? And what are these things called oligosaccharides, and why are they so important?!

    • 11 min
    Episode 2: Birth and the first hours

    Episode 2: Birth and the first hours

    In this episode: Can a newborn baby crawl?! What happens when there is skin-to-skin contact between mum and baby? Can you still breastfeed after breast surgery? And is breast milk always the same?

    • 14 min
    Episode 1: Pregnancy

    Episode 1: Pregnancy

    In this episode: Do women with bigger breasts actually have more milk? Are there many women who can't breastfeed at all? Does breast milk actually always taste the same? And  when did mammals (those of us who can breastfeed!) first come into being?

    • 15 min

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