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
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?
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?!
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?
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?!
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?
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?