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Clap your hands right now if you're ready to breastfeed/chestfeed/pump in a way that feels empowering instead of suffocating! The Milk Minute Podcast is the best free resource to bring some ease and confidence to your lactation journey and give you a few laughs along the way. Hosted by two midwives and lactation professionals, Heather ONeal and Maureen Farrell give you the most up-to-date evidence-based advice needed to feed your baby in a way that works for you. Discover why families all over the world call Heather and Maureen for all things lactation in this chart-topping podcast. If you want to become a parent who breastfeeds with ease, start with any episode on the list and don't look back!

The Milk Minute- A Lactation Podcast The Milk Minute Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 358 Ratings

Clap your hands right now if you're ready to breastfeed/chestfeed/pump in a way that feels empowering instead of suffocating! The Milk Minute Podcast is the best free resource to bring some ease and confidence to your lactation journey and give you a few laughs along the way. Hosted by two midwives and lactation professionals, Heather ONeal and Maureen Farrell give you the most up-to-date evidence-based advice needed to feed your baby in a way that works for you. Discover why families all over the world call Heather and Maureen for all things lactation in this chart-topping podcast. If you want to become a parent who breastfeeds with ease, start with any episode on the list and don't look back!

    Preparing to Return to Work

    Preparing to Return to Work

    Parental leave is slowly ticking by and your return-to-work date is looming ahead! What now? Today on the Milk Minute Heather and Maureen talk about making plans for a successful transition for both you and baby. Pumping, bottle feeding, and storing milk is a lot to juggle when you've only just got the hang of having this new tiny human around. M&H break it down week by week with a manageable "To Do" list just for you!

    Thank you and WELCOME to our New Patrons:
    Stephanie Landis and Reba from West Virginia

    THANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS
    Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form!Book a Lactation Consult today! Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!Click HERE to get HappiTummi and enter code MILKMINUTE10 for 10% off your order!Listener Question: Can you please provide details about how to pump in the car?

    Previous Episodes Mentioned:
    Ep. 15 - How Much Breastmilk To Put In A Bottle
    Ep. 18 - Breastfeeding Friendly Bottle Feeding
    Ep. 103 - Breast Storage Capacity
    Ep. 26 - Workplace accommodations with guest Juliana Franco - Know your rights!
    Ep. 68 - A Milk Expression Meditation
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    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
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    • 41 min
    The Power of Postpartum Yoga- Interview with Deb Flashenberg

    The Power of Postpartum Yoga- Interview with Deb Flashenberg

    Yoga gets thrown around as a lifestyle 'cure-all' for a lot of pregnancy and breastfeeding issues, but can it really help? Today Maureen and Heather interview Deb Flashenberg, founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC and host of the podcast Yoga | Birth | Babies. Join the Milk Minute to learn all about postpartum healing through the practice of yoga!

    Learn more about Deb and her yoga classes at PrenatalYogaCenter.com or find her on social media.
    Facebook - Prenatal Yoga Center   
    Instagram - @PrenatalYogaCenter
    Podcast - Yoga | Birth | Babies

    THANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS
    Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form!Book a Lactation Consult today! Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!Dairy Fairy - Click HERE for free shipping by using code MILKMINUTE.Welcome and THANK YOU to our New Patrons
    Tina Trickel & Maddie Camp
    Listener Question: I am 7 weeks postpartum and want to return to exercising, but I have large boobs and am experiencing discomfort. Will this discomfort subside?

    Other Resources
    Davin & Adley - Click HERE to save 10% off Davin & Adley Bras with Promo Code MILKMINUTE10.
    Kindred Bravely - Breastfeeding Friendly Sports Bras

    Find the new Milk Minute Podcast website by clicking here!
    Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes-access and exclusive merch!
    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
    Get Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!
    Stay up to Date: Find us on INSTAGRAM @milk_minute_podcast
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    • 49 min
    Breast Pump Review Pt. 4

    Breast Pump Review Pt. 4

    Today the Milk Minute brings you part 4 of their pump review series. In this episode Maureen talks about her experiences with the Motif Luna and Ameda Mya Joy pumps. These are commonly covered by insurance plans so tune in and don’t miss a second!

    Thank you to our new Patrons:
    Ceci C from Milan, Italy
    Chrissy R from WV
    THANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS
    Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form! Click HERE to order your Evivo! Use code MILKMINUTE for $10 off of your purchase!Book a Lactation Consult today! Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!Listener Question: How did you celebrate or mark the end of breastfeeding?

    Episodes Mentioned:
    Ep. 52 - Milk Banks: interview with guest Denise O’Connor, founder/executive director of the Midatlantic Mother’s Milk bank
    Ep. 37 - History of Breastpumps: A Remarkable Journey
    Ep. 43 - Cold and Flu Medications While Breastfeeding
    Timestamps (Jump to them using CHAPTERS)
    Ameda Mya Joy - 16:06
    Motif Luna - 29:40
    Other Resources:
    Gold Conference Speaker Jeanette Mesite Frem | Fitting Flanges for Pumping: Rethinking Sizes and Materials. Watch on YouTube HERE.
    Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank

    Find the new Milk Minute Podcast website by clicking here!
    Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes-access and exclusive merch!
    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
    Get Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!
    Stay up to Date: Find us on INSTAGRAM @milk_minute_podcast
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    All of the resources cited in this episode are available on our professional transcript.
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    • 52 min
    Bedsharing & Breast Sleeping Part 2

    Bedsharing & Breast Sleeping Part 2

    Common practices and safety recommendations for safe infant sleep vary across the world, and from one health organization to another. In this episode your cohosts continue to cover the complicated studies, statistics, and recommendations surrounding bedsharing with your infant. M&H also discuss "breast sleeping" and what guidelines say about that!
    Who actually bedshares? What are the real risks of doing so? Are there any benefits? Join the Milk Minute to find out.

    CONTENT WARNING: infant death is discussed in this episode, though not graphically described.

    THANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS
    Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form!Book a Lactation Consult today! Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!Liquid IV- Click HERE to order Liquid IV! Use promo code MILKMINUTE for 25% off your order and free shipping.Listener Question: What are some safe ways to co-sleep? I am also having a hard time breaking the habit of co-sleeping; my child is having a hard time sleeping in their own bed.

    THANK YOU to our new Patrons:
    Elizabeth from Minnesota and Jacqueline from New York!
    Episodes Mentioned:
    Ep. 62 -  Smoking Cigarettes and Breastfeeding: safety recommendations and more
    Ep. 60 - Alcohol and Lactation: A Reassuring Look at the Numbers
    Resource:
    La Leche League - The Safe Sleep Seven

    Find the new Milk Minute Podcast website by clicking here!
    Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes-access and exclusive merch!
    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
    Get Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!
    Stay up to Date: Find us on INSTAGRAM @milk_minute_podcast
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    Prefer to read the transcript? - Click Here to read the edited version of this episode!
    All of the resources cited in this episode are available on our professional transcript.
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    • 41 min
    Bedsharing & Breast Sleeping Part 1

    Bedsharing & Breast Sleeping Part 1

    Common practices and safety recommendations for safe infant sleep vary across the world, and from one health organization to another. In this episode your cohosts begin to unravel the complicated studies, statistics, and recommendations surrounding bedsharing with your infant. Who actually bedshares? What are the real risks of doing so? Are there any benefits? Join the Milk Minute to find out.

    CONTENT WARNING: infant death is discussed in this episode, though not graphically described.

    THANK YOU TO THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS
    Get your breastfeeding journey BACK ON TRACK with a Lactation Consult with Heather! Telehealth available and some insurance accepted. Click HERE for the deets. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, or Cigna PPO – you can fill out a short form to get pre-approval to get your visits with Heather 100% approved! Click HERE to access the form!Book a Lactation Consult today! Booking a virtual consult with Maureen is now easier than ever. Click HERE to get started!Aeroflow -  The easiest way to order your breast pump through your insurance. Click HERE to order today!Listener Question: I have started using a Haakaa and am experiencing some discomfort. Is that normal?

    THANK YOU to our new Patrons:
    Katie Brewer from Irvine, CA
    Katie Baker-Cohen
    Episodes Mentioned:
    Ep. 55 - Do you feel sleepy & thirsty while nursing? A look at hormones…
    Ep.59 - Mom Genes: Interview with Abigail Tucker, New York Times Best Selling Author
    Ep. 60 Smoking Cigarettes and Breastfeeding: Safety Recommendations and More

    Other Podcast Mentioned:
    The Ologies Podcast with Alie Ward Sleep Episode

    Find the new Milk Minute Podcast website by clicking here!
    Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes-access and exclusive merch!
    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
    Get Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!
    Stay up to Date: Find us on INSTAGRAM @milk_minute_podcast
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    • 46 min
    The Drop- Your Perfect Breastmilk Match!

    The Drop- Your Perfect Breastmilk Match!

    Today Maureen and Heather interview Kelly and Celia, founders of The Drop! The Drop is a new app supporting a growing movement of cooperative feeding. Their innovative and free program matches milk donors to recipients, and helps families build a network of supply and support. Join the Milk Minute to learn all about it!

    The Drop!
    Visit their website HERE and get notified when they launch!
    Follow them on Instagram HERE.
    Follow them on Facebook HERE.
    Download the app (coming to an app store near you ASAP!)

    Listener Question: I have a follow-up question to the Lifecycle of the Breast episode: I've seen information that you can have a better milk supply with each pregnancy and increase in the number of milk ducts your body grows. Is there science to back this up?

    Episodes Mentioned:
    Ep 108 - Lifecycle of the Breast
    Ep 80 - Community Milk Sharing

    Other Resources:
    Eats on Feets

    Find the new Milk Minute Podcast website by clicking here!
    Become a Milk Minute VIP: Click here to get behind-the-scenes-access and exclusive merch!
    Contact us: To send us feedback, personal stories, or just to chat you can send us an email at milkminutepodcast@gmail.com
    Get Community Support: Click Here to Join our Free Facebook Community!
    Stay up to Date: Find us on INSTAGRAM @milk_minute_podcast
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

AJfuture ,

I feel like I have two more mom friends!

I’m an obsessive googler with a solid science and medical understanding, but I still learn so much from this podcast. Listening to Heather and Maureen has me feeling like I’m hanging out with two super knowledgeable mom friends and I love it. Great work gals, keep it up!

verodoula ,

Favorite Friday Podcast!

Being in the field of Lactation ( in the trenches!) i love listening to your reviews and general info you pass along so authentically and with humor and a dash of grit! Keep ‘em coming!

love r slash ,

Absolutely amazing

Thank you so much for making this! I feel so informed about breastfeeding! And you guys are hilarious! I enjoy listening to you guys while I pump!

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