Welcome to week 13 of Beyond the Boob! We’re on the cusp of the second trimester this week and moving forward at lightning speed. Come chat with us about the struggle to clothe yourself in an ever-changing body and let’s check in about prenatal symptoms! Are you having trouble communicating with your partner about your needs? Or your partner having trouble hearing you? Dive into the relationship divide between the pregnant person and their spouse and let’s brainstorm how to keep our relationships responsive and dynamic. This week Heather levels about what’s helpful and what’s not, what things we notice that our partners don’t, and how to meet somewhere in the middle.
So many reasons to celebrate, and we want to encourage you to get out there and have some fun. You may want to have a drink or two when you’re on the beach or at a BBQ, so today let your friends at the Milk Minute help you learn about alcohol consumption while breastfeeding.
Is it safe for baby?
Do you need to pump and dump?
How much is too much?
How long does it take for alcohol to leave your milk?
After a little updated chitchat and a brand new award we are re-running one of our most popular episodes about alcohol and breastmilk. Everyone needs a little break to relax, even your faithful Milk Minute hosts! We’ll be back soon with new content.
Has anyone ever told you that you need to change your diet to make more fat in your milk? Maybe it was a pediatric provider suggesting that if you could only increase the fat content of your milk, your baby would gain weight properly. Or maybe you saw someone post a picture of a thicc fat plug on their pumped milk, promising that you could have one too if only you did X, Y, and Z! Well today your podcast besties dig into the science of lipidology in human milk! What kind of fats we have in our milk, how our babies use them, and how it really affects infant weight gain. This one does have some good data and we hope it’s reassuring for you!
Heather and Maureen dig into how breastmilk composition changes from birth to weaning. They answer questions such as: Why is colostrum different from other milk?How does milk change for toddlers? Should we worry about feeding milk from a different age? Let’s dig into just how different each stage of milk is from another. This is a fun, sciencey episode where you can learn with your favorite podcast hosts about what makes human milk so special!
If you’ve had a baby with jaundice you already know how stressful that can be. Maybe your doctor told you that baby needed formula, or that you needed to pump more milk. You probably lost sleep and sanity keeping up with treatment and feeding baby.
Today on the Milk Minute Maureen and Heather dive deep into jaundice. Join your friends to learn about the physiology behind why your baby turns yellow and what we can do about it!