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Ep. 152- 5 Steps to DeClutter Your Breastfeeding Gear

Feel like you’re drowning in lactation gear? Pumps, massagers, heating pads, bags, collection cups, bottles – where do you even out it all? How can you fit it all in a bag for work?

Today Heather guides us through de-cluttering your gear, while Maureen admits to just how much stuff she’s accumulated in the last two years! This episode was made for you to work while you listen! Pause and re-organize with each step, then keep listening.

Let the Milk Minute help you sort through your stuff and make it manageable again!

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Ep. 151- Plant Medicine for Breastfeeding: Interview with Mel Mutterspaugh

Today on the Milk Minute join us to chat with Mel Mutterspaugh, founder of The Herbalist’s Path. Mel is a clinical herbalist, environmental educator, mother, wilderness therapist, and podcast host! She’s hopping on the podcast today to chat about ways that you can use safe and effective herbal remedies in your every day life. She wants to inspire everyone to take better care of themselves and the planet by bringing herbalism back into every home. Tune in to learn more!

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Ep. 150- Conceiving While Breastfeeding: Let’s talk Infertility Treatments

Are you experiencing infertility while breastfeeding?A lot of people want to expand their family soon after having a baby, only to find its not as easy as they hoped. Maybe your period hasn’t returned yet or maybe you aren’t ovulating regularly, and breastfeeding might be playing a role. Is weaning the only option?This week on the Milk Minute, Maureen and Heather chat about infertility treatments during lactation!

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Ep. 149- Is Breastfeeding Good Birth Control?

Is breastfeeding birth control? There are so many misconceptions around fertility and lactation, so today on the Milk Minute your friends are tackling this topic! Lets dig into the Lactation Amenorrhea Method of birth control and chat about how to use it, how effective it is, and why we do or don’t recommend it.

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Ep. 148- From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Interview with Cynthia Changyit Levin

As parents we are very passionate about making the world a better place for our children to grow up in. Did you ever think that makes you the perfect advocate for making effective political changes? Well, Cynthia Changyit Levin does! Today the Milk Minute brings you a conversation with Levin, author of “From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started.”

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Ep. 147- Baby Slept Through the Night: How to Manage Your Boobs

So, your baby started sleeping through the night…but your boobs didn’t! Should you wake to pump? Should you sleep when baby sleeps? How can you prevent mastitis or maintain your milk supply?Join Maureen and Heather today on the Milk Minute to answer all of these questions and more! Listen to your favorite LCs chat about managing your milk production when baby isn’t moderating it for you.

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Ep. 146 – Popping On and Off the Breast: What gives?!

One of the most common breastfeeding problems is when baby just won’t stay latched! Popping on and off through feeds is frustrating for both parent and baby. Today Maureen and Heather chat about how they manage this issue in consultation and what some possible causes and solutions are. This problem is complex, but your friends at the Milk Minute are here to help!

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Ep. 145- Crossover Episode: Night weaning- A consult with Laura from BFP

Today your faithful hosts do things a little differently! Join Laura Birek from the Big Fat Positive podcast to have an informal night weaning consult on the Milk Minute. A lot of parents struggle with breastfeeding at night and today Maureen and Heather go over several strategies you can use to change things for the better!

Tune into the Big Fat Positive podcast next week to hear us chat with Laura and Shanna about the results of Laura’s night weaning.

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Ep. 143- Breastfeeding in Appalachia in 1930-1950: Interview with Alpha Ellison Cook

Today the Milk Minute brings you a very special interview. Travel with Heather down to Logan county WV to meet with Alpha Ellison Cook. Grandma Alphie tells us all about raising children in very different circumstances than we do now. This interview recalls so much of what we’ve learned in many of our history episodes and shows us just how those things impacted real people. Our elders have such valuable insight, and your hosts at the Milk Minute feel honored to document some of that with you today!

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Ep. 142- Breastfeeding and Toddler Behavior Issues: Interview with Expert Gia Gambaro Blount

Join the Milk Minute for some solutions! Your favorite hosts were absolutely delighted to speak with Gia Gambaro Blount on toddler behavior issues. Gia is a parenting expert with over 20 years of experience helping thousands of families. Gia uses her Masters in early childhood education on the podcast today to help Heather and Maureen figure out the root of toddler behavior issues and practical steps you can take to change them.

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Ep. 141- Breastfeeding a Toddler- Maureen & Lyra Update!

What started out as an update episode on breastfeeding a toddler ends up as some real, raw parenting confessions and vulnerabilities. Raising kids is far from easy, and your hosts at the Milk Minute are no strangers to mom-stress. This week join Maureen and Heather to have some real down and dirty parenting talk.

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