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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome to our holiday episode, about mastitis!
1:00 The Milk Minute Alcove Award of the Week!
2:13 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
3:15 The weekly listener question
5:25 Thank you to our sponsor Taking Cara Babies Sleep Courses
6:20 Let’s get into it: mastitis
6:35 Why mastitis is the holiday topic
7:05 What is mastitis?
8:35 Tips to deal with mastitis
10:55 Thank you to our sponsor Aeroflow
12:50 On to tip #1: support your immune system
15:12 Breathing exercises for stress reduction
16:45 Self-talk to ease yourself
17:05 Tip #2: boundaries
17:55 Set specific goals
19:35 Suggested boundary: no one kisses baby!
20:43 Let’s talk about compromising
21:50 Tip #3: learn to say, No
24:35 If the party’s not fun, leave!
25:05 Tip #4: versatile baby wearing (do it!)
26:15 Baby and baby wrap: they’ll adjust to it
26:36 Start baby wearing in first days, if possible
28:23 Baby wearing: the key to others not holding baby
29:15 A baby carrier can work, too
30:20 Tip #5: advocating, as a family
31:50 We don’t want you to get mastitis
32:00 Free mastitis help PDF, just in case (see show notes!)
33:20 The 5 tips recap
34:05 We love you, happy holidays!
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Credits and Contact
Thanks to Cherie Louise Turner for editing and production and to Lindsay Brett Carothers for her musical stylings of our intro and outro.
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