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Ep 165 – Am I making Skim Milk!? Human milk fat and infant weight gain

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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!

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Listener Question: How do you handle when people keep asking for breastfeeding advice and then don’t ever take it?

Mentioned in this episode:
Ep 164 Breastmilk Composition
Ep. 84- Let’s Talk Nipple Shields!

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