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Ep. 188- Encore: World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day and we want to give a shout out to all of our amazing premie-parents!

We’re still on a break over here at the Milk Minute, so please enjoy one of our favorite episodes with a new twist. If you want more new content please head over to our spin-off show: Beyond the Boob. We’ll be continuing to churn out postpartum updates over there each week while Heather takes her maternity leave. Please consider supporting us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/milkminutepodcast . By joining our Patreon you get exclusive access to each and every episode of Beyond the Boob plus early, ad-free Milk Minute episodes AND behind the scenes photos and videos.

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Ep. 166- Do I need to Pump and Dump?

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.

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

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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Ep. 164 – Breastmilk Composition Changes from Birth to Weaning

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!

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Ep. 163- Jaundice and Breastfeeding: Why so yellow?

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!

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Ep. 161- Why is my breastmilk blue? Milk colors and what they mean

Ever found yourself googling, “why is my breastmilk blue?”

Today the Milk Minute is tackling the mystery of breastmilk colors with science! Find out what components of your milk give it pigmentation and what that means for you. Come around the rainbow with Maureen and Heather as they cover every color from red to purple! Don’t miss this one.

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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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Ep. 126- Getting Baby Back to the Breast

We know how frustrating breast refusal can be. It’s hard not to take it personally thinking, “What’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t my baby want me?” Today on the Milk Minute Heather and Maureen tackle long term breast refusal and short term nursing strikes. They discuss possible causes and strategy for getting baby back to nursing. There is still hope, and your favorite podcast hosts are here to help you find it.

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Ep. 110 Pump Review Pt. 2

Join your favorite podcast for part two of the breast pump review series! Today Maureen talks about her experience with the Freemie and Imani (Legendairy Milk) pumps. Hear more candid thoughts on how these pumps do and don’t work for the parents who really need them.

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Ep 108- Lifecycle of the Breast

It’s time to get nerdy with your favorite cohosts! This week, Maureen and Heather dig way back to the very beginning of human breast development, and follow it all the way through weaning. This one is for all the providers and science lovers listening! Let’s get together and talk about hormones, growth and development, gender and sex, puberty, cellular differentiation, and more!