Breastfeeding in the first 3 days postpartum can be both challenging and magical. It’s normal for mothers to face difficulties in the initial days, but important to recognize and appreciate the progress you’re making in your breastfeeding journey. Even when you’re doing everything right it can feel like it’s not working or it’s going wrong. Maureen and Heather are here to make you feel better and give you some guidelines and key indicators that you are in fact…crushing it. Send this to a friend who’s pregnant so they know what to expect the first three days postpartum!
This week on the Milk Minute, Maureen and Heather had the honor of interviewing the founder and CEO of Latched Mama, Melissa Wirt. Melissa is a mother of six, certified lactation counselor, and the inspiring working mom behind Latched Mama, the breastfeeding apparel company and online motherhood community.
Melissa created more than just a clothing company, but a compassionate place that adapts to the needs of their employees with some incredible parental leave and lactation support. Enjoy a real, raw and inspiring chat with Heather and Maureen’s newest friend in the women-owned business community and treat yourself to 15% off a purchase using code MilkMinute15.
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!
Those 48+ hours you spend in the hospital while having your baby can be the longest you’ve ever experienced. Constant checks, uncomfortable bed, noise, lights, on top of labor and postpartum recovery. No wonder breastfeeding is so challenging!Today the Milk Minute tackles how to survive your hospital stay with your favorite co-hosts tips and tricks. Listen in for packing lists, sleep strategies, self-advocacy tips, and much more!
Fenugreek, is it our friend or foe? If you’re making milk you’ve probably noticed advertisements for herbal supplements to “boost” your supply, or maybe you see lactation cookies and shakes online or at the store. Many, many of these include an herb called Fenugreek as a key ingredient; but does it help? Does it hurt? How do you know whether or not this herb is for you? Tune into the Milk Minute today and join Heather and Maureen to look into the history and current use of this herb, exploring its cultural significance and its clinical study.
Tune in to hear the hosts of the Milk Minute chat with Stephanie King, owner of My Essential Birth and host of the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy Podcast. Stephanie has years of experience as a childbirth educator and doula and created My Essential Birth as a way to provide a comprehensive, evidence based online birth course. Tune in today to take a step toward preparing for your holistic, empowered birth!
Today Maureen and Heather interview Kelly and Celia, founders of The Drop! The Drop is a new app supporting a growing movement of cooperative feeding. Their innovative and free program matches milk donors to recipients, and helps families build a network of supply and support. Join the Milk Minute to learn all about it!
Current events have been challenging to keep up with, every day feels like the headlines are making history globally and here in the USA. Today on the Milk Minute your hosts have a little candid chit chat about what’s going on in the US and how it affects our listeners. M & H talk about the Supreme Court, the PUMP act, the Formula act, and more. Join them for a little bonus mid-week mini-sode.
Did you know that you can lactate even if you’ve never been pregnant? The Milk Minute is here to explain how with the help of Chrissy Fleishman. Chrissy is an intersex advocate and two time mom through surrogacy who has successfully induced lactation for both of her babies! This interview is inspiring and educational, so don’t miss it.
Okay. I will finally do the reveal. We’re talking about formula shortages and relactation today. Yeah. We wanted to bring you in slow to reduce the fear-mongering that has been going around the internet and the media, and just give you the actual facts of how we got here and then what you can do about it.