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Ep. 210- Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

Can you reduce the risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding? Today on the Milk Minute we talk about breastfeeding, breast cancer, and what the science says about their correlation. While it’s wonderful that so many of us make self-less choices as parents, we also want to tell you that it’s okay to consider the benefits to you, your body, and your life when deciding what to do with and for your children. Tune in to learn more!

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Ep. 209- Daycare and Milk Storage: Heather’s personal struggles

Today on the Milk Minute we’re sharing all of Heather’s struggles when it comes to storing milk at daycare and life with baby while also running a business. You read that right. The CNM, IBCLC, and founder of a breastfeeding business and podcast still struggles when it comes to lactation and life with a newborn. Both Maureen and Heather know the struggle of balancing work, life, and keeping their little ones fed and happy.

Let’s face it, dropping your baby off with someone else can be tough. We’re here to normalize those feelings of guilt or hopelessness and offer up some tips for making the daycare transition a little bit easier.

So whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, grab a cup of coffee (or let’s be real, a glass of wine) and join us as we laugh, cry, and navigate this crazy journey called motherhood together. Because when it comes to breastfeeding, milk storage, and daycare dilemmas, we’ve got your back. Here’s to embracing the chaos and finding beauty in the struggle, one Milk Minute at a time.

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Ep. 206 – Ceres Chill Updates: Interview with CEO and Founder Lisa Myers

Today on the Milk Minute, Maureen and Heather reunite with one of their favorite people in the breastfeeding world, Lisa Myers, Founder and CEO of Ceres Chill. If you’ve been listening to the Milk Minute, you already know how much they love Ceres Chill and all it’s done to improve the lives of breastfeeding mothers everywhere.

Listen in as they reminisce about old memories and celebrate how far Ceres Chill has come, including exciting updates about patents and innovations.

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Ep. 204- Black Maternal Health and Breastfeeding: Interview with Dr. Toya

This week on the Milk Minute we focus on black maternal health and breastfeeding. Our expert guest is Dr. La Toya Luces-Sampson, a board-certified OBGYN, wife, and mom from Trinidad and Tobago with over a decade of experience. As an entrepreneur, speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Toya found her path out of burn out through entrepreneurship and now uses her social media platforms to educate women so that they are empowered to take charge of their reproductive health and advocate for themselves. Join Maureen and Heather as they host yet another incredible interview!

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Ep. 201 – Return to sex and physical intimacy postpartum – Interview with Connie Lappa

Today on the Milk Minute we’re talking about sex postpartum while breastfeeding. Sex and physical intimacy postpartum can be a touchy subject, but we’re here to help! Our special guest for the day is Connie Lappa, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in individual and couples therapy, sex therapy, infertility and pregnancy loss, postpartum mood disorders and more. Today’s interview delivers expert advice when it comes to restoring a sexual connection with your partner, navigating low libido, increasing intimacy, and how to communicate with your partner about all of the above. Tune in for some words of wisdom and achieve the sex life you’ve been dreaming about (yes, even after a baby)!

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Ep. 199- Breastfeeding in The First 3 Days Postpartum

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!

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Ep. 198 – Come Together and Create Lasting Sexual Connections (even after a baby)-Interview with Emily Nagoski, PhD

Get ready for some real talk on The Milk Minute Podcast! Today Maureen and Heather welcome their new friend, favorite author, and podcast guest, Emily Nagoski! Emily is the award-winning author of the New York Times best selling, “Come As You Are” and the “Come As You Are Workbook,” and coauthor, with her sister, Amelia, of New York Times bestseller “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.” Her next book, “Come Together: The Science (and Art!) of Creating Lasting Sexual Connections” will be out in just 4 days and it is nothing short of incredible.

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Ep. 197 – Welcome Back! What I Learned from Birth #3

Welcome back to the Milk Minute! Maureen and Heather are back from their hiatus and finally finished with holiday madness. Today we recap Heather’s birth and postpartum experience for those of you who don’t also listen to Beyond the Boob. We also chat about the way Heather has changed as a clinician after her recent trouble breastfeeding baby Martie.

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Ep. 196 – Encore: Let’s Talk Nipple Shields

Ahh… nipple shields! Some call them friends, some call them foes. This episode covers it all! Listen in as Maureen and Heather talk through nipple shields, what they are, how and when to properly use them and how to help wean baby off of the shield once they are able to get a great latch without it. Don’t miss this one!

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Ep. 192 – Encore: Caffeine and Breastfeeding

Let’s talk about caffeine! Every parents’ BFF is their morning coffee, but is it safe during lactation? Join Heather & Maureen as they share what we know and what the guidelines say now.