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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.

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Ep. 185- To Carry Wonder: Interview with Emese Parker

The Milk Minute welcomes author and very special guest, Emese Parker, who wrote a new kind of pregnancy book, To Carry Wonder: A Memoir and Guide to Adventures in Pregnancy and Beyond. It combines stories and art with evidence-based information on all 4 trimesters of pregnancy with a BIG mental health focus (which we love). It also includes her personal memoir of her pregnancy journey, which Heather has thoroughly enjoyed reading during her pregnancy! Emese is a WHNP, MPH, and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist. She literally could not be more qualified to write this gem of a book and we are so lucky to have her. Make sure to check out the links below to get your own copy of her WONDERful book!

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Ep. 183- Latched Mama Interview with Founder and CEO Melissa Wirt

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.

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Ep. 178- Breastfeeding Friendly Bottle Feeding

Are you having trouble with your breastfed baby taking a bottle? Maybe you’re heading back to work and you’re nervous their caregiver won’t be able to feed them. Today on the Milk Minute, Maureen and Heather share what they’ve learned as providers when it comes to bottle feeding and breastfeeding.

They chat about their personal favorite bottles, why they love them and help you find the bottle that’s right for you and your baby. It’s absolutely possible to bottle feed in a way that decreases impact on breastfeeding and your favorite breastfeeding podcast hosts are here to tell you how!

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Ep. 169- Indigenous Breastfeeding with Angie Sanchez

Today we welcome Angie Sanchez to the Milk Minute! Angie is an indigenous woman who is currently a PhD student at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on increasing access to breastfeeding support resources in Indigenous communities. She joins us on the podcast to discuss her work and the importance of supporting culturally appropriate indigenous breastfeeding practices. Angie is fundraising for her project so lets show her some Milk Minute love by contributing! You can help meet the needs of tribal communities in Michigan through the Sacred Waters Collective right now.

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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. 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. 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. 159- Microplastics in Breastmilk

Remember all those articles about microplastics in human milk last year? Well your friends at the Milk Minute are finally tackling the topic.

Why is this happening? Can we do anything to change it? Should we be worried?

Tune in this week to hear all that and more as Heather and Maureen pick apart the tricky topic of microplastic contamination in the human body.

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Ep. 144- Breastfeeding questions answered: A lightning round

Milk Minute fans are always sending in amazing questions, and addressing just one per episode isn’t enough! Today on the pod Heather and Maureen do a lightening round of random questions that have been waiting in the queue. Enjoy quick answers and have some fun today with your favorite hosts!