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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. 187 – A Salute to Veterans and Breastfeeding: Protecting moms who served. Interview with Dr. Jill Inderstrodt

It’s Veterans Day and we want to commend our breastfeeding veterans and military families. Today we chat with Dr. Jill Inderstrodt about her research with mothers who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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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. 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. 168- How to Support your Breastfeeding Friends: Interview with a Childless-Auntie

Join Heather and Maureen for a feminist frolic to Spinster City as they interview Heather’s single, childfree friend Abigail. They ask the hard-hitting questions and break it down to the heart of our weird cultural war between parents and non-parents. The gals talk building community and finding support from childfree friends in unexpected ways – especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Ep. 151- Plant Medicine for Breastfeeding: Interview with Mel Mutterspaugh

Today on the Milk Minute join us to chat with Mel Mutterspaugh, founder of The Herbalist’s Path. Mel is a clinical herbalist, environmental educator, mother, wilderness therapist, and podcast host! She’s hopping on the podcast today to chat about ways that you can use safe and effective herbal remedies in your every day life. She wants to inspire everyone to take better care of themselves and the planet by bringing herbalism back into every home. Tune in to learn more!

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Ep. 148- From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Interview with Cynthia Changyit Levin

As parents we are very passionate about making the world a better place for our children to grow up in. Did you ever think that makes you the perfect advocate for making effective political changes? Well, Cynthia Changyit Levin does! Today the Milk Minute brings you a conversation with Levin, author of “From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started.”

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Ep. 143- Breastfeeding in Appalachia in 1930-1950: Interview with Alpha Ellison Cook

Today the Milk Minute brings you a very special interview. Travel with Heather down to Logan county WV to meet with Alpha Ellison Cook. Grandma Alphie tells us all about raising children in very different circumstances than we do now. This interview recalls so much of what we’ve learned in many of our history episodes and shows us just how those things impacted real people. Our elders have such valuable insight, and your hosts at the Milk Minute feel honored to document some of that with you today!

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Ep. 139- Breastfeeding TWINS- Interview with expert Lindsay Castiglione, BS, IBCLC

Twin parents, tune in! This week the Milk Minute welcomes Lindsay Castiglione from Full Hearts Collaborative. Lindsay is a talented IBCLC and mother of two sets of twins! She joins us today to talk about the unique challenges of feeding multiples with a focus on preparation and education.