Nipple pain, pumping friction, and chaffing. Sound familiar? This week on the Milk Minute, Heather and Maureen sit down with cofounders of CoBoo to discuss their revolutionary pumping spray. Jenny and Michelle are incredible sisters, mothers and businesswomen that have changed the pumping game. As mothers we go through a lot to provide for our children. Great news! Pain and suffering while pumping is about to become a thing of the past, all thanks to the incredible dream team behind CoBoo.
Are you worried breast augmentation will affect your breastfeeding journey? Maybe you want implants, but you’ve been told you can’t breastfeed with them. Today on the Milk Minute Heather gets personal about her breast implants and the story regarding why, when and what exactly she had done (not that getting personal is anything new for the podcast). Breastfeeding with implants is very much possible…she did it with Heidi and plans to with baby #3. Listen in for an honest review of her experience and we hope it will help you make decisions regarding your own breast augmentation.
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!
This week on the Milk Minute, Heather and Maureen talk about one of their most asked about topics – cluster feeding. They get brutally honest when it comes to the reality of cluster feeding and that is, it can be a real B**CH. Don’t worry – they’ve got tips to help get you through those days that seem to last an eternity. So what exactly is cluster feeding? Is your baby cluster feeding? Is there a timeline for it? Can you predict and plan for it? They answer all these questions and more in today’s episode. Tune in to hear about how you can feel more prepared and confident when the dreaded cluster feedings happen.
Today on the Milk Minute we learn all about Heather’s birth plan and everything she’d like to do differently with baby #3 from birthing, immediately after birth, lactation, diapers, to anything and everything postpartum. Your two lactation BFFs and favorite cohosts get personal while sharing life updates as well as some announcements about the podcast. Tune in to hear how Heather is preparing to make #3 her best birth and postpartum yet with the help of her midwife, Maureen.
This week on the Milk Minute, your favorite hosts talk all about…you guessed it, nipples. Heather’s bump has been in the spotlight but today they’re shining a light on different kinds of bumps. Maybe you’ve wondered, “What are those bumps on my nipples? Should I pop them?” (Spoiler alert: you shouldn’t!) “Does milk come out of those bumps? What exactly is an areola?”
Maureen and Heather answer all of these questions and more when it comes to those two extra sensitive milk dispensers on your chest. Tune in for an episode on anatomy and learn more about how your body is incredibly designed to facilitate breastfeeding.
Today on the Milk Minute Heather and Maureen tackle the hot topic of dairy allergies. Most of their patients who are dealing with this are on strict elimination diets and have persistent PTSD from symptoms in their infant. It can be incredibly frustrating and incredibly confusing. Not to mention the “cure” is really disruptive to our lives (aka- no cheese?) and the real test is reintroduction?!
Tune in as we try to break this down for you in simpler terms and hope that we can give you some peace of mind!
Heather and Maureen tackle one of the hardest questions clients bring into them today: “Should I stop breastfeeding?” Knowing when to truly throw the towel in and change your plans is extremely hard for some folks, particularly when so much value has been placed on your breastfeeding relationship – whether by you or others. This episode is here to reassure you that it’s ok to ask that question, and it’s ok to answer it with “now”. Your friends at the Milk Minute recorded this episode to help you find the next best step for YOU and your family.
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.
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.