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Ep. 200 – Celebrate 200 Episodes with the Milk Minute

Welcome to the 200th Milk Minute episode! It’s been 3 years of sharing all things lactation, body positivity, relationships, and mental health. Your favorite midwife and lactation professional hosts sit down to both acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments with this podcast and in life. Heather and Maureen reflect on who they were and who they’ve become through this incredible journey they’ve had the pleasure of recording week after week.

Join us as we celebrate this Milk Minute milestone!

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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.

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Ep. 191- Encore: Popping On and Off the Breast

One of the most common breastfeeding problems is when baby just won’t stay latched! Popping on and off through feeds is frustrating for both parent and baby. Today we chat about how we manage this issue in consultation and what some possible causes and solutions are. This problem is complex, but your friends at the Milk Minute are here to help!

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Ep. 190- Delivery Story: Heather HAD A BABY!

We interrupt your scheduled Milk Minute episodes to bring you a special birthday announcement! Our little podcast baby arrived just after 39 weeks and we made a special little recording just for you.

If this is your first time listening, here’s a recap: Nine months ago Heather surprised Maureen by announcing her pregnancy on the Milk Minute and asking Maureen to be her (homebirth) midwife. From this Beyond the Boob was born; a spin off from the Milk Minute where we took time to just focus on the pregnancy.

Since then its been a wild ride of TMI, prenatal education, and so much more. Today we bring you a very anticipated episode where we document the last prenatal and birth of the baby! While this isn’t the full birth story, we kept a mic set up for updates during labor and kept a little captain’s log just for you. Enjoy some birth deets and raw emotions and get excited for the full story next week!!

If you want to hear the birth story and every other week of Beyond the Boob there’s still time to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or on our Patreon at www.patreon.com/milkminutepodcast

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Ep. 188- Encore: World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day and we want to give a shout out to all of our amazing premie-parents!

We’re still on a break over here at the Milk Minute, so please enjoy one of our favorite episodes with a new twist. If you want more new content please head over to our spin-off show: Beyond the Boob. We’ll be continuing to churn out postpartum updates over there each week while Heather takes her maternity leave. Please consider supporting us by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/milkminutepodcast . By joining our Patreon you get exclusive access to each and every episode of Beyond the Boob plus early, ad-free Milk Minute episodes AND behind the scenes photos and videos.

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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!