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.
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.
Has anyone ever told you that you need to change your diet to make more fat in your milk? Maybe it was a pediatric provider suggesting that if you could only increase the fat content of your milk, your baby would gain weight properly. Or maybe you saw someone post a picture of a thicc fat plug on their pumped milk, promising that you could have one too if only you did X, Y, and Z! Well today your podcast besties dig into the science of lipidology in human milk! What kind of fats we have in our milk, how our babies use them, and how it really affects infant weight gain. This one does have some good data and we hope it’s reassuring for you!
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.
Cha- cha- cha- cha- changes! Turn and face the exciting news with your favorite cohosts on the Milk Minute. Today Maureen and Heather record one last episode while they prepare to pack up the trusty, dusty (literally) studio and move across town. Tune in for some surprise announcements about how the podcast is growing!
Have you ever turned over a hair or skin care product and seen that warning tucked onto the bottom of the label in fine print? How can you tell when it’s based on evidence or a worry over liability? Today on the Milk Minute Maureen and Heather chat about actual risks to consider when making purchases.
So, your baby started sleeping through the night…but your boobs didn’t! Should you wake to pump? Should you sleep when baby sleeps? How can you prevent mastitis or maintain your milk supply?Join Maureen and Heather today on the Milk Minute to answer all of these questions and more! Listen to your favorite LCs chat about managing your milk production when baby isn’t moderating it for you.
Today your faithful hosts do things a little differently! Join Laura Birek from the Big Fat Positive podcast to have an informal night weaning consult on the Milk Minute. A lot of parents struggle with breastfeeding at night and today Maureen and Heather go over several strategies you can use to change things for the better!
Tune into the Big Fat Positive podcast next week to hear us chat with Laura and Shanna about the results of Laura’s night weaning.
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!
Join the us today as Maureen and Heather decode the breastmilk “letdown”. Learn more about how the milk ejection reflex works and how we can use knowledge about physiology to our advantage! We can be smarter than our boobs, right? Learn to hack the letdown, only on the Milk Minute.