What started out as an update episode on breastfeeding a toddler ends up as some real, raw parenting confessions and vulnerabilities. Raising kids is far from easy, and your hosts at the Milk Minute are no strangers to mom-stress. This week join Maureen and Heather to have some real down and dirty parenting talk.
We know how frustrating breast refusal can be. It’s hard not to take it personally thinking, “What’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t my baby want me?” Today on the Milk Minute Heather and Maureen tackle long term breast refusal and short term nursing strikes. They discuss possible causes and strategy for getting baby back to nursing. There is still hope, and your favorite podcast hosts are here to help you find it.
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.
Show Notes: Have you ever wondered why you pump 2 ounces and someone else can pump 6? Or why some people pump every 2 hours and others pump every 4? Today, Heather and Maureen tackle the big question of breast storage capacity and refill rates. Essentially, how much milk you can actually hold at one […]
Show Notes Whether you are pumping, exclusively breastfeeding or a mixture of both… oversupply can effect you. During this episode, Heather and Maureen dive into the meaning of oversupply; what it is, how it works, why it happens and the steps to take to successfully regulate, as well as guidance for parents on how to […]
Show Notes: There are so many recommendations on the internet about how to “fix” your supply issues. How do you know which will work for you? Also… WHY do they work? Power pumping, bra/no bra, pump before feeds, pump between feeds, block feed… ahhhhh! During this episode, Heather and Maureen dive into regulating supply; how […]
Show Notes: Join Maureen and Heather to speak with returning guest Laura Birek, co-host of the Big Fat Positive Podcast, as they talk all about tandem feeding. This episode is a great resource for parents who are wondering if tandem feeding is right for them and for parents already on that journey. They cover […]
Show Notes: Join us for a chat with neuroscientist, Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, about how meditation can help you with your: Milk ejection reflex, anxiety about pumping, and self-compassion with the struggles of breastfeeding in general. Dr. Julie was also kind enough to lead us through a 15-minute meditation that you can come back to […]
Show Notes: M&H get into the topic of hand expression. This is a simple trick that every lactating person needs to know! Listen in to learn how when and why to do it! Don’t miss this episode! Listener Question: She has a massively clogged duct; she’s tried everything she knows to fix and nothing […]
Show Notes: M&H get into the sensitive topic of lactation cookies that claim to help you with lactation. Returning guest Alasen Zarndt, the Nutrition Doula, helps us comprehend the nutritional impact of what actually happens in your body when you eat lactation cookies. Listener Question: “If you only pump, how much breastmilk do you […]