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.
Heather and Maureen dig into how breastmilk composition changes from birth to weaning. They answer questions such as: Why is colostrum different from other milk?How does milk change for toddlers? Should we worry about feeding milk from a different age? Let’s dig into just how different each stage of milk is from another. This is a fun, sciencey episode where you can learn with your favorite podcast hosts about what makes human milk so special!
So you’re almost finished weaning, now what? All that support and information for your continued breastfeeding journey just seems to dry up when you say, “I’m done.”
What does weaning feel like? Should you worry about mastitis? Will you go on an emotional roller-coaster from hormones? What the heck is going to happen!?!
Join Maureen and Heather to chat about life after weaning as they answer all these questions and more!
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.
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: Tune in this week as M&H get into one of the most popular and most questioned topics surrounding breastfeeding – weaning. So many factors come into play when considering weaning: timing and psychological effects being some of the biggest! It’s something we all go through! Listen to learn what might happen when […]