All About Breastfeeding

By Lori J. Isenstadt IBCLC

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Lori Jill Isenstadt from All About Breastfeeding is on a mission to normalize breastfeeding..... all around the world. She has interviews with Dr Dawn Obrecht, Abby Theuring, Jessica Shortall, Dr. Jack Newman, Maureen Minchin and more. Learn from mothers who are actively breastfeeding, sharing their personal stories of breastfeeding with ease and babies who just know exactly what to do. Hear intimate stories from mothers about their struggles and pain with breastfeeding. Everyday moms sharing extraordinary stories of what life was like behind their breastfeeding doors. Get help with common concerns such as low milk supply, oversupply, babies who are tongue and lip tied, premature babies, sick babies who are breastfeeding as well as babies who have had surgeries such as heart and cleft surgeries. Book authors and physicians who are huge breastfeeding supporters share their expertise as they all have a common interest. To normalize breastfeeding. Lori interviews mothers and professionals about breastfeeding as it relates to pregnancy childbirth postpartum mothering and newborn parenting

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AAB 368 Surrogacy and breastfeeding with Lisa Perez
49:40

Lisa, I am 35 years old. I am married to my husband Cesar. We have two girls Breanna 14 and Gaby 8, we also have a dog and we live in Oregon. I am a 2 time gestational surrogate and am currently pumping and donating to the preemie milk bank.

 

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Jul 15, 2019
AAB 367 Return from vacation and questions from Facebook group
44:17

Our son graduated from residency program in Washington. We vacationed in Washington and Oregon

Jul 08, 2019
AAB 366 Pacifiers and the breastfed baby
17:29

Here are the pros and cons of using a pacifier for the breastfeeding mom

 

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Jun 24, 2019
AAB 365 Busting some Breastfeeding myths- abrupt weaning
24:31
I am going to share with you some examples of reasons moms are given to wean - 
 
You have  been diagnosed with a breast infection and are told you need to wean.  I am telling you,  It is rare that you need to wean.
You have had a breast abscess that needs to be treated and you are told that you need to wean.  I am telling you, it is rare that you need to wean. 
 

 

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https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/

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Jun 17, 2019
AAB 364 Dealing with significant effects of maternal emotional states on pregnancies, labor, birth and early baby care.
27:15

Talking about ways to reduce mother's stress during pregnancy and birth

 

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http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/

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Jun 11, 2019
AAB 363 How stress affects birth, newborns and breastfeeding
01:09:54

insightful interview with Mariana who is an incredible women who works closely with mothers and babies and children 

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Jun 03, 2019
AAB 362 Beauty and the Beast:breastfeeding and hard times
30:41

For some breastfeeding comes really easy to mom and baby and apart from a normal degree of worry and concern about your baby getting enough or is everything going okay, everything is actually going fabulous. This is not what I will be talking about today. This show is about breastfeeding and hard times.

May 28, 2019
AAB 361 Breastfeeding Babies - Nursing in public
25:28

My name is Autumn and I am an ASU student. Im a breastfeeding college mom who was recently assigned a persuasive speech topic. I was able to pick so i decided to choose something im struggling with now which is being shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. Would you be up for helping me with an interview on why we should normalize breastfeeding instead of making it something to do in a private manor?

 

I feel awful that Autumn or anyone else who has been shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. I know that I am very much into the world of breastfeeding mothers and so it is easy for me to say that I just don’t get it. But, honestly, I just don’t get it. Gosh, no matter what anyones personal opinion is, the primary purpose of our breasts is to feed our babies, is to keep our babies alive through the nourishment and hydration we offer and the primary way our babies grow and thrive from newborn to infant to toddler. Our human milk is meant for our human babies and plain and simple and for untold amount of years, it has been a matter of survival.

May 20, 2019
AAB 360 Unsupportive Breastfeeding
35:15

I will focus on the postpartum household.  There are some of the commonalities that I see going on in postpartum households where breastfeeding is not supported.  We will talk about how this can negatively affect your recovery and confidence level.  I will also be giving you some of my favorite tips on what you can do to prevent from getting into this situation in the first place and what you can do if you just happen to find yourself stuck with unsupportive people who are now staying in your home.

 

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Grab Your Ebook - The New Mother's Survival Guide - Practical tips for the new mother:
https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/

Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/

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May 13, 2019
AAB 359 Breastfeeding and Insurance Coverage
26:15

When it comes to Healthcare in the United States as it relates to lactation services, it is pretty piss poor.  While there are a few insurance companies providing reimbursement, we have a long way to go for full coverage for everyone. 

 

 

Are you looking for help with breastfeeding?
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Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
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May 06, 2019
AAB 358 The top 5 breastfeeding positions
22:20

The top 5 breastfeeding positions. Which one is best for you? The best one for you is the one where you and your baby are both comfortable and relaxed, and you don't have to strain to hold the position or keep nursing.  My best advice is to recognize that there are no cookie cutter answers and be open to experimenting. 

 

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Apr 29, 2019
AAB 357 New Parenthood and Sleep Deprivation
32:35

Tips on how you can prevent sleep deprivation and enjoy your new baby to the fullest.

 

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Apr 22, 2019
AAB 356 Nipple shields and breastfeeding - do they go together?
20:19

Nipple shields are frequently given to moms in the hospital before discharge... through.........the shield could be a hindrance to successful breastfeeding

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Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
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Apr 15, 2019
AAB 355 Weaning from breastfeeding and pumping
20:03

Weaning – by definition means to gradually take away, to detach. An optimal way for moms to go about the weaning process is for it to happen gradually and with love.  Optimal, but not always possible. 

 

 

Are you looking for help with breastfeeding?
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Breastfeeding class
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Grab Your Ebook - The New Mother's Survival Guide - Practical tips for the new mother:
https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/

Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/

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Apr 12, 2019
AAB 354 Breastfeeding Pain and What is Normal and What is Not – The Real Deal
21:52

 

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Apr 08, 2019
AAB 353 My La Leche League Moment
14:37

Lori talks about lessons learned when meeting Stacy, who was tearful and exhausted when she came in for her consult.

 

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Apr 01, 2019
AAB 352 The top 2 most common mistakes parents make in the early days of breastfeeding
25:22

The top 2 most common mistakes parents make in the early days of breastfeeding

Mistake # 1 - 
 
NOt having a good working knowledge of how the breast makes milk and this whole thing works... meaning.. how do you build up a good supply that meets your babies needs...
 
Mistake #2
 
Getting hung up on "foremilk/handmilk imbalance" or oversupply.
 

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Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
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Mar 29, 2019
AAB 351 Breastfeeding around the clock
23:58

 

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Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/

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Mar 25, 2019
AAB 350 Breastfeeding: Postpartum depression psychosis
01:04:46

Mary starts off by explaining to us how she came up with the name for her business. It all has to do with, believe it or not, how tall she is compared to the rest of Rhode Island. Mary is a middle child. Her mom breastfed all 3 children and at age 40 was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy and is doing well. She had a loving childhood and tells us that having an older sister who is severely mentally and physically handicapped has taught her to be a strong person and to be grateful for every experience she has and to be a patient person. Mary reveals that she met her husband on match.com back in the days when it was kind of “racy.” She knew as a youngster that she would always want to be around kids and music. She is grateful that she has built her career around her family and music and what makes her happy each day. Mary shares with us that she had a very easy time with breastfeeding from the beginning with her baby crawling up to the breast right after birth and she says that it was one of the coolest things that ever happened to her. She realized she had an abundant supply, so much milk that it was spraying all over the place. This actually became a problem for her because it caused her breast pain and the need to pump frequently. Her lactation consultant suggested a care plan to lower her supply so her son could have more comfortable feedings. She went through dealing with oversupply issues and then colic and dealt with it, but realizes now that she was not taking good care of herself and she just did not know any different. She felt this is what life was like with a newborn. Mary was quite transparent and talked about suffering from postpartum depression, which was diagnosed at about 1 year postpartum. Her postpartum reaction was severe and she needed an inpatient program to recover and take care of herself. Listen to her story as she shares from the heart as she had to make some very hard choices. Mary tells us about how she got into blogging and podcasting. She started blogging because she wanted to share stories about her role as a parent and have fun with it. She shares the microphone with her husband Blake on Parentpodcast where she talks about topics that she wanted to learn more information about.

Mar 18, 2019
AAB 349 How motherhood and finding her own voice helped Jan succeed with breastfeeding her daughter
52:59

Jan tells us how her childhood experiences, specifically her relationship with her mother, paved the way for her future as a psychotherapist. She describes herself as a late bloomer, in more ways than one. For example, she enrolled in Graduate School when she was 48. Jan describes how she felt when her mother told her that at 3 weeks old, Jan rejected her as she did not want to breastfeed. She shares some intimate moments related to breastfeeding her babies and how shocked she was that breastfeeding was very different with her second baby than with her first. Jan talks about the difficulty she had breastfeeding her son as she suffered with postpartum depression. She felt devastated by this and needed to get help for her depression. Jan shares her mother guilt about how her postpartum depression affected all areas of mothering her son. She also talks about her role as a Library Program Coordinator 

 

Are you looking for help with breastfeeding?
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Breastfeeding class
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Grab Your Ebook - The New Mother's Survival Guide - Practical tips for the new mother:
https://www.aabreastfeeding.com/fourth-trimester-ebook/

Grab your free Ebook Opt-in Signs breastfeeding is not going well
http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bfsigns/

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Mar 11, 2019
AAB 348 Emily Souder FIrst time mom overcoming breastfeeding struggles
Emily is a licensed clinical social worker, self-care & authenticity coach, writer, and Reiki Master. She offers coaching and Reiki to moms and mom entrepreneurs who are ready to put themselves first in a loving way. She has written 3 guides for self-reflection and is a panelist for MotherHustle, an online publication for mom entrepreneurs. Emily is a mama to 2 beautiful young ones, and is married to a guy who makes her laugh regularly. She is on her own journey of growth and loves helping others who want to expand!
 

 

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Mar 04, 2019
AAB 347 Sarah Pagura- tit stickers for breastfeeding moms
58:10

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Feb 25, 2019
AAB 346 Day in the Life of an IBCLC -Special Topics
21:02

 

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Feb 22, 2019
AAB 345 Lyndsey Hookway - author of Holistic Sleep Coaching and respected speaker, trainer and mentor.
01:11:07

 Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community.

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Feb 17, 2019
AAB 344 Breastfeeding: The Milky Way with Eve
54:16

Eve went to school for music and graduated as a classically trained vocalist and graduated with a music degree. She had every intention of going to NY and becoming rich and famous. Six months after graduation she realized that was not going to happen. Needing to pay the bills she got a job with Quickbooks. In Sept of 2001, her sister was suppose to be on Flight 93 and she lost 30% of her clients that day. Mad and angry, she joined the Navy. Eve planned on making that a career, but after the birth of her first baby, she realized she could not deploy. So, she went into the reserves, went back to Quickbooks. After the traumatic birth of her first baby for which was diagnosed with PTSD, she decided she wanted a very different experience with her second and planed a homebirth, she encapsulated her placenta and went “full on” crunchy and this was life changing.

 

 

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Feb 11, 2019
ABA 343 Day in the life of an IBCLC-Magnets, babies and breastfeeding
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Feb 08, 2019
AAB 342 Part 2 Postpartum Depression - People say that you should "just snap out of it"
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Feb 04, 2019
AAB 341 Postpartum Depression - People say that you should "just snap out of it
01:00:08

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Jan 28, 2019
AAB 340 Dr. Richard Baxter and tongue ties - Learn all about tongue, lip and buccal ties
01:00:55

Breastfeeding mothers are on the front lines. Some are struggling with breastfeeding challenges and are suffering greatly.  As they seek to find answers, some will have a visit with an IBCLC. 

Jan 21, 2019
AAB 338 listeners comments breastfeeding past 1 year and season 12 preview
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Jan 14, 2019
AAB 339 My daily life as an IBCLC
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Jan 11, 2019
AAB 337 Memories of my father
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Jan 07, 2019
AAB 336 Breastfeeding Kate Torgersen talks breastfeeding twins and being CEO of Milk Stork
55:06

Grew up in Palo Alto, CA in 1973.  Her mom was a SAHM and a dad who worked in Silicon Valley.  Kate describes her mom as someone who had wonderlust and was always looking for adventure and frequently took Kate along for the ride.  This helped give Kate a wonderful role model and gave her a sense that anything is  possible.  Her mom did not play by the rules and while she is not as adventurous her mom,  but made her comfortable with taking the risks. 

 

 

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Dec 31, 2018
AAB 335 Breastpumping - Jessica Shortall Work. Pump. Repeat
54:08

Jessica is from New Jersey. She always had an interest in womens issue and social justice issues. She was a Peace Corp volunteer, helped start up and franchise a non-profit organization, has her MBA, led her to Tom’s Shoes and built and ran the One for One program. She was the first woman to have a baby in the job. Her kids are now 5 and 2 years old now. There was so much to know about being a breastfeeding mom and pumping and returning to work and coordinating it all. She likes solving problems and the information she desperately needed, she just could not find. So, she decided to be the one to write the book she could not find. My first big trip once I returned to work was taking a trip to Nepal, without my son. I learned a lot of practical tips along the way. Like what to do when you are in a hotel room and they tell you they don’t have another refrigerator. Well, you lie! Tell them it is a medical need because when you ask nicely it is easy for them to turn you down. So you lie a little. And a medical need is respected and all of a sudden you will get a refrigerator.

 

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Dec 24, 2018
AAB 334 Introducing the All About Breastfeeding Audio Master Class
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Dec 21, 2018
AAB 333 Breastfeeding tips and tricks for the holidays
24:53

Having worked with moms during 20 something holiday seasons, I have a pretty good idea about how stressful this time of year can be for you. On the one hand, when you realized you were going to give birth around holiday time, you had daydreams of how wonderful it would be to spend your baby’s first holiday season with friends and family. This evokes all warm and fuzzy feelings and excitement. This is absolutely true, it can be warm and fuzzy and so exciting. It also has a strong tendency to be anywhere between just a little bit stressful to kind of sort but doable stress and all the way to: this is so stressful I just can’t wait for all of this to be over

 

 

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Dec 18, 2018
AAB 332 What moms worry about Where's the milk?
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Dec 14, 2018
AAB 330 Part 2 Michale Chatham - continues the discussion on the root causes of Oral Dysfunction
55:23

Michale is an active mother of 5 children as well as a home-birth, breastfeeding and natural parenting advocate who loves the beach, loves nutrition and healthy food, loves health and wellness education.  She is a problem solver, studies biochemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology for fun and has a real passion to find new ways to normalize oral function and movement..... so that babies, children and adults may: breathe well, eat well, speak well and ultimately live well

Dec 10, 2018
AAB 329 No pump, no problem use hand expression
19:22

Hand Expression or Manual Expression is one way to remove the milk from the breast.  It is a great skill for all mother's to learn as, honestly, you never know when you will need to know this.

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Dec 07, 2018
AAB 328 Part 1 Michale Chatham - addresses some of the root causes of Oral Dysfunction
50:23

My guest today is an active mother of 5 children as well as a home-birth, breastfeeding and natural parenting advocate who loves the beach, loves nutrition and healthy food, loves health and wellness education.  She is a problem solver, studies biochemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology for fun and has a real passion to find new ways to normalize oral function and movement..... so that babies, children and adults may: breathe well, eat well, speak well and ultimately live well

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Dec 03, 2018
AAB 327 Medication safety and breastfeeding
16:16

The subject of medication and breastfeeding safety can be very confusing. During your pregnancy you may have been told that you cannot take a specific medication as it is not safe for your baby growing in utero. Now that you are breastfeeding, you find out that this same medication is safe to take while breastfeeding. You just shake your head as you just don't know what to think I can totally appreciate why this might be confusing to you.

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Nov 30, 2018
AAB 326NY MIlk Bank : Interview with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz and mom Ladale Cadogan
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Nov 26, 2018
AAB 325 Holiday tips for breastfeeding mom
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Nov 20, 2018
AAB 324 What do moms worry about - Nursing in public
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Nov 16, 2018
AAB 323 A tale of 2 SNSs -"at breast supplementer."
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Nov 13, 2018
AAB 322 More things that breastfeeding moms worry about
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Nov 09, 2018
AAB 321 Breastfeeding Christine Farrugia part 2
42:17

The hospital has since been renovated and redone the layout, but when she delivered there the NICU was several floors down from the pp unit. In those first hours, when all she could think was this was a punishment for something that I did wrong. What a cruel, cruel, cruel thing to be able to hear other babies and she could not even hold mine. Her second birth was with a midwifery practice as well as my other babies. This time was in a hospital and there was an LC and she said and was sympathetic and acknowledged how difficult this task was wanting to breastfeed a baby who was in NICU. She brought me a pump and so she pumped during those early hours. At least this time, because I had pumped at work before. The breastpump was not a foreign object to her. You don’t grow up learning how to use a breastpump. Once you get it down pat, it comes easily as habitual as brushing your teeth and flossing. She brought me an electric pump and I had only used a manual pump. I told her I always had used the Avent isis pump and she said oh no that is not going to help you with a NICU baby. Christine does say that she hated the electric pump and wound up using the manual pump. It was so comfortable and it is what she was used to and did her best with. By the time she was discharged, she was still not breastfeeding.

 

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Nov 05, 2018
AAB 320 what do breastfeeding moms worry about
25:28

 

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Nov 02, 2018
AAB 319 Breastfeeding: Lori speaks with Christine Farrugia. Part 1
45:08

Christine grew up in Smithtown, NY.  She grew up with her parents, one sister who is 2 years younger than she is and a family dog.  When Christine was younger her best days were when her parents would take her to 2 different libraries in the same day.  She has always been an avid reader, a major, major library user,a huge fan of the library, and has written poetry. She always knew she wanted to be a writer or do something with books  and she also thought a lot about teaching.  Christine got a minor in journalism and her major is in English Literature.  She worked in the library as a high school kid as a page and continued to work in libraries

 

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Oct 29, 2018
aab 318 Is it safe to drink alcohol when breastfeeding?
16:19

Lori digs further into the question of drinking and breastfeeding

 

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Oct 27, 2018
AAB 317 Michelle Beckner is a certified nutrition consultant and a mom of two
01:00:48

Michelle Beckner is a certified nutrition consultant and a mom of two. Michelle spent some time teaching starting solids, but has found her true passion to be supporting moms who are breastfeeding babies with food allergies and intolerances. Michelle herself has nursed both of her babies through dairy allergies and other food intolerances. She has recently weaned her youngest who is dairy egg and corn free. Michelle works to educate new and expecting moms on how to spot symptoms of allergies. She also works one on one and in groups to guide and encourage moms through this period of their breastfeeding journey.

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Oct 22, 2018
AAB 316 Pacifiers and the breastfed baby
17:36

 

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Oct 19, 2018
AAB 315 Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) and low milk supply
59:47

 

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Oct 15, 2018
AAB 314 Breastfeeding class: What's the point
33:14

 

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Oct 12, 2018
AAB 313 Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) and low milk supply
59:41

 

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Oct 08, 2018
AAB 312 Upper lip tie breastfeeding challenges
17:54


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Oct 05, 2018
AAB 311 Infertility, tongue-tie, breastfeeding and building a family
01:12:50

Becky Ramsdell is a Peoria, Arizona woman who is now a mom of two after going through 10 years of infertility and failed adoptions in the  process of building their family.  She had struggles with breastfeeding both of her babies but was ultimately able to work through those struggles and nurse each of them for their first year.  She went back to work when each of them was 3 months  old, so there was a lot of pumping and milk freezing involved.  Now she loves to share her story of hope and encouragement with other moms who are facing similar challenges with establishing nursing with their babies


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Oct 01, 2018
AAB 310 Can breastfeeding help protect against breast cancer?
12:46

  If we don't have the information we need to do our job well.  If we don't have the help we need to learn a new skill,  we are likely going to have many ups and downs until we learn, or someone shows us, or until we figure it out on our own. Thankfully, for many of us, there are allowances for making mistakes while we are learning as it is not a matter of life or death.  We have time to figure things out.  At the same time, when learning a new skill, we often have these AHA moments, in which we say to ourselves - Boy, that would have been nice to know. 


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Sep 28, 2018
AAB 309 Debra Brender RN,IBCLC Assisting mothers in their breastfeeding journey
01:22:10

We had a great discussion as we talk about Debra's breastfeeding experiences with her 2 babies. She also practiced mother led weaning where she decided when she wanted to be done breastfeeding rather than a baby led weaning where babies stop breastfeeding when they are ready.  This prompted an interesting conversation about how lactation consultants can have their own breastfeeding and weaning experience and at the same time work hard to meet parents where they are at.  

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Sep 24, 2018
AAB 308 Breastfeeding Bites: Supplementing at the breast with an SNS
15:59

Today we are talking about at breast supplementers.  The two most popular ones are called the SNS or Supplemental Nursing System or the Lact-aid. 


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Sep 21, 2018
AAB 307 Midwives supporting breastfeeding my interview with Pam White
01:01:06
How does Pam go about helping moms initiate breastfeeding?
 
She really likes the baby to come right onto the moms chest for skin to skin.  She likes to stay hands off initially and just allow the mom and baby to be together.  She does offer some verbal support as the mom relaxes and enjoys her baby and offer the breast. She likes to help moms be relaxed.  Pam wants to see the babies breastfeeding within the first 2-4 hours after birth.  She keeps a close eye on things for the first 24 hours as she knows how important this window of time is to ensure that babies begin breastfeeding well. 
 
Pam feels she is really good with early breastfeeding and the basics.   However, if a mom and baby is struggling, she is happy to refer a mom to an IBCLC. I have worked closely with some of Pams clients and I enjoy our working relationship.  Pam knows how to tell when babies are breastfeeding well and when it is not going well and is the first person to refer to an IBCLC when moms need help. 
 


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Sep 17, 2018
AAB 306 Bottle fed babies can breastfeed
19:59
Today I wanted to share a story of a mom that I worked with recently.  She had a traumatic birth and did not breastfeed her baby immediately.  She was told that he could not wait, needed to have some nourishment as they were concerned about his blood sugar levels.  She had no problem agreeing to give him formula. Here is where I am going to pick up her story and I think it is an important one and you will find out why as we go along.
 
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of providing a home visit for a mom who lives in a suburb of Phoenix.  I will call her Samantha and tell you that she is 36 year old woman who had her first baby boy after suffering through 3 miscarriages.  Her Husband, Andy met me at the door and had a water bottle in his hand saying to me that I must be thirsty!  I really appreciated his thoughtfulness as the Phoenix temperatures have been hovering between 111 and 114 for the past few days.  I usually bring plenty of water with me, but I was running low, so thanked Andy and came on in.
 


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Sep 14, 2018
AAB 305 Interview with Alyssa Johns Midwife
52:15
 
Alyssa is a midwife working at a Birth Center in Gilbert, AZ.  She also teaches hypnobirthing  to pregnant moms.  Was a teacher and now loves doing out of hospital births and getting to connect with moms when they are going through a transition. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children, a 7 year old boy named Hudson and a 5 month old daughter named Mia.
 


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Sep 10, 2018
AAB 304 More from the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
23:03


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Sep 07, 2018
AAB 303 Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD is an author, international speaker and pregnancy and lactation expert.
01:07:18

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD is an author, international speaker and pregnancy and lactation expert. She served as the Executive Director of Lactation Programs for CAPPA, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association for 16 years and now is on the Senior Advisor Board. She is on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee and also on the Advisory Board for InJoy Birth and Parenting. She owns MotherJourney, focusing on training perinatal professionals on integrative and holistic information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. She has her degree in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting and is an internationally board certified lactation consultant. Wilson is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever and contributing author to Round the Circle: Doulas Talk About Themselves. She loves to blend today’s recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than two decades and has two wonderful grown sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. Laurel spends her free time reading piles of research, running in the mountains with her dogs, and kayaking. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

Sep 03, 2018
AAB 302 August 31st 2018 Facebook interaction and itune reviews
16:11
Aug 31, 2018
AAB 301 Breastfeeding - Scheduled Breastfeedings? Why not?
32:33

I think the biggest misconception when it comes to babies feeding and sleeping cycles is that it is our job as parents to get our babies on a schedule.  In theory, this sounds like it would really work and is in the best interest of the baby and parents.  If your baby ate and slept on a schedule that you designed, this would fit nicely into your day and you would have a routine that you can count on.  In theory, seems good, However, when adults attempt to have this degree of control over a new baby, it typically is a hard thing to make happen and if you are breastfeeding your baby, this forced routine causes lots of breastfeeding difficulty. 
 
There are some very real common sense and practical reasons why this is just not a safe way to go about feeding your baby. 

Aug 27, 2018
AAB 300 Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 2nd edition 1963
22:58
Aug 24, 2018
AAB 299 Helen Ball talks co-sleeping and bed sharing
46:55

Helen has 2 daughters,  ages 24 and 20 years old.  She did breastfeed both of her babies and tells us that it was a very important experience for her and it really formed a lot of her thinking about the research that she did in the early days. 

 

Aug 20, 2018
AAB 298 Why did I want to become an IBCLC and How did I go about it?
33:59
Aug 17, 2018
AAB 297 Co-sleeping and Room Sharing
25:41

Bed sharing is having the babies sleep in the same bed as the adults.  This is what I did.when my kids were young. I didn't know it at the time because it just seemed right and it helped me get some much needed rest, however,   Bed sharing was very common up to the 19th century.  People use to sleep in very close quarters to each other, places were small, sleeping with each other kept people warm at night.  What changed?    Houses got bigger, babies were given their own room, the baby crib industry grew and more and more babies were put in their own crib.  In the scheme of things, meaning bed sharing has been happening since the beginning of time,  This nightime habit is relatively news.  Bed sharing and co-sleeping has been shown to save babies lives, promotes bonding,and enables parents to get more sleep.

Aug 13, 2018
AAB 296 Breastfeeding: Tips and Tricks to Help you Navigate Pumping in the Workplace or School
30:17

 This is where I will share tips and tricks to help you navigate pumping in the Workplace or School.  This show is filled with lots of great tips on getting yourself ready for leaving your baby for that first day of work and school.  I know from working with lots of moms, that what makes this transition easiest is to be incredibly organized and this planning takes place a few weeks before you go back to work and the next most important time is the night before.  Putting all your stuff together and being organized.  It can seem like a lot when I start going through all this, however, I give you lots of little tips and tricks that you just don't find in the books.  And to make this even easier, I have given you 3 fabulous checklists... 3... that will help you get and stay organized.  There will be links to these checklists in the show notes. 

Aug 10, 2018
AAB 295 Breastfeeding Penny Simkin PT Author and Educator
01:01:22

My guest today does not know this, however, I met her many years ago, in a friends home on Long Island, NY.  The Birth Partner was a fairly new book and my childbirth educator friends and I were just learning about what it means to be a labor support person and were learning about this new profession called a Birth Doula.  We were a small group of less than 10 moms and we were suppose to meet for about 2 hours and we wound up talking until the wee hours of the morning.  She really left us with a good impression and I have followed her career ever since.

Aug 06, 2018
AAB 294 Breastfeeding: Weaning from pump and baby
20:57

Weaning – by definition means to gradually take away, to detach. My personal and professional preference would be for moms who want to wean do so, Gradually and with love. This would be an optimal way to go about the weaning process. There are times when this is not possible and moms need to dry up their supply as quickly as possible. Today’s show is all about the “not possible.” About drying up quickly, which is why I did not title this show Weaning and titled it: drying up your supply. And yet, you will hear me use the term drying up and weaning interchangeably because it just seems to be the most accepted and understood way of talking about this topic. And I refuse to have to stay the course always using the exact right technical term with moms. Lots of times they don’t care about our terminology, they just want help and if they “hear” me best when using a term they are familiar with and connect to, I will do so to best meet them where they are at.

As a lactation consultant, the assumption is that I only help mothers who want to breastfeed their baby. Of course, this is one of the important things I do each and every day. Educate through classes, blogs, and private consults and now with podcasting.

I also help moms with the weaning process. I recognize that there are many reasons why some mothers who have been breastfeeding and or pumping want to or need to stop producing milk. Since this is a choice and not an urgent matter, she can do so gradually. While there are few reasons why a mom would need to stop producing milk abruptly, these circumstances do arise.

Usually it becomes a necessity because she has a medical problem or needs to take medication that there are no other options and this is not compatible with breastfeeding. Sometimes a mom has had a breast abscess and can continue breastfeeding and other times for medical reasons can no longer breastfeed from one side and she needs to dry up that side. Good thing our breasts are autonomous .What we do with one side does not mean we have to do the same with the other side.

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Aug 03, 2018
AAB 293 Breastfeeding: Part 2 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
01:04:58

Dr Rajeev Agarwal is a local pediatrician in Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and 2 children. Dr. Agarwal moved to Arizona in 2005 and opened his first office the same year. If you are ever in the area, you must take a tour of his amazing office, It truly is a treat. He has since moved to a second office. Over the years, he has received many awards, which he proudly displays in his office. He is an expert in tongue tie procedures and has performed many over the past few years. He is also a member of the (IATP) International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals. Dr Agarwal is in hot demand as a speaker and has spoken world wide.

Jul 30, 2018
AAB 292 Is someone giving you a hard time breastfeeding?
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Jul 27, 2018
AAB 191 Breastfeeding: Part 1 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
49:20

Dr Rajeev Agarwal is a local pediatrician in Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and 2 children. Dr. Agarwal moved to Arizona in 2005 and opened his first office the same year. If you are ever in the area, you must take a tour of his amazing office, It truly is a treat. He has since moved to a second office. Over the years, he has received many awards, which he proudly displays in his office. He is an expert in tongue tie procedures and has performed many over the past few years. He is also a member of the (IATP) International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals. Dr Agarwal is in hot demand as a speaker and has spoken world wide.

Dr. Agarwal was born in India, and grew up in different cities because his father worked for the government as a telecommunications engineer and he would get transferred to different cities every few years. His mother stayed home with her 4 children. Dr. Agarwal describes his growing up years as being very blessed and living a very charmed life with doting parents and siblings. He was very creative with painting and drawing. His mother leaned towards treating childhood illnesses with home medicine and this is where the seeds were planted for being a physician and using natural medicine. He started engineering school and did well, but it was not very fulfilling. He did really well with it but did not feel the love. It was his sister who saw in him that he did not seem very happy with this. Since she saw that he was always the one asking people how they were doing and was so kind and caring, that perhaps he would enjoy being a Doctor. He said okay, took the exam and was accepted into medical school. As a kid growing up, it is not anything I ever thought I would be doing. We are a very close knit family She was in medical school. She said you will probably enjoy medicine more than the physics and math and I am so glad that she suggested as this was the best decision I made in my life.

 

Jul 23, 2018
AAB 290 Lori and Talia Update on Henry and his helmet
27:09

Will Henry need a few more weeks and is he still on a nursing strike

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Jul 20, 2018
AAB 289 Breastfeeding: Maureen Minchin: Milk Matters, feeding newborns - Part 2
47:54

Maureen is very angry at what she was not told as a young mother and feeding her baby & she is on a mission, even if it upsets the apple cart, to educate parents about infant feeding.   She says that if educators had to worry about making parents feel guilty about many of the subjects, we would be missing out on very important information and that would be negligent.

Jul 16, 2018
AAB 288 Pregnancy and Fertility with Talia Lavor PA
39:16

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Jul 12, 2018
AAB 287 Breastfeeding - Milk Matters with Maureen Minchin Part 1
45:53

Maureen had a child and this changed the course of her lifes work.  She had no idea how difficult breastfeeding could be in the 1970’s and suffered with excruciating pain for 3 months and the only reason she continued is because her mother who was poor in the 1940s when she was born,  had similar problems, but persevered because she was poor.  Her mother kept telling her that it was so terrible, but when you get past all the pain there is nothing like it and you just have to persevere.  My  middle-class friends parents would say to them why would you continue doing this when you are in so much pain?  We have formula now and so why would you keep doing this and be in pain?  I brought you up on formula and you were fine and of course, they stopped breastfeeding.

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Jul 09, 2018
AAB 286 How Long Should I breastfeed my baby?
21:06
 
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of your babies life and then continued breastfeed combined with solid food for 2 years or as long as you both desire.
Jul 06, 2018
AAB 285 Sleep Deprivation - How to avoid burning out
35:39

Lori talks about the importance of planning for having a newborn in the house.  Tips on how you can prevent sleep deprivation and enjoy your new baby to the fullest.

Jul 02, 2018
AAB 284 My Baby is a lazy breastfeeder.
17:49

Your baby may be too tired to breastfeed well and rather than label your baby as a lazy eater, I want you to think:   Why is my baby sleeping on job?  Why, oh why, when my baby gets onto the breast, does he or she keep falling asleep.  Rather than asking the question:  Why is my baby a lazy eater, I want you to think:  Why is my baby falling asleep instead of eating?

Jun 29, 2018
AAB 283 Preparing you for postpartum life and breastfeeding
21:46
Jun 25, 2018
AAB 282 Gaining Confidence with Breastfeeding
22:19

Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do, however, it does not necessarily come naturally for most of us.

Jun 22, 2018
AAB 281 Summer shows going to the archive episode 1
11:16

As a lactation consultant, I have long since recognized the lack of information mothers have about breastfeeding. Not only about early breastfeeding difficulties, but also how this impacts their postpartum lifestyle. Breastfeeding comes fairly easy for some mothers and I want them to know that it may not come easy for your sister or best friend. I want you to know that you can be of great help to them.  You can provide emotional support, practical help and suggest they seek professional help.  For some mothers, early breastfeeding is more challenging than they thought it would be. It is very emotional and exhausting for some mothers.  When this happens, we tend to become very overwhelmed, isolate ourselves and some mothers become depressed.

Jun 18, 2018
AAB 280 Conflicting information about breastfeeding
25:19

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Jun 17, 2018
AAB 279 Mamava is a business dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding
56:55

The idea for mamava was born having pumped at trade shows, airports, corporate retreats, baseball games, and even the back seat of a male client’s car, the owners of mamava decided enough was enough. They were motivated to design Mamava because of their personal experiences as working, nursing moms, and by all the friends and colleagues and the thousands of women who have shared their experiences and frustrations with us.

Jun 11, 2018
AAB 278 Learning about thyroid disease
58:12
Jun 08, 2018
AAB 277 Itunes reviews and update with Julia
25:32
Jun 04, 2018
AAB 276 Milk donation and milk sharing
40:12

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Jun 01, 2018
AAB 275 Breastfeeding lessons learned
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May 28, 2018
AAB 274 Taking a leap of faith

Today's show is all about me - not all about breastfeeding, but all about me.
Talia gives a more formal introduction telling us about her work as a Physician Assistant.
She tells us how, through her own personal health journey of infertility she gradually moved away from practicing mainstream allopathic medicine and moved to a more holistic functional medicine approach.

 

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May 25, 2018
AAB 273 interview with Chris Auer author of Under one Sky
53:42

Chris Auer, BSN, RNC, IBCLC has worked at a tertiary care (or if you prefer- a teaching) hospital for more than 40 years, the last 25 of them in the role of lactation consultant. Her work focuses on supporting mothers across an economic spectrum to meet their breastfeeding goals

 

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May 21, 2018
AAB 272 Bottle refusal - What can you do?
35:24
 

Bottle refusal - What can you do?

The reality is that summertime with kids is a lot of work and taking them to the pool can be
exhausting. Talia talk about the added work load of having a baby with a helmet on when you
take them out in the heat and keeping the helmet dry during pool time.

When Henry began daycare, he just would not take a bottle. Talia hoped that he would learn to take the bottle and be happy with this too! When she realized he had absolutely not interest and we talked about reverse cycling, Talia decided to change her mindset. Rather than be upset and worried about him, she decided to go with the flow. This does mean that he makes up for those lost feedings by having more frequent feedings when he is with him Mommy and this includes him waking up at nighttime when before he was sleeping longer periods. Talia talks about how she has adjusted to this and also talks about other parents response when she says that he is not taking the bottle. Henry is a well fed baby and is gaining well and is also a very happy baby while in daycare. As long as he gets his naps in, he is a very happy baby.

We also got into a great conversation about expectations as parents and how our kids fit into our life.
Expecting to have a lot of control and structuring your whole day like you did before, often does not work out too well.
There is a mindset shift that needs to happen as new parents so you can be happy and enjoy your baby.

May 18, 2018
AAB 271 Breastfeeding Jennifer Grayson Author of Unlatched
58:21

Jennifer Grayson is an environmental journalist and the author of Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy, out now from HarperCollins. Her writing and commentary have appeared in publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, American Baby and The Huffington Post, where she wrote two long-running columns for the Green section. A leading expert on environmental issues, she has been featured by MSNBC, WGN and NPR, as well as numerous online outlets and blogs.

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May 14, 2018
AAB 270 Final show with Henry and his helmet
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May 11, 2018
AAB 269 New Motherhood and postpartum depression
49:04

Rachel is a stay at home mom of 2. Layla is 3 and Levi is 5 months old. Her and her husband live in Rexburg Idaho. She has 2 sisters and is the middle child, which we both agree is the best - as we are well-adjusted.

Her family on both sides all live within a 20 minute drive of each other. She can drop the kids off at the grandparents and her favorite thing to do is go home and nap. As she says: She does not want to set the world on fire - just get in a nap.

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May 07, 2018
AAB 268 Lori and Talia continuation of of the saga with Henry and his Helmet
28:53

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May 04, 2018
AAB 267 Postpartum depression and moms
55:53

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Apr 30, 2018
AAB 265 Breastfeeding Series Henry and Plagiocephaly.
23:58

Talkin with Talia this Friday. We have already learned that Henry has plagiocephaly or using laymens terms a flat head. We begin todays show with an informal intro and then get to listen to Talia tell us her story.

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Apr 20, 2018
AAB 266 Friday talks with Lori and Talia - Getting a helmet for Hank
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AAB 264 Interview with Alia Macrina Heise IBCLC- author: "Before the Letdown
50:11

Alia Macrina Heise  is an IBCLC who has been working in the field of lactation since 2004. Alia is considered to be the first authority on dysphoric milk ejection reflex and she has been speaking about D-MER since it was first named and defined in 2008.

 

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Apr 16, 2018
AAB 263 Friday with Talia Does my baby need helmet therapy?
33:49

Being a PA, she can appreciate the quandary that other physicians are in. You want to balance optimism with being realistic. You can be optimist and the patient can still be empowered but still be realistic at the same time. Talia has a good point when she states: Nobody is going to get anywhere if we are lying to ourselves all the time.

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Apr 13, 2018
AAB 262 Kimberly Seals Allers & her book - The Big Letdown
33:57

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly’s fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding
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Apr 09, 2018
AAB 261 Friday talks with Talia : Henry and the Helmet
41:09

The Friday shows are going to be great because you get the best of both worlds.  All my expertise with newborn parenting and breastfeeding experience.  My kids are older and I have had many experiences that I can share w ith you.  At the same time,  having Talia as a co-host makes so me of the concerns with newborn parenting incredibly relatable because she is going through these challenges  in real time. 

 
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AAB 260 Skype and Home Lactation Consult with IBCLC
44:12
Elizabeth began by telling me that she failed with breastfeeding her first 2 babies. 
 
 She said that with her first baby, by the time she came home from the hospital she was already formula feeding, was fine with this and never looked back.  That is, until she became pregnant for the second ti me. This time around she told herself that she was going to try harder.  You see, she was a mom now, who was connected with a large circle of mom friends she met at playgroups.  She told me that she tried hard not to stare at other moms when they were breastfeeding.  She did not want her curiosity and longing to be that mother, who was breastfeeding her own baby, to be mistaken for someone who would be perceived as looking down upon this mom who was nursing in public.  At the same time, she could not help but fantasize that she would soon join these other breastfeeding moms.  Her perception is that it looked so easy and why couldn't she be just like them.
 
 
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Apr 02, 2018
AAB 259 Lori and Talia interview #4 The Stud and the Dud
29:15
What happens when moms are told they are going to have a difficult time breastfeeding or are told that they will not be able to breastfeed because they - either have flat nipples, inverted nipples, their breasts are too big or their babies mouth too small. Some times this information is even wrong.
 
 
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AAB 258 Lori and Talia #3 The All Night Buffet
26:37
we talk about what life was like In Talias  house as she tried to
get Henry to take the bottle, how her husband Lance tried to get Henry to take the bottle.  Talia said Henry was fine.  It was Lance that was getting all worked up and sweating profusely.
Mar 26, 2018
AAB 257 Lori and Talia conversation #2
27:18
Talia and I get into a lot of fun conversations in our 25 minutes together.
One of my favorite topics t his show was talking about babies names.  Even though I did not know the sex of my baby, I called her the name I fell in love with
and people around me worried what would happen if I gave birth to a girl?  We were going to talk about Henry's skin condition but instead wound up talking about
Talia and her fears that her milk was toxic! We end with a funny story about her husband Lance and a slight accident he had in the 
middle of the night!
 
 
 
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Mar 23, 2018
AAB 256 Talking with Talia #1
28:34
We talk about our kids, husbands, day to day random thoughts that only
your girlfriends really care about & we get serious too about breastfeeding and daily life challenges.
Talia is really into working through your fears and she walks us through the path she took
in helping her 6 month old son transition to Daycare with Dawn.  The action steps she took to
emotionally prepare herself for this change will be incredibly helpful to you.
 
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Mar 19, 2018
AAB 225 Breastfeeding Bites - Newborns and breastfeeding behavior - A review of Season 8
17:31

 You need to know what is normal weight loss for the first 4 days.  You need to learn what is normal weight gain the first 2 weeks and beyond.  New mothers need to know what babies act like when they are exhibiting normal newborn breastfeeding behavior.  You need to learn what normal output is.  So many times I hear parents tell me that their babies doctor is okay with several days of no stooling.  As long as the baby is peeing several times a day.  For my regular listeners I know I sound like a broken record.  We get new listeners every day to this show and I feel this bears repeating.  If your newborn baby is not stooling every day, this is a major concern.  Saying that it is okay is bad and inaccurate information, which can be very harmful to the mom and baby. 

Mar 16, 2018
AAB 254 Interview with new mom Andrea Herrera
01:05:35

Andrea thought breastfeeding was going to be fairly easy.  And yet, she realized she did not know what she was doing and felt lost in the early days of learning about breastfeeding. She had a good friend who was a breastfeeding mom, explain to her all the details of early breastfeeding.  This happened before she had the baby and things were different once her baby was born.  The first few days in the hospital, it seemed to be going well

 
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Mar 12, 2018
AAB 253 Breastfeeding Bites Newborns and sleep and breastfeeding behavior
14:32
Your newborn will feed about 7-9 times a day. Let's go with 8
If each feeding takes about an hour, this would be average.
Between transferring milk at the breast, and diaper changes and burping and dressing, you can easily add on another 1/2 hour to each feeding sessions.
 
 
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Mar 09, 2018
AAB 252 Breastfeeding Series - Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis
01:29:30
Jennifer’s mission is to bring hope and inspiration to individuals and families facing mental health challenges.
She overcame postpartum psychosis and is the author of the book, A Mother's Climb out of Darkness. She is an advocate on mental health issues striving to increase the awareness, education, prevention and treatment of postpartum psychosis and other mental health issues related to childbearing.
 
 
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Mar 06, 2018
AAB 251 Breastfeeding Bites - Signs of a good latch and nutritive sucking
17:39

When your baby is latched on well, if there are no other medical or anatomical or supply issues, breastfeeding should not be hurting and your baby should be spending a majority of his time at breast nutritively sucking or what I also like to call power nursing.  You have also heard me say:  it is not so much of importance on how long they are at the breast, but it is also important to note what they are doing at the breast.  Is a majority of their time at the breast actively feeding with great interest or is most of the time spent in a sleepy, lackluster behavior.

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Mar 02, 2018
AAB 250 Postpartum Depression - Could this be you?
18:41

Many families I work with have no idea that Depression can begin anytime during pregnancy or postpartum.  You may begin to feel anxious during your pregnancy.  Perhaps you felt find during pregnancy and the early months of postpartum. Things may be fine with you and then you begin feeling symptoms of depression when you baby is 8 months old.  For some moms, depression coincides when your baby weans.  read more

Feb 27, 2018
aab 249 Breastfeeding Bites - Watch the Baby, not the clock
10:28

 I talked a lot about why you wanted to avoid getting too hooked into how long your baby was at the breast and that your focus should be more about how well your baby is latched on. My mantra for this weeks show is:  Watch the Baby, not the clock.

http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz

Feb 23, 2018
AAB 248 Interview with Tanya Newbould - Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
58:11

Tanya talks about her feelings about show business and acting.  She states that while she loves acting, she does not necessarily enjoy the business end of it.  Producing When the Bough Breaks was deeply and personally satisfying to her to be a part of such an important film.  She struggled with postpartum issues and feels strongly to educate the public about this issue.

http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz

Feb 19, 2018
AAB 247 Episode # 247 - Breastfeeding Bites - What does the clock or an app have to do with breastfeeding
13:48

What should your focus be on?  The latch of course. Because the early days of breastfeeding with regards to your milk supply and baby's well being, it is all about:  Is your baby able to come to the breast, achieve an excellent latch, transfer enough milk for a good feeding and this be pain free for you and comfortable for both of you.

Feb 16, 2018
AAB 246 Breastfeeding - Babies - Yoga with Deb Flashenberg
49:16
Deb Flashenberg, CD(DONA), LCCE, E-RYT 500, RPYT is theDirector of the Prenatal Yoga Center
 Deb is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater. She has spent most of her life performing and was introduced to yoga through a chorflashenbergeographer in 1997. After several years as a yoga student, she decided to continue her education and became certified as a Bikram Yoga instructor.
 
http://allaboutbreastfeeding.bix/deb_flashenberg
Feb 12, 2018
AAB 245 Breastfeeding Bites What to know about breastfeeding and the Flu
14:21

Based on 2011 recommendations concerning influenza in the healthcare setting, mothers with influenza should temporarily not breastfeed their newborns; however, they can provide expressed breast milk to their newborns via a healthy caregiver.  Mothers with influenza can transmit the virus to their newborns when they are in close proximity to each other, such as when breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Lets talk about the facts.

www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/lori245

Feb 09, 2018
AAB 244 Infertility struggles and help - with Talia Lavor, PA
51:09

Talia will be telling us how her personal challenges with fertility led her to learn as much as she could about this health issue.  She has some fun personal stories to share.

http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/podcasts

Feb 05, 2018
AAB 243 - When your baby won't latch
10:54

One of the most common advice that moms are given that is poor advice is that if your baby is not breastfeeding, for whatever reason - Do not pump.  Leave the milk there for the baby when they do latch on. Read more:

http:www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/lori243

Feb 02, 2018
AAB Breastfeeding Talia Lavor How to manage breastfeeding and oversupply - Part 2
45:56

Talia was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her mother was a teacher. Her father was in medical school. They then moved to Chicago for his residency. Her Dad worked long hours and did not see him much. She has very good memories of her childhood. They soon headed back to Tuscon and stayed there through her high school years and went to the University of Arizona. She then headed to Phoenix to attend school to become a PA. She loves Phoenix and plans on staying here for a long time.

www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/podcast

Jan 29, 2018
AAB 241 Weight loss and breastfed babies
13:51
First topics I want to cover is - The Scales -My general rule of thumb when it comes to this topic is:   Don't take the scales and the numbers too seriously, without weighing other important factors.
 
Their are 2 main reasons for this advise:
 
  1.  What scale is used can vary - first weight check, peds visit, visit with me
  2. What your baby is weighed in can vary -naked at birth, different diapers, cloth/disposable, outfit, onsie, hats, mittens socks
  3. disposable diaper is about half ounce.  cloth with wrap can be 4-6 oz.  short sleeve onsie - 3 oz,  long sleeve onsie with socks can be 7 oz
Jan 27, 2018
AAB 240 Part 1 of my interview with PA Talia Lavor
01:00:49

Talia is a mom to 2 tiny humans (Stella 2 ½ and Henry 3 months), a wife, a Physician Assistant and lover of all things outdoors. She’s been practicing in Women’s Health for over 10 years, but now considers herself a bit of a ‘Renegade PA,’ as she’s stepped outside of conventional medical practice and into the world of holistic and functional medicine.  Talia has a Masters of Medical Science and describes herself as someone who is a self taught student of anything that floats her boat.

Jan 22, 2018
AAB 239 Engorgement - Definition. Why it happens. Prevention. Treatment
27:49
Engorgement is the swelling or congestion of body tissues.
When we are referring to breast engorgement, we are describing the painful swelling that occurs when the breasts become  very full and very firm.  Sometimes the breasts are actually hard and all these sensations lead to very painful breasts.  They can feel very heavy, sometimes throbbing, you noticed your skin is quite stretched and sometimes this fullness and firmness leads to your armpits.  Engorgement can affect one or both breasts. 
Jan 19, 2018
AAB 238 What if my baby won't breastfeed
18:50
There are actually quite a few reasons why you can struggle with early breastfeeding.  Here are some possible scenarios that you might find yourself dealing with a baby who is not breastfeeding well:
 
  1.  Probably the most common reason for a hard start is a premature birth.  When babies are born early it can make it more difficult for them to breastfeed.
  2. The reasons can be numerous so it is not helpful at this point to conjecture.  What we really want to do is say.. okay, this is the situation, now what do we do about it.
Jan 15, 2018
AAB 234 The 2 week mark - How do you know that Breastfeeding is going really well?
19:20
  1.  Your baby should have been gradually gaining back any weight loss from the first 4 days, until they were back to birthweight at 2 weeks old.
  2. Breastfeeding should not be painful for you.
  3. Your baby comes to the breast and feedings are comfortable for you.  You should not be experiencing any breast pain or nipple pain.
  1. When your baby is breastfeeding he should be relaxing at breast, focused on feeding, staying put and not coming on and off, multiple times during the feeding.
Your baby should be feeding about 8 times a day.  Perhaps it is 7 or perhaps it is 9 somewhere in there would be normal.
 
Jan 12, 2018
AAB 236 Milk is in Now Day 4 - 14
31:28

Your baby is now 4-5 days old.  You are just beginning to get the hang of breastfeeding. Sure you might feel awkward with it all, however, you are now getting use to a baby feeding at your breast 8 times a day. You are continuing to experiment with different positions to find which ones seem to work best for you and your baby.  In some places you will find you need to use a pillow and a stool. Other places where you breastfeed, your set up will be different

 

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Jan 08, 2018
AAB 235 First 4 days of life
19:41
The first 24 hours:
 
If all went well with your birth and you and your baby do not need any special care, it is best if you do what you can to spend the first 24 hours just being with your baby.  We like to call it your "babymoon" time.  Your physical body and emotional mind has been through a lot of changes from pregnancy to birth to postpartum.  You have gone through a lot in the last 9 months.  Here is what you can expect the first 24 hours:
 
Jan 05, 2018
AAB 234 My very first show Breastfeeding Why's and How to's
23:06

As a lactation consultant, I have long since recognized the lack of information mothers have about breastfeeding. Not only about early breastfeeding difficulties, but also how this impacts their postpartum lifestyle. Breastfeeding comes fairly easy for some mothers and I want them to know that it may not come easy for your sister or best friend. I want you to know that you can be of great help to them.  You can provide emotional support, practical help and suggest they seek professional help.  For some mothers, early breastfeeding is more challenging than they thought it would be. It is very emotional and exhausting for some mothers.  When this happens, we tend to become very overwhelmed, isolate ourselves and some mothers become depressed.

Jan 01, 2018
AABB 233 Breastfeeding Bites - oral facial structures - The Palate
10:40

The palate is located in the roof of the mouth.  It separates the oral and nasal cavities and provides stability to the facial structures. When you touch the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue you will be hitting the hard palate.  In breastfeeding, the hard palate's function is to assist with the positioning and stability of the nipple when drawn into the mouth.  

Dec 29, 2017
AAB Bonus Meditation for the breastfeeding/pumping/pregnant mom
16:42

We are heading into a holiday season that for many, is filled with excitement and wonder and for some, the first holiday season as a  new mother.  Along with all the joy and happiness comes stress for many families.  The business of trying to get it all done, while maintaining peace and quite and a low level of stress on the home front can be difficult to achieve and maintain.

Dec 29, 2017
AAB 232 Interview with Michelle Emanuel Part 2
35:13
Once babies are rolling in and out of this position, we really do want them changing positions in their sleep and  multiple times a night. 
Once they roll from back to belly, let them sleep into the position that they get themselves in and out of.
Have it be a safe space to sleep in such as a regular infant firm mattress, dress appropriately for the temperature in the room and nothing else in the bed.
Dec 27, 2017
AAB 231 Breastfeeding Bites - Babies Oral Anatomy - Cheeks and Jaw
08:21

On last weeks Breastfeeding Bites, I talked about how important it is for a baby to achieve and maintain a good lip seal around the breast tissue to breastfeed well.  When I notice the lip seal is poor that the reasons could be quite simple and with a few adjustments breastfeeding could be going really well. Or that the reasons could be more complicated and a good assessment will tell me how to proceed.

Dec 22, 2017
AAB 230 part 1 Michelle Emanuel founder of TummyTime
47:14

Michelle Emanuel has been a pediatric Occupational Therapist for 20 years. She has experience in the NICU, the PICU and the CICU and outpatient areas. Her s peciality ranges from the newborn to the precrawling baby and her focus has been on torticollis, plagiocephaly and oral restrictions and dysfuntion. Michelle developed the TummyTime Method program ten years ago in order to empower and equip parents with home activities to support optimal function and development. Michelle has studied extensively with osteopaths, doctors and leading researchers in her quest to provide the highest quality of care.

Dec 18, 2017
AAB 229 Breastfeeding Bites Babies oral cavity The Lips
12:12

Oral and facial structure and function are extremely important to the babies ability to latch on and transfer milk. Babies who are born prematurely, who have health issues, illness, birth trauma, are all at risk for having breastfeeding problems.

Dec 15, 2017
AAB 228 An Interview with Katherine Havener IBCLC author of “Nursies When the Sun Shines.”
45:09

Katherine Havener is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a retired La Leche League Leader. She is also the author of the well-known nightweaning book, “Nursies When the Sun Shines.” Prior to becoming involved in the lactation field, she worked as an ethics attorney. Katherine is passionate about breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and natural family living. She is the proud mother of four girls ranging from toddler to teen, whom she breastfed a total of ten years.

Dec 11, 2017
AAB 227 Breastfeeding bites - Transitioning back to work can be overwhelming for some moms
10:37

Today, I would like to get you thinking about your return to work. The best time to plan for this is, yes, during your pregnancy. Taking action now, will help to relieve some of the pressure that you could be under when the calendar tells you that your time for staying home is up.

Dec 08, 2017
AAB 226 Diana Cassar-Uhl How to breastfeeding with IGT
22:32

Almost every mother I see with this condition has never had a conversation with her provider about the risk factors associated with low supply. Therefore, this does not lead them to any further conversation about the need for close follow up and a referral to a lactation specialist so they can be closely followed up once their baby is born.

Dec 04, 2017
AAB 225 How to prepare for pumping at work
15:24

Today we will be talking about how you can best speak to your employer about breastfeeding/pumping when you return to work.  My goal is to have you thinking and planning for your return to work, long before you complete your maternity leave.  We will cover the most concerns moms have when pumping at work.  They are:  1.  Finding the appropriate place to pump, and 2.  Finding the time to pump during your work day. 

 http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bites

https://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/faqBTNM.htm

Dec 01, 2017
AAB 224 Dr.Jay Warren Chiropractor at CAP Wellness Center
41:12

Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives and now specializes in wellness care for pregnant women and babies. Dr. Jay practices at the CAP Wellness Center - a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary prenatal, post-partum and pediatric wellness center in San Diego, CA. He is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, where he talks to experts in the natural birth and holistic parenting field every week. Dr. Jay also likes to enjoy an active lifestyle as a surfer, a yogi, and a volleyball player - although he’s becoming more of a runner now that his son, Niko, is 4 years old.

Nov 27, 2017
AAB 223 Grandparents and breastfeeding
17:44

To the Grandparents - You can feel really good if you received a link to this show from one of your kids. This means that they really do care about you and are already thinking positive about ways in which you can all enjoy each others company when the new baby is born and how you can best help each other.

http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bites

Nov 25, 2017
AAB 222 Michelle Beckner is a certified nutrition consultant and a mom of two
57:09

Michelle Beckner is a certified nutrition consultant and a mom of two. Michelle spent some time teaching starting solids, but has found her true passion to be supporting moms who are breastfeeding babies with food allergies and intolerances. Michelle herself has nursed both of her babies through dairy allergies and other food intolerances. She has recently weaned her youngest who is dairy egg and corn free. Michelle works to educate new and expecting moms on how to spot symptoms of allergies. She also works one on one and in groups to guide and encourage moms through this period of their breastfeeding journey.

michelle@mlbfamilywellness.com

https://mlbfamilywellness.lpages.co/dftd/

Nov 20, 2017
AAB 221 Breastfeeding Bites - Weigh Loss Surgery and Breastfeeding
11:49

I am going to limit this discussion having to do with one of the more common WLSurgeries that have the potential to cause rapid weight loss and make it difficult for you to absorb vital nutrients.  A common W.bizLS is gastric bypass surgery where the stomach is made smaller and reroutes the intestines.  Surgeries like this one and similar ones, result in rapid weight loss, lower daily intake and increase the risk factor for nutritional deficiencies.  With this in mind,  it is recommended that you work closely with your physician during pregnancy and postpartum.  As a result of your surgery, you will need lifelong vitamin/mineral supplementation. 


http://allaboutbreasteeding.biz/bites

Nov 17, 2017
AAB 220 Breastfeeding with Lanzerotta, founder and CEO of SisterMom
01:15:29

http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz
Shannon tells us about her breastfeeding journey with her son Luca and how she finally got the help she needed for her tongue tie baby. Shannon is the founder and CEO of SisterMom, a support website for moms. She is a licensed counselor with a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 2001. Her clients include everyone from kids and families to Fortune 500 companies. She developed and teaches The Perspective Process™, which provides a solid foundation for happy relationships. In addition, she has a handsome Italian-American husband and feisty Italian-Irish-Native American son.

http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/shannon_lanzerotta

Nov 13, 2017
AAB 219 Breastfeeding Bites Dental Caries. Your babies teeth
17:52

I am happy to report that based on current research, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD ) no longer advises moms to stop breastfeeding throughout the night. Current research shows that there is no conclusive evidence that prolonged breastfeeding or breastfeeding during the night increases the risk of early childhood cavities. It is likely this information may change... perhaps by the time you have your next baby, or perhaps 20 years from now when your baby has a baby, the advice will be different then what you are hearing today.

http://allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/bites

Nov 11, 2017
AAB 218 Kathy Parkes Breastfeeding Perspectives
01:15:25

Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association, has a Masters in Nursing Education degree, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has been an IBCLC since 1992 and has worked with mothers and babies in a wide variety of breastfeeding situations in both the hospital and in private practice. She is a certified Peer Counselor trainer for the Texas WIC department. Kathy is a Compassion Fatigue Educator, specializing in perinatal and infant loss.  She provides breastfeeding experience to families of all types and sizes.

http://www.allaboutbreastfeeding.biz

http://www.allaboutmothering.com

 

Nov 06, 2017
AAB 217 Breastfeeding Bites - Babies and breastfeeding and teeth
16:14
In this show, Episode # 217, Lori introduces this seasons theme called Breastfeeding Bites.  This is going to be a series of educational shows about breastfeeding that are meant to talk about all the various aspects of breastfeeding.  Lori would like the global world to know that breastfeeding means different things to different people.  Ultimately though, breastfeeding is just a normal thing that moms do in their everyday life of taking care of their babies.  Moms, hug and rock and sing to and clam down and sleep with and change diapers.  We cook and clean and shop and play with our babies.  In between all of our daily activities, it is normal for a mom to just breastfeed her baby.  Just like millions of mothers have always been doing.  It is normal to breastfeed your baby.  That is our take home message.  Listen in next week as Lori brings to you some information about breastfeeding babies and their teeth. 
 
Show Info:  
 
 
 
Nov 04, 2017
AAB 216 Esther Gallagher co-host at Fourth Trimester Podcast
01:26:57

Esther has been a professional doula for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States and has been involved with birth and postpartum work since she was 18 years old. She studied Midwifery, Anthropology and Philosophy and has found them all to be pretty handy in life. She is a member of the SFDoulaGroup and offers consultation in addition to doula services.

Oct 30, 2017
AAB 215 Breastfeeding: Anastasia's journey
01:05:30
Oct 27, 2017
AAB214 Breastfeeding in Public (NIP)
12:11

Lori will be sharing her personal experience when she nursed her first baby, in public for the very first time.  If you would like to share your “My first time” story with our listeners, go tocontact me page and send us your story.  We will share your story on our website and perhaps read it out loud on a show – with your permission, of course!

Oct 23, 2017
AAB 213 Breastfeeding: GOLD lactation with Master of Ceremonies Fiona Lange Sharpe
01:07:34

Fiona shares her journey into becoming an IBCLC. Like so many of us who came into this  profession, it was the birth of her first son that sparked her interest in helping other mothers breastfeed.   When she was in the UK, Fiona  worked in maternal health.   The  standard of care at that time was for moms to breastfeed for 6 weeks.   She was living in Toronto at the time she had her first baby.  The expectation was for her to breastfeed for 6 weeks.  Fiona shares in detail how she broke that mold, went on to breastfeed longer than expected and increased her breastfeeding knowledge as she had more babies and grew into motherhood.  Fiona gives very detailed information on the roles and titles of the various breastfeeding helpers and how she has been able to clearly define the roles to mothers she meets.  We also learn how a chance meeting with a representative from GOLD Online led to her current position with GOLD.

Oct 20, 2017
AAB 212 Breastfeeding: Pregnancy, breastfeeding classes
17:51

Not knowing anyone who breastfed their baby, or never having seen another woman breastfeed her baby, I had no frame of reference , no role models in the breastfeeding arena.  There was 1 book on the library shelf and it was The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, written by a group of woman from La Leche League.  I did not get this book until after my daughter was born.  So, the breastfeeding class was the only place I received information on preparing for breastfeeding and what to expect when my baby was born.  There were many days and nights that were filled with painful breastfeeding and major sleep deprivation.  I learned a lot along the way.  Humor was helpful. My baby getting bigger was helpful. It took us a while, but soon breastfeeding became enjoyable and easy.  Through my experience I learned to work hard to not judge another mother for the choices she makes.  We are all doing the best we can. I choose to focus on education and support.

Oct 16, 2017
AAB 211 Breastfeeding: Tandem nursing with Tressa
01:07:11

Come along with us on Tressa’s breastfeeding Journey. She shares with us personal stories of the early days of breastfeeding her first baby, breastfeeding during a pregnancy, what life was like tandem nursing, night weaning her toddler and child – led weaning with both her girls.  Tressa really gives us a window into her early mothering days and humbles us as she shares her personal story of going through postpartum depression and how she helped herself get through it.

Oct 13, 2017
AAB 210 Rebroadcast of our very first show introducing Lori J Isenstadt IBCLC
12:09

All About Breastfeeding, the place where the girls hang out has been a dream of mine for quite a long time.  I may not have had the exact title in mind, however, I did know exactly what my goals for this show was long before the very first episode. I am happy to say that each Season I am able to meet my goals and provide you, my faithful listeners with an incredible amount of breastfeeding education... all FREE to you. During our few weeks break here at All About Breastfeeding, you will get to hear some of the earlier shows I recorded.  Todays show is the very first show in which I talk about my Why.  Why did I want to host this show and what was my motivation.  While the show has evolved, my reasons for doing so have never waivered.  I started off with a small group of people listening  in just a few states, to now thousands of soon to be moms, new mothers, moms of 1,2 or more children.  Lactation professionals and others in the field of lactation and maternal health, along with journalists and book authors and physicians and midwives.  They are all listening to the show, which is now heard in well over 100 countries.  I stopped counting a few months ago and I think this will be one of my jobs to update this info during my break. We will be back on October 30th with Season 7 and some brand new interviews. For right now, please enjoy the very first show I brought to you.

Oct 09, 2017
AAB 209 Birth Matters Every birth is unique. Have a plan A and a plan B
31:48

Each birth is unique.  I had different pregnancies and 3 very different births.  Some labors are fast and intense, as was my 3rd labor and some are very long, drawn-out events perhaps lasting for several days from start to finish.   Some moms make firm decisions ahead of time to have a medicated birth and to their dismay get to the hospital too late for any pain medication as their labor was quicker then they thought it would be.  Other moms plan a homebirth and need to be transferred during labor as they needed the assistance of medical intervention and the skills of a physician who could offer a surgical birth.

Oct 06, 2017
AAB 208 Part 2 interview with Jennifer Gaskill
01:00:47
Oct 02, 2017
AAB 207 Birth Matters Baby Friendly Designation
29:02

I have had the opportunity to witness first hand how birth impacts early breastfeeding.  Observing mothers in hospitals, birthing centers and at homebirths has been quite eye opening to me.  I have attended these births as a friend, as a birth doula and as a lactation consultant. I have witnessed first hand, many of the situations that Mary talks about in her book.  Today, I would like to highlight one very  important area that I feel we are still lacking in and that doesn't get enough attention

Sep 29, 2017
AAB 206 Part 1 Jennifer Gaskill
34:46

Jennifer Gaskill is a former teacher now works in instructional design. She lives with her husband and beautiful 10-month-old baby boy in Florida   She is also an aspiring blogger of One Working Mommy, where she writes about new mom life and what's it like to be a full-time working mom.  She recently weaned after 9 months of breastfeeding 6 of which were spent exclusively pumping. 

Sep 26, 2017
AAB 205 Birth Matters and how it effects mothers breastfeeding
30:58
This speaks to our confidence to labor, to birth, to breastfeed and to mother our babies.
I speak to countless new mothers every single week.  Yes, every single week.
 
Here is what they are telling me, over and over again.  Some are using the same words, totally unsolicited. New mothers are telling me, as the tears are rolling down their cheeks, that they are feeling like their bodies have failed them in labor and birth.
Sep 22, 2017
AAB 204 My interview with Kristine Keller, BS, IBCLC, RLC
01:01:55

Kristine Keller, BS, IBCLC owns a private practice in Austin, TX and it is called Operation Lactation.  She has been an IBCLC since 2010.  Kristine is married with 2 mostly breastmilk fed boys.  She tells us that she had a miserable time breastfeeding.  It was hard for her and her two babies.  She became an IBCLC to help others prevent the same struggles that she endured.  Kristine left her employment in aviation to pursue a career in lactation.  She now teaches prenatal classes and provides in home postpartum consultations.

Sep 18, 2017
AAB 203 Who you give birth with matters
38:37
You might wonder why this is even an issue. If You have not been in this position personally, I understand why you would be questioning that this is even an issue.  I was just like you at one time and I bet you anything so were some of my listeners before they gave birth the first time.  Up until that time, we have our dreams and hopes and fantasies and wishes about how our birth goes.  We have read and taken classes and have our birth plan - everything is ready to go.  The one thing, the one big thing that I failed to realize, is that there are just some things that are beyond our control.  By my second labor, I made my plans.  I had my hopes and wishes and dreams.  I also added one very important element the second time around though.  I had to make myself not  hold on to my dreams so closely.  Every day I had to tell myself that I will plan for the best and make room for the unknown and unexpected.
Sep 16, 2017
AAB 202 Christine Shepherd BS, IBCLC part 2
37:31

Christine wonders why we are so afraid to be vulnerable.  It seems moms need permission to have a different breastfeeding experience.  While we don't think they need our permission, it seems that moms have such guilt that having an experienced lactation consultant tell them that it there situation is difficult.  It is okay if things are not going as planned.  This is hard. And it is okay if you aren't exclusively breastfeeding.

Sep 11, 2017
AAB 201 Birth Matters Birth Interventions
19:04

We are talking about how interventions that happen during your birth can directly or indirectly affect breastfeeding in the early days. We are talking about the choices that are made during your labor and birth

Sep 08, 2017
AAB 200 Breastfeeding: Midwives, birth and breastfeeding - Midwife Joanna Wilder
56:49

Joanna Wilder RN, BSN, LM, CPM has been practicing “good birth” for 25 years. As a nurse Joanna started out in an inner city Phoenix hospital in 1990. Three years gave her a good foundation in Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Postpartum. Next, she helped create Bethany Birth Center. For fourteen years, she had the privilege to work as a nurse in the birth center, led a unique childbirth education program, and served as a community liaison orienting women to birth choices in AZ. This birth center closed in 2007. In November 2006, she began to work toward her licensure as a midwife. In May 2010, she was licensed as a midwife in AZ and completed her national certification or CPM in April of 2011. Joanna has been involved in grass roots community development in inner city Phoenix for 25 years. She works with a teen mom program in “the neighborhood”, and also with a breastfeeding grant program bringing support to Hispanic moms. She is passionate about helping women learn to trust their bodies. One of her passions, birthed from her own story, is walking with women as they heal from childhood sexual abuse. Joanna believes that the birth space is “holy ground”. Breastfeeding creates a powerful space for attachment and bonding to occur, and for mothers to reclaim their bodies, and their stories.

Sep 04, 2017
AAB 199 Birth Matters - Birth Trauma and Breastfeeding
23:58
A birth is defined as being traumatic if the woman was or believed she or her baby was in danger.  She perhaps felt helpless, out of control, or alone at any point during her labor or birth.
Suffering from birth trauma is not something you have on your list of what to expect when planning your pregnancy and awaiting the birth of your baby.  Parents typically have beautiful and loving pictures in their head on what pp life will look like and how they will feel.  Sure, we expect to be tired and wonder if we will have a colicky baby like your best friend did.  There are feelings of worry and concern about having one of those babies you have heard about that never sleep. You may have expected some learning curve related to breastfeeding.  For the most part, your plan was to be at home, relaxing with your baby, with your family and enjoying new motherhood.
Sep 01, 2017
AAB 198 Christine Shepherd BS, IBCLC
45:33

Christine says 

I was born and raised in South Africa. It was there that I obtained my degree in Dietetics and honed my skills providing breastfeeding education to rural communities. I met my husband during my graduate year. I moved to Portland OR with him in 2004 and started working with WIC that same year. In january of this year we moved down to Ashland where I am now starting my own Private Practice after almost 14 years on the public health sector.

I delivered my daughter in 2008 and Breastfeeding difficulties renewed my interest in pursuing a more Breastfeeding centric career. I certified as a IBCLC in 2011 and just re-certified last year. I now own and operate my own private practice in Ashland Oregon. 
Aug 28, 2017
AAB 197 Birth Matters - Topic - Prematurity in Birth
48:36
late  preterm - defined by birth at 34 weeks 7 days through 36 weeks 7 days.  They are less physiologically and metabolically mature than term infants.  Thus they are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality than term infants. They are often the same size and weight of some term infants, born between 37 weeks and 41 weeks   Because of this fact, late preterm infants may be treated by parents, caregivers and HCP as though they are developmentally mature, when in fact they are at an increased risk for complications.  They need to be evaluated on an individual basis and if necessary suggest guidelines to identify and manage possible complications. 
Aug 27, 2017
AAB 196 Interview with Zainab Yate and Breastfeeding Aversion
48:33

She was born in Iran.  Her family moved around a lot.  Her mother was and her father is English and they married when they were in University.  They did go back to Iran, but settled in England.  My mom has 7 children, breastfed them all.  We had a busy life with all the kids and family activities.  She is the eldest daughter and what she describes as the second mom. 

Aug 21, 2017
AAB 195 Birth Matters series The Impact of Postpartum hemorrhage on breastfeeding
24:58
A subject that many shy away from. I think we can all understand why.  It is scary stuff.  According to the CDC it is one of the leading complications causing maternal death in the United states, along with pregnancy related hypertensive disorders and infection. 
Aug 18, 2017
AAB 194 Tom Johnston MSN, RN, APRN, CNM, IBCLC
01:06:47

Tom Johnston is a midwife and lactation consultant. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee and his Masters Degree in Midwifery at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. He served 27 years in the US Army and retired as the Chief of Midwifery Services for Womack Army Medical Center, the largest Maternal-Child service in the Department of Defense.  Since retiring Tom has spent his time as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches undergraduate nurses, specializing in Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. Tom is uniquely placed as a man in both Midwifery and Human Lactation and the father of eight breastfed children.

Aug 15, 2017
AAB 193 CDC guidelines for breast pumping moms
27:10
Aug 11, 2017
AAB 192 Season 6 Supporting the breastfeeding family
18:55
Aug 07, 2017
AAB 191 Breastfeeding: Cleft lip and palate, postpartum, breastfeeding and life as an IBCLC- Margery Grill
01:06:59

Margery grew up in Southern Indiana in a small town. Margery was 1 of 4 girls and was number 2 in the line. She describes a very typical childhood with a mom that stayed home and a Dad that worked outside the home. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio as a teenager, which was not fun because she left all her friends and "the boyfriend." She knew that from the time she was a very young girl she wanted to become a nurse. Margery attended a Liberal Arts College and majored in biology because she knew she wanted to do something in the medical field. She first considered becoming a Dr., then thought perhaps a midwife. So, she started with nursing school, but did not go on to pursue midwifery. She is very happy with how things turned out.

Jul 31, 2017
AAB 190 Breastfeeding: Badass breastfeeder Abby Theuring
01:00:25

Abby felt that she had a fairly typical upbringing and remembers her childhood fondly.  Her family moved to Amsterdam when she was 15 years old and lived there until she was an adult.   This  move made her family a little more relaxed as Europe as a whole seems to be much more relaxed.  The atmosphere in  Amsterdam is family centered and very small townish.   She moved back to the United States and when she became pregnant, she assumed she was going to go back to work once her maternity leave was over.   She was a self-proclaimed  workaholic working with teenagers in a  high stress program with kids who struggled with mental illness and violent behavior. This was her identity and she figured her husband was probably going to stay home.  She was going to run her house like a residential community just like at work... but  she said: "they handed me Jack and I am like -   what am I suppose to do with this?  I am totally prepared to deal with a violent teenager and now they have handed me this newborn and I was not sure what to do with him.  I crumbled."  Staying at home, separated from her work, she began to realize just  how stressful her job had been.  She realized that this is something she did not want to bring home to her children.  Once home from the hospital, she began struggling with  breastfeeding issues.  Abby says that she does not know exactly why she wanted to Breastfeed so badly  and I doesn't know  why she tried so hard, but she did.  She talks about how she fought so hard for it and just doesn't know where this intensity came from. Abby said that she felt like she  was awake for like 3 months doing research and trying to figure it out.  She soon got into this great Breastfeeding place and then thought:  " I am so not into going back to work and said I needed to stay home." 

Jul 24, 2017
AAB 189 AAB 139 Karey Northington - Great tips for helping the postpartum mother
01:06:05

Karey Northington is the owner of Northington Fitness and Nutrition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Nursing and Psychology and is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist though the ISSA. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals without restriction. Karey is also an IFBB professional athlete who competes in the bikini division and a published fitness model. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of a sweet 6 year old boy, Nolan.

Jul 17, 2017
AAB 188 Breastfeeding - Kathleen Kendall-Tackett - Birth Trauma
01:08:37

Kathy grew up in the 60's and 70's in Southern California and was the oldest of 4 kids.  Her father was a veterinarian and her mother stayed at home raising her kids. She never really thought much about breastfeeding until she was pregnant with her first baby.

Jul 10, 2017
AAB 187 3 Crazy Breastfeeding Myths
22:43
Jul 07, 2017
AAB 186 Kellie Edson is mom to one 3 year old girl, wife, writer and motherhood advocate
49:36

Kellie is originally from Truckee, California which is near Tahoe.  She later moved to Sacramento, California where she currently lives now. At first she wanted to be an English Major then a Music Major, then she returned back to being an English major with a minor in music.  She taught piano lessons while she was pregnant with her daughter.  Kellie worked in the marketing field in corporate America and quickly realized she hated all the bureaucracy.

Jul 03, 2017
AAB 185 Part 2 When will my baby sleep through the night?
23:06

For the early days and nights of breastfeeding and for the times that you are at home and want to relax and rest your eyes while your baby feeds, I love showing moms and helping them gain confidence to lay down while feeding their baby.  The main advantage to this is that  both you and your baby can relax all the muscles in your body and just be... just be there... no holding up babies weight, no pillows around your belly,  no pillows sliding away.  No need to use stools or ottomans or anything else to support your legs.

Jul 01, 2017
AAB 184 Part 2 Dominique Gallo more fun stories about breastfeeding 3 chidren
38:51
What does Dominique really love about breastfeeding?   
 
She likes the fact that in her  experience it is an instant healer.  Everybody tells her that she seems to be so calm and always seems to know what to do.  Dominique says that is absolutely not true.  She referenced a comedian who said that having a kid is like treading water and then someone hands you a baby.  She said that is how she feels all the time.  We are always trying to figure out what to do.
Jun 26, 2017
AAB 183 FAQ When will my baby sleep through the night?
24:38

Before you became a mother, you more than likely heard this more than once - sleep when your baby sleeps.  You saw how exhausted your friends who became new parents were. You never expected your best friend who just had a baby 4 weeks ago to say no to meeting you for dinner at your favorite restaurant.

Jun 25, 2017
AAB 182 Dominique Gallo IBCLC has been helping mothers with birth and breastfeeding with tongue tie
51:56

When I talk to parents, the belief is that if your baby has a tongue tie, you  will probably not be able to enjoy normal and comfortable breastfeeding.   Dominique found it hard to believe that her third babies tie was the reason for her painful breastfeeding because her other babies who were diagnosed with tongue tie breastfed just fine.  She had no pain, she had plenty of milk they gained really well  and they breastfed for well over a year.  I wanted to address this issue so noone leaves confused.

Jun 19, 2017
AAB 181 Rusty Pipe Syndrome
20:42
Jun 16, 2017
AAB 180 Darcy Newlin tips for postpartum, co-sleeping and La Leche League
56:36

A bereaved mother, Midwife Assistant, Doula, Certified Dancing For Birth™ instructor, Arizona Breastfeeding Bag Project Volunteer, East Valley Birth Circle regular, etc. etc for natural birth/parenting community groups; she grew up around bottle fed babies and yet when her time came she felt a strong instinct to breastfeed. That was almost 11 years ago and she's since clocked 7+ years breastfeeding 3 children! The breastfeeding relationship has been a very powerful dynamic in her life and she feels compelled to help spread the word to others about the benefits to both babies and women's and families whole-health

Jun 12, 2017
AAB 179 Breastfeeding in Public (NIP)
11:54

Lori will be sharing her personal experience when she nursed her first baby, in public for the very first time.  If you would like to share your “My first time” story with our listeners, go tocontact me page and send us your story.  We will share your story on our website and perhaps read it out loud on a show – with your permission, of course! 

Jun 09, 2017
AAB 178 Elizabeth Joseph Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Chef, Author and Mommy
01:06:15

Elizabeth Joseph began as a self educated and self taught raw chef selling her goodies and teaching small classes around the valley. As she became engulfed in the natural healing world, she attended seminars, retreats, and expos meeting and working with some of the most famous and established doctors and raw chefs.

Jun 05, 2017
AAB 177 Survey results of breast pumps
47:00

Lori reviews the results of a survey from breastfeeding community

Jun 02, 2017
AAB 176 Peggy O'Mara part 2 Whatever happened to Mothering Magazine?
52:36
May 29, 2017
AAB 175 Fenugreek things to consider when using for low milk supply
20:49
May 26, 2017
AAB 174 Part 1 Peggy O’Mara was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011
47:08

Peggy's Background - People who know her now would be surprised to learn about the family that she grew up in. Her father was in the military and they moved around a lot.  Her family were strict Catholics. She had a pretty conservative up bringing.  She loved moving around and learning about other places, but moving around was very hard emotionally.  Her parents fought a lot and drank a lot and there was domestic violence in her family. She had a lot of early experiences that made her feel like she would not be a good mother.  Mothering for her was a way to sure her way up with information and research.  She was networking before the word was popular.  This was how she set myself up to be the parent I wanted to be because I did not have a good role model.

May 22, 2017
AAB 173 Preparing to breastfeed: Making the choice to tandem nurse
29:58

I know that as an IBCLC, I should probably stick to the letter of the law, so to speak and correct moms who say they are tandem nursing their twins.  They are happy.  They are proud.  They are doing this extraordinary act of taking care of their little ones.  The last thing I am going to do is make a big stink about the correctness of the definition.  I just want them to enjoy themselves and feel proud of what they are doing. 

May 19, 2017
AAB 172 Part 3 Jenn Foster, IBCLC Personal talk about tandem nursing
26:50
The technical definition is nursing 2 different children of 2 different ages.
However, we both agree, putting labels aside, that any mom who is nursing 2 children at once and feels she is tandem nursing, 
 
Let's support her with breastfeeding and allow her the space to call it whatever she pleases.  If we are helping her, our focus is on what she is doing rather then labels and definitions
May 16, 2017
AAB 171 Preparing to Breastfeed Series Case histories Beth and Lu Anne
19:35
May 12, 2017
AAB 170 Part 2 - Jenn Forster IBCLC - WIC and milk donation
44:05
May 08, 2017
AAB 169 Jenn Foster , IBCLC and mom of 4
35:10
May 01, 2017
AAB 168 Preparing to Breastfeed Series
21:09
Apr 28, 2017
AAB 167 Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD is an author, international speaker and pregnancy and lactation expert.
01:01:15
Apr 24, 2017
AAB 166 Preparing to Breastfeed Series Nancy and Adam a case study
22:53
Apr 21, 2017
AAB 165 Breastfeeding Season 4 Lori introduces the new season and gets personal
26:11
Apr 17, 2017
AAB 164 Encore presentation Breastfeeding babies and attending weddings
24:34

Your sister got engaged a year ago. And the whole family was so excited. While you were planning her engagement party and her bridal shower, you also could not help yourself but to daydream about her wedding. You have been married for 10 years, your sister Heather is 5 years older than you & the family was almost giving up hope that she would find that special person, and now she has. This is what you have been waiting for.

Apr 14, 2017
AAB 163 Breastfeeding: Encore presentation Part 2 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
01:07:53

We have a discussion about the differences in how babies respond to the procedure, the aftercare exercises and how long it takes some babies to recover from the procedure and mothers and babies to get to the place of normal breastfeeding. Dr. Agarwal highlights the fact that the tongue does not know how to really move well as it has been restricted for so long. So all the mechanics of the tongue movement and how it is going to function – all this change needs an adjustment period. It takes a while for the tongue to figure out what it is suppose to do. There are also a lot of pieces to this recovery and normal breastfeeding. Some of these moving parts ( variables) are:

1. Mom’s breast size,

2. Mom’s milk production.

3. Mom’s pain level

4. Mom’s perception of babies pain

5. Babies pain or soreness level

6. Babies, palate, jaw, tongue length, just to name a few variables.


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Apr 10, 2017
AAB 162 Encore Presentation Breastfeeding International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
25:18

Because this is so long, myself and others have picked up a habit of calling ourselves LCs or lactation consultants. This was fine for a while, however in recent years there have been many weekend or week long courses that have cropped up and when a person graduates from that course, they can call themselves a LC ( lactation consultant) or or an LS ( lactation specialist)or BC (breastfeeding counselor) or CBC ( certified breastfeeding counselor) or CLC ( certified lactation consultant) or any number of titles.

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Apr 07, 2017
AAB 161 Breastfeeding: Part 1 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
54:02

Dr Rajeev Agarwal is a local pediatrician in Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and 2 children. Dr. Agarwal moved to Arizona in 2005 and opened his first office the same year. If you are ever in the area, you must take a tour of his amazing office, It truly is a treat. He has since moved to a second office. Over the years, he has received many awards, which he proudly displays in his office. He is an expert in tongue tie procedures and has performed many over the past few years. He is also a member of the (IATP) International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals. Dr Agarwal is in hot demand as a speaker and has spoken world wide.

Dr. Agarwal was born in India, and grew up in different cities because his father worked for the government as a telecommunications engineer and he would get transferred to different cities every few years. His mother stayed home with her 4 children. Dr. Agarwal describes his growing up years as being very blessed and living a very charmed life with doting parents and siblings. He was very creative with painting and drawing. His mother leaned towards treating childhood illnesses with home medicine and this is where the seeds were planted for being a physician and using natural medicine. He started engineering school and did well, but it was not very fulfilling. He did really well with it but did not feel the love. It was his sister who saw in him that he did not seem very happy with this. Since she saw that he was always the one asking people how they were doing and was so kind and caring, that perhaps he would enjoy being a Doctor. He said okay, took the exam and was accepted into medical school. As a kid growing up, it is not anything I ever thought I would be doing. We are a very close knit family She was in medical school. She said you will probably enjoy medicine more than the physics and math and I am so glad that she suggested as this was the best decision I made in my life.



Apr 03, 2017
AAB 160 Final Episode of the Season Some Final thoughts
26:28
Mar 31, 2017
AAB 159 April 1 Launch Date for the All About Mothering Membership site
16:13
Mar 28, 2017
AAB 158 FAQ 24 What are extra nipples
19:19

Extra nipples or breast tissue is fairly common.  It is a result of incomplete regression of the mammary ridge, also known as the milk line and happens the during development of the embryo before birth.

Mar 24, 2017
AAB 157 Breastfeeding Jennifer Grayson Author of Unlatched
58:21

Jennifer Grayson is an environmental journalist and the author of Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy, out now from HarperCollins. Her writing and commentary have appeared in publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, American Baby and The Huffington Post, where she wrote two long-running columns for the Green section. A leading expert on environmental issues, she has been featured by MSNBC, WGN and NPR, as well as numerous online outlets and blogs.

Mar 20, 2017
AAB 156 FAQ How to respond to a Nursing Strike
35:40
Mar 17, 2017
AAB 155 Aditi Singh writes about the many beautiful challenges faced by motherhood.
48:11

She also volunteers as social media manager for Circle of Peace International which is a nonprofit helping children in Uganda get a better education. She has numerous passions but most enjoys event planning and choreographing dance dramas. Her passion is to help other parents find that perfect balance between culture, parenting, and self.

Mar 13, 2017
AAB 154 FAQ22 Do I need to stop breastfeeding my baby if I get sick
15:57
Breastfeeding is not advisable if one or more of the conditions is true:
 
 
 
  1. An infant diagnosed with galactosemia, a rare genetic metabolic disorder
  2. The infant whose mother:
    • Has been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Is taking antiretroviral medications
    • Has untreated, active tuberculosis
    • Is infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I or type II
    • Is using or is dependent upon an illicit drug
    • Is taking prescribed cancer chemotherapy agents, such as antimetabolites that interfere with DNA replication and cell division
    • Is undergoing radiation therapies; however, such nuclear medicine therapies require only a temporary interruption in breastfeeding
 
The conditions I just listed will require you being advised by your healthcare professional
Mar 10, 2017
AAB 153 Sarah Fletcher Surrogacy and Breastfeeding
50:01

Sarah Fletcher is a twenty six year old mom she is a two time surrogate. She is from Oklahoma City she has breastfed two babies these two babies and she has breast fed her own nine year old daughter.

Mar 07, 2017
AAB 152 Practical tips on how to help new moms get sleep
31:11

We can prepare up the wazoo and we can work like the dickens to prevent some things from happening, but realistically speaking... sometimes life just gets in the way and things happen and we find ourselves in a bit of a pickle.  We are going to address this too - because - life does get in the way of the best laid plans.  

Mar 03, 2017
AAB 151: Breastfeeding: Tandem nursing with Tressa Rappold
01:09:06
In our show today, Tressa talks about the homebirth of her two daughters.  She gives us a window into her postpartum life and talks about the difficulties she had.  Tressa attempted to hold in her postpartum depression feelings, not even wanting to talk to her family about it.  She tells us how a frank discussion with her husband led her to seek help and how she realized that was the best decision she every could have had.  Tressa then brings us deeper into her family's life and tells us how she came to tandem nurse her daughters and what it  meant to her and her family.
Feb 27, 2017
AAB 150 Breastfeeding - Scheduled Breastfeedings? Why not?
32:12
I think the biggest misconception when it comes to babies feeding and sleeping cycles is that it is our job as parents to get our babies on a schedule.  In theory, this sounds like it would really work and is in the best interest of the baby and parents.  If your baby ate and slept on a schedule that you designed, this would fit nicely into your day and you would have a routine that you can count on.  In theory, seems good, However, when adults attempt to have this degree of control over a new baby, it typically is a hard thing to make happen and if you are breastfeeding your baby, this forced routine causes lots of breastfeeding difficulty. 
 
There are some very real common sense and practical reasons why this is just not a safe way to go about feeding your baby. 
Feb 24, 2017
AAB 149 Breastfeeding - IBCLC & Lactation Support – what are the differences?
17:59
Feb 20, 2017
AAB 148 Breastfeeding FAQ 18- struggling to make enough milk for my baby
21:11
Feb 18, 2017
AAB 147 Breastfeeding - Kathleen Kendall-Tackett - Birth Trauma
01:04:37

Kathy grew up in the 60's and 70's in Southern California and was the oldest of 4 kids.  Her father was a veterinarian and her mother stayed at home raising her kids. She never really thought much about breastfeeding until she was pregnant with her first baby.  

Feb 13, 2017
AAB 146 Breastfeeding Mothers group
16:04
Feb 11, 2017
AAB 145 Breastfeeding - Chrissie Wywrot What happens when there i a nursing strike
54:50

Chrissie Wywrot is a content and social media strategist who works with passionate entrepreneurs focused on helping others and making a difference with their businesses.

Feb 06, 2017
AAB 144 Breastfeeding - What happens when you make too much milk
22:11
We are going to be talking about a very personal and very sensitive subject amongst the breastfeeding community.  Your milk supply.  I know this is personal and I know this sensitive.  I also know that this is a huge topic of concern and based on the great response I have had from the last several shows that I talked about milk supply, I know this is a subject you want to hear more about.  
Feb 03, 2017
AAB 143 Breastfeeding- Katy Widrick is a stay at home mom and breastfed 2 daughters
01:08:38

Katy and I began today's show talking about the need to educate the public about the basics of breastfeeding.  We agreed that it is more than likely the lack of knowledge about how breastfeeding works rather than judgments that gets in the way of the public having patience and tolerance for the breastfeeding mother.  You do you.  I am going to worry about me and let's just be kind and supportive of each other. 

Jan 30, 2017
AAB 142 FAQ 16 IGT Insufficient Glandular Tissue
32:13
Stacy tells me that she has a lot of friends who are breastfeeding and decided she really want to have this experience with her baby.   Stacy tells me that she exclusively breastfed her new baby, Alex and 8 lb 1 oz boy during her 2 days hospital stay.  She was told the latch was good, although Stacy complained that it was pinching her a lot.  Everyone agreed that baby seemed happy at breast and content after most feedings.  A few hours before discharge, she was given news that upset her greatly.  Her baby Luke had lost 10 oz and that was way too much weight loss.  Stacy said that she felt like her world was crashing down around her as she had flashbacks to her first baby. 
Jan 28, 2017
AAB 141 Laura McClellan Successfully breastfed 5 children
01:15:27

Laura is the oldest of 6 kids. The first 4 kids were very close in age. Her dad was a  truck driver. Her Mom took care of the kids and worked part time.   Laura tells us that they did not have a lot of money, but as kids, she really did not know that.

Jan 23, 2017
AAB 140 Breastfeeding FAQ Case History - Breastfeeding and Increasing your milk production
24:53
Why would a mother need to increase her milk supply? Don't all mothers make enough milk for their babies?
Can it be that some mothers do make enough, but think they don't?  
Can it be that some mothers do make enough, but they want to make lots more?
Can it be that some mothers don't make enough milk for their babies?
Jan 20, 2017
AAB 139 Karey Northington - Great tips for helping the postpartum mother
01:04:28

Karey Northington is the owner of Northington Fitness and Nutrition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Nursing and Psychology and is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist though the ISSA. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals without restriction. Karey is also an IFBB professional athlete who competes in the bikini division and a published fitness model. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of a sweet 6 year old boy, Nolan.

Jan 16, 2017
AAB 138 Breastfeeding FAQ 14 Breastfeeding and Increasing Your Milk Production - Do you need to?
24:35
Can it be that some mothers do make enough, but think they don't?  
Can it be that some mothers do make enough, but they want to make lots more?
Can it be that some mothers don't make enough milk for their babies?
Jan 13, 2017
AAB 137 Betsy Furler - Preterm baby and breastfeeding challenges
51:43

Betsy is a Native Texan and was born in Dallas, Texas. Her dad is an  episcopal minister and her mom is a Christian education director. She has 1 sister who is 22  months older. Betsy describes her family as a very loving and very supportive family for which she is grateful for. She had a great childhood and was always told that she could do anything in the world that she wanted to.  Betsy said that she always knew she loved babies almost from birth. She played with a lot of babies and babysat a lot  when she was a teenager.  

Jan 09, 2017
AAB 136 FAQ 13 Breastfeeding and Medication
31:56

Very simply put, the way medications are passed on to the baby during pregnancy and during lactation differ.  The gestational age and doseage during pregnancy is taken into consideration.  The infants age and doseage is considered during lactation.  At one point, your baby may be old enough to handle a certain medication taken at a certain doseage and for a period of time.  However, the same medication, duration and dose would not be safe as it crosses the placenta and affects the baby more actively in utero.

Jan 07, 2017
AAB 135 Amy Neuhedel supports families worldwide as a birthing year coach, Hypnobirthing instructor and doula.
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 Amy is from Massapequa, Long Island, which is in New York.  Which was a huge and wonderful surprise to Lori as she also grew up in Massapequa.  We grew up about 10 minutes from each other!  We had fun going down memory lane for a few minutes before carrying on with the rest of the show.   We talked about what the culture was like in the 1950s and 1960s for our mothers and the reasons they did not breastfeed, which were for similar reasons. Amy left Massapequa to go to college, then lived in New York City, until moving to Sweden in 2000

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Jan 04, 2017
AAB 134 The 2 week mark - How do you know that Breastfeeding is going really well?
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  1.  Your baby should have been gradually gaining back any weight loss from the first 4 days, until they were back to birthweight at 2 weeks old.
  2. Breastfeeding should not be painful for you.
  3. Your baby comes to the breast and feedings are comfortable for you.  You should not be experiencing any breast pain or nipple pain.
  1. When your baby is breastfeeding he should be relaxing at breast, focused on feeding, staying put and not coming on and off, multiple times during the feeding.
Your baby should be feeding about 8 times a day.  Perhaps it is 7 or perhaps it is 9 somewhere in there would be normal.
Dec 30, 2016
AAB 133 Helen Ball talks co-sleeping and bed sharing
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Helen has 2 daughters,  ages 24 and 20 years old.  She did breastfeed both of her babies and tells us that it was a very important experience for her and it really formed a lot of her thinking about the research that she did in the early days. 

Dec 26, 2016
AAB 132 FAQ 11 What if my baby won't breastfeed?
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There are actually quite a few reasons why you can struggle with early breastfeeding.  Here are some possible scenarios that you might find yourself dealing with a baby who is not breastfeeding well:
 
  1.  Probably the most common reason for a hard start is a premature birth.  When babies are born early it can make it more difficult for them to breastfeed.
  2. The reasons can be numerous so it is not helpful at this point to conjecture.  What we really want to do is say.. okay, this is the situation, now what do we do about it.
  3. Ohhh, I love this question because it is probably one of the most easiest questions I get to answer.
Dec 23, 2016
AAB 131 All About Mothering Membership Site News
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Dec 20, 2016
AAB 130 FAQ 10 Engorgement - Definition. Why it happens. Prevention. Treatment
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Engorgement is the swelling or congestion of body tissues.
When we are referring to breast engorgement, we are describing the painful swelling that occurs when the breasts become  very full and very firm.  Sometimes the breasts are actually hard and all these sensations lead to very painful breasts.  They can feel very heavy, sometimes throbbing, you noticed your skin is quite stretched and sometimes this fullness and firmness leads to your armpits.  Engorgement can affect one or both breasts. 
Dec 16, 2016
AAB 129 Co-sleeping and Room Sharing
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Bed sharing is having the babies sleep in the same bed as the adults.  This is what I did.when my kids were young. I didn't know it at the time because it just seemed right and it helped me get some much needed rest, however,   Bed sharing was very common up to the 19th century.  People use to sleep in very close quarters to each other, places were small, sleeping with each other kept people warm at night.  What changed?    Houses got bigger, babies were given their own room, the baby crib industry grew and more and more babies were put in their own crib.  In the scheme of things, meaning bed sharing has been happening since the beginning of time,  This nightime habit is relatively news.  Bed sharing and co-sleeping has been shown to save babies lives, promotes bonding,and enables parents to get more sleep.

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Dec 14, 2016
AAB 128 FAQ #9 Milk is in Now Day 4 - 14
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Your baby is now 4-5 days old.  You are just beginning to get the hang of breastfeeding. Sure you might feel awkward with it all, however, you are now getting use to a baby feeding at your breast 8 times a day. You are continuing to experiment with different positions to find which ones seem to work best for you and your baby.  In some places you will find you need to use a pillow and a stool. Other places where you breastfeed, your set up will be different

 

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Dec 09, 2016
AAB 127 Our historical of wet nursing part 7
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The matter of need is somewhat open for interpretation, as are many things.  When I think of need as a modern woman, I think of - If for whatever reason, a mother cannot breastfeed her baby.  Whether it is because she has died she is too sick to breastfeed, she has been separated from her baby or she has no milk to provide for her baby. Need to woman centuries ago could have been defined as - She needs to get back to conceiving babies and the act of breastfeeding acts as one form of contraception.  Customs are for her to get breeding again as soon as she could.  The  need also arose from what was expected of her in society, which was to delegate all physical work to others to demonstrate her own and her family's high status.  
Dec 07, 2016
AAB 126 Breastfeeding Introducing Co-Sleeping
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Bed-sharing is just one of the ways that a family might co-sleep, but it is frequently practiced by breastfeeding mothers. One of the biggest issues when it comes to bed-sharing is safety.   Some sources publicize bed-sharing as an unsafe practice, no matter how it’s done, but there are ways to sleep safely while bed-sharing if you follow guidelines for safe sleep surfaces and safe sleep sharing

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Dec 05, 2016
AAB 125 Breastfeeding - Day 1-4 What to expect the first week
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The first 24 hours:
 
If all went well with your birth and you and your baby do not need any special care, it is best if you do what you can to spend the first 24 hours just being with your baby.  We like to call it your "babymoon" time.  Your physical body and emotional mind has been through a lot of changes from pregnancy to birth to postpartum.  You have gone through a lot in the last 9 months.  Here is what you can expect the first 24 hours:
 
Dec 02, 2016
AAB 124 Breastfeeding Lori talks about two moms and their breastfeeding babies and the stress of the holidays
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The holidays are very stressful times with a newborn.

Nov 30, 2016
AAB 123 Guest interview with Becky Ramsdell
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Becky Ramsdell is a Peoria, Arizona woman who is now a mom of two after going through 10 years of infertility and failed adoptions in the  process of building their family.  She had struggles with breastfeeding both of her babies but was ultimately able to work through those struggles and nurse each of them for their first year.  She went back to work when each of them was 3 months  old, so there was a lot of pumping and milk freezing involved.  Now she loves to share her story of hope and encouragement with other moms who are facing similar challenges with establishing nursing with their babies

Nov 28, 2016
AAB 122 FAQ #7 - How do I tell if I need to be concerned about the latch?
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In todays show, we are going to answer the question:  How do you tell If you need to be concerned about the latch.
It is unrealistic to think that I can help you assess and fix the latch in this show, however, I find that education and prevention
can go a long way.  I meet with so many moms who did not know the signs of a poor latch.  They just did not know anything was wrong until they started to have severe pain or until they went to a pediatric visit and found out there baby has lost too much weight.
 
Nov 26, 2016
AAB 121 Breastfeeding tips and tricks for the holidays
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Having worked with moms during 20 something holiday seasons, I have a pretty good idea about how stressful this time of year can be for you. On the one hand, when you realized you were going to give birth around holiday time, you had daydreams of how wonderful it would be to spend your baby’s first holiday season with friends and family. This evokes all warm and fuzzy feelings and excitement. This is absolutely true, it can be warm and fuzzy and so exciting. It also has a strong tendency to be anywhere between just a little bit stressful to kind of sort but doable stress and all the way to: this is so stressful I just can’t wait for all of this to be over.

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Nov 23, 2016
AAB 120 Breastfeeding Lori talks about her Daily Mantra
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Lori talks about the fact that breastfeeding should not be painful. She talks about this a lot in her daily work. It is her working mantra:   If breastfeeding is hurting on Day 1, something is not right. If breastfeeding is hurting on Day 2, something is not right. And if breastfeeding is hurting on Day 3, something is definitely not right and I urge you to seek professional help right away.  This is her daily mantra to mothers, she says it many times a week.  Lori has  it on her website.  What Lori really would like to do is put it on every billboard, along every highway, in every town.  What Lori would like to do is put this mantra on her back car window shield.  She would like for this to be handed out to every mother in every childbirth education and breastfeeding class. When you enter the halls of the maternity unit or your birthing center or on the literature that your OBs and midwives give you, it would be great if this was  in big bold letters:    “Breastfeeding is not suppose to hurt“.   Her family hears her say this ad nauseum  and she knows they are bored of hearing her say it.  The BIG problem is, that 30 years later, Lori continues to meet with moms on a regular basis and it continues to astound her how frequently mothers are given the wrong information.  Download this episode to hear the full show.

Nov 21, 2016
AAB 119 6th in a series of 12 shows in which I answer your most FAQs
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Nov 18, 2016
AAB 119 Breastfeeding Part 6 wet nurses
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Nov 16, 2016
AAB 117 Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC Executive Director The New York Milk Bank, Inc
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All infants in need deserve to have human milk.  Our most smallest and sickest of babies need to have donor milk to help them get the best start in life.  Donor milk will help dramatically reduce the risk of succumbing to necrotizing enterocolitis  (NEC), which is a really bad infection that causes their gut to slough off and die.  Premies are more susceptible to this then full term babies. The reason donor milk is often needed for these babies is because their moms have not gone through the full 40 weeks gestation. This time period allows their mammary glands to prepare for milk production.  Between the early birth and the stress associated with it, some moms just don't have milk available for their baby - just yet. 

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Nov 14, 2016
AAB 116 Breastfeeding There is Liquid Gold in Them Breasts
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Come along with me for this ride on the colostrum train and you are going to see exactly why we get so excited about this life giving substance that is all part of human milk that newborns receive. By the time we are done here today, you are going to be as equally excited about colostrum and its benefits to newborns.  You will understand why physicians are doing whatever they possible can to ensure that all newborns received colostrum, and in particular our most vulnerable sick and/or premature newborns have colostrum.

Nov 11, 2016
AAB 115 Breastfeeding Lori continues her tour of breastfeeding practices around the world
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A few things have happened since I began doing some research for this seasons Tour of the world of breastfeeding.  I wanted to be able to take my listeners on a tour, if you will of breastfeeding around the globe from ancient to current times.  I knew that  I would be covering times when babies were wet nursed and cross nursed.  I knew that  I would be covering times when babies were removed from their biological mothers arms and given to other woman to nourish them.  I knew that there were times in history when wet nurses were just your average citizen, some were paid very well and others average to even low wages.  I knew there were historical times and places where they moved from their home to live in nice homes of their employer and times when they were so revered they were treated like royalty. 
Nov 09, 2016
AAB 114 Breastfeeding Part 1 interview with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC
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Julie Bouchet-Horwitz is a nurse practitioner and international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is the founder and Executive Director of The New York Milk Bank and has a private practice specializing in breastfeeding in Irvington, NY.  She formed a team of 5 women who over 3 years developed the New York Milk Bank which officially opened its doors two weeks ago in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York . The New York Milk Bank will provide safely pasteurized donor human milk to premature and sick babies in hospitals and in the community throughout New York State and beyond.

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Nov 07, 2016
AAB 113 Breastfeeding Part 5 of Lori answers your questions
18:27

Most mothers whose hormones are in the proper balance and who have normal breast development during puberty and pregnancy, will make plenty of milk for their baby.  Despite all their best efforts, there will be some mothers who will struggle with supply. I find that most mothers I work with, who struggle with supply, well they actually have one or more potential risk factors for low supply, however, they were just not made aware of it.  There are some very real factors that can put you at risk for not making enough milk and some you can know ahead of time and others take you by surprise.

Nov 04, 2016
AAB 112 Breastfeeding - Part 4 Lactation failure in history
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In last week's show, we took our breastfeeding tour through England and Germany and discovered similarities and differences in the culture regarding wet nursing. We have  learned that wet nursing, which is a woman who breastfeeds another's child, was a common practice all over the world, before the introduction of the bottle and formula.  From 2000 BC all the way to the 20th century, wet nursing evolved from an alternative of need to an alternative of choice.  We have learned that wet nursing became so popular, which actually caused some problems, so much so that it moved to become a well organized profession with contracts and laws designed to regulate its practice. Wet nurses were hired by agencies and where they practiced and what they were paid was regulated by the agencies. 
 
Nov 02, 2016
AAB 111 Breastfeeding Lisa Chin Online Summit
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Her passions are business, health and motherhood. Being a mom has opened her heart and soul in countless ways. She started her breastfeeding experience two years ago and continues to nurse her toddler today with no intentions of stopping anytime soon.

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Oct 31, 2016
AAB Bonus Breastfeeding preparing for C section
31:58
This week a member of ours expressed some fears associated with her upcoming scheduled c/sec.  There are times when members rally around moms and take the time out of your busy mothering lives to respond to these posts and for this I am so grateful and appreciative. You share words of support, encouragement, offer assistance and information.  Sharing is caring and I love how much you are caring for each other. 
Oct 29, 2016
AAB 110 Breastfeeding FAQ Part 3 How do the Breasts Make Milk?
23:58

Pregnancy is considered to be the period of the most extensive and rapid growth of the mammary gland.  Changes occur the fastest during the later states of pregnancy, which coincides with the most rapid period of fetal growth. 

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Oct 28, 2016
AAB 109 Breastfeeding Part 3 on tour of breastfeeding in the world
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Next country on our breastfeeding tour is England.  Records show that the pattern of wealthy married women hiring wet nurses in France, was quite the same in England also.  Historians came to this conclusion based on the stark difference in birth rates between English upper and working class women.  The wealthy women gave birth every year and the working class women had longer intervals with births about every 3 years.  While not 100% accurate, women who were wet nurses experienced a suppression in ovulation, which made wet nursing a relatively reliable contraceptive.  I find this so interesting as the wealthier women, who should have enjoyed a healthier life were not so healthy largely because of the number of pregnancies and births they had which were commonly between 12 - 18 by the time they were less than 40 years old.  These high number of pregnancies was very hard on their bodies. They spent a better part of their married life pregnant, while the lower class women who were busy nursing babies and having fewer babies, enjoyed a healthier life. 

Oct 26, 2016
AAB 108 Breastfeeding Jennifer Grayson Author of Unlatched
57:22

Her writing and commentary have appeared in publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesUSA TodayAmerican Baby and The Huffington Post, where she wrote two long-running columns for the Green sectionA leading expert on environmental issues, she has been featured by MSNBC, WGN and NPR, as well as numerous online outlets and blogs.

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Oct 24, 2016
AAB 107 Breastfeeding FAQ day #2 - Why did I want to become an IBCLC and How did I go about it?
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Oct 21, 2016
AAB 106 Breastfeeding Tour continues Breastfeeding in 1700 and 1800
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Oct 19, 2016
AAB 105 Breastfeeding Tongue tie & Breastfeeding & Fertility
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Lisa is also the founder of FertilityFriday.com and the Fertility Friday Podcast - a weekly radio show that she created to connect women with a deeper understanding of how fertility and overall health are connected and intertwined with menstrual cycle health. Each week she conducts in depth interviews with professionals who specialize in helping women to restore their fertility naturally.

 

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Oct 17, 2016
AAB 104 Breastfeeding - What is an IBCLC
18:02

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.   

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Oct 14, 2016
AAB 103 Breastfeeding history: Infant Feeding and Wet Nursing
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Oct 13, 2016
AAB 102 Breastfeeding Penny Simkin PT Author and Educator
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My guest today does not know this, however, I met her many years ago, in a friends home on Long Island, NY.  The Birth Partner was a fairly new book and my childbirth educator friends and I were just learning about what it means to be a labor support person and were learning about this new profession called a Birth Doula.  We were a small group of less than 10 moms and we were suppose to meet for about 2 hours and we wound up talking until the wee hours of the morning.  She really left us with a good impression and I have followed her career ever since.

 

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Oct 10, 2016
AAB 101 Normal Newborn Breastfeeding Behavior
30:21
I am repeating Episode #43 as we lead into Season 2 that starts next week on Monday, October 10th, 2016
 
There is so much misinformation given about the early days of breastfeeding that I was motivated to do a show that I titled:  Normal newborn breastfeeding behavior.  Moms are being given very specific advice about the early days of breastfeeding. 
 
Oct 06, 2016
AAB 100 Breastfeeding Lori's 100 episode
22:49

In today's show, I am going to reminisce a bit and talk about my experiences as the host of this podcast and relive some memories that Ihave shared with guests.  I am also going to fill you in on what you can expect from Season 2 of All About Breastfeeding.  At the end of the show, I am going to explain to you how you can win some really cool prizes.

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Oct 03, 2016
AAB 099 Breastfeeding Part 2 Morgann Burres
49:19
Morgann is a wife, a mother of an almost 2-year-old girl and a 1-month-old girl, and a birth doula in the Phoenix area.  Morgann enjoys walks in the evening before putting her girls to bed, spending quality time with good friends, and talking about all things related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum. 
 
Sep 29, 2016
AAB 098 Breastfeeding Morgann Burres Doula
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Morgann is a wife, a mother of an almost 2-year-old girl and a 1-month-old girl, and a birth doula in the Phoenix area.  Morgann enjoys walks in the evening before putting her girls to bed, spending quality time with good friends, and talking about all things related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum. 

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Sep 26, 2016
AAB 097 Breastfeeding International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
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Because this is so long, myself and others have picked up a habit of calling ourselves LCs or lactation consultants.
This was fine for a while, however in recent years there have been many weekend or week long courses that have cropped up and when
a person graduates from that course, they can call themselves a LC  ( lactation consultant) or  or an LS ( lactation specialist)or BC (breastfeeding counselor)  or CBC  ( certified breastfeeding counselor) or CLC ( certified lactation consultant)  or any number of titles.
 
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Sep 22, 2016
AAB 096 Breastfeeding Sarah Argenal is the Founder of the Working Parent Resource, which is an online resource dedicated to helping frazzled working moms and dads slow down and finally focus on what matters most in their lives.
56:45

Sarah was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.   When she was 5 years old,  her parents were divorced and she moved to California to a very small hippie town. Her mom and stepdad were hippies. She had an older sister and a younger brother and she was the middle child. She also had  a couple of step sisters and half brothers.  Sarah looks back fondly and says that she had a nice childhood.   She was homeschooled for 5 years.  Her family traveled from San Francisco, up and down the coastline in a sailboat for most of her childhood.  Her dad lived in Cincinnati and she  visited him for summers.  Her family spent their time on a  52 foot sailboat, mostly in the Bay area.  In the summers, her family sailed down to Santa Barbara and back up.  Homeschooling was year round.

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Sep 19, 2016
AAB 095 Breastfeeding WIC and the NWA changes to Support breastfeeding
21:17
There was a big announcement made in the last few days.
This affects many mothers and children.  I believe the decision I am going to talk about is in the best interest of mothers and children
and yet there is controversy surrounding it.  I find that what is usually lying beneath controversy is FEAR.
 
So, let's get into it.  What was this announcement anyway
 
Have you heard of the WIC program.  It stands for Womans, Infants and Children.
healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.
 
It  is a federal public health nutrition program administered by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
The National WIC Association (NWA) is a non-profit membership association that advocates for WIC and provides education and training to WIC staff.
NWA does not create WIC policy or have oversight of WIC. NWA recently had a Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference here they made a pretty big announcement.
Sep 15, 2016
AAB 094 Breastfeeding Part 2 interview with Ben Ta'ati Homeopathic Medicine
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More great stuff with Ben the Homeopath

Sep 12, 2016
AAB 093 Breastfeeding Facebook Support group responds to a mom
22:39
I like being able to share stories of the families that I work with. I also want to be sure that I respect everyone's privacy.  I have said this in previous shows, however, we are doing fabulous here at AAB and gaining many new listeners every week.  For the newest listeners, I want you to know that I share stories so that we may all learn from them.  When I share a story, I change and rearrange and leave out as much information as I possibly can, while still keeping the foundation of the story real.  I change so much that no one will ever guess who it is, even if you think it is you, it probably isn't.  I might say that I saw the mom this week and it could have been a few months ago.  Your boy is now  girl.  Your significant other may be a male or female, attended the consult or not,, and if it is not relevant to the story, I will change that up also. Again, the important parts are real and are what  happened.  
Sep 08, 2016
AAB 092 Breastfeeding Ben Ta'ati Homeopathi Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Part 1
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Ben was born in Persia, in Tehran, Iran. When he was about 8-9 years old, the climate started to change when an Islamic government took over Iran. Things have not been good there since that time. His friends and family members were being persecuted which forced him to leave Iran to come to the United States as a refugee with having obtained religious asylum.

 

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Sep 05, 2016
AAB 091 Breastfeeding: rebroadcast of our popular show with Maureen Minchin Milk, feeding newborns - Part 2
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We continue on with this amazing interview with Maureen Minchin who is giving us a lot of information that you really won’t find in too  many other places.  She is really helping us understanding about infant formula and its relationship with long term health.  She is doing a great job of educating us without being overly concerned about upsetting anyone.  Maureen is very angry at what she was not told as a young mother and feeding her baby & she is on a mission, even if it upsets the apple cart, to educate parents about infant feeding.   She says that if educators had to worry about making parents feel guilty about many of the subjects, we would be missing out on very important information and that would be negligent.
Take a listen.

Sep 01, 2016
AAB 090 Breastfeeding: Milk Matters, feeding newborns - Part 1
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Lori speaks with Maureen Minchin . Maureen is a mother of 3, who because of her personal experiences with feeding her baby,  has dedicated her life to educating the public about human milk and infant feeding and food allergies. Her work is radically different from most breastfeeding handbooks because it takes seriously the issues of infant formula feeding, exposing many realities about which even many health professionals remain ignorant. Milk Matters is her latest work, a massive tome with three different books under the one cover, which pulls together science, history and clinical practice.

Aug 29, 2016
AAB 089 Breastfeeding Report Card 2016
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This past week, the CDC, which is the center for disease control, released the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card.  Looking through the statistics, I sighed.... just like I do every year. There are people who really get excited with these numbers.  Me?  I always say that I am greedy.  I want more.  I want better.  I want what parents want.  And what do parents want?  Well, the statistics tell us that  nationally 81 percent of parents want to breastfeed their babies.

 

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Aug 26, 2016
AAB 088 Breastfeeding stories and Carly's birthday
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When Carly was born, I was in the throes of busy motherhood. With a 2.5 year old son Jesse and a just turned 5 year old Alisha, what a pregnancy I had.
I remember being over the top tired when I was pregnant with my first Alisha. I just could not image being more tired every single day.
My pregnancy with Jesse was great, however, I was so tired with him also.  
Then along comes my third pregnancy.  I remember somewhere in January when I was just not feeling so great.  Perhaps too much sweets and too much food overall from the holiday time.  I dont know. I would have these fleeting thoughts for a couple of weeks, but honestly I was just so busy from sun up til way past sundown with an almost 2 year old and a 3 year old, my mind never sat quietly long enough for  me to think about why I just was not feeling so great.
 
Aug 22, 2016
AAB 087 Breastfeeding Premature and NICU babies and breastfeeding
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I first met Cassandra when she was 3 weeks postpartum with her first baby, a girl named Korina. Cassandra brought her mom with her to the consult and as they sat down, I noticed that Cassandra was moving quite purposefully. She took her time to slowly lower herself into the chair and as she sat I thought to myself,, either she is healing very slowly from her cesarean section or she has had a pretty significant 3rd or 4th degree tear from a vaginal birth that is slowly healing. For the uninitiated to vaginal tearing, a 1st degree tear is a thin tear of the perineal skin with no muscles involved. a 2nd degree includes skin and muscle, a 3rd degree is quite significant with the tear going through the perineal muscles and includes a layer of muscle surrounding the anal canal, and a 4th degree tear goes all the way into the canal or rectum. As one could imagine, this is quite painful and the healing can be several months.

 

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Aug 18, 2016
AAB 086 Breastfeeding Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D. ABIHM is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine.
50:56

Dr. Romie completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan where she won numerous teaching and research awards.

She previous served as faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After surviving career burnout and undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled the world learning various yoga and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Romie is a media expert analyst and regular contributor in national and local media outlets. She shared her journey in a TED Talk is “The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.” When not speaking around the country, she heals clients at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida.

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Aug 15, 2016
AAB 085 The 7 Founding Members of Le Le Leche League International
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I would like to introduce you to the 7 Founders of La Leche League International. Each of these women played a different part in the growth of LLL and each had different roles as the organization grew. Several were members of the same church, two were sister-in-laws. What they all had in common was they were moms breastfeeding their babies during a time period where only 20% of mothers were breastfeeding their babies.

 

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Aug 11, 2016
AAB 084 Breastfeeding Hillary Jacobson is certified as a Swiss holistic breastfeeding consultant, (CHHUSI), she co-founded an online group for struggling breastfeeding mothers, (MOBI), and in 2004 she published her first book, Mother Food: A Breastfeedin
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Background History: Hilary was born in the 50’s in Southern California. Her father was a scientist and her mother a poet. When she was 19 she moved to Switzerland to study music.

First Breastfeeding experience: She says she was terrified of becoming a mother. When she was 27 years old she went to Israel with her fiancée and worked in the Baby House. This experience helped her work through any fears she had about motherhood. With this reassurance she began to look forward to having a baby and breastfeeding. La Leche League was popular in Switzerland. She read their book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Sheila Kitzinger and other childbirth and breastfeeding books to help prepare her for birth and breastfeeding.

 

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Aug 08, 2016
AAB 083 World Breastfeeding Week 2016
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This week, we are highlighting WBW= World Breastfeeding Week breastfeeding and our goal is to do whatever we can to support parents in their efforts to breastfeed their baby. We live in a world where there are many barriers, that tends to make the basic act of breastfeeding a baby, uncomfortable and cumbersome for some mothers.

 

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Aug 05, 2016
AAB 082 Breastfeeding Kate Torgersen talks breastfeeding twins and being CEO of Milk Stork
57:29
Grew up in Palo Alto, CA in 1973.  Her mom was a SAHM and a dad who worked in Silicon Valley.  Kate describes her mom as someone who had wonderlust and was always looking for adventure and frequently took Kate along for the ride.  This helped give Kate a wonderful role model and gave her a sense that anything is  possible.  Her mom did not play by the rules and while she is not as adventurous her mom,  but made her comfortable with taking the risks. 
 
Aug 01, 2016
AAB 081 What every mother should know from Day 5- day 15
26:08

It is important that you have patience with yourself, your baby and the process of learning how to breastfeed. It is common for most new mothers to feel like you don’t know what you are doing and to feel some degree of a lack of confidence. More than likely, you are not giving yourself enough credit as you are in the learning phase of some pretty important new skills that you have never had the opportunity to practice before. Looking at pictures, watching videos and practicing with dolls can only take you so far. The real learning comes when you have your real live breastfeeding partner, your baby with you. Now you can learn together.

 

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Jul 28, 2016
AAB 080 Breastfeeding Getting through Security
28:37

Bruce Odze is a lead security screener at San Francisco International Airport. He has worked there for 13 years.  He has lived in San Francisco, CA for  40 years & takes pride in having the title  being of one of the earliest Deadheads. Bruce grew up on Massapequa, Long Island and lived there until his early 20's at which time, he headed West to SF and lived there ever since.  He has spent over 20 years in meditation, psychic and healing programs and has license as a minister in the state of CA. He live the life of a self-proclaimed hippie for many years, until he was hired for the Security Officer at the SF Airport.  I invited Bruce on the show today so he can  share with us some valuable tips on traveling through airport security with breastmilk and breastpumps. He begins by telling us about his initial interest in college and why that didn't quite work out for him.

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Jul 25, 2016
AAB 079 Breastfeeding The First Week
20:57

I want you to be empowered.  I want you to know what you need to know, in order to be a partner in your babies healthcare. The early days of breastfeeding are quite time consuming, for many of us a common word we use to describe it is:  overwhelming, extremely tiring and filled with lots of unknowns, which tend to make us feel unprepared and anxious.  It is hard to remove the feelings of being incredibly tired as this is part of new motherhood.  My goal is to everything I possibly can to reduce the feelings of being overwhelmed by familiarizing you with what to expect.  This way you will know when to be a tired new mommy with little to no breastfeeding concerns or a tired new mommy with enough breastfeeding concerns to warrant making an appointment with an IBCLC.

 

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Jul 21, 2016
AAB 078 Breastfeeding My Baby had a thick upper lip tie Rachel O'Brien
01:09:17

She runs a weekly breastfeeding and chestfeeding support group, and frequently blogs about breastfeeding and issues that affect nursing parents.  Rachel also volunteers her time with USLCA and Project Licensure, a group committed to providing greater access to IBCLC care for Massachusetts families.  Rachel is happily married and the mother to three fabulous children; in her free time she enjoys knitting, eating Cadbury Mini Eggs, and pretty much anything involving drag queens

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Jul 18, 2016
AAB 077 Breastfeeding The Beauty and the Beast The truth about the early days of breastfeeding
17:06

Why? don't you typically hear about moms who have hard times BF I think it is because as a society we want mothers to have an enjoyable pregnancy and look forward to the times they will be breastfeeding their baby.  We want them to look forward to snuggling with their baby, holding them skin to skin, and watching them thrive with every breastfeeding they have with their baby. It is a wonderful and beautiful sight to behold.  Believe me, I love nothing better than to see a mom, peacefully, lovingly and joyfully sitting down and relaxing and feeding her baby and getting some of the much needed  pp rest she deserves.

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Jul 14, 2016
AAB 076 Breastfeeding Guest Melanie Scholz and Hand EXpression
54:39

Melanie currently lives in Ontario, Canada. Her and her partner Carole are expecting their second child in November. Melanie holds a PhD in Biomechanics and works as a technical consultant for a company that makes research equipment and as a medical translator. Melanie is also the creator of the modern breast bowl a bowl specifically designed for hand expression of breast milk


Mel grew up the eldest of 3 children… born in Germany into a diplomatic family and they  started moving all over the world. When she was 16 went to the University in Netherlands.  Once she finished school, she moved to Canada, met her partner and they soon started family. Mel loves to travel, however, recognizes that it is a lot more work with a little one.  Mel talks about her  early aspirations to become a window washer in NYC and how she made her way to train for the position she is currently working in .
 
 
Jul 11, 2016
AAB 075 Breastfeeding Rebroadcast of Loris breastfeeding experience
16:04

Not knowing anyone who breastfed their baby, or never having seen another woman breastfeed her baby, I had no frame of reference , no role models in the breastfeeding arena.  There was 1 book on the library shelf and it was The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, written by a group of woman from La Leche League.  I did not get this book until after my daughter was born.  So, the breastfeeding class was the only place I received information on preparing for breastfeeding and what to expect when my baby was born.  There were many days and nights that were filled with painful breastfeeding and major sleep deprivation.  I learned a lot along the way.  Humor was helpful. My baby getting bigger was helpful. It took us a while, but soon breastfeeding became enjoyable and easy.  Through my experience, I learned to work hard to not judge another mother for the choices she makes.  We are all doing the best we can. I choose to focus on education and support. This is my first breastfeeding experience

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Jul 07, 2016
AAB 074 Breastfeeding: Dr. Jack Newman - Breastfeeding Author
01:12:03

Dr.Jack Newman was born in a small city near Tel Aviv. His family immigrated to Canada when he was 15 months old and he grew up as an only child in Toronto. He has 3 children, ages 32, 35 and 40 years old. Dr. Newman has worked as a pediatrician for many years in the Emergency Department until 1992, when he went full time to the Breastfeeding Clinic. He has done a fair bit of traveling. He was just in China in December for 3 weeks and has spoken in every state in United States and in every Province in Canada.

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Jul 04, 2016
AAB 073 Breastfeeding Reflections on June Celebrations
17:58
A few weeks ago, I was sitting with my family and trying to coordinate calendars and trying to figure out what days we could schedule to celebrate the separate occasions. her birthday and our anniversary.  My daughter Alisha , who has a birthday 1 day before my wedding anniversary ..... She said to me:  Mommy, I am okay to share my birthday dinner with your anniversary dinner.    We could celebrate it on the same night. I looked at my daughter, who is
Usually all about having her own day, sometimes even a whole birthday weekend, where  just all the attention on  just her and said:  Are you sure?  And she said: of course!  I was like:  of course?    When did my baby grow up? How did I miss this?  I guess that is what happens when they grow up, graduate college  get a real job, get married and have a life away from Mommy and Daddy.  It goes fast people.. it truly does… so in the midst of your sleep deprivation and any parenting challenges.. try and remember, there will come a day when they are fully independent, they don't need for you to wipe their tushies anymore, or make their meals for them or drive them places and give them money.   All of a sudden you turn around and just don’t need you to care for them day to day.  So, enjoy all the moments and special times with your precious babies.
 
Jun 30, 2016
AAB 072 Breastfeeding Overcoming challenges with breastfeeding with Tori Levine
01:08:13

Tori grew up in Harrisburg with her Mom and Dad until she was 3  years old.  They were divorced at that time and she primarily lived with her mother and visited her father every few weeks.   She enjoyed her life as a part time single child and part time member of a larger family with a  half brother and a step brother and step sister at her Dads house.    So, she feels  she had the best of both worlds.  She enjoyed very different enriching experiences with each parent. Her mother took her to NYC and spend the weekend and see shows and with her Dad she would go to step sister who was in Croatian Folk music band and she knows she never would have experienced that world had she not been part of a larger family. 

 

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Jun 27, 2016
AAB 071 Breastfeeding pumping and returning to work part 5
33:13

I hope that you have enjoyed listening to the Going Back to Work Series. There have been 4 parts so far and they have been chock full of great info for you. I am going to review some of the information that has received the most popular feedback with AAB listeners saying was most helpful and then I am going to answer some of the questions that I have received.

Doing a podcast is quite interesting and very different than when I am teaching a breastfeeding class or working one on one with a mom. I get asked questions and I am able to answer them right away. Once I answer your question, it is easy for you to follow that up with another question. This is how the learning happens when I work with you that closely. I also can gauge where the greatest interest lies and what, if anything might be the most confusing and I am able to respond to that right away.

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Jun 24, 2016
AAB 070 Breastfeeding Exclusive Pumping - Tu Hien
51:23
Tu-Hien grew up in Florida.  After she graduated college she worked in the high pressure, high paced jobs in the Financial Industry.  She worked in New York City and San Francisco and a few years in Hong Kong.  She eventually made her way back home to Florida, where she now lives with her husband Chris and her daughter Ariana.  She tells us that while it sounds so cliche, the biggest change in her life happened when she gave birth to her daughter Ariana.  
 
Jun 20, 2016
AAB 068 Breastfeeding: Tips and Tricks to Help you Navigate Pumping in the Workplace or School
27:03
Welcome to AAB The place where the girls  hang out.  This is Episode # 68 Where I will share tips and tricks to help you navigate pumping in the Workplace or School.  This show is filled with lots of great tips on getting yourself ready for leaving your baby for that first day of work and school.  I know from working with lots of moms, that what makes this transition easiest is to be incredibly organized and this planning takes place a few weeks before you go back to work and the next most important time is the night before.  Putting all your stuff together and being organized.  It can seem like a lot when I start going through all this, however, I give you lots of little tips and tricks that you just don't find in the books.  And to make this even easier, I have given you 3 fabulous checklists... 3... that will help you get and stay organized.  There will be links to these checklists in the show notes. 
Jun 16, 2016
AAB 069 Breastfeeding: Fathers Day and Nursing in Public
11:16
I am recording this on Thursday, June 16th, 2016   Father's Day is this weekend and I am quite sentimental about this day of celebration.
I love my Daddy.  He passed away a few years ago and I am  sad that this will be another year that I can't give him a big hug and wish Him a Happy Father's Day.  Another year has passed and I think of all that he  has missed.  All the great things his kids and grandkids have accomplished this year. I know that he is proud for that I am sure.  But I do miss seeing his face, beaming with pride with love for his kids and grandkids.  I hold him close during my everyday life and he travels with us to all the important life events, and yet, it is still not the same as getting a big Bear Hug from my Daddy.  I wish I knew the day that he was going to die, I would have made it a point to say:  I love you, just one more time!  And yet, I know he knew that I loved him and I know for sure that he loved me unconditionally, and from this point on, that will always have to be good enough.
 
Jun 16, 2016
AAB 067 Breastfeeding: Cleft lip Cleft Palate & breastfeeding - Margery Grill
01:02:22

Margery grew up in Southern Indiana in a small town.   Margery was 1 of 4 girls and was number 2 in the line.  She describes a very typical childhood with a mom that stayed home and a Dad that worked outside the home. The family moved to Toledo, Ohio as a teenager, which was not fun because she left all her friends and "the boyfriend."   She knew that from the time she was a very young girl she wanted to become a nurse. Margery attended a Liberal Arts College and majored in biology because she knew she wanted to do something in the medical field.  She first considered becoming a Dr., then thought perhaps a midwife.  So, she started with nursing school, but did not go on to pursue midwifery.  She is very happy with how things turned out.  

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Jun 13, 2016
AAB 066 Breastfeeding: Babies Bottles and Daycare
19:40
A  majority of babies are not going to drink 9 oz of milk, so there is  no reason whatsoever to purchase bottles that are 9 oz.  Buying smaller bottles will save you a lot of room and money.
 
2.  There is no one BEST bottle or nipple for breastfeeding babies.  The marketing companies sell us 
     stories that we think sound reasonable and we buy into it.  Think about this.  If there truly were a bottle that most babies 
     preferred, they would be flying off the shelves and all the other companies would go bankrupt.
 
Jun 09, 2016
AAB 065 Breastfeeding: Melanie Denzer talks Nipple Pain and Raynaud's Syndrome of the Nipple
53:38
 
 Background family history:  The oldest of 4 kids and grew up the first quarter of her life in Queens NY and then moved to Long Island. She has a  younger sister and 2 younger brothers.  She  feels like she had an idyllic childhood.  Her parents were creative and always encouraged creativity  and imagination in her kids. Melanie said she definitely fits the older child profile.  She is bossy and controlling and if you ask her siblings they will still say she is the one in charge. 
 
Jun 06, 2016
AAB 064 Breastfeeding: Breast pumps, milk storage - Part 2
48:51

Human milk is a fresh, living substance—not just a ready-to-use food. When you make the effort to provide expressed milk for your baby, you are ensuring that your baby continues to receive ideal nourishment and protection against many diseases. Human milk’s anti-bacterial properties actually help it stay fresh. The live cells and antibodies in the milk that discourage the growth of bad bacteria in your baby’s intestines also guard against bacterial growth when the milk is stored in a container. The interpretation of research on human milk storage varies widely which is why when you ask 10 different people about storage guidelines - What are safe methods and temperatures for storing and defrosting and warming, you may get 5 different responses.  Let's not get too hung up on the storage temperature information yet.

Jun 03, 2016
AAB 062 Breastfeeding: Breast pumps, breast pumping - Part 1
27:41

If you are like most new mothers, the transition from work to full time new motherhood is going to be pretty intense. It feels like just yesterday that you gave birth and your world was turned upside down and inside out. You have gone through this rite of passage that had this huge learning curve and the subject was new motherhood and breastfeeding. Now that you feel like you finally have your bearings, you take a look at the calendar and realize that it is getting close to your returning to work. Well, not exactly next week, but close enough that you are starting to think about pumping and storing your milk. Yes, another transition is going to be coming down the pike for you.

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May 26, 2016
AAB 063 Breastfeeding: Essential Oil Safety with Newborns Pt. 2
46:15

Aromatherapy:  Shannon talks about medical issues she had with anxiety and  chronic pain.  Along with medical physicians, she researched on what else she could do to help herself.  She learned a lot about aromatherapy and herbal remedies.  She felt at home with the aromatherapy and began making a lot of blends for herself.  She decided to take her training further and attended Aromatherapy Institute. She discussed in detail the thoroughness of her training.  When working with a client this includes a very thorough questionnaire and a full consultation and follow up care.  She did several case studies and wrote a research paper on the cooperation of lavender and citrus oils in treating chronic anxiety and situational anxiety.  This published paper can be found on her website. 

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May 26, 2016
AAB 061 Breastfeeding: Essential Oil & Aromatherapy, Shannon Becker Pt 1
50:51

I met Shannon online: When I first met Shannon online, I was intrigued I know she has a back in aromatherapy as well as Essential Oils (EO) because I wanted to hearr from her perceptive, in laymen’s terms, the difference in some of the EO and the different companies. I have a huge interest in learning about the safety about Essential Oils ( EO) as they have become quite mainstream. I have learned that some are not safe. for some populations and that some dilutions are not safe. We are going to be talking about pregnant and breastfeeding moms, their newborns and their children and looking for her to help me under EO better and their safety and use.

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May 23, 2016
AAB 060 Breastfeeding Myths
21:53

There is so much information about breastfeeding. Some of it is great and accurate and exactly what we want moms to know.
Other information runs the gammet from poor to downright negligent. While there are frequently what I call “nuggets” of truth in what a lot of people share with
breastfeeding moms, it may not be right for their individual breastfeeding relationship. Confused? Well, come along with me for the ride and
I hope to be able to explain myself.

Poor information can be responsible for some mothers not continuing to breastfeed.
Poor information can be responsible for moms not making enough milk.
Poor information can be responsible for babies not gaining well.

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May 19, 2016
AAB 059 Breastfeeding: Midwifery, Birth, Postpartum - Jennifer Hoeprich
59:54

Jennifer was born in small town Water Valley, Mississippi, whose claim to fame is having one grocery store called Piggly Wiggly. Her mother was born at home in that same small town and when she was 5 years old they moved to Lake Havasu, a retirement community, which is in Arizona. It also has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state as there was not a lot to do. Jennifer was creative at home,she made magazines, got into journalism, and was writing little things that she has kept since then. This was all before blog posts were a thing. We laughed at how the paper journal is old school. Jennifer had an older brother and an older sister, who were both in their early to mid 20s when she was born. Since she never lived with them, she felt pretty much an only child. We talked about the return of coloring books and how adults are using them to explore the arts and relax. Jennifer mentions using them in her prenatal mediation class

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May 16, 2016
AAB 058 Breastfeeding Babies - Nursing in public
25:59

My name is Autumn and I am an ASU student. Im a breastfeeding college mom who was recently assigned a persuasive speech topic. I was able to pick so i decided to choose something im struggling with now which is being shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. Would you be up for helping me with an interview on why we should normalize breastfeeding instead of making it something to do in a private manor?

I feel awful that Autumn or anyone else who has been shamed for public breastfeeding without a cover. I know that I am very much into the world of breastfeeding mothers and so it is easy for me to say that I just don’t get it. But, honestly, I just don’t get it. Gosh, no matter what anyones personal opinion is, the primary purpose of our breasts is to feed our babies, is to keep our babies alive through the nourishment and hydration we offer and the primary way our babies grow and thrive from newborn to infant to toddler. Our human milk is meant for our human babies and plain and simple and for untold amount of years, it has been a matter of survival.

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May 13, 2016
AAB 057 Breastfeeding: Doulas & Birth & Breastfeeding Joyce Lundquist RN, BS, CD (DONA)
51:46

Joyce has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ray for 50 years.  Joyce and Ray are the proud parents of 3 children  who were all breastfed and  proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren, who have either been breastfed or received breastmilk that their mother has pumped.  She has been an RN since 1964.  In 1970, Joyce became a Lamaze trained Certified Childbirth Educator.  When she moved from Indiana to Arizona, she became the first childbirth educator  to teach natural childbirth classes in the local hospital.  Joyce has been a school nurse for  23 years and taught childbirth classes in the evenings. Her students began asking her to attend their births.  Joyce realized she enjoyed it so much that she soon became certified as a doula with DONA.  ( Doulas of North America)  in 2004.  She has used the knowledge and experience gained as a breastfeeding counselor to help moms get off to a good Breastfeeding start at the over 100 births she has attended so far. 

 

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May 09, 2016
AAB 056 Breastfeeding: Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC & breastfeeding reviews
18:05

Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC & breastfeeding reviews

May 05, 2016
AAB 055 Breastfeeding: Bizchix host Natalie Eckdahl, podcaster, mastermind
56:13

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA hosts the BizChix Podcast where sheinterviews female entrepreneurs from around the world and providestraining to business owners. She is a former management consultantand serial entrepreneur who leverages her corporate experience andgraduate business education to help entrepreneurs confidentlylaunch, build and grow their businesses.  Natalie takes aholistic view of her clients lives and helps them build a businessthat  matches their personal and professional goals.

Natalie built a successful personal brand and platform from the ground up via her podcast which was recognized byiTunes as a #1 New Business Podcast in March 2014. She has beenfeatured in Inc Magazine, Huffington Post and the Orange CountyBusiness Journal. Natalie also speaks nationally on the topicsof team building and masterminding.

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May 02, 2016
AAB 054 Breastfeeding: Weaning from pump and baby
19:32

Weaning – by definition means to gradually take away, to detach. My personal and professional preference would be for moms who want to wean do so, Gradually and with love. This would be an optimal way to go about the weaning process. There are times when this is not possible and moms need to dry up their supply as quickly as possible. Today’s show is all about the “not possible.” About drying up quickly, which is why I did not title this show Weaning and titled it: drying up your supply. And yet, you will hear me use the term drying up and weaning interchangeably because it just seems to be the most accepted and understood way of talking about this topic. And I refuse to have to stay the course always using the exact right technical term with moms. Lots of times they don’t care about our terminology, they just want help and if they “hear” me best when using a term they are familiar with and connect to, I will do so to best meet them where they are at.

As a lactation consultant, the assumption is that I only help mothers who want to breastfeed their baby. Of course, this is one of the important things I do each and every day. Educate through classes, blogs, and private consults and now with podcasting. I also help moms with the weaning process. I recognize that there are many reasons why some mothers who have been breastfeeding and or pumping want to or need to stop producing milk. Since this is a choice and not an urgent matter, she can do so gradually. While there are few reasons why a mom would need to stop producing milk abruptly, these circumstances do arise. Usually it becomes a necessity because she has a medical problem or needs to take medication that there are no other options and this is not compatible with breastfeeding. Sometimes a mom has had a breast abscess and can continue breastfeeding and other times for medical reasons can no longer breastfeed from one side and she needs to dry up that side. Good thing our breasts are autonomous .What we do with one side does not mean we have to do the same with the other side.

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Apr 29, 2016
AAB 053 Breastfeeding Triplets - Brittany Yankowski
01:05:07

Divorced parents when she was young and visited Dad on weekends. Felt like she was raised as an only child, so it is kind of funny that I have so many kids/. My parents each have one other child with their spouses, so I have a brother and a sister who are both younger than me, but I did not see them much. She was born and raised in Ohio. Brittany and her husband have left Ohio a few times for jobs, but each time her husbands job fell through, so they came back to Ohio and she feels they are there to stay now. Both their families live in Ohio and it sure is good to have family around for built in babysitters.

When Brittany was a teenager, she never envisioned having more than 2 or 3 kids. so we had 2 kids and we said lets’ have one more, it was triplets. In five years, she had five kids. When the triplets were born her oldest was not quite 5, so for about 6 months she had 5 children five and under.

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Apr 25, 2016
AAB 052 Breastfeeding babies and attending weddings
24:15

Your sister got engaged a year ago.  And the whole family was so excited.  While you were planning her engagement party and her bridal shower, you also could not help yourself but to daydream about her wedding.  You have been married for 10 years, your sister  Heather is 5 years older than you & the family was almost giving up hope that she would find that special person,, and now she has.  This is what you have been waiting for. 

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Apr 18, 2016
AAB 051 Breastfeeding Mom-mentum - Mothers group - Christine Farrugia part 2
41:46

The hospital has since been renovated and redone the layout, but when she delivered there the NICU was several floors down from the pp unit. In those first hours, when all she could think was this was a punishment for something that I did wrong. What a cruel, cruel, cruel thing to be able to hear other babies and she could not even hold mine. Her second birth was with a midwifery practice as well as my other babies. This time was in a hospital and there was an LC and she said and was sympathetic and acknowledged how difficult this task was wanting to breastfeed a baby who was in NICU. She brought me a pump and so she pumped during those early hours. At least this time, because I had pumped at work before. The breastpump was not a foreign object to her. You don’t grow up learning how to use a breastpump. Once you get it down pat, it comes easily as habitual as brushing your teeth and flossing. She brought me an electric pump and I had only used a manual pump. I told her I always had used the Avent isis pump and she said oh no that is not going to help you with a NICU baby. Christine does say that she hated the electric pump and wound up using the manual pump. It was so comfortable and it is what she was used to and did her best with. By the time she was discharged, she was still not breastfeeding.

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Apr 14, 2016
AAB 050 Breastfeeding: Mom-mentum - Mothers group - Christine Farrugia Part 1
47:05
Christine grew up in Smithtown, NY.  She grew up with her parents, one sister who is 2 years younger than she is and a family dog.  When Christine was younger her best days were when her parents would take her to 2 different libraries in the same day.  She has always been an avid reader, a major, major library user,a huge fan of the library, and has written poetry. She always knew she wanted to be a writer or do something with books  and she also thought a lot about teaching.  Christine got a minor in journalism and her major is in English Literature.  She worked in the library as a high school kid as a page and continued to work in libraries.

 

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Apr 11, 2016
AAB 049 Breastfeeding: Lori Jill Isenstadt IBCLC & Thank you
13:32

 I know I don't take the time often enough to say thank you.  Sometimes we have expectations for things to just happen, go the way we want to, people to do things for us, and generally just make assumptions that things should just happen.  So, I wanted to take a few minutes today to thank all my listeners to subscribing to the show, to sharing it with friends and family and co-workers and for exposing people who might not have otherwise just found this show by happenstance.  Isn't that how we spread the word about all things we think are good for our families.  The best farmers market, the best nursery school, the best massage therapist, the best dentist and pediatrician and teacher and car mechanic.  The best real estate agent to help find the house of your dreams, the best speech therapist. The list goes on.  We like to share what we like.  I try and do my best every day to share my knowledge and expertise on breastfeeding with every mother and baby that I see each day. I share some really cool websites that will help support what I have shared.  I get into discussions with moms about parenting topics such as health and sleep and attachment parenting and I share websites that will help them learn  more about these subjects.  I get great pleasure our of sharing stuff that I  like and I am incredibly grateful that you are sharing this show.... stuff that you like. 

 

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Apr 07, 2016
AAB 048 Breastfeeding: Podiatrist Michele Colon
30:29

Michele's dad was in the  military so she calls herself an army brat.  She lived in several different states and was in several different schools by the age of ten.  She has two sisters and she is right in the middle.  She was born in Virginia and  raised in Sacramento area.  When she was younger she always knew she wanted to be a Dr.  she started off thinking she wanted to be a  pediatrician because I  love kids.  But when she was in college she was a live in nanny and took care of newborns and  saw that they were struggling at night and calling their physicians in the middle of the night.  Michele realized pretty quickly that this would not work out well for her when she did become a mother.  She knew that she wanted to be more available to her children and getting called out in the middle of the night would not fit in well with her idea of motherhood. So, she started looking into other areas of medicine and eventually decided on  podiatry.  When it comes to choosing a school, she knew she wanted to go somewhere warm so she chose a school in Miami. 

 

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Apr 04, 2016
AAB 047 Breastfeeding: ACA & Breastfeeding Insurance information
17:40

ACA & Breastfeeding Insurance information

Mar 31, 2016
AAB 046 Breastfeeding: Milk Matters, feeding newborns - Part 2
48:14

Maureen is very angry at what she was not told as a young mother and feeding her baby & she is on a mission, even if it upsets the apple cart, to educate parents about infant feeding.   She says that if educators had to worry about making parents feel guilty about many of the subjects, we would be missing out on very important information and that would be negligent.  Take a listen.

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Mar 29, 2016
AAB 045 Breastfeeding: Milk Matters, feeding newborns - Part 1
46:12

Maureen had a child and this changed the course of her lifes work.  She had no idea how difficult breastfeeding could be in the 1970’s and suffered with excruciating pain for 3 months and the only reason she continued is because her mother who was poor in the 1940s when she was born,  had similar problems, but persevered because she was poor.  Her mother kept telling her that it was so terrible, but when you get past all the pain there is nothing like it and you just have to persevere.  My  middle-class friends parents would say to them why would you continue doing this when you are in so much pain?  We have formula now and so why would you keep doing this and be in pain?  I brought you up on formula and you were fine and of course, they stopped breastfeeding.

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Mar 28, 2016
AAB 044 Breastfeeding: Dr. Jack Newman - Breastfeeding Author
01:06:25

Dr. Newman was born in a small city near Tel Aviv. His family immigrated to Canada when he was 15 months old and he grew up as an only child in Toronto. He has 3 children, ages 32, 35 and 40 years old. Dr. Newman has worked as a pediatrician for many years in the Emergency Department until 1992, when he went Full Time to the Breastfeeding Clinic. He has done a fair bit of traveling. He was just in China in December for 3 weeks and has spoken in every state in US and in every province in Canada.

He spoke in Bejing, Tawiaan, hong kong and makaw. While this trip was a business one, Dr. Newman describes it as a interesting trip because of the heavy smog in Bejing. He had a cough that turned into a virus and while he managed to fulfill his speaking engagements, he needed to come home to really recover. He spoke of Red alerts they had related to the smog. Because it was so bad, there were days when the schools and factories were closed and days when you could not drive. They had odd and even days based on your drivers license. However, Dr. Newman is quick to point out that some of the wealthier people had plates that would cover them for odd and even so they were not limited to certain days to drive.

 

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Mar 24, 2016
AAB 043 Breastfeeding: Lori talks Normal Newborn Breastfeeding Behavior
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Mar 21, 2016
AAB 042 Breastfeeding: Father's and breastfeeding - Eddie Donato
01:00:57

Eddie shares his personal insights about how he viewed breasts before his wife gave birth and after when she started breastfeeding: Yes, Eddie is the first Dad that I have interviewed on the show. Before his wife got pregnant he saw breastfeeding as being a natural part of normal everyday life, However, he does admit that being a guy there were some uncomfortable aspects of it. Being a guy and being attracted to woman and being attracted to breasts and seeing them with their breasts exposed, it was uncomfortable. There were times when he would be having a conversation with a woman and one part of his brain is going wow what a beautiful woman and looking at her breasts and the other part of my brain is like – look the other way.

Eddie grew up in a rather religious household that things like sex education were not being talked about. However, he definitely has always felt that breastfeeding is something that was totally natural. I was never offended previously tohis wife having their child and it is not something that I never found offensive. If anything, it was just about himfeeling uncomfortable with the sexuality part of it.

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Mar 14, 2016
AAB O41 Breastfeeding: Pregnancy Podcast with Vanessa Merten
43:34

I was introduced to Vanessa from Kate Erickson from Kates Take on Entrepreneur on Fire. I have loved her podcast and I wish I had this show around when I was pregnant.

Vanessa tells us she is originally from San Diego, mom, dad and brother. who is two years younger. Small family and no extended family.Dad serial entrepreneur and home with family a lot. She spent her childhood on the sand and sun and skateboarding. Love SD and lives with her husband and 1 1/2 year old. Went to college in Santa Barbara and then came back to San Diego.

She always thought she would have been that big corner office, big corporate job, which she feels she did achieve, but never thought she would be doing anything entrep or pregnancy at all, but being a parent has helped see the world and her life and through a differ perspective. It is through being a mom that I have found this passion to help parents navigate birth and all the craziness that all comes along with it. As a younger person, I never imagined that I would be doing the work that I am currently doing.

She got turned onto birth during her pregnancy. During her pregnancy she admits to being pretty obsessed with researching and making sure she made the best decisions for her and consuming all that information and then being able to have a really good birth experience. and being able to Sticking to her birth plan has been great and being nice to able to help other people where they can do the same thing. Helping them make good decisions about their pregnancy and birth where they feel good and confident about their decisions and plan for their birth and execute the plan for what they want.


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Mar 10, 2016
AAB 040 Breastfeeding: Part 2 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
01:07:37

We have a discussion about the differences in how babies respond to the procedure, the aftercare exercises and how long it takes some babies to recover from the procedure and mothers and babies to get to the place of normal breastfeeding. Dr. Agarwal highlights the fact that the tongue does not know how to really move well as it has been restricted for so long. So all the mechanics of the tongue movement and how it is going to function – all this change needs an adjustment period. It takes a while for the tongue to figure out what it is suppose to do. There are also a lot of pieces to this recovery and normal breastfeeding. Some of these moving parts ( variables) are:

1. Mom’s breast size,

2. Mom’s milk production.

3. Mom’s pain level

4. Mom’s perception of babies pain

5. Babies pain or soreness level

6. Babies, palate, jaw, tongue length, just to name a few variables.


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Mar 07, 2016
AAB 039 Breastfeeding: Part 1 Tongue tie with Dr. Agarwal
53:48

Dr Rajeev Agarwal is a local pediatrician in Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and 2 children. Dr. Agarwal moved to Arizona in 2005 and opened his first office the same year. If you are ever in the area, you must take a tour of his amazing office, It truly is a treat. He has since moved to a second office. Over the years, he has received many awards, which he proudly displays in his office. He is an expert in tongue tie procedures and has performed many over the past few years. He is also a member of the (IATP) International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals. Dr Agarwal is in hot demand as a speaker and has spoken world wide.

Dr. Agarwal was born in India, and grew up in different cities because his father worked for the government as a telecommunications engineer and he would get transferred to different cities every few years. His mother stayed home with her 4 children. Dr. Agarwal describes his growing up years as being very blessed and living a very charmed life with doting parents and siblings. He was very creative with painting and drawing. His mother leaned towards treating childhood illnesses with home medicine and this is where the seeds were planted for being a physician and using natural medicine. He started engineering school and did well, but it was not very fulfilling. He did really well with it but did not feel the love. It was his sister who saw in him that he did not seem very happy with this. Since she saw that he was always the one asking people how they were doing and was so kind and caring, that perhaps he would enjoy being a Doctor. He said okay, took the exam and was accepted into medical school. As a kid growing up, it is not anything I ever thought I would be doing. We are a very close knit family She was in medical school. She said you will probably enjoy medicine more than the physics and math and I am so glad that she suggested as this was the best decision I made in my life.


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Mar 04, 2016
AAB 038 Breastfeeding: Midwives, birth and breastfeeding - Midwife Joanna Wilder
57:04

Joanna Wilder RN, BSN, LM, CPM has been practicing “good birth” for 25 years. As a nurse Joanna started out in an inner city Phoenix hospital in 1990. Three years gave her a good foundation in Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Postpartum. Next, she helped create Bethany Birth Center. For fourteen years, she had the privilege to work as a nurse in the birth center, led a unique childbirth education program, and served as a community liaison orienting women to birth choices in AZ. This birth center closed in 2007. In November 2006, she began to work toward her licensure as a midwife. In May 2010, she was licensed as a midwife in AZ and completed her national certification or CPM in April of 2011. Joanna has been involved in grass roots community development in inner city Phoenix for 25 years. She works with a teen mom program in “the neighborhood”, and also with a breastfeeding grant program bringing support to Hispanic moms. She is passionate about helping women learn to trust their bodies. One of her passions, birthed from her own story, is walking with women as they heal from childhood sexual abuse. Joanna believes that the birth space is “holy ground”. Breastfeeding creates a powerful space for attachment and bonding to occur, and for mothers to reclaim their bodies, and their stories.

Feb 29, 2016
AAB 037 Breastfeeding: Sleep deprivation
33:41

Sleep deprivation

Feb 27, 2016
AAB 036 Breastfeeding: Tongue tie and Heather KinsyTongue tie babies - Heather Kinsy
55:18

Heather Kinsy was born and raised in Arizona and now residing in Oregon. She is married to Michael and mom of 2 boys, Joseph 2 years old and Vincent 4 months. She is an Associate Director in Technical project management for an International Clinic Research Organization and enjoys the flexibility of a home based working arrangement She enjoys cooking and baking exercising is an advocate for natural birth and breastfeeding. Heather had a very tight knit community with her classmates and extended family living within 1 mile of the house that she grew up in. She is just now realizing what a blessing it was to have both sets of grandparents who lived close and were healthy for many, many years. Heather has a younger sister who is an amazing support person for her. While she misses her Phoenix family and friends, she does not miss the heat.

Heather shares with us her story of the births of both of her sons. She had natural childbirths with both her babies and was very pleased with her experiences. Heather had a difficult time with breastfeeding her first son Joseph and hoped for a better experience with her second son Vincent. Joseph was tongue tied and she suffered with poor latch, a high level of pain and low milk supply in this breastfeeding relationship. She worked very hard to keep up with pumping when she returned to work, and yet at a certain point, her supply began to gradually drop and she discontinued pumping and breastfeeding in his 8th month. When Heather was pregnant the second time, she took steps ahead of time to ensure that she educated herself during her pregnancy and she also made sure she connected with an IBCLC before giving birth.

After an evaluation by a specialist, she was told her son was tongue tied. While she was not happy that this was something she was going to have to deal with, she was happy to know that she was with the right pediatric practice who was familiar with babies with tongue tie. She had the procedure done and within a day, she realized that breastfeeding was so much better. She could really feel that her baby had a good latch now and there was very little soreness, if any. Heather could also tell that Vincent had a better, more productive feeding. He seemed more at ease and she could tell his belly was full. From that point on, she was able to breastfeed Vincent.
With all the difficulties she had with Joseph, the pain and the low milk supply, she was pleasantly surprised to have a very different experience with Vincent and thrilled that she was making plenty of milk. Almost too much milk. Heather talks to us about how making too much milk can sometimes be a problem and what she did to work through this.

 

Feb 22, 2016
AAB 035 Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and Medication and Weaning
17:17

Medication and milk drying up

Feb 19, 2016
AAB 034 Breastfeeding: Nancy Mohrbacher - Breastfeeding Made Simple
50:47
Lori tells Nancy that she is a huge fan of her, why she loves her books and that she  really enjoys her approach to breastfeeding and the breastfeeding mother.  Nancy gives us a little info about herself and what life was like in the family she grew up in.  She was the oldest child and the only girl, with two younger brothers.  Grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, right on the cusp of a very large societal change in the 60s and 70s.  Her goal was to become an elementary school teacher.  In those days  womens lib was beginning to heat up and prior to this most women were going to be a mother who stayed home or a school teacher or a nurse. Nancy arrived at college right around the time that protests were happening and  it just felt like everything exploded and changed overnight.  My first year in the dorms was the last year they had curfews.  I came to school ready to wear my matching outfits only to find that suddenly everyone was wearing jeans. 
 
Her major was elementary education.  Nancy dropped out after 2 years of college, which was actually the thing to do in those days.  It took her a while to try and figure out what she wanted to do and it only came to her after she had her first child when she was 29 years old.  She states that  all of a sudden she knew what her mission in life was going to be and of course it related to breastfeeding.  She became a LLLL in 1982 as a volunteer.  It did become my passion and it did become my career.Nancy became Board Certified in 1991 and worked hard building her private lactation consulting practice in Chicago.  Since that time, she has worked for a major breast pump company and has become an International Speaker, sharing her love and knowledge of breastfeeding to professionals in the field as well as the every day mother. 
 
During this interview, Nancy takes us on a journey as she talks about her own early experiences with breastfeeding, having a breast implant when she was 20 and discovering something very interesting years later, about what happened to that implant.  Nancy talks about the changing world we live in with mothers returning to work much earlier than they did 20 years ago, with more returning to work before there baby is 6 weeks old.  This brings with it quite a bit of challenges as the mom struggles to figure out how to pump and store enough milk for her baby and how to maintain a good supply while she is working.
 
Nancy gives some great information on breastmilk storage capacity and the mothers "magic number."  She also talks about the importance of building a relationship, bonding with your baby.  We talked about the mindset of mothers if they are struggling to make enough milk for their baby.  Nancy tells us why it is so important to have a different mindset then thinking that if you can't make enough milk for your baby, then why bother at all. There is a lot to listen to and much to learn from this interview. 
 
 
 

 

Feb 15, 2016
AAB 033 Breastfeeding: Exclusive Pumping
27:35

There are some mothers who will need to or who chose to exclusively pump for their babies. In this show, Lori talks about hospital grade pumps and single user pumps. She explains why the hospital grade pump is the first choice for EP moms. Lori discussed what moms need to do so they can ensure a good milk supply and be comfortable while doing so. There are choices to be made and Lori shares some ideas and gives some great tips on how to make EP as easy as you possible can.

 

Feb 12, 2016
AAB 032 Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and Medication and Weaning-Heather Ryan and NCIS
58:47

Heather grew up in Northern Indiana in the Southbend area. She lived with her parents and younger sister. Heather
describes herself as a child of the 70s and her parents were hippies from the 60's. With her hippie parents she ate organic
food from their garden and only had processed foods when she went to her aunts house, which she loved doing. There she could
get white bread and potato chips! Her parents were into recycling and organic gardening and loved nature. She planned on
becoming a teacher and never would have guessed that she would become a Special Agent and work undercover narcotics.

Heather went into premature labor with her first baby and at 27 weeks was put on bedrest and kept her baby "cookin" until 31
1/1 weeks. She was prepared for having a small baby, who would probably need special care in the nursery, however, he was
whisked away to the nursery but they quickly realized he was a healthy almost 5 pound baby who did not need any help
breathing. So he was brought back to her room. She did have great difficulty breastfeeding and the Lactation Consultants at
the hospital explained to her the specific issues premature babies had with breastfeeding. Heather feels she had lots of
great support from her family, from the hospital Lactation Consultant that she saw numerous times, to the regular
Breastfeeding support groups she attended, as well as her pediatrician.

Heather shares with us her struggles and how she tried real hard for 3 months to make breastfeeding work. She had a baby that
cried frequently and ultimately found out that he had some health issues with his intestines which was probably at least one
of the reasons for the frequent crying. It was felt that perhaps there was something in her breastmilk that was bothering her
baby, so she was put on an elimination diet, however, this did not help. She tried different formulas and ultimately would up
using a very expensive hypo allergenic formula that he seemed to do well with. She combined pumping and formula went she
returned to work, however, finding the time to pump during her working hours, did not work out at all and she soon
discontinued pumping. She recognizes that some workplaces are better about giving their employees time and place to pump,
however, this was not available to her at the time.

Heather talks about what it was like returning to work with a new baby and why she decided to leave her position with NCIS and
founded her own business so she could be home with her kids. She does say that most people in her life thought she was pretty
insane to leave a great job with good benefits. However, she felt that it was the right thing to do for herself and her
family. She spent time trying to figure out exactly what she could do and like most entrepreneurs, she took what she has
learned and turned that into a business model and is very happy with what she has accomplished so far.

Feb 08, 2016
AAB 031 Breastfeeding: Nipples Shield for breastfeeding - How and why to use
27:31

How and why to use nipple shields

Feb 06, 2016
AAB 030 Breastfeeding: Addiction and breastfeeding mothers
32:39

Dawn talks to us about the projects that she is working on. Her favorite topic and her Board Certification is addiction medicine. Her biggest interest is in alcoholism, drug addiction and recovery in all populations including pregnant and breastfeeding and women. Written two books about addiction and recovery, and are both available on Amazon or on her website on docdawn.com Her first book is about missionary medicine. Dawn and her husband have both done short term missionary work all over the world and she wrote a book about that.

We learn a lot from Dawn during this interview. She talks about prescription drugs and street drugs, marijuana use and alcohol us in women during their pregnancy and postpartum years. I am so glad that she was able to answer some very important questions that I had and I just know that you will find this part of her interview quite fascinating. If this topic is of interest to you and you are in healthcare, please know that Dawn is available to consult with and she also is a very experienced speaker on the subject of Drug Addicition and welcomes your request to speak at your facility.

 

 

Feb 01, 2016
AAB 029 Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Mothers and Addiction with Dawn Obrecht, MD
45:45

Dawn Obrecht, MD is a frequent speaker on addiction and recovery to physicians and other interest groups. She has published 3 books. Doc Dawn lives in Colorado with her husband, Eric. She has 6 grandchildren and 2 wonderful daughters and son-in laws.

Dawn grew up in Baltimore and talks about her difficult childhood growing up in an alcoholic household. While she knows that her parents did love her and they did take care of her and her brother, this experience certainly had an impact on her pre-teen and teen years. She knew early on that she wanted to become a Dr. and is grateful that her parents supported her in this decision. Dawn tells us of her early years when she left home to go to school, as well as her early years of combining parenting and running a growing family practice.

We hear Dawn talk about her feelings of being a grandmother to 6 beautiful grandchildren and how she has navigated through this role and has a purposeful and thoughtful relationship with her adult daughters.


Quote - "He had the idea that human milk might boost his immune system. So he came to me as a friend and asked if I would prescribe it. He needed someone to prescribe it. He could not just go to the milk bank and buy it and apparently his oncologist would not prescribe it.

Jan 30, 2016
AAB 028 Breastfeeding: Lactation Consultant Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC
25:41

 Lori says her days are never the same, never boring, always begins with a sense of wonder.She wonders if her day going to be busy or slow.  Is it going to be home visits or office visits?In this show, Lori shares the story  of one of the moms she saw on a particular day. Breastfeeding is not always easy for some mothers.  It can be very challenging for some and Quite painful for others. Most of the time there are answers and the breastfeeding challenges  Can be fixed.  For some mothers, the challenges are great or medical issues makes it Impossible for them to breastfeed in the way or the length of time they had intended.  Listen as Lori shares the details of one mothers breastfeeding story.

Jan 27, 2016
AAB 027 Breastfeeding: Badass breastfeeder Abby Theuring
55:50
Abby felt that she had a fairly typical upbringing and remembers her childhood fondly.  Her family moved to Amsterdam when she was 15 years old and lived there until she was an adult.   This  move made her family a little more relaxed as Europe as a whole seems to be much more relaxed.  The atmosphere in  Amsterdam is family centered and very small townish.   She moved back to the United States and when she became pregnant, she assumed she was going to go back to work once her maternity leave was over.   She was a self-proclaimed  workaholic working with teenagers in a  high stress program with kids who struggled with mental illness and violent behavior. This was her identity and she figured her husband was probably going to stay home.  She was going to run her house like a residential community just like at work... but  she said: "they handed me Jack and I am like -   what am I suppose to do with this?  I am totally prepared to deal with a violent teenager and now they have handed me this newborn and I was not sure what to do with him.  I crumbled."  Staying at home, separated from her work, she began to realize just  how stressful her job had been.  She realized that this is something she did not want to bring home to her children.  Once home from the hospital, she began struggling with  breastfeeding issues.  Abby says that she does not know exactly why she wanted to Breastfeed so badly  and I doesn't know  why she tried so hard, but she did.  She talks about how she fought so hard for it and just doesn't know where this intensity came from. Abby said that she felt like she  was awake for like 3 months doing research and trying to figure it out.  She soon got into this great Breastfeeding place and then thought:  " I am so not into going back to work and said I needed to stay home." 

 

Jan 21, 2016
AAB 026 Breastfeeding: Newborns - preparing for baby
20:52

This show is all about steps you can take ahead of time to ensure a calm and peaceful household for when you have your newborn.
I am going to cover a small portion of my Ebook - The Guide to breastfeeding your newborn the first few days, and you can go to allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/guide and download the rest of the Ebook for the rest of the information This will be available for FREE until the end of January 2016. I have added much more and in February 2016, this will be available on the website as a booklet.

There is not a lack of information available about what you need to do to prepare for breastfeeding. Books, classes and items to purchase. I love talking about all this too. However, for now I would like to talk about some ideas, which are practical tips, and suggestions that are not necessarily shared. Some people think this is the boring stuff and just want to know what it is they should buy to prepare for your breastfeeding experience. I am here to say that you can have all the stuff in the world. You can have all the pretty things in pretty packages, just waiting to open up once you begin breastfeeding. However, there are also some things that you will be appreciative that someone told you ahead of time. I feel good to know that I am planting those seeds and having you think about some of this boring stuff. and believe me... you need to hear this

Jan 18, 2016
AAB 025 Breastfeeding: Tongue tie baby - mom Courtney
43:05

Courtney talks about her journey to become a massage therapist. Her dream job was being involved in music as a career. However, after a few car accidents, she began to pursue avenues for alternative healing and found her way to massage school. She always knew that she wanted to be a mom and is the proud mother of a beautiful 2 1/2 year old son, named Joshua. Courtney knows that her mother did breastfeed her and her siblings. She credits her mother for setting a good example about breastfeeding as well as credits herself for learning about the health benefits for mom and baby when you breastfeed. Courtney had a cesarean section and a hospital stay of 4 days. Breastfeeding was okay in the hospital, but her nipples cracked and bled soon after coming home. She stuck with it for a while because she had been told that breastfeeding hurts in the beginning and she kept trying to push through the pain. Her midwives did tell her that it was not normal to be in such a high degree of pain and did refer her for help with breastfeeding, however, Courtney just felt that if she could just give it a little longer, she would begin to heal. By the
time she came in for help, she had significant nipple trauma and tissue erosion.

Jan 15, 2016
AAB 024 Breastfeeding: Postpartum depression psychosis
01:04:32

Mary starts off by explaining to us how she came up with the name for her business. It all has to do with, believe it or not, how tall she is compared to the rest of Rhode Island. Mary is a middle child. Her mom breastfed all 3 children and at age 40 was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy and is doing well. She had a loving childhood and tells us that having an older sister who is severely mentally and physically handicapped has taught her to be a strong person and to be grateful for every experience she has and to be a patient person. Mary reveals that she met her husband on match.com back in the days when it was kind of “racy.” She knew as a youngster that she would always want to be around kids and music. She is grateful that she has built her career around her family and music and what makes her happy each day. Mary shares with us that she had a very easy time with breastfeeding from the beginning with her baby crawling up to the breast right after birth and she says that it was one of the coolest things that ever happened to her. She realized she had an abundant supply, so much milk that it was spraying all over the place. This actually became a problem for her because it caused her breast pain and the need to pump frequently. Her lactation consultant suggested a care plan to lower her supply so her son could have more comfortable feedings. She went through dealing with oversupply issues and then colic and dealt with it, but realizes now that she was not taking good care of herself and she just did not know any different. She felt this is what life was like with a newborn. Mary was quite transparent and talked about suffering from postpartum depression, which was diagnosed at about 1 year postpartum. Her postpartum reaction was severe and she needed an inpatient program to recover and take care of herself. Listen to her story as she shares from the heart as she had to make some very hard choices. Mary tells us about how she got into blogging and podcasting. She started blogging because she wanted to share stories about her role as a parent and have fun with it. She shares the microphone with her husband Blake on Parentpodcast where she talks about topics that she wanted to learn more information about.

Jan 12, 2016
AAB 023 Breastfeeding Daily mantra
21:40

In a previous show # 21,Lori talks about the fact that breastfeeding should not be painful. She talks about this a lot in her daily work. It is her working mantra:   If breastfeeding is hurting on Day 1, something is not right. If breastfeeding is hurting on Day 2, something is not right. And if breastfeeding is hurting on Day 3, something is definitely not right and I urge you to seek professional help right away.  This is her daily mantra to mothers, she says it many times a week.  Lori has  it on her website.  What Lori really would like to do is put it on every billboard, along every highway, in every town.  What Lori would like to do is put this mantra on her back car window shield.  She would like for this to be handed out to every mother in every childbirth education and breastfeeding class. When you enter the halls of the maternity unit or your birthing center or on the literature that your OBs and midwives give you, it would be great if this was  in big bold letters:    “Breastfeeding is not suppose to hurt“.   Her family hears her say this ad nauseum  and she knows they are bored of hearing her say it.  The BIG problem is, that 30 years later, Lori continues to meet with moms on a regular basis and it continues to astound her how frequently mothers are given the wrong information.  Download this episode to hear the full show.

Jan 08, 2016
AAB 022 Breastfeeding 2 daughters
38:36

Stephani is the mother of 2 daughters ages, 2 1/2 and 7 1/2. She works as a web accessibility consultant,is a budding entrepreneur and has her own pod cast, The Audacious Life. She was 1 of three children, her parents divorced when she was less than 2 years old. This was in the 70's and her mom spent time living in a somewhat alternative lifestyle so this meant that she spent her earlier years growing up in a beautiful Christian commune. As a young adult, Stephanie graduated from Emerson. She was drawn to the internet and studied New Media and Film and soon became employed with MIT. She started creating educational products for online learning that corresponds with programming at PBS. She is currently building an audience and interviewing great speakers for her newest endeavor a podcast called The Audacious Life.

Stephani had two very different breastfeeding experiences and shares with us how they were different. She learned so much from her experiences with her first baby, that she felt much better prepared with her second baby. Learning how to be assertive and asking for help and being prepared helped her have an easier experience with her second baby. She was told her position and latch were great with her first baby and yet when she came home, everything seemed to fall apart. Latching was difficult, and her baby was not gaining well. She remembered feeling like a failure as a mother and a woman. Stephani was glad that she persevered, met with another lactation consultant and ended up being quiet successful and breastfed her for over 20 months.

Jan 02, 2016
AAB 021 Breastfeeding: Painful breastfeeding
35:51

Lori brings up some stuff that many people don't like to talk about. Lori talks about it because she wants you to be prepared in the event you have a hard time with early breastfeeding. You will know you are not alone and you will know the importance of early intervention.

Lori talks about her breastfeeding mantra: "It is not suppose to hurt." If it does, get help. There is no need to suffer for days while you are waiting for it to get better. There are some things that you do want to wait it out and see if it gets better. Breastfeeding is not one of them. What motivates Lori? The facts! Listen as she shares with you the details about breastfeeding initiation in our country and how this changes as the weeks and months go on after birth and how this impacts breastfeeding. Lori talks about how there is no reason why mothers should be suffering with painful breasts and nipples when breastfeeding. If trauma has been created, please get help ASAP to stop from getting worse. There are many barriers to breastfeeding, particularly when it comes to returning to work. Please check out the below links from the World Health Organization and the Infographs they provide. You may get some ideas from this info and you might want to discuss these with your employer. 

Dec 28, 2015
AAB 020 Breastpumping - Jessica Shortall Work. Pump. Repeat
56:19

Jessica is from New Jersey. She always had an interest in womens issue and social justice issues. She was a Peace Corp volunteer, helped start up and franchise a non-profit organization, has her MBA, led her to Tom’s Shoes and built and ran the One for One program. She was the first woman to have a baby in the job. Her kids are now 5 and 2 years old now. There was so much to know about being a breastfeeding mom and pumping and returning to work and coordinating it all. She likes solving problems and the information she desperately needed, she just could not find. So, she decided to be the one to write the book she could not find. My first big trip once I returned to work was taking a trip to Nepal, without my son. I learned a lot of practical tips along the way. Like what to do when you are in a hotel room and they tell you they don’t have another refrigerator. Well, you lie! Tell them it is a medical need because when you ask nicely it is easy for them to turn you down. So you lie a little. And a medical need is respected and all of a sudden you will get a refrigerator.

Jessica felt a lot of pressure that was put on her by others to exclusively breastfeed her baby, and also the pressures she put on herself. She became quite manic and this greatly affected her maternity leave. She sought help and was prescribed a pill which caused her a really bad reaction. She describes her maternity leave as a really horrible time for her as her anxiety and panic attacks escalated. Jessica reached out to a lactation consultant and told her she was having major problems, high anxiety and unfortunately this lactation consultant did not do her justice at all. She made her feel bad by saying that she needed to keep breastfeeding to get her son past the flu months. Jessica continued to do so, but surely put her mental health at a major risk. Jessica talks about what she did during her next pregnancy to prepare for her next pp experience. She basically told her husband and a few friends that they were in charge of her mental health because she felt she could not think clearly and objectively during that time period. Very smart on her part. Jessica gives some great tips on how to approach your boss or manager or HR person regarding your need to pump.

Dec 26, 2015
AAB 019 Breastfeeding products - My favorite things
19:39

Here are a few of my favorite things:

My Brest friend pillow:
Yes, there are lots of breastfeeding pillows on the market. Not all pillows work well for all mothers. I find that My Brest Friend works well for a nice amount of woman.
Selling points:
The adjustable strap with a release clip that is silent so you don’t wake up a sleeping baby when you want to remove the pillow. I like the firm, flatt front cushion. When you strap on the pillow, you have this nice firm surface and it stays put. There is no gap between you and your baby, which is what I find, happens a lot with other pillows. It wraps around your body, you can make it nice and snug and it provides good back support, which is also something that is sorely missing with many pillows. https://www.mybrestfriend.com/

Babywearing….
f any kind slings and wraps and front and back structured carriers. It is one of my favorite ways for moms and dads and caregivers to spend quality time with their baby particularly when holding them for an extended period of time.

1. You will notice that many baby love to be held,,, even when they are well fed and burped and with a fresh diaper. They will still fuss when you put them down. Why? Because they have had a steady supply of rocking and soothing sounds of mom’s heartbeat in utero. Now on the outside, they crave touch, smell, rhythm, rocking, soothing voice, just the right temperature and babywearing provides all this for baby. On the adult side of things, it can be pretty tiring on your back and neck and arm muscles to hold a baby, without support for long periods of time. Wrap your baby around you and you have solved many problems.

Boba wrap is one of my faves for first time moms. It looks complicated, but it is easy to figure out. After about the 10th practice session, you will be good at it. So, don’t be scared when you look at this long piece of material and think: how am I going to figure this out? I love the Boba Wrap particularly for newbies at babywearing. You can wear a baby from 5 to 30 pounds in the Boba Wrap. It is nice and comfy for mom and baby, rolls up in a bunch, very portable and it is priced right with some really nice solide colors. Don’t want to spend too much or too complicated with first time moms.

Skin to Skin: This is a fabulous way to love, nurture and connect with newborns and anyone can do it and it cost nothing. Premature babies greatly benefit with Kangaroo care where their parents wear their babies for several hours each day. Research has shown that when you tuck a baby in skin to skin, upright, they respond really well. Their breathing is better regulated, it improves oxygen levels, they sleep better, gain weight quicker, cry less, quicker to go home. We now have numerous well researched studies that show how bneficial the practice of STS is to health premature babies, which is why many hospitals encourage parents to spend time with their babies STS. Your baby does not have to have been born early to benefit from skin to skin. Previous it was thought that only premature babies benefited from STS, but now the research backs up what parents have intuitively know for years. STS contact for healthy newborns is beneficial to their physical and emotional regular at the time of birth. For millions of years mothers have kept their babies safely tucked in with them after birth. It is only in the last 100 years or so that mothers and babies have been separated.

When I teach BF classes, I am like a pain in the tush as parents have to hear me say some of the same things over and over. One of them is,,, keep the baby with the mommy, keep the baby with the mommy. If there is no medical reason to separate mom and baby, just don’t. Your baby is born, tuck your baby in with your, keep nice and warm with blanket wrapped around both of you. This helps to regulate their breathing, temperature, sleep, and helps that baby is right there when he/she begins to cue for breastfeeding. Bathing and clothing and putting on hats and swaddling babies and passing them around to family members does not help with early breastfeeding… so this is why STS is one of my favorite things. And if mom is unable to provide STS, then Dad or another close family member can.

Books for Breastfeeding: I have quite a few favorites and will talk about some of the others in future shows. I am choosing these first two as they are my favorites for helping moms prepare for a good start with breastfeeding. They cover a lot, in an easy to read fashion, without being technical and too many pages. I want you to be able to pick up a book and not be overwhelmed.

BFMade Simple – Nancy Mohrbacher – Great book, practical advise on getting started with breastfeding, easy to read and does cover some of the not so popular challenges that mothers have in the early days and on through weaning problems.

The Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers – by Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman – I list this as one of my favorite books because it is filled with practical advise about breastfeeding and provides solutions for common problems that may arise for the new mother. One of the reasons I like this book is because it does not just tell you what you should do, it explains the reason behind the advice. There are lots of misinformation and myths circulating out there in cyberspace and Dr. Jack Newman spends time making sure the reader understands what is true and what you need to pay attention to and what you should ignore. Of course, one might say that I am plugging these two books because they have said yes to being a guest on my show. Perhaps, but it is really the other way around. It is because I love their books and respect their work so highly, that I reached out to them and asked them to be a guest. Don’t worry, I will let you know when their shows are going to be released.

Mother Support Groups: If you know me, you will know that I am a huge fan of Mothers Support Groups. Mothering is one of the hardest things most of us will ever do in our lives. I have asked mothers all over the world, who are in many different professions, and no matter how hard their paying job is, they will all say that Mothering is one of the most important jobs they will ever do in their lifetime and it is one of the most hardest jobs they will ever do in their lifetime. Mothers groups provides support, information, friendship and a safe place to go and talk about your stuff.

On a National level, listeners of All About Breastfeeding already know that Mom-mentum is my favorite organization that offers Mothers groups. You have heard me talk about Mom-mentum on many of my shows. My mission is to help support this organization and help them grow more Mother Centers around the country. On a local level, with a little bit of research you can find a mothers group that best fits your needs. Breastfeeding mothers groups meet regularly with La Leche League and in your local hospital or birthing centers. Groups like Mom-mentum that are mother centered, not only for BF mothers, can often be found in your community as well. Check out your local library and hospital for what they offer.

Online Virtual Breastfeeding Mothers Group, I have the perfect solution for moms who cannot make it out of the house to attend a group. Perhaps you live in an area where you just cannot find a group., or realistically it is just too far to drive, or you just want the convenience of not having to leave the house, you can join the All About Breastfeeding Online Virtual Breastfeeding Mothers Group, which is specifically for pregnant woman who are planning on breastfeeding and mothers who are in the early months of breastfeeding. Detailed information can be found at allaboutbreastfeeding.biz/support

PSI – Postpartum Support International was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, CA. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. This organization and their volunteers really cares about the emotional health of all mothers and have systems and information in place so that you can get the help you need. PSI has volunteer coordinaters all over the US and 36 other countries. There is a free helpline, a membership directory, and lots of resources and education.

This organization provides help during your pregnancy months and your postpartum period. They let you know you are not alone and they take action to help you, get the help you need if you feel like you are in a state of crisis. I have facilitated several hundred mothers groups and am currently interviewing mom in this podcast. If you are a steady listener, you will note that one of the most common themes mothers express are the very strong feelings and emotions they go through during the pp period, which is not just a few weeks after the birth, but up to a whole year later.

Some it is feelings of sadness, lots of crying, some depression and others it is major anxiety, wanting to not eat or having problems sleeping and it is interfering with their joy of new motherhood and some moms have expressed the extreme side of ppd which has caused them extreme highs and lows and the need for medical intervention. Most talk about not getting help because either they or there partner of family member had no idea what was g oing on, or they secretly knew, but did not address it with anyone because of the perceived stigma surrounding this. I want you to know that you are not alone and there is help.

Happier a podcast by Gretchin Rubin : I first got turned on to Gretchen Rubin when I read her book, The Happiness Project. It is a great book and one I found very helpful. The beginning was a good read, just getting into her mindset about how and why she even wrote a book about Happiness was fascinating to me. When I found out that she had a podcast also, I was thrilled. She co-hosts it with her sister Elizabeth and every show I pick up little tidbits of useful information and on top of that, they make me laugh. Their latest episode a the time of this podcast is: You can’t make me and neither can i. If this intrigues you, be sure to check out there show.

Dec 24, 2015
AAB 018 Breastfeeding: Nutrition during pregnancy
51:21

Elisabeth tells us that her mother breastfed all 6 of her children. She has memories of her mother breastfeeding her little sister. Elisabeth grew up in Tuscon, is married , lives in Phoenix and has 2 adult children. She had an emergency cesarean section and tried to breastfeed her son several hours after his birth. She became upset and spent some time crying because she was trying hard to breastfeed but she could not get her son to latch on. She spoke to her nurse and requested the help of a lactation specialist who could help her with breastfeeding. And the nurse took her crying baby from her arms  and she said out loud to my newborn baby, “your mommy is so mean, she won’t feed you.” I burst into tears. The Lactation Consultant figured out that he was putting his tongue on the roof of his mouth and she helped Elisabeth with latch  and within 24 hours her son was breastfeeding well and it went easy from that point on. Chase is now 19 years old, and yet Elisabeth clearly remembers the nurse who said such harsh words, all these years later. Elisabeth stopped nursing when her babies got teeth. She just did not know that you can get through this period with some help. Elisabeth offers valuable and insightful information and advise on how pregnant moms can manage their eating habits thoughout their pregnancy. Extreme eating habits are often born out of morning/afternoon/evening/all around sickness and the times when pregnant moms are so hungry and have to fight off urges to eat high carbs and sweets. She offers some great tools and skills to help us deal with stress and anxiety during pregnancy. This info is practical and no cost and is real helpful for any time during our life.

Dec 22, 2015
AAB 017 Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Homebirth
49:00

Susan is the 31 year old mother. Her son John is 2 1/2 and they continue to enjoy a breastfeeding relationship. This does not seem unusual for Susan as she knows she was breastfed until she was 3 years old. Susan planned a home birth with her husband Robert, midwife and midwives assistant and doula at the birth. Her son weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. Breastfeeding for her was something that was not an option and was just something she knew she would do. Susan shares how she navigated the very early days of newborn breastfeeding. She was initially concerned when her baby did not seem to be hungry the first 4 hours. She did realize though that he needed to rest, he pooped and then all of a sudden he was interested in eating and they never looked back. It took her a few weeks until she felt like she found her groove with breastfeeding. It took her a little time to find what positions were most comfortable with John and what felt right for her. While Susan was never approached by a store owner who asked her to not breastfeed in their store, she shares with us her prepared speech if that should ever happen! She also feels that it is very important to find a pediatrician that fully supports breastfeeding.

Dec 12, 2015
AAB 016 Breastfeeding: Jessica Rhodes and breastfeeding
59:57

New stuff learned about Jessica. She is a twin! Her mother did breastfeed her and her siblings for about 6 months each. Now that Jessica has breastfed two babies, she can really appreciate the fact that her mother breastfed twins. Jessica grew up in South Eastern Pennsylvania She met her husband in college and carried on a long distance relationship. The day after she graduated college, the moving truck came and she left for Rhode Island to be with him. She had her first baby Nathan a few years later and Lucy just 3 months ago. She started her business when she was pregnant with Nathan and has been working from home, until just recently when she started working from an office from outside the home. Jessica shares a lot about her early breastfeeding experience with Nathan. At a certain point, she realized that she had an abundant milk supply and shares some funny stories about milk leaking and milk spraying and brings lots of humor to her breastfeeding experience. Jessica wants to encourage other mothers to breastfeed around other family members and friends. She agrees this is what we need to happen in order to help normalize breastfeeding. The critics are allowed, but they are in the minority.

Dec 11, 2015
AAB 015 Breastfeeding: Lactation Consultants, IBCLC - lessons learned
16:12

This week Lori talks about meeting Stacy, who was tearful and exhausted when she came in for her consult.  She talked about having a good breastfeeding experience with her first baby and yet with her second baby, she was in so much pain.  Stacy was not quite sure if she could continue breastfeeding as it was really taking it’s toll on her.  Lori shares how she was able to help Stacy understand why breastfeeding her baby was so painful.  She was able to help her understand what an immediate care plan would look like while she was working on resolving her breastfeeding issues.  While this was certainly far from the most interesting or difficult lactation problems Lori has dealt with, it was one that she remembers quite vividly.  It represents what all mothers want – They just want the simplicity of being a mom and being able to breastfeed their baby, in comfort and joy.  With all the tools and tricks of the trade and the care plans we give moms, and sometimes it seems to complicated,  all she wants is to simply breastfeed her baby.

Dec 02, 2015
AAB014 Breastfeeding: The Milky Way with Eve
54:07

Eve went to school for music and graduated as a classically trained vocalist and graduated with a music degree. She had every intention of going to NY and becoming rich and famous. Six months after graduation she realized that was not going to happen. Needing to pay the bills she got a job with Quickbooks. In Sept of 2001, her sister was suppose to be on Flight 93 and she lost 30% of her clients that day. Mad and angry, she joined the Navy. Eve planned on making that a career, but after the birth of her first baby, she realized she could not deploy. So, she went into the reserves, went back to Quickbooks. After the traumatic birth of her first baby for which was diagnosed with PTSD, she decided she wanted a very different experience with her second and planed a homebirth, she encapsulated her placenta and went “full on” crunchy and this was life changing.

Dec 02, 2015
AAB013 Breastfeeding and traveling with baby
19:22

This week Lori talks about some of the exciting shows that are coming up over the next few weeks.  Lori shares with All About Breastfeeding listeners that not all shows are going to be with all women as she has interviewed a few guys and they will be sharing some interesting information and personal thoughts about their experiences in the breastfeeding world.

Dec 02, 2015
AAB 012 Breastfeeding: postpartum, newborns and Mom-mentum
36:57

Brandy grew up in a traditional household for the time. Her Dad worked outside the home and her mother was a stay at home until she returned to school years later and became an RN. She feels good about being brought up in a family with strong work ethics and with a philosophy that said:  family is everything.  She is the middle child, with  brother 4 years older and another brother 4 years younger than her.  Brandy made me laugh when she revealed that as a youngster she  wanted to own a candy store. As a young adult, she wanted to be a lawyer, however, ultimately went to school and became educated in HR work.  There was something about everything being black and white  that really attracted me to the law.  However, I eventually became involved with HR  and started my own content writing firm and Mom-mentum became a client of mine. I  Was member first after the birth of my second baby.   Had first baby and allow as okay and had lots of control and 5 yers later, experiencedm ore of a challenge than having the fist child.  Looking for support and like minded mothers that we could help me through this confusing and challenging time i my life  I fell in love with org., value and missio of entired organiation.  Think the second time around she found it harded to have control   I wanted to be a supermom and pinterest crafts and dinner and trying to do it all with the second child, reality just hit me really hard I think,  Brandy was surprised to learn that  her mother did not breastfeed.  I am a planner because things don’t come naturally and I like to practice at things.  Because I could not practice breastfeeding ahead of time, to so I read and researched and took classes, taking notes, highlighting articles. I had pictures and arrows and diagrams.  I was really nervouse about not being able to “get it” largely because I could not practice it first.  With all of my anxiety, my early breastfeeding, it went so easy.  It was comfortable, my baby thrived, gain well and met all developmental milestones.  I returned back to work at 10 weeks and this was another transitioned that she became anxious about. Listen to the show as Brandy shares how she prepared for this next transition.

Nov 18, 2015
AAB 011 Breastfeeding: postpartum mothers's groups with Jan
56:23

Jan tells us how her childhood experiences, specifically her relationship with her mother, paved the way for her future as a psychotherapist. She describes herself as a late bloomer, in more ways than one. For example, she enrolled in Graduate School when she was 48. Jan describes how she felt when her mother told her that at 3 weeks old, Jan rejected her as she did not want to breastfeed. She shares some intimate moments related to breastfeeding her babies and how shocked she was that breastfeeding was very different with her second baby than with her first. Jan talks about the difficulty she had breastfeeding her son as she suffered with postpartum depression. She felt devastated by this and needed to get help for her depression. Jan shares her mother guilt about how her postpartum depression affected all areas of mothering her son. She also talks about her role as a Library Program Coordinator and facilitator trainer in Mom-mentum and what this means to her.

Nov 18, 2015
AAB 010 Breastfeeding: postpartum and mothers groups with Kate Fineske
57:49

Kate is from Ohio and still lives there.  She is the oldest of 3 girls. My father was a phys ed teacher and a coach.- Typical family structure I grew up in.  Traditional family structure with the father that goes to work and the mother that says at home.  I was the athlete in the family. My father taught me how to fix cars. I would mow the lawns and I would travel with him to tennis matches  and he also taught me to fix cars. I remember we went on vacations with the money my moter saved.  My mother was an avid couponer with the basement filled with her coupons which were labeled and categorized and this is the money we used to go away on vacations.  Kate tells us that her mother and grandmother did not breastfeed and while they were supportive of her desire to breastfeed, they did not know how to really help and support her.  She entertains us with many stories of her breastfeeding days with all 3 of her children, from very difficult breastfeeding start with her first baby to a very easy, pain free, carefree breastfeeding experience with her third child. As the Executive Director of Mom-mentum, Kate tells us about her initial interest in joining the group, the positive impact it had on her role as a mother and how this led to her current role within Mom-mentum.  I am very excited to learn about all the projects Mom-mentum is working on and that the organization is alive and kicking so 40 years later to be there for mothers and families.  What she has loved being able to do this last year is working on is supporting and growing Mothers Groups. We are piloting a programming in Toledo, Ohio with a local MC group with a couple of organizations that  service youg others who have yet to graduate HS we are working on useing a grant and is taking trained MC faciliators and give them back through them offering facilitated groups. with these younger mothers.  It is spreading their mission and goal to spread the news that everyone has these challenges and everyone has succeses. and that  it is really good to talk about them.we are taking ourm others who are interested in getting back to the work force and finding an experience that can pay them through the skills that they learn through their MC groups. I am   Really hoping to build that program.  We are seeking funding for this.  Feel free to contact Kate Finiske for funding info.

Nov 18, 2015
AAB 009 Breastfeeding: Lori talks about Mothers Groups
26:17

Lori talk about how badly she needed to find a peer support group of other New mothers in her community.  She talks about the excitement and joy of being a new mother and at the same time of being lonely once she stayed home all day with her daughter.  She did not have any mom friends in her neighborhood and craved the friendship and support of other moms.  Lori shares the  lengths she went to so that she could find her peer group and how she finally found her way to Mothers Center groups.

Nov 14, 2015
AAB 008 Breastfeeding, midwives and birthing centers
31:15

Julia grew up in a family with one brother.  She really had no idea what she wanted to do as a career when she grew up.  She did always know that she wanted to be a Mom.  She decided to take on the challenge of law school and this is what she did before opening up the birth center.  Julia is the Executive Director  of Babymoon Inn, which is a free standing birth center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her first breastfeeding experience was really hard and quite painful.  She did get through it and it worked out.  With her other 3 children breastfeeding went fairly easy and she was grateful for this. Julia talks about how she practices child led weaning. As the Owner of Babymoon Inn a free standing birthing center in Phoenix, AZ, she has the pleasure of meeting and working with hundreds of families who take the tour of the birthing center and decide to received midwifery care and plan on a birth at the Center.  Julia shares times when she has witnessed breastfeeding mothers respond to calls to action of offering their pumped milk and donating it to moms in need.  She shares with us all the services that the birthing center provides to the community, which include classes for birth all the way through postpartum, as well as fun classes for moms and babies.

Nov 11, 2015
AAB 007 Breastfeeding: Motherhood, newborns and postparum
14:38

Lori worked Full time for quite a few years before becoming pregnant with her first baby. She was very excited for her baby to be born and really looked forward to the time she should be staying home with her baby during her maternity leave.  Lori is quite crafty and loves to cook, however, working Full time did not allow her to spend time becoming really good at a few of the crafts that she was teaching herself.  She had several projects that were long and drawn out and other projects she was  aching to start.  Lori assumed that there would be plenty of time to work on these, during her babies nap time.  She worked right up to the day of her due date.  It took another 3 full weeks for Alisha to be born and during that time she took care of all loose ends and was truly ready for this birth.  Alisha was born on June 27th and discharged from the hospital when she was 3 days old.  Lori talks about the first few weeks postpartum and how the death of her beloved grandmother during this time impacted her postpartum experience.

Nov 10, 2015
AAB 006 Breastfeeding: Anastasia's journey
01:04:37

Anastasia had a planned homebirth with a midwife in attendance.  She gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Vivian.  She was awake and active and yet remained very uninterested in breastfeeding her first 24 hours of life.  Each time she was brought to the breast, she showed no interest in sucking. This began a very long journey with major breastfeeding struggles.  Poor feeds and several bouts of vomiting up any milk she had taken in from a bottle, sent Anastasia and her husband Matt to the hospital with Vivian.  This began what turned out to be quite a few months of pumping and bottlefeeding.  Anastasia spent quite a few months working with Vivian, trying to help her learn how to breastfeed. The night in the hospital and seeing her newborn with tubes and wires, Anastasia talks about feeling scared. She was traumatized and now lacked the confidence that her baby would get enough milk from breastfeeding.  She talks about how her emotional health was greatly affected by how hard breastfeeding was.  She shares some of her deepest and darkest feelings and how she finally overcame such a difficult start to new motherhood and early breastfeeding and how she came to enjoy breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is so normal for us now and so easy.  Vivian is 17 months old now and  she nurses 3 or 4 times a day.  It is so completely normal and I don’t even think about it much anymore, in the sense of worrying and having it take over my day.

Nov 02, 2015
AAB 005 Breastfeeding in Public (NIP)
12:03

Lori will be sharing her personal experience when she nursed her first baby, in public for the very first time.  If you would like to share your “My first time” story with our listeners, go tocontact me page and send us your story.  We will share your story on our website and perhaps read it out loud on a show – with your permission, of course!

Nov 02, 2015
AAB 004 Breastfeeding: GOLD lactation conference with Fiona Lange Sharpe
01:06:26

Fiona shares her journey into becoming an IBCLC. Like so many of us who came into this  profession, it was the birth of her first son that sparked her interest in helping other mothers breastfeed.   When she was in the UK, Fiona  worked in maternal health.   The  standard of care at that time was for moms to breastfeed for 6 weeks.   She was living in Toronto at the time she had her first baby.  The expectation was for her to breastfeed for 6 weeks.  Fiona shares in detail how she broke that mold, went on to breastfeed longer than expected and increased her breastfeeding knowledge as she had more babies and grew into motherhood.  Fiona gives very detailed information on the roles and titles of the various breastfeeding helpers and how she has been able to clearly define the roles to mothers she meets.  We also learn how a chance meeting with a representative from GOLD Online led to her current position with GOLD.

Nov 02, 2015
AAB 003: Breastfeeding: Pregnancy, breastfeeding classes
15:41

Not knowing anyone who breastfed their baby, or never having seen another woman breastfeed her baby, I had no frame of reference , no role models in the breastfeeding arena.  There was 1 book on the library shelf and it was The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, written by a group of woman from La Leche League.  I did not get this book until after my daughter was born.  So, the breastfeeding class was the only place I received information on preparing for breastfeeding and what to expect when my baby was born.  There were many days and nights that were filled with painful breastfeeding and major sleep deprivation.  I learned a lot along the way.  Humor was helpful. My baby getting bigger was helpful. It took us a while, but soon breastfeeding became enjoyable and easy.  Through my experience I learned to work hard to not judge another mother for the choices she makes.  We are all doing the best we can. I choose to focus on education and support.

Oct 29, 2015
AAB 002: Breastfeeding: Tandem nursing with Tressa
01:06:21

Come along with us on Tressa’s breastfeeding Journey. She shares with us personal stories of the early days of breastfeeding her first baby, breastfeeding during a pregnancy, what life was like tandem nursing, night weaning her toddler and child – led weaning with both her girls.  Tressa really gives us a window into her early mothering days and humbles us as she shares her personal story of going through postpartum depression and how she helped herself get through it.

Oct 29, 2015
AAB 001: Breastfeeding Why's and How to's
12:45

As a lactation consultant, I have long since recognized the lack of information mothers have about breastfeeding. Not only about early breastfeeding difficulties, but also how this impacts their postpartum lifestyle. Breastfeeding comes fairly easy for some mothers and I want them to know that it may not come easy for your sister or best friend. I want you to know that you can be of great help to them.  You can provide emotional support, practical help and suggest they seek professional help.  For some mothers, early breastfeeding is more challenging than they thought it would be. It is very emotional and exhausting for some mothers.  When this happens, we tend to become very overwhelmed, isolate ourselves and some mothers become depressed.

Oct 29, 2015