The Milk Making Minutes

Lori Nigrosh

A podcast that explores baby feeding through the lens of systemic and cultural barriers, so that you know your struggles are not your fault and your triumphs really are the miracles you feel they are.

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Episodes

Episode 187 Latching Techniques: A Guide to Optimal Breastfeeding
16-04-2024
Episode 187 Latching Techniques: A Guide to Optimal Breastfeeding
Host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) discusses common concerns and anxieties of new parents about breastfeeding, primarily focusing on the fear of inadequate milk supply. Nigrosh emphasizes that while there are true cases of low milk supply due to several factors like thyroid and hormonal imbalances, most concerns usually stem from perceived low milk supply. To combat this fear and improve breastfeeding confidence among mothers, she suggests monitoring signs of proper milk transfer such as baby’s pee and poop pattern, listening for swallows during feeding, relaxation after feeding, and consulting with a lactation expert as needed.00:00 Introduction: The Anxiety of New Parents00:55 Understanding the Anxiety Around Breastfeeding02:19 The Misconception of Low Milk Supply04:49 Potential Causes of Low Milk Supply07:04 Identifying Efficient Milk Transfer08:13 Understanding Suck Swallow Ratio10:48 Signs of Efficient Milk Transfer11:41 Conclusion: Building Confidence in BreastfeedingBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice  heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 186 Confident Feeding: From Breastmilk to Baby-Led Weaning with Jen
09-04-2024
Episode 186 Confident Feeding: From Breastmilk to Baby-Led Weaning with Jen
This episode of the 'Milk Making Minutes' podcast, hosted by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant, explores the confidence and complications that come with breastfeeding and parenting from both personal and professional perspectives. Guest Jen Belander, a registered dietitian with a focus on pediatric nutrition, discusses her transition from working with adults to specializing in pediatrics due to the desire for a more impactful connection with her clients and the birth of her own children. Jen details her initial lack of experience with infant feeding, her decision to embrace breastfeeding for its health benefits and convenience, and her venture into baby-led weaning. She offers insight into the challenges of juggling professional life and motherhood, such as dealing with imposter syndrome and the daily stresses of work and parenting. Additionally, the conversation touches on the nuances of feeding advice from pediatricians and the importance of seeking specialized support from professionals like dietitians and lactation consultants to navigate the diverse needs of babies and children. The episode encourages parents to trust their instincts, be responsive to their children's cues, and seek support when needed, reinforcing that every child's feeding journey is unique.00:00 The Emotional Journey of Breastfeeding: Insights and Personal Stories01:31 Introducing Jen Belander: A Dietitian's Transition to Pediatrics04:01 Balancing Parenthood and Career: Jen's Personal Experience06:45 Exploring Infant Feeding: From Zero Exposure to Expertise09:54 Jen's Breastfeeding Journey: Challenges, Support, and Empowerment18:50 Understanding Your Baby's Hunger and Satiety Cues19:55 Responsive Feeding Across Ages21:15 The Nuances of Feeding Advice22:25 The Realities of Baby Led Weaning26:41 Personal Stories and Professional Insights on Weaning35:10 Challenges and Strategies in Breastfeeding and Pumping37:04 Reflecting on Breastfeeding MemoriesWant to connect with Jen? Find all of her information on her website! https://jenbelangernutrition.com/Book a lactation consultation today or reach out to be on the podcast! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice  heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 185 Live Breastfeeding Consultation: Preventing Mastitis and Optimizing Milk Supply
02-04-2024
Episode 185 Live Breastfeeding Consultation: Preventing Mastitis and Optimizing Milk Supply
Listen to a comprehensive virtual lactation consultation addressing concerns and providing advice on breastfeeding, particularly focusing on preventing mastitis and optimizing milk supply. Elle, who shared her first breastfeeding experience which resulted in a baseball sized abscess being removed joins Lo to get some questions and concerns answered. The consultant offers advice on mastitis prevention, including recommendations for ice instead of heat and lymphatic breast massage. They also discuss correct breastfeeding techniques, the importance of breast compressions, flange sizing for effective pumping, and signs of successful breastfeeding like the baby's weight gain and feeding patterns. The conversation includes troubleshooting low milk output from one breast and ensuring the baby has a proper latch to prevent pain and optimize feeding.00:00 Opening Up About Breastfeeding Challenges02:01 Seeking Professional Advice: Questions and Goals03:42 Daily Nursing Routine and Concerns04:59 Addressing Uneven Milk Supply and Nursing Techniques09:18 Practical Nursing Tips and Observing Swallow Patterns18:42 Concluding Thoughts on Nursing Success and Baby's Well-being22:25 Nursing Techniques and Addressing Pain25:08 Pumping Strategies and Milk Supply Management35:42 Mastitis Prevention and Care Recommendations45:19 Wrapping Up: Final Thoughts and GratitudeBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To connect with Ellie:IG: https://www.instagram.com/coffee.mama.ellie/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@coffee.mama.ellieHead to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice  heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 184 An Incredible Breastfeeding Journey: Ellie's Battle with Mastitis and Abscess
12-03-2024
Episode 184 An Incredible Breastfeeding Journey: Ellie's Battle with Mastitis and Abscess
Today on the podcast Lo has a conversation with Ellie, a mother of two about her first breastfeeding journey. Ellie underwent severe complications in breastfeeding her first child owing to an undiagnosed breast abscess that escalated due to lack of proper professional.. Despite her condition causing her immense distress and pain, after months of struggle and an operation to remove the abscess, Ellie managed to continue breastfeeding on one side while supplementing some feeds with formula. She further highlights the emotional impact of having to supplement with formula and how it made her feel like a failure. Ellie encourages other mothers to remember that they have not failed if they need to formula feed. Her story demonstrates the resilience and determination of a mother's breastfeeding journey amidst adversity, and the need for more accessible professional support for new mothers, especially in rural areas.00:00 Introduction and Guest Presentation01:59 Ellie's Background and Early Exposure to Breastfeeding03:12 Challenges and Misconceptions about Breastfeeding07:04 Preparation and Early Struggles with Breastfeeding08:32 Dealing with Breast Abscess and Seeking Medical Help16:15 The Emotional Impact of Breastfeeding Challenges19:37 The Severity of the Symptoms and the Lack of Professional Help20:53 The Abscess: Size, Removal, and Aftercare23:19 Continuing to Breastfeed Despite the Challenges25:32 The Use of Nipple Shields and Misconceptions29:48 The Uncertainty of Future Breastfeeding After Surgery33:21 The Process of Weaning and the Transition to Formula36:55 Reflections on the Experience and Advice for Other Moms41:47 Closing Thoughts Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To connect with Ellie:IG: https://www.instagram.com/coffee.mama.ellie/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@coffee.mama.ellieHead to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice  heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 183 Making Your Birth Safer: Lessons from Childbirth Attorney and Author Gina Mundy
29-02-2024
Episode 183 Making Your Birth Safer: Lessons from Childbirth Attorney and Author Gina Mundy
This episode features an in-depth conversation with Gina Mundy who is a seasoned childbirth attorney with a focus on complications arising from childbirth malpractices. She shares her insights derived from her legal experiences, long-term analysis and identification of recurring issues in legal baby cases, such as the misuse of Pitocin, being handled by residents, and a busy labor and delivery unit. She emphasizes the importance of families gaining knowledge about these issues to ensure and support informed decision-making during childbirth. As a preventive measure, she wrote a book titled A Parent's Guide to a Safer Childbirth, designed to contribute to the reduction of birthing complications and potential legal cases. Gina also discusses the transformative impact of challenging childbirth experiences on post-partum lives which can be extremely traumatic. She encourages prospective parents and caregivers to learn as much as possible about various childbirth processes, outcomes and interventions to reduce fear and enable wise decision-making based on adequate knowledge.00:00 Introduction and Personal Experiences01:14 Role of a Lawyer in Childbirth Cases02:45 Preventing Childbirth Injuries: A New Approach04:31 The Importance of a Baby Advocate10:03 The Role of a Labor and Delivery Plan13:32 The Impact of Decision Making on Childbirth Outcomes18:56 The Variance in Medical Opinions22:29 Understanding the Variety of Birth Settings23:54 The Role of Residents in Labor and Delivery25:31 Choosing Your Birth Setting Carefully28:46 The Impact of Delivery Decisions on Postpartum Experiences30:40 Supporting Families Through Difficult Birth Experiences33:02 Understanding Pitocin and Its Role in Birth37:45 The Importance of Knowledge in Making Birth Decisions39:39 Connecting with Gina Mundy and Her ResourcesBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To connect with Gina Mundy:www.ginamundy.com Buy her book A Parent’s Guide to a Safer ChildbirthIG: https://www.instagram.com/ginamundy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093989808329Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 182 The Balancing Act: A Lawyer’s Experience with Breastfeeding and Work
27-02-2024
Episode 182 The Balancing Act: A Lawyer’s Experience with Breastfeeding and Work
In her first conversation on the Milk Making Minutes series, Gina, a mom of three and childbirth attorney, tells the stories of her childbirth and breastfeeding experiences. She also shares interesting insights into why she chose C-sections for all her children, largely motivated by the chilling experiences she encountered as a childbirth attorney. Despite her initial struggles with breastfeeding, Gina successfully breastfed her children, supplementing with formula as needed. Her story also underscores the importance of familial support and the challenges of balancing work with breastfeeding. The interview will continue in the next episode where she talks more about her work.00:00 Introduction and Guest Background01:11 Gina’s Journey into Childbirth Law04:49 Influence of Childhood Experiences on Baby Feeding08:29 Gina’s Birth Experience and Impact on Postpartum Period11:52 Gina’s Initial Baby Feeding Experiences17:24 Family Support in Early Motherhood17:53 Professional Help and Personal Doubts19:01 The Shift in Breastfeeding Culture22:47 The Impact of Career Progression on Motherhood26:58 Reflections on Breastfeeding and Work30:19 The Transition to Formula Feeding31:46 The Evolution of Breast Pumps32:38 Final Thoughts and ReflectionsBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To connect with Gina Mundy:www.ginamundy.com Buy her book A Parent’s Guide to a Safer ChildbirthIG: https://www.instagram.com/ginamundy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093989808329Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 181 Demystifying Milk Transfer: How to Ensure Your Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk
23-02-2024
Episode 181 Demystifying Milk Transfer: How to Ensure Your Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk
Host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) discusses common concerns and anxieties of new parents about breastfeeding, primarily focusing on the fear of inadequate milk supply. Nigrosh emphasizes that while there are true cases of low milk supply due to several factors like thyroid and hormonal imbalances, most concerns usually stem from perceived low milk supply. To combat this fear and improve breastfeeding confidence among mothers, she suggests monitoring signs of proper milk transfer such as baby’s pee and poop pattern, listening for swallows during feeding, relaxation after feeding, and consulting with a lactation expert as required.00:00 Introduction: The Anxiety of New Parents00:55 Understanding the Anxiety Around Breastfeeding02:19 The Misconception of Low Milk Supply04:49 Potential Causes of Low Milk Supply07:04 Identifying Efficient Milk Transfer08:13 Understanding Suck Swallow Ratio10:48 Signs of Efficient Milk Transfer11:41 Conclusion: Building Confidence in BreastfeedingBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 180 Harnessing Ayurvedic Principles in Postpartum and Breastfeeding Journey
20-02-2024
Episode 180 Harnessing Ayurvedic Principles in Postpartum and Breastfeeding Journey
Today Emily Vallejo, an Ayurvedic practitioner, provides an explanation of Ayurvedic principles and how they can be applied during the postpartum period for maternal well-being. The topics covered include the importance of rest, bonding with the baby, the significance of the first 42 days postpartum, and easy-to-digest nutrient-dense foods to aid recovery. Emily also outlines her favorite offerings such as different types of bodywork and her provision of teaching infant massage, highlighting its benefit in fostering a bond between the baby and their parents. The potential benefits of these practices were discussed within the framework of current cultural trends around 'bouncing back' after birth. The conversation overall emphasizes having realistic expectations, focusing on one meaningful activity, and reducing stress for optimal milk production and overall well-being.01:53 Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles05:36 Emily's Journey into Ayurvedic Postpartum Care07:10 Ayurvedic Approach to Postpartum Nutrition13:11 Ayurvedic Postpartum Care: Personal Experience15:37 Practical Tips for Ayurvedic Postpartum Nutrition19:59 Postpartum Practices: Grounding and Settling21:20 Marma Therapy: A Blend of Acupressure and Reiki22:47 The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma and Postpartum24:18 The Importance of 42 Days in Postpartum26:28 The Bounce Back Culture: Expectations vs Reality28:56 Ayurvedic Practices for Milk Supply33:31 The Role of Consent in Postpartum Practices40:04 Final Thoughts: Taking it Easy in PostpartumBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To contact Emily:www.motherhoodmagicayurveda.net Motherhood Magic on FacebookMotherhood Magic on IGTo sign up for the Baby Massage Event go here.Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 179 From Struggles to Strength: Finding Confidence in Breastfeeding
13-02-2024
Episode 179 From Struggles to Strength: Finding Confidence in Breastfeeding
In this podcast, Emily Vallejo, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a military spouse, shares her breastfeeding journey from the early postpartum days to nursing her toddler. Despite facing initial difficulties involving discomfort and pain, Emily managed to overcome the hurdles with patience and helpful tips, including the use of a nipple shield and ensuring a deeper latch. The conversation also explores the misconceptions about breastfeeding pain and how the duration of feeding sessions varies for every baby. Emily's experience demonstrates that breastfeeding is a unique and personal experience, adjusting and changing as the child grows.00:00 Exploring Breastfeeding Challenges and Misconceptions02:10 Emily's Childhood Exposure to Baby Feeding03:25 The Impact of Modesty and Privacy on Breastfeeding06:14 Emily's Preparation for Her Own Baby Feeding Journey12:23 Overcoming Initial Breastfeeding Difficulties15:46 The Role of Birth Setting in Breastfeeding Success20:08 The Importance of Understanding Biological Norms of Infant Feeding21:26 Reflecting on the Breastfeeding Experience23:17 The Role of Sensitivity in Breastfeeding24:54 Recognizing Baby's Hunger Cues29:25 The Journey of Extended Breastfeeding33:03 Breastfeeding in Public and Military Culture39:12 Planning for Future Breastfeeding40:35 Closing Thoughts and ReflectionsBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/To contact Emily:www.motherhoodmagicayurveda.net Motherhood Magic on FacebookMotherhood Magic on IGTo sign up for the Baby Massage Event go here.Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 178 Finding Solutions for Breastfeeding Pain
09-02-2024
Episode 178 Finding Solutions for Breastfeeding Pain
In this episode of The Milk Making Minutes, lactation consultant Lo Nigrosh discusses the misconception that painful breastfeeding is expected and will naturally disappear. She emphasizes that persistent nursing pain indicates issues with feeding, typically due to incorrect baby positioning, latch problems or the baby's oral motor issues. Lo highlights the importance of seeking professional help, suggesting remedies can be given after identifying the type of pain, for instance, 'rubbing pain' from insufficient breast tissue in the baby's mouth. She encourages consulting an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) if the pain is persistent. 00:00 Common Misconceptions about Breastfeeding Pain00:39 Understanding the Variety of Breastfeeding Experiences01:33 Identifying the Source of Breastfeeding Pain02:37 The Importance of Seeking Professional Help04:17 The Role of Proper Latching and Positioning07:16 The Importance of Seeking Timely Help07:37 How to Get Help from an IBCLC08:34 Conclusion: Pain-Free Breastfeeding is PossibleBook a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 177 A Tale of Two Feedings: Overcoming Breastfeeding Obstacles
06-02-2024
Episode 177 A Tale of Two Feedings: Overcoming Breastfeeding Obstacles
In this episode, host Lo Nigrosh, IBCLC talks to Kate, a mother and founder of 'Mighty Milk’ which offers online breastfeeding education. Kate shares her struggles, experiences, and the hardships she endured while breastfeeding her first baby. She points out the systemic challenges in the medical field that contribute to these issues. After her difficult first experience, Kate worked with Lex Beach, an established lactation consultant, to create a comprehensive breastfeeding class addressing many of the issues she faced. Her second breastfeeding experience was positive, demonstrating the value of proper preparation and support. The episode emphasizes the importance of professional lactation guidance as well as the need for parents to feel confident and informed in their breastfeeding journey.00:00 Introduction to the Struggles of Breastfeeding01:59 The Emotional Impact of Baby Feeding Stories02:58 Guest's Personal Background and Early Exposure to Baby Feeding06:22 The Journey to Pregnancy and Initial Thoughts on Baby Feeding10:50 The Struggles of Breastfeeding and the Decision to Supplement14:36 The Emotional Toll of Breastfeeding Challenges and the Decision to Pump25:06 Understanding the Importance of Proper Breastfeeding Techniques26:51 The Challenges of Power Pumping27:26 The Role of Lactation Consultants in Breastfeeding31:59 The Journey to Successful Breastfeeding: A Second Chance49:42 The Importance of Self-Advocacy in Breastfeeding52:00 Mighty Milk: A Resource for Breastfeeding ParentsConnect with Mighty Milk on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mighty__milk/To sign up for a breastfeeding class go to: https://mightymilk.co/Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 176 The Importance of Prenatal Preparation for Successful Breastfeeding
02-02-2024
Episode 176 The Importance of Prenatal Preparation for Successful Breastfeeding
In this episode, host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), shares valuable tips on preparation during pregnancy. Lo emphasizes the importance of expecting parents understanding their unique circumstances and their baby's individual needs for a successful breastfeeding journey. Lo stresses the value of meeting with an IBCLC prenatally to understand specifics like hunger cues, breastfeeding timings, and navigating through various issues that might arise. The episode also highlights the importance of personalized prenatal consultations.00:00 Introduction: The Struggles of Postpartum Experience00:52 The Importance of Preparing for Breastfeeding01:18 Understanding the Varieties of Breastfeeding Experiences02:24 The Challenges of Applying Breastfeeding Advice02:51 How to Successfully Prepare for Breastfeeding03:17 The Role of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant07:55 The Benefits of Prenatal Consultations with an IBCLC09:22 Conclusion: Your Journey to Successful BreastfeedingHead to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comTo purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 175 An Unexpected Birth and Breastfeeding Experience
30-01-2024
Episode 175 An Unexpected Birth and Breastfeeding Experience
Arianna Tobada shares her unexpected birthing and breastfeeding story. Despite her initial plans, she ended up choosing a home birth and breastfeeding much longer than she anticipated, while returning to work just a few weeks postpartum. While discussing the postpartum period. She also gives insight into her experience birthing in Mexico where she has lived off and on over the years. The conversation delves into some of the key challenges Arianna faced, from dealing with sleep deprivation to reflections on what it is like breastfeeding a four year old in public or around other people. 00:00 Introduction and Guest Background00:37 Ariana's Professional Background and Family01:59 The Importance of Postpartum Planning02:11 Ariana's Early Exposure to Baby Feeding04:09 Ariana's Pregnancy and Birth Planning12:21 The Birth Experience and Immediate Postpartum13:37 The Journey of Breastfeeding17:57 The Introduction of Formula and Pumping20:42 Starting the Conversation20:42 Balancing Work and Motherhood21:21 Challenges with Audio22:33 Juggling Work and Childcare23:32 Transitioning to Daycare24:08 Breastfeeding and Childcare25:12 Breastfeeding in Public26:51 Sleeping Patterns and Night Nursing29:54 Cultural Differences in Child Rearing33:14 Postpartum Diet and Nutrition35:50 Weaning and Bedtime Routines36:47 Wrapping Up the ConversationTo learn more about Arianna’s work:www.theexpectingentrepreneur.comhttps://www.mindfulreturn.com/entrepreneurmaternitycourseInstagram: @theexpectingentrepreneur and @ariannataboadaTo buy Arianna’s book The Expecting Entrepreneur on Amazon go here!Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 174: Considerations for Choosing a Birth Setting That supports Breastfeeding
25-01-2024
Episode 174: Considerations for Choosing a Birth Setting That supports Breastfeeding
Lo Nigrosh, host of The Milk Making Minutes and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, childbirth educator, and doula discusses the role of birth settings in dictating baby feeding experiences, and consequently parental bonding experiences. She stresses that popular choices like hospitals, freestanding birth centers, and home births each carry their own policies and culture that could impact the birth and feeding process. She underlines the importance of not just choosing a birth provider but also understanding their practices, policies, and affiliations as it can significantly alter the baby feeding journey. Nygrosh encourages her listeners to sign up for her childbirth education course to make informed decisions about their birth setting and to be prepared for the postnatal journey.00:00 Introduction to the Impact of Birth Setting on Parenting00:32 The Unpredictability of Birth and Its Impact on Feeding02:48 Exploring Different Birth Settings and Their Policies03:52 The Role of Birth Setting in Feeding and Postpartum Experiences06:24 The Importance of Individual Needs Over Policies07:13 Making Informed Decisions: Childbirth Education Course08:24 The Power of Informed and Supported Decision Making08:57 Conclusion: Empowerment in Birth and Postpartum ExperiencesHead to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comTo purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 173 Navigating Birth and Breastfeeding as a Disabled Person with Kelsey Cooper
23-01-2024
Episode 173 Navigating Birth and Breastfeeding as a Disabled Person with Kelsey Cooper
In this podcast Episode, the conversation revolves around lactation, breastfeeding, and disability. The dialogue between Lo Nigrosh, IBCLC and Kelsey Cooper covers Kelsey's experiences and insights in the disability community, particularly related to the challenges and processes of lactation and breastfeeding for disabled people. They discuss the importance of personal adaptation, resources, and support groups, as well as the need for better accommodations and considerations in healthcare settings. It touches on challenges like body positioning during breastfeeding and the impacts of certain conditions on milk production.They also discuss the Disabled Birth Stories podcast, where these and other similar issues are further discussed.Timestamps:00:04 Introduction and Guest Presentation00:51 Discussing Disability and Lactation01:54 Kelsey's Podcast and Her Motivation03:01 Challenges in Finding Disabled People in Perinatal Period03:35 Kelsey's Personal Experience and Questions about Pregnancy04:24 Understanding Kelsey's Disability04:55 Finding Community and Sharing Experiences05:27 Discussing Treatment and Misconceptions06:31 Accessibility Issues in Medical Care09:53 Self-Advocacy and Provider's Role11:27 Breastfeeding and Disability20:21 Personal Concerns and Questions about Breastfeeding23:12 Introduction to Biological Breastfeeding24:01 Benefits of Biological Breastfeeding24:25 Preparing for Breastfeeding25:04 Debunking Myths: Chest Size and Lactation25:23 Understanding Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT)26:50 Impact of Disabilities on Lactation27:02 Breastfeeding with Spinal Cord Injury27:32 Other Factors Affecting Lactation28:22 Breastfeeding and Pumping Tips30:30 Key Takeaways for Disabled Parents31:46 Overcoming Discrimination and Pushback36:22 Preconception Tips for Successful Lactation37:35 Conclusion: Embracing Parenthood with DisabilitiesTo Get in Touch with Kelsey:IG: @DisabledbirthstoriespodFB: Disabled Birth Stories PodcastTik Tok @disabledbirthpodYouTube: Disabled Birth StoriesPodcastApple Podcasts SpotifySpotify for Podcasters ProfileHead to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comTo purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 171 Pumping for Work is Harder than it Should be with Ashley Mooneyham
15-01-2024
Episode 171 Pumping for Work is Harder than it Should be with Ashley Mooneyham
In this episode of the Milk Making Minutes, our host Lo Nigrosh sits down with scientist and cancer biology specialist Ashley to discuss the challenges of providing milk for your baby when you're not around. Ashley shares her personal experiences and dives into the research on milk supply, uncovering both systemic barriers and biological reasons for low milk production. Join us as we explore the realities of pumping and the importance of supporting breastfeeding in a society that often falls short. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation that will demystify human milk feeding.Timestamps00:00:00 - Introduction and Setting the Stage00:01:27 - Introducing Ashley and her experience with baby feeding00:02:04 - Preparing for the second baby and considering baby feeding00:02:27 - Transitioning to solid foods and preparing for the new baby00:03:52 - Childhood exposure to baby feeding00:04:25 - Experiences and messages about breastfeeding from peers and friends00:06:04 - Feeling hopeful about breastfeeding despite potential challenges00:07:14 - Ashley's traumatic delivery and its impact on breastfeeding00:09:32 - Initial latch and early challenges in breastfeeding00:12:13 - The physical and emotional toll of breastfeeding and pumping00:13:52 - The struggle to produce enough milk and the introduction of formula00:16:20 - The importance of proper phalange fitting and its impact on milk supply00:19:17 - The standard sizing of phalanges and the effectiveness of silicone flanges00:21:40 - The psychological and emotional impact of pumping and milk supply challenges00:24:21 - The decision to wean and the hormonal changes post-weaning00:26:33 - The extended postpartum period and the gradual return to self-identity00:27:43 - Continuing to breastfeed while supplementing with formula00:30:47 - The anticipation of the second pregnancy and considerations for baby feeding00:32:13 - The extended postpartum period and the need for healing and balance00:33:11 - Considering a different approach to pumping and seeking professional guidance00:34:28 - The importance of timing and phalange fitting in pumping00:37:05 - The personal connection to Ashley's story and the importance of proper pumping techniques00:37:29 - Preview of the next episode on Ashley's professional journey and helping others with pumpingTo Get in Touch with Ashley:Website: www.momeasesolutions.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/momease_solutions/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MomeaseSolutionsInc/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/momeasesolutions/ Ready to feel prepared for birth AND the postpartum period? Sign up for the FIRST cohort of the childbirth education course at a 50% discount. Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 170 Navigating Postpartum Support and Advice
11-01-2024
Episode 170 Navigating Postpartum Support and Advice
Do look to everyone else to help you determine the best things to do for your baby? Are you constantly asking FB groups, your friends, or relatives who are already parents about how they did things? Family and peer support is so helpful, AND we sometimes give our power away when we forget to check in with ourselves. Rachel Sievers, a retired mental health professional and life coach helps us figure out both how to look internally and how to help others do the same. On this episode you will hear:How to gauge whether or not advice you are being given aligns with your own valuesHow to decline unwanted adviceWhen to seek professional help and adviceTo Get in Touch with Rachel:Link to Answer To Everything Podcast: To see demonstrations of some of the topics discussed on the show, connect with Rachel on her Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rachel.m.sievers/ Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@RachelSieversMS Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/RachelSieversMSReady to feel prepared for birth AND the postpartum period? Sign up for the FIRST cohort of the childbirth education course at a 50% discount. Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comTo purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.
Episode 169 Feeling Like a Warrior after Exclusively Pumping
08-01-2024
Episode 169 Feeling Like a Warrior after Exclusively Pumping
How did you feel while navigating the challenges of the postpartum period? Did you feel like a warrior conquering all, or did you feel defeated by the twists and turns that came your way? My guest Rachel Sievers of The Answer To Everything Podcast discusses her breastfeeding and pumping journey and why she felt empowered by the experience. On this episode you will hear: A story of doing the best you can with the information you haveWeight Gain StruggleA Switch to Exclusive pumpingTo Get in Touch with Rachel:Link to Answer To Everything Podcast: To see demonstrations of some of the topics discussed on the show, connect with Rachel on her Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rachel.m.sievers/ Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@RachelSieversMS Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/RachelSieversMSReady to feel prepared for birth AND the postpartum period? Sign up for the FIRST cohort of the childbirth education course at a 50% discount.Head to Apple Podcasts or Spotify for more Milk Making Minutes episodes!To get delicious home cooked meals delivered right to your door in Ma, CT, RI Maine or NH go to the Feast and Fettle Website and use the code MILK for $30 off your first week! Make your voice heard on The Milk Making Community Group on Facebook!Find Lo’s information at her website: www.quabbinbirthservices.comTo purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go here. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes--5834691/support.