Breastfeeding

Weaning Your Child From Breastfeeding

There is not a huge amount of research on quitting breastfeeding. Research is more focused on keeping mothers breastfeeding. This makes sense,…

Breastfeeding, Troubleshooting Your Breasts

. Many women expect breastfeeding to come naturally. In reality, breastfeeding issues are common and it can take practice and patience as you…

Pumping Breastmilk

Pumping is a great way to provide breast milk to your baby when you cannot be there to breastfeed. This could be…

Breastfeeding Basics

Hear about the fundamental things you need to know before your baby is born and what to expect when they arrive and…

Q&A: Lactation Cookies, Do They Really Work?

Question “Hi Vanessa! Thanks for the podcast, you’re a great resource and I’ve learned a ton from your show. I had a question about lactation cookies,…

Q&A: I’m Freaked Out About Breastfeeding

Question “Hi Vanessa. I am 34 weeks pregnant and I cannot wait to meet my baby boy.  Thanks to your podcast I feel totally prepared for…

Q&A: Lipase and Freezing Breastmilk

Question “Hi! I am 5 weeks pregnant with my second and I love your podcast. With my first, I was an exclusive pumper and stored…

129: Lessons Learned Breastfeeding the Second Time Around

Listen Now Episode 129 Content and Overview Breastfeeding is commonly thought of as something that comes naturally once your baby is born.  For a small…

101: Breastfeeding Challenges in the Real World

Listen Now Episode 101 Content and Overview This episode focuses on breastfeeding challenges in the real world. These are issues that can be the hardest…

Q&A: Breast Crawl

Question “I am trying to put together my birth plan and thank you for the podcast because it has answered so many questions that I…

Q&A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding with Large Breasts

Question “I am a 36GG and I have to order bras online and have to deal with regular back pain and tension because of their…

Q&A: Breast Size and Milk Production

Question “In two days I am 37 weeks, and my breasts have hardly increased in size, maybe a half a cup size. A quick Internet…

84: Pacifiers

Listen Now Episode 84 Content and Overview Your baby starts building their strong sucking reflex in the womb. This is needed for breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, but…

76: Common Pregnancy, Birth, & Breastfeeding Myths

Listen Now Episode 76 Content and Overview There are a lot of myths surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Many of these false beliefs are perpetuated by…

Q&A: Cabbage Leaves

Question “Hi Vanessa, I am 33 weeks pregnant with my first baby, and I have pretty bad swelling in my hands. My doctor has ruled…

Q&A: Working Out After Baby & Milk Production

Question “When can I start working out after giving birth?  Does working out affect breast milk production?” – Fiorella Answer Additional Resources Preparing for Breastfeeding…

Episode 33: Infant Formula

Listen Now Episode 33 Content and Overview The majority of babies will get fed formula in the first year of their life and this episode…

Episode 32: Bottle Feeding

Listen Now Episode 32 Content and Overview This episode really gets into all of the basics about bottle feeding.  There are a lot of different…

Episode 31: Pumping Breast Milk, Building a Stash & Pumping at Work

Listen Now Episode 31 Content and Overview Tips for pumping breast milk and maximizing your supply, how to build up a serious stash of milk,…

Episode 29: Preparing for Breastfeeding

Listen Now Episode 29 Content and Overview There is a lot you can do to prepare for breastfeeding before you have your baby and some very simple…

Episode 12: Bringing Baby Home, Troubleshooting

Listen Now Episode 12 Content and Overview We are continuing on the topic of bringing baby home and tackling some troubleshooting.  There are a lot…

Episode 11: Bringing Baby Home, The First Few Days

Listen Now Episode 11 Content and Overview Bringing baby home is exciting but it can also be a little nerve-racking when you are not sure…

Episode 9: Birth

Listen Now Episode 9 Content and Overview All the episodes we have done thus far have been leading up to the big day.  This is…

Episode 7: Preparing for Baby

Listen Now Episode 7 Content and Overview Some people feel like they have been planning and preparing their whole life for baby and others may…

Episode 6: Birth Classes, Why You Should Take One

Listen Now Episode 6 Content and Overview Would you run a marathon without any training?  No, of course not, that would be crazy.  Labor is…

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