• Episode 189 Navigating Early Breastfeeding Challenges with Dr. Shereen Lim

    2 JUN. 2024 · In this episode of The Milk Making Minutes,  host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, introduces Shereen, a general dentist turned airway health dentist from Perth, Australia, shares her personal experiences with breastfeeding. This detailed conversation explores common challenges such as societal pressures, lactational issues, and the impact of child birthing practices on breastfeeding. Shereen, who started engaging with airway health due to her husband's snoring, discusses how oral health can influence breastfeeding and overall child development. She highlights the importance of seeking expert guidance for identifying and managing tongue ties and improving breastfeeding mechanics. The episode emphasizes the need for better education and support for new mothers, ensuring their own instincts aren't drowned in societal noise. Shereen’s story provides hope and valuable insights for parents navigating their feeding journeys. 00:00 Introduction: The Uniqueness of Every Story 02:11 Shereen's Professional Journey and Family Background 03:57 Early Exposure and Initial Breastfeeding Experiences 06:15 Hospital Experiences and Overcoming Initial Challenges 12:17 Second Child: Different Challenges and Realizations 14:24 Recognizing and Addressing Oral Ties 21:28 The Importance of Expert Evaluation 22:32 Conclusion and Upcoming Topics Find all of Dr. Shereen Lim’s Resources here:https://linktr.ee/drshereenlim To buy Dr. Lim's book Breathe, Sleep, Thrive on Amazon and support the show, go https://amzn.to/4e1KrSH!  Book a lactation consultation today or reach out to be on the podcast! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    25m 9s
  • Episode 188 The Unseen Village: Finding and Offering Postpartum Support with Madison Fugere

    23 MAY. 2024 · This episode of the Milk Making Minutes podcast features a conversation with postpartum doula Madison, who shares her insights on supporting families in the postpartum period, including addressing mental health issues and offering practical help. She discusses the importance of understanding the mental health aspect of postpartum care, and strategies for supporting new mothers facing challenges such as anxiety and the need for self-identity.  Madison and Lo provide advice on navigating the lack of access to postpartum care, utilizing gift registries or insurance when possible, and the benefits of virtual support and memberships. Additionally, she emphasizes the importance of understanding the challenges of breastfeeding or pumping and how she supports families in making the best feeding choices for them.  00:00 The Struggle of Providing Postpartum Support 00:41 Introducing Madison: A Postpartum Doula's Journey 03:18 The Role of a Postpartum Doula in Mental Health Support 06:15 Navigating Postpartum Anxiety with Professional Support 08:47 Creative Solutions for Accessing Postpartum Doula Services 11:43 Membership and Virtual Support: Expanding Access to Postpartum Care 19:02 Breastfeeding Challenges and Support Strategies 22:12 Empowering Families to Make Informed Feeding Decisions 29:24 The Importance of Prenatal Education and Partner Support 37:17 Final Thoughts on Achieving Baby Feeding Goals Book a lactation consultation today or reach out to be on the podcast! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    39m 57s
  • Episode 187 Latching Techniques: A Guide to Optimal Breastfeeding

    16 ABR. 2024 · 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 Parents 00:55 Understanding the Anxiety Around Breastfeeding 02:19 The Misconception of Low Milk Supply 04:49 Potential Causes of Low Milk Supply 07:04 Identifying Efficient Milk Transfer 08:13 Understanding Suck Swallow Ratio 10:48 Signs of Efficient Milk Transfer 11:41 Conclusion: Building Confidence in Breastfeeding Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    15m 16s
  • Episode 186 Confident Feeding: From Breastmilk to Baby-Led Weaning with Jen

    9 ABR. 2024 · 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 Stories 01:31 Introducing Jen Belander: A Dietitian's Transition to Pediatrics 04:01 Balancing Parenthood and Career: Jen's Personal Experience 06:45 Exploring Infant Feeding: From Zero Exposure to Expertise 09:54 Jen's Breastfeeding Journey: Challenges, Support, and Empowerment 18:50 Understanding Your Baby's Hunger and Satiety Cues 19:55 Responsive Feeding Across Ages 21:15 The Nuances of Feeding Advice22:25 The Realities of Baby Led Weaning 26:41 Personal Stories and Professional Insights on Weaning 35:10 Challenges and Strategies in Breastfeeding and Pumping 37:04 Reflecting on Breastfeeding Memories Want 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 https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    39m 28s
  • Episode 185 Live Breastfeeding Consultation: Preventing Mastitis and Optimizing Milk Supply

    2 ABR. 2024 · 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 Challenges 02:01 Seeking Professional Advice: Questions and Goals 03:42 Daily Nursing Routine and Concerns 04:59 Addressing Uneven Milk Supply and Nursing Techniques 09:18 Practical Nursing Tips and Observing Swallow Patterns 18:42 Concluding Thoughts on Nursing Success and Baby's Well-being 22:25 Nursing Techniques and Addressing Pain 25:08 Pumping Strategies and Milk Supply Management 35:42 Mastitis Prevention and Care Recommendations 45:19 Wrapping Up: Final Thoughts and Gratitude 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.ellie Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    51m 29s
  • Episode 184 An Incredible Breastfeeding Journey: Ellie's Battle with Mastitis and Abscess

    12 MAR. 2024 · 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 Presentation 01:59 Ellie's Background and Early Exposure to Breastfeeding 03:12 Challenges and Misconceptions about Breastfeeding 07:04 Preparation and Early Struggles with Breastfeeding 08:32 Dealing with Breast Abscess and Seeking Medical Help 16:15 The Emotional Impact of Breastfeeding Challenges 19:37 The Severity of the Symptoms and the Lack of Professional Help 20:53 The Abscess: Size, Removal, and Aftercare 23:19 Continuing to Breastfeed Despite the Challenges 25:32 The Use of Nipple Shields and Misconceptions 29:48 The Uncertainty of Future Breastfeeding After Surgery 33:21 The Process of Weaning and the Transition to Formula 36:55 Reflections on the Experience and Advice for Other Moms 41:47 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.ellie Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice  heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes. 
    41m 18s
  • Episode 183 Making Your Birth Safer: Lessons from Childbirth Attorney and Author Gina Mundy

    29 FEB. 2024 · 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 Experiences 01:14 Role of a Lawyer in Childbirth Cases 02:45 Preventing Childbirth Injuries: A New Approach 04:31 The Importance of a Baby Advocate 10:03 The Role of a Labor and Delivery Plan 13:32 The Impact of Decision Making on Childbirth Outcomes 18:56 The Variance in Medical Opinions 22:29 Understanding the Variety of Birth Settings 23:54 The Role of Residents in Labor and Delivery 25:31 Choosing Your Birth Setting Carefully 28:46 The Impact of Delivery Decisions on Postpartum Experiences 30:40 Supporting Families Through Difficult Birth Experiences 33:02 Understanding Pitocin and Its Role in Birth 37:45 The Importance of Knowledge in Making Birth Decisions 39:39 Connecting with Gina Mundy and Her Resources Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ To connect with Gina Mundy:http://www.ginamundy.com Buy her book https://amzn.to/42UaDJJ IG: https://www.instagram.com/ginamundy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093989808329 Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook!
    34m 44s
  • Episode 182 The Balancing Act: A Lawyer’s Experience with Breastfeeding and Work

    27 FEB. 2024 · 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 Background 01:11 Gina’s Journey into Childbirth Law 04:49 Influence of Childhood Experiences on Baby Feeding 08:29 Gina’s Birth Experience and Impact on Postpartum Period 11:52 Gina’s Initial Baby Feeding Experiences 17:24 Family Support in Early Motherhood 17:53 Professional Help and Personal Doubts 19:01 The Shift in Breastfeeding Culture 22:47 The Impact of Career Progression on Motherhood 26:58 Reflections on Breastfeeding and Work 30:19 The Transition to Formula Feeding 31:46 The Evolution of Breast Pumps 32:38 Final Thoughts and Reflections Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ To connect with Gina Mundy:http://www.ginamundy.comBuy her book https://amzn.to/42UaDJJ IG: https://www.instagram.com/ginamundy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093989808329 Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes.
    34m 44s
  • Episode 181 Demystifying Milk Transfer: How to Ensure Your Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk

    23 FEB. 2024 · 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 Parents 00:55 Understanding the Anxiety Around Breastfeeding 02:19 The Misconception of Low Milk Supply 04:49 Potential Causes of Low Milk Supply 07:04 Identifying Efficient Milk Transfer 08:13 Understanding Suck Swallow Ratio 10:48 Signs of Efficient Milk Transfer 11:41 Conclusion: Building Confidence in Breastfeeding Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes.
    12m 14s
  • Episode 180 Harnessing Ayurvedic Principles in Postpartum and Breastfeeding Journey

    20 FEB. 2024 · 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 Principles 05:36 Emily's Journey into Ayurvedic Postpartum Care 07:10 Ayurvedic Approach to Postpartum Nutrition 13:11 Ayurvedic Postpartum Care: Personal Experience 15:37 Practical Tips for Ayurvedic Postpartum Nutrition 19:59 Postpartum Practices: Grounding and Settling 21:20 Marma Therapy: A Blend of Acupressure and Reiki 22:47 The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma and Postpartum 24:18 The Importance of 42 Days in Postpartum 26:28 The Bounce Back Culture: Expectations vs Reality 28:56 Ayurvedic Practices for Milk Supply 33:31 The Role of Consent in Postpartum Practices 40:04 Final Thoughts: Taking it Easy in Postpartum Book a lactation consultation today! https://www.quabbinbirthservices.com/ To contact Emily: http://www.motherhoodmagicayurveda.net https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094662068219https://www.instagram.com/motherhoodmagicayurveda/ To sign up for the Baby Massage Event go https://motherhoodmagicayurveda.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=58233879&fbclid=IwAR1oYjQyEvQb-MRa_5LDSr0ggpo92yCrxRQC4Oev6_vH3wLCj2m3O2PZ_XU Head to https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-milk-making-minutes/id1614255223 or https://open.spotify.com/show/2F54fe1szmemB9n7YUJgWv for more Milk Making Minutes episodes! Make your voice heard on https://www.facebook.com/groups/730763011615148 on Facebook! To purchase books about breastfeeding, birth, or parenting that I love and help support the show, go https://bookshop.org/shop/Milkmakingminutes.
    45m 14s

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