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Lori Jill Isenstadt from All About Breastfeeding is on a mission to normalize breastfeeding..... all around the world. 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. Stories about mothering, parenting, pregnancy and postpartum are shared too.
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Jun 30, 2016
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.
 
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Jun 27, 2016

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 24, 2016

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 20, 2016
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.  
 
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Jun 16, 2016
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. 
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Jun 16, 2016
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.
 
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Jun 13, 2016

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 9, 2016
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.
 
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Jun 6, 2016
 
 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. 
 
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Jun 3, 2016

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.

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