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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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Sep 28, 2018

  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 24, 2018

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 21, 2018

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 17, 2018
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 14, 2018
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 10, 2018
 
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 7, 2018


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Sep 3, 2018

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.

Aug 27, 2018

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 20, 2018

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 13, 2018

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 10, 2018

 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 6, 2018

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 3, 2018

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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Jul 30, 2018

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 27, 2018

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Jul 23, 2018

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 20, 2018

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

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Jul 16, 2018

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 12, 2018

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Jul 9, 2018

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 6, 2018
 
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