Here’s your guide to all the breastfeeding resources from The Boob Group episodes! You can listen to all of our episodes through this website, our RSS feed as well as your favorite podcast apps!
Breastfeeding your first baby didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned and you ended up formula-feeding your baby. Or perhaps that was the plan all along. But you want things to be different with your second child. This time, your plan is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. It’s easy to say, but how difficult is this transition? And what tips can help you along the way?
All breastfeeding and pumping mothers need support. But sometimes there are barriers, usually for women of color. Some of these barriers include inaccurate stereotypes, lack of resources and less opportunity to work with specialists of color, who can better relate to their situation. So, what does this racial divide mean for the lactation community? Today we’re exploring some of the big issues.
You are passionate about giving your baby breast milk... but you’re partner? Ah, not so much. We know how important partner support is for breastfeeding and pumping moms, so what do you do when that support isn’t there? Do you stand on your soapbox and preach about all the benefits of breast milk? Or do you just let it go and “hopefully” find support elsewhere?
If your breasts are swollen, red and tender- you may have an infection known as mastitis. What are the common symptoms and ways to treat it? Should you continue to breastfeed your baby? What are the risks? And if it's not mastitis, then what's causing that painful lump?
We're continuing our series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we'll focus on what typically happens to your breastfeeding relationship during months 2 through 6.
Breastfeeding can look a lot different for adoptive parents. So, what are your options? Did you know you can induce lactation and breastfeed your baby without giving birth? Can you get a full milk supply? And what different ways can you help supplement? Today you’ll hear from two moms who induced lactation for their own adopted children.
Do you feel pressure to breastfeed your baby? Sometime we do this to ourselves because we were either raised in an environment supportive of breastfeeding or perhaps it wasn’t supportive of breastfeeding- and we want to change that. And sometimes the pressure comes from other sources. Regardless, it can result in a lot of guilt when things don’t work out the way you had planned. So, what do you do with all this guilt? How do you process it? And how do you overcome it?
There’s no denying the special bond felt between moms and baby while breastfeeding. So, it’s only natural moms would want to preserve that moment for as long as possible. Perhaps that’s why breastfeeding photos are becoming more and more popular. Should you take some selfies, or should you hire a professional photographer? How do you get the best photos? And then what do you do with the photos?
Imagine being able to breastfeed without birthing your baby. It's possible! Hope Lien successfully induced lactation so she could breastfeed her adopted daughter immediately after she was born.
Are you breastfeeding and planning to pump when you return to work? Or perhaps you plan to pump to help protect your milk supply? There are many different ways pumping can help you with your breastfeeding goals. Today we'll learn more about the various type of pumps available and how you can utilize them to provide your baby with breast milk for as long as possible.