Episode 95 | March 7th
Exclusive Breastfeeding After Early Supplementation
It is still possible to exclusively breastfeed your baby after early supplementation. How does the type of supplementation impact the situation? How can you protect your milk supply? And how can you wean your baby off the supplementation?
Episode 94 | February 28th
Exclusive Pumping: The Basics
You may have planned to breastfeed your baby, but sometimes the circumstances make “pumping” expressed breast milk is the best option available to both mother and child. What are some of the main reasons moms exclusively pump and what are the possible benefits/challenges?
Episode 93 | February 21st
Partner Support with Project: Breastfeeding
Partner support can be absolutely crucial to a breastfeeding mom’s view of success. Learn more about a national campaign with the mission of de-stigmatizing public breastfeeding while encouraging partner support.
Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms
Finding natural remedies for common breastfeeding concerns, colds and other ailments can be a challenge. Essential oils can treat many of these issues without the harsh ingredients that you don’t want to pass along to your baby.
Finding Your Breastfeeding Mama Tribe
Breastfeeding support is critical for a new mom. Extended support groups, both online and off, are sometimes referred to as “mama tribes”. Why are these groups so important and how can they help you on your breastfeeding journey?
Exclusive Pumping: Making It Work For You
So, you’ve decided to exclusively pump for your baby. Now how do you turn this plan into reality? What are some common obstacles moms who pump typically encounter and how can you overcome them? We’ll explore how to make pumping work for you and your baby.
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