Born to be Breastfed

Born to be Breastfed

Every new mother hears that breast is best. Many decide to breastfeed so their baby has the best. But soon after birth, the days are often fraught with sleep deprivation and conflicting messages from peers, family members, and health care professionals. Later, negative messages from the media and critical comments from family members and others may trigger mothers to question their decision. Feelings of inadequacy, intimidation and societal pressure to wean can cause mothers to give up breastfeeding before meeting their goals. The aim of this show is to empower parents to overcome the barriers that keep them from beginning or continuing to breastfeed. Through discussion of hospital practices, milk supply, medications, returning to work, milk storage options, and more, this show will provide an informed and supportive voice for new families and established families, so that they can take charge of their breastfeeding experience from conception through weaning.... Show More

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April 6, 2020 59 min
Let’s talk frankly about how you feel about sleeping with your baby. Maybe you’ve heard that sleeping with your baby is a bad idea—even dangerous. Maybe you’re afraid to tell anyone you really do sleep with your baby. Maybe you’re vaguely aware of the recommendations issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics over the past several years. But have you read the new statement on sleeping with your baby published by the Academy of Br...
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Natural disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. Around the globe, families can find themselves facing a flood ... hurricane ... forest fire ... or another catastrophe. Aid workers and local shelters are often ill-equipped to provide optimal support for infants and mothers— breastfeeding or formula-feeding. Although nursing mothers can feed their babies wherever they are, they often find themselves trying to solve breastfeeding prob...
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Plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome) affects as many as 47% of infants. If you’ve seen babies wearing helmets, you know how common this condition is. Maybe you’re wondering: My baby has an unusual head shape; does he need a helmet? Wait! Those helmets cost thousands of dollars and the cost is seldom, if ever, covered by insurance. Can you treat plagiocephaly without a helmet? Join Marie and her guest, plagiocephaly expert Andrew Doro...
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Can someone have a scary birth experience? Oh yes. And can that scary birth experience lead to post traumatic stress disorder? That’s a distinct possibility. And if post traumatic stress disorder occurs, how does it intrude on your experience in this pregnancy, or your hopes and dreams for the future of your family? Or maybe how it will change the way you think or your own sense of self-identity. Join Marie and Colby Cohen-Archer,...
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Have you thought of becoming an IBCLC? Have you wondered what that journey might be like? What if you’re already a nurse? What if you’re a licensed professional, but not a nurse? What if you have no healthcare background whatsoever? Join Marie and her guests as they talk about their journey to becoming an IBCLC. Heather Yocom, RN MBA IBCLC, qualified for the IBLCE Exam after getting a scholarship to attend Marie’s live course in S...
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Eating disorders affect as many as 30 million people in the United States. And, although they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, eating disorders are seriously undertreated. Tragically, among those who seek treatment for anorexia each year, 1 in 100 will die; up to 20% will die within a year as the result of complications from the eating disorder, or suicide. In today’s episode, Marie talks with Jacklyn Novatt,...
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You’re determined to be the best mother, right from the start. You want to grow your baby to be healthy. And, you want to make sure that while breastfeeding, you continue to nourish yourself so you can make the very best milk for your baby. How can you actually do that? Well, how about eating real foods? But what would those be? Join Marie and her guest, Lily Nichols RDN, CDE, author of Real Food in Pregnancy. Find out how Lily’s a...
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Are you thinking of becoming an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)? Or are you already an IBCLC, and you need to recertify? Are you aware of all of the changes in expanded eligibility requirements, changes in how clinical hours will be calculated, changes in the recertification process, and changes in the exam schedule and upcoming deadlines? Don’t rely on what your friends tell you, or what you’ve read or d...
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If you’ve been in a store’s baby section lately, you’ve probably noticed the formula. It’s hard not to notice it—there are more kinds of formula than ever before, and they take up a lot of shelf space. Milk-based, soy; regular, hypoallergenic … the variety can be overwhelming! What’s a parent to do? Before you buy any formula—and before you feed any to your baby—make sure you know all about it. Join Marie and special guest Dr. Heat...
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Everyone agrees that exercise is good. But if you’re an expectant or breastfeeding mother who has never exercised, should you start now? Are the guidelines the same for a nonpregnant woman as for a pregnant woman? And does “exercise” mean taking a walk around the block, or competing in a triathlon? Are there any studies to substantiate recommendations about amount and type of exercise for pregnant women? How does prenatal exercise ...
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By now, nearly all parents and professionals understand: Breast is best! And, breastfeeding is natural! Unquestionably, these statements are true. But those lines of logic and encouragement are aimed more toward milk and babies. What do mothers think? What do mothers feel? How might those feelings continue into those first few weeks after going home from the hospital? Join Marie and her guest, Dr. Marie Dietrich Leurer, as they d...
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It’s just food. Or just a beverage. You don’t need to worry about whether it will affect your milk or your baby, right? Or, maybe you should worry? Heck, maybe you’re already worried, but perhaps there’s nothing to worry about! Get answers about safety, side effects, allergies and more as Marie interviews her guest, Philip O. Anderson, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, the author of the National Library of Medicine’s LactMed database. They’ll...
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Ever since 2005, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released their first statement on sleeping with your baby, we’ve all wondered: Is the AAP right? Do I risk having my baby die if I sleep with him? And some of us have asked the much more difficult question: Is there real data for this, and if there is, does it apply all babies, or is it okay for breastfeeding babies to sleep with their mother?? Join Marie and her guest...
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We all agree on the importance of support for breastfeeding mothers. But how can we get—or give—that support? You might not need a one-on-one appointment and expertise of an IBCLC. A support group run by La Leche League or Breastfeeding USA might not appeal to you. Yet, you’d like a little more than good advice from a friendly neighbor. Is there any other option? Yes! You could drop into a Baby-Café! With multiple locations through...
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We all know that a “cue” is a signal for someone to do or to say something. But what, exactly, is cue-based feeding? Is cue-based feeding the same as demand feeding? Is cue-based feeding the same or different from infant-led feeding? Have volume-based feedings become outdated for preterm infants? Are cue-based feedings appropriate for preterm infants? Preterm infants are often more sleepy than communicative, so how will you recogni...
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No doubt, you’ve heard someone say that babies lose weight after birth but need to surpass their birth weight by 7 days, or 2 weeks, or 3 weeks. Similarly, you’ve probably heard that babies who have a 10% weight loss in the first few days require formula supplementation. But is this “decaphobia” justified? Join Marie and her guest, clinical pediatrician and expert researcher Dr. Ian Paul, who says that these numbers and assumption...
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You’ve had your cesarean surgery and your baby is born at 35 weeks’ gestation. The doctor, the nurse, the lactation consultant and seemingly everyone says, “Oh! He weighs five pounds! That’s great!” But you’re thinking…if everything is so great, why is his body floppy? Why is he so sleepy? No, he didn’t go to the NICU, but he’s not giving feeding cues, and his suck is really weak. What will it take for him to start…and continue bre...
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Feeding babies is just…feeding, right? Whether they breastfeed, bottle-feed, use a cup or a spoon, they just need to breathe and take in food and drink, right? Um, no. Babies don’t come fully grown, so it makes sense their bodily structures will grow, and then develop different skills at different times. But do we watch how our own skills and interactions affect the babies? Oops! Maybe not! Join Marie and her guest, Diane Bahr, MS,...
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Admit it. There’s a tiny part of the holiday season that you dread. You’ve got a few relatives who always poke their noses into your parenting business, and you never know exactly how to handle their comments. Should you just put up and shut up? Or should you lash back? Or is there perhaps a better solution that might help to avoid all of that negative energy floating around in the room? Listen as Marie and best-selling author and...
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If you’re the parent of a preterm infant, you probably feel stressed and worried about your baby. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could use a simple, free, noninvasive technique to help your baby—and help yourself at the same time? And wouldn’t you love to confidently touch your baby, even as he is tethered to so many tubes, leads, and lines? Join Marie and her guest, psychologist, researcher and author, Tiffany Field, PhD. Dr. Fie...
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