Episode 192 Deep Latch: Ensuring Comfort and Success in Breastfeeding
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by Lori Nigrosh
2w ago
In this episode, host and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lo Nigrosh explores how parents can determine if their baby achieves a deep latch for optimal breastfeeding. Lo emphasizes the importance of comfortable positioning for both the baby and the parent and provides detailed advice on how to adjust infant positioning to ensure a successful latch. Key points include different breastfeeding positions, the importance of aligning the baby’s body, and tips for minimizing pain and maximizing milk transfer. Lo also encourages parents experiencing difficulties to seek professional ..read more
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Episode 191 Breastfeeding and Airway Health with Expert Advice from Dr. Shereen Lim
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by Lori Nigrosh
3w ago
In this episode of Milk Making Minutes, host Lo Nigrosh explores the deep connection between breastfeeding and airway health with Dr. Shereen Lim, a general dentist from Perth specializing in breathing and sleep. They discuss the impact of oral motor function on jaw development and how issues like tongue ties and high palates can affect breastfeeding and long-term health outcomes, including obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Lim shares insights and solutions gathered from her experience and research, stressing the importance of early intervention and comprehensive evaluations for improving children ..read more
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Episode 190 Forget the Clock: The Real Guide to Feeding Your Baby
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by Lori Nigrosh
1M ago
This episode, hosted by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lo Nigrosh, discusses common misconceptions about baby feeding schedules. Lo challenges the often-given advice to feed babies every 2-3 hours and emphasizes the importance of understanding individual baby's hunger cues over rigid schedules. The episode covers how to identify early hunger cues, the impact of swaddling on recognizing these cues, and exceptions to regular feeding patterns. Additionally, it provides guidance on how to recognize adequate milk transfer, ensuring that babies are fed according to their needs ra ..read more
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Episode 189 Navigating Early Breastfeeding Challenges with Dr. Shereen Lim
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by Lori Nigrosh
1M ago
In this episode of The Milk Making Minutes,  host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, introduces Shereen, a general dentist turned airway health dentist from Perth, Australia, shares her personal experiences with breastfeeding. This detailed conversation explores common challenges such as societal pressures, lactational issues, and the impact of child birthing practices on breastfeeding. Shereen, who started engaging with airway health due to her husband's snoring, discusses how oral health can influence breastfeeding and overall child development. She highl ..read more
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Episode 188 The Unseen Village: Finding and Offering Postpartum Support with Madison Fugere
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by Lori Nigrosh
2M ago
This episode of the Milk Making Minutes podcast features a conversation with postpartum doula Madison, who shares her insights on supporting families in the postpartum period, including addressing mental health issues and offering practical help. She discusses the importance of understanding the mental health aspect of postpartum care, and strategies for supporting new mothers facing challenges such as anxiety and the need for self-identity.  Madison and Lo provide advice on navigating the lack of access to postpartum care, utilizing gift registries or insurance when possible, and the be ..read more
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Episode 187 Latching Techniques: A Guide to Optimal Breastfeeding
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by Lori Nigrosh
3M ago
Host Lo Nigrosh, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) discusses common concerns and anxieties of new parents about breastfeeding, primarily focusing on the fear of inadequate milk supply. Nigrosh emphasizes that while there are true cases of low milk supply due to several factors like thyroid and hormonal imbalances, most concerns usually stem from perceived low milk supply. To combat this fear and improve breastfeeding confidence among mothers, she suggests monitoring signs of proper milk transfer such as baby’s pee and poop pattern, listening for swallows during feed ..read more
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Episode 186 Confident Feeding: From Breastmilk to Baby-Led Weaning with Jen
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by Lori Nigrosh
3M ago
This episode of the 'Milk Making Minutes' podcast, hosted by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant, explores the confidence and complications that come with breastfeeding and parenting from both personal and professional perspectives. Guest Jen Belander, a registered dietitian with a focus on pediatric nutrition, discusses her transition from working with adults to specializing in pediatrics due to the desire for a more impactful connection with her clients and the birth of her own children. Jen details her initial lack of experience with infant feeding, her decision to embra ..read more
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Episode 184 An Incredible Breastfeeding Journey: Ellie's Battle with Mastitis and Abscess
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by Lori Nigrosh
4M ago
Today on the podcast Lo has a conversation with Ellie, a mother of two about her first breastfeeding journey. Ellie underwent severe complications in breastfeeding her first child owing to an undiagnosed breast abscess that escalated due to lack of proper professional.. Despite her condition causing her immense distress and pain, after months of struggle and an operation to remove the abscess, Ellie managed to continue breastfeeding on one side while supplementing some feeds with formula. She further highlights the emotional impact of having to supplement with formula and how it made her feel ..read more
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Episode 183 Making Your Birth Safer: Lessons from Childbirth Attorney and Author Gina Mundy
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by Lori Nigrosh
5M ago
This episode features an in-depth conversation with Gina Mundy who is a seasoned childbirth attorney with a focus on complications arising from childbirth malpractices. She shares her insights derived from her legal experiences, long-term analysis and identification of recurring issues in legal baby cases, such as the misuse of Pitocin, being handled by residents, and a busy labor and delivery unit. She emphasizes the importance of families gaining knowledge about these issues to ensure and support informed decision-making during childbirth. As a preventive measure, she wrote a book titled A P ..read more
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Episode 182 The Balancing Act: A Lawyer’s Experience with Breastfeeding and Work
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by Lori Nigrosh
5M ago
In her first conversation on the Milk Making Minutes series, Gina, a mom of three and childbirth attorney, tells the stories of her childbirth and breastfeeding experiences. She also shares interesting insights into why she chose C-sections for all her children, largely motivated by the chilling experiences she encountered as a childbirth attorney. Despite her initial struggles with breastfeeding, Gina successfully breastfed her children, supplementing with formula as needed. Her story also underscores the importance of familial support and the challenges of balancing work with breastfeeding ..read more
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