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“ I was suddenly hit with a high fever, and my breast turned bright red, I knew immediately to go to the emergency room. I was sent to a breast surgeon, and put under to remove an abscess that covered 50% of my left breast. “
I urge everyone that if they have even 10 oz to spare, somebody is in need of it. A baby will drink it! Just think about it, That's multiple "meals" for a baby….To new moms- PUSH THROUGH! Trust your body! Trust your baby!
Melissa shares an amazing story of love and selflessness. Using her sister as a wet nurse when things were difficult help Melissa become become successful in her breastfeeding goals!
Maren Shares her inspiring journey overcoming a difficult breastfeeding journey with her first born and going onto successfully breastfeed TWINS! Despite what naysayers told her, her firstlatch was in tandem-talk about amazing! Her story is a must read!
Julie had breast reduction surgery before she had children when she was young and did not think about how it would affect breastfeeding in the future. Julie went on to have three, very different breastfeeding experiences, ALL of which can help other moms on their journeys' Julie dealt with low supply and mastitis among other challenges.
Jessica shares the story of her experience having a baby in the NICU and how she felt when her breastfeeding plans were crushed. Her experience is both relateable and empowering!
This week midwife Jenna Bruce is back on the show to share evidence based information on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). VBAC is still a birth option that has a lot of misinformation floating around. Our goal is for mothers to know their options!
Glennis and Tiffany had their baby! Glennis was on episode 19 of the podcast where she discussed inducing lactation for her expected baby. Baby Orion was born in September and we discuss how things are going and what co-nursing looks like.
I have really big news for the First Latch community! I've been busting at the seams trying to hold this in for weeks! Well, the chance is here to share it with the world. Also, we dive into why an IBCLC is your FRIEND!
This week on the podcast Maria Betsworth and I chat about a hard topic that is sure to spark conversation. Our intention is to really tackle the #fedisbest mentality and discuss why use of this hashtag is not really productive.
This week we share bottle feeding tips from a dad's perspective-The First Latch official dad! My husband-Andrew! We share the journey of bottle feeding with our three kids, and share some surprising revelations!
This week Glennis Liz-Decuir shares her journey of inducing lactation for the baby her wife will give birth to in September. From the process to the emotional journey, Glennis shares it all.
This week my close friend Kaelah is back to talk all things postpartum and specifically Having Your Last Baby. How do you know you are done having kids? Does everyone experience finality? Will I ever feel done?
This week we dive into one of my most favorite topics (besides breastfeeding)- VBAC or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. I talk with Gina O'Brien who is also so passionate about VBAC after her recent VBAC.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! This week we celebrate and educate on the importance of breastfeeding worldwide. Also, I chat with Sarah from Aeroflow Breastpumps about insurance coverage and how to get a pump!
My conversation with midwife Jenna Bruce was nothing short of inspirational, and so so fun. We dive deep into the art of midwifery and of course all things breastfeeding!
First Latch Community member Jenna reviewed the Chertsey breast pump bag from Idaho Jones! Turns out it is a very beautiful and functional bag for mamas to use! See what Jenna had to say plus an exclusive discount code from Idaho Jones!
Mommy Soothers are breast heat and cooling packs that lay over your breast. They can be left in the freezer for cooling relief or microwaved for heat therapy. They have an all natural, flaxseed filing and can help with clogged ducts, mastitis, engorgement or simply cutting down on time hooked to the pump.
Recently I was given the opportunity to try the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump. This product is a small, handheld, portable, breast pump made from 100% food grade silicone. It is unique in that it is a tool that allows for passive collection of breastmilk with the use of suction after your milk has let down.
Lactation cookie product review from Simply Baked Co. Hint: they do not disappoint in the deliciousness factor! Check them out!
The Buttercup Bra is for any mother looking for something more structured and supportive-it's my new go to bra for working! Click to check out full review!
I will never forget where I was when I first learned of the Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra. It seems silly, I know but this bra CHANGED my life.
Bravado Ballet Nursing Bra is a one of a kind sleep bra for breastfeeding mothers. Click to read the full review!