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“I’m currently two months into exclusively breastfeeding my daughter and have gone FAR BEYOND what I ever expected feeling empowered to do. “
“ 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.
What people are saying about The First Latch Podcast
“I am part of The First Latch Community on Instagram, and I absolutely LOVE it! It is so great to have a non-judgmental , supportive group of woman who understand what I am going through in my breastfeeding and motherhood journey. As a stay at home mama, this podcast makes me feel like I’m connected to this community without even leaving my house”. -Rayla Kaye
“ I love this podcast! I listen to it on walks with my babe. It is so encouraging to hear other women supporting each other and supporting breastfeeding. I recommend this to all new moms now” - Macodlemama
After going on a social media "break" after my anxiety flared up, I thought this subject needs to be discussed. I'm excited to have friend Gina O'Brien on to share on her experience and how social media is affecting our culture.
This week I share ALL my tips and tricks for getting the most from your breast pumping experience. Tips for exclusive pumpers and working mothers alike, you don't want to miss this!
This week, I chat with Shruti, Founder of Freshly Moms. We dive deep into postpartum depletion...something I never even heard of. Such a valuable episode for ALL mothers!
This week Stephanie shares her story as a working and breastfeeding mother who works from home. Stephanie also shares how her journey is especially meaningful after a previous loss.
Author Lily Nichols joins the podcast today to discuss her new book Real Food for Pregnancy. We talk about the importance of nutrition during pregnancy, epigenetic influence, gestational diabetes and even how the quality of breastmilk is influenced by nutrition.
This week, Emma Livengood shares her experience breastfeeding twins! Her story takes a surprise turn when she casually mentions her twin breech vaginal birth! You don't want to miss this one!
So happy to have Glenis and Tiffany back on the podcast this week! Both mothers have returned to work and are both still breastfeeding Orion. They share the ups and downs of the journey and how they feel about their journey thus far.
This week, I’m sharing an episode of The All Things Breastfeeding Podcast that was published a few years ago that I recorded with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC (my mentor)!
This week Lori Mihalich-Levin talks with me about gong back to work after baby. A often stressful time for working mothers and I know I was completely unprepared for the emotional toll I would have to deal with. Must listen for all working mamas!
This week I share behind the scenes of interviews, bloopers, and parts of podcast episodes that didn't make the final cut! I hope you get a quick laugh in knowing that most of the time, I have no idea what I'm doing!
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!