Blog & Podcast

Filling a pail or lighting a fire?

When the days start to get cool, leaves start to fall, my bones tell me it is time to go back to school. Personally,  I spent 26 years going to school every fall from the time I was 5 until I was ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 10: Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

This week on the podcast, Barbara and Barb discuss pregnancy and tandem nursing. This is a topic that isn’t talked about much, but is happening more than we might think! Some people plan on ...

Dangers of milk sharing?

In The Dangers of the Milk Sharing Economy, the author points out that sometimes another mother’s breastmilk might not be safe for our babies based upon her 2013 study. Informal milk sharing ...

All Things Breastfeeding: World Breastfeeding Week Special

 Happy World Breastfeeding Week! How are you celebrating? This week Barbara and Barb chat about the benefits of breastfeeding along with the risks of formula feeding.  Also, Donald Trump made ...

Size matters! In breastfeeding?

Does it really? Get your mind out of the gutter! We are talking about breastfeeding. And yes! Surprisingly, size does matter in many ways for breastfeeding. Here are five examples. 1. Birth weight. A ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 9: Nipple Shields

Nipple Shields! What are they and why might a breastfeeding mother need this tool? Barbara and Barb discuss all things nipple shields.     What is a nipple shield? Here’s a great ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 8: Tongue Tie with Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

This week on the podcast Barbara and Barb speak with expert Dr. Alison Hazelbaker about tongue tie. Dr. Hazelbaker’s original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice ...

Help for Bottle Feeding Babies!

I just told my husband this morning, “I feel a blog coming on…” Checking through my google alerts this morning, I found a link to this article about adoptive breast feeding and ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 7: Breastfeeding Your Newborn Baby

This week on the podcast, we discuss breastfeeding the newborn baby. How much should a newborn baby breastfeed? Barbara and Barb dive into what is normal and how to tell your breastfed baby is doing ...

iLactate Phone App

Today we have another special podcast episode for you! Are you a breastfeeding mother returning to work? Barbara introduces the new iLactate phone app to help mothers more successfully return to work ...

Working and Breastfeeding Solutions

The Business Case for Breastfeeding tells us that 80 percent of mothers stop breastfeeding within the first month of returning to work (Cardenas & Major, 2005). Unfortunately, research on ...