Blog & Podcast

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 13: Breastfeeding Without Birthing with Alyssa Schnell

This week on the podcast, we have a wonderful interview to share with you. Alyssa Schnell IBCLC has a special place in her heart for helping mothers through adoption and surrogacy to breastfeed their ...

Is breastfeeding in public dangerous?

Dangerous? Nursing in public? Give me a moment to explain. In the USA, many people strongly disapprove of breastfeeding in public. And they feel very free to share their opinions to these mothers. No ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 12: What Do You Really Need for Breastfeeding?

The breastfeeding market is exploding! There are so many products available and so this week on the podcast Barbara and Barb discuss what you really need for breastfeeding? Do you really need ...

All Things Breastfeeding Episode 11: How To Become an IBCLC

This week on the podcast, Barbara and Barb take on the topic of how to become and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). If you are an aspiring lactation consultant or think it ...

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 ...