Breastfeeding- Who’s Conflicted?

When my babies were born, I remember being unsure of what to do. Not just with feeding, but with so many other aspects of parenting.   Bedtime, bathing, breastfeeding, pediatrician appointments, and sleep habits…the list goes on and on. The more questions I had, the more opinions I received. Or so it seemed. And this was BEFORE Google really kicked in to solve all of our problems.

One of the biggest complaints I get from new parents is the lack of consistency in the information they are given. From what they read online to what they read in books and blogs, information from nurses to advice from family…no 2 pieces of information are the same.   In our society now, people are disconnected from each other. Where we used to count on generations of family to be the “village”, so many have moved away from home to settle somewhere else. Technology is how we stay in touch and how we keep connected. With babies, it is still necessary to have the human interaction that has kept us connected for hundreds of years.

This week on the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast, we talk about this very thing. How conflicting information can be detrimental to the breastfeeding relationship between the mother/baby dyad. How can you know who to listen to and what advice to follow? Tune in and find out. I will give you a hint – it’s not as complicated as you might think.

 http://BadAssBreastfeedingPodcast.buzzsprout.com

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Birth of the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Sometimes it seems as if there is never enough hours in the day. I remember a time when it didn’t seem like life was so jam-packed with stuff to do. If it’s not about work, its kids, or pets, or the house…as overwhelming as it seems at times, sometimes I wonder if I do better with a plate that is always full. I think I am one of those people who just like to take on more and more. Bring on the challenge of yet another project! I’m the girl who wrote papers in college at the last minute (always turned out fine). Now that I am in the real world, I take things right up until the deadline before I finish. My mom always said that I do best when I fly by the seat of my pants.

That being said, I decided that I didn’t have enough going on and I should start a podcast. I met Abby at a conference a couple months ago. She was doing a keynote presentation and I was doing a breakout session. I didn’t think about a podcast at first, but once I got home and reached out to her via email, it just seemed like a good thing to try.

Abby is known as the Badass Breastfeeder. Breastfeeding advocate extraordinaire. It’s only fitting that we would have so much to share with the world in regards to breastfeeding, babies, parenting, and the social issues that may surround all of the above.   It made sense to join efforts with a podcast. Why should you listen to this podcast? Well, first of all, because it’s badass. If that isn’t reason enough, how about being able to weigh in on the topics that are chosen? We welcome your feedback, and offer up our email for listeners to make suggestions on what they want to hear. We talk about real life issues surrounding breastfeeding, in a way that all new families can relate to. It feels like we are sitting there with you, offering to answer your questions and solve your problems. Admit it, this is the breastfeeding podcast that you’ve been waiting for. So click the link below and subscribe. You’ll be glad you did.

 http://BadAssBreastfeedingPodcast.buzzsprout.com

 

Epidurals & Breastfeeding, with Dianne Cassidy (The Birthful Podcast: Episode #40)


 

 

Usually, when we think epidurals, we wonder how they will affect birth, but it turns out that they can have an impact on your breastfeeding relationship as well. What do you need to know? Dianne Cassidy is here to tell us the facts, so you can make an informed decision.

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click here to listen in iTunes.

What we talked about:

  • What’s in an epidural? Getting our facts straight
  • What are the direct effects to the baby?
  • How does the impact of epidurals on birth affect breastfeeding?
  • IV fluids: making you and baby swell up beyond the first 24 hours
  • Fever and separation from baby
  • What about the oxytocin flow?
  • If you have an epidural, can you counterbalance the effects?
  • Teaspoons, probiotics, skin-to-skin, and other tricks that can make things better

More about epidural effects on breastfeeding:

Source: http://www.birthful.com/podcastepiduralsandbreastfeeding/

Tongue and Lip Ties, with Dianne Cassidy (The Birthful Podcast: Episode #13)


 

 

In this episode of the birthful podcast, we’re going to be talking about tongue ties and lip ties. If you have no idea what those are, you’re in luck, because Dianne Cassidy will tells us all about them, along with why there seems to be a tongue tie resurgence, how it can affect your best breastfeeding intentions, and what you can do about it.

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click here to listen in iTunes.

What we talked about:

  • What are tongue and lip ties?
  • Is it a fad or higher awareness?
  • Why are they are problem for breastfeeding?
  • Beyond breastfeeding: other tongue and lip tie problems
  • How babies try to compensate for a tongue tie
  • Signs of a tongue tie
  • Is there an ideal time to identify a tongue tie?
  • Procedures to correct tongue and lip ties
  • Taking care of a tongue tie after a laser procedure
  • Do nipple shields mask tongue ties?
  • Bonus: epidurals and their effect on breastfeeding

Helpful links:

Source: http://www.birthful.com/podcasttonguelipties/

Epidurals & Breastfeeding, with Dianne Cassidy (Prenatal Yoga Center Podcast: July 5th, 2016)


 

 

Epidurals can be a wonderful and sometimes much needed way to manage pain during birth, but how much do you know about them? Today Deb talks to Dianne Cassidy of Dianne Cassidy Consulting about the effects of epidurals on Momma and Baby during labor and after birth.

Dianne is a lactation consultant in Rochester, New York. She became interested in this work after breastfeeding her own children. She’s an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), has an Advanced Lactation certification and BS in Maternal Child Health/Lactation, an MA in Health and Wellness/Lactation, and is a board certified Child Birth Educator. To learn more about Dianne or work with her visit: www.diannecassidyconsulting.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianneCassidyConsulting

Instagram: @dianneocassidy

To learn more about epidurals:

Source: http://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/epidurals-and-breastfeeding-with-dianne-cassidy/