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Breastfeeding Outside the Box

We are proud to present a series of podcasts for parents Breastfeeding Outside the Box, where we aim to support the nourishing and nurturing of babies in exceptional families - families who historically have not received the help and support they need and deserve. Our exceptional families include adoptive, intended, and foster families; gender and sexual minorities; families with special needs babies; parents who have had breast surgery; mothers with IGT or low milk production for other reasons; exclusively pumping mothers; and more.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

Ah tongue- and lip-ties!  We've heard A LOT about them from our podcast interviewees.  Hope and I both have children who've had them.  So, while not outside-the-box per se, tongue- and lip-ties affect many babies regardless of any other circumstances and so we wanted to be sure to address them. 

Dr. Catherine Sledge is a family dentist who deals a lot with tongue- and lip-tie, and we are so thrilled that she was willing to take the time to talk with us and share her expertise on this very tricky and important issue potentially impacting breastfeeding...and so much more. See more information on our show notes at: www.SweetPeaBreastfeeding.com/podcast.

Apr 12, 2017

What do adoption, surrogacy, partnering with a birthing parent, breast/chest surgery, and insufficient glandular tissue (IGT) have in common?  Parents who CAN and DO breastfeed.  In most of these situations, parents will need to supplement their milk production with extra milk or formula in order to meet their babies needs.  How that supplementation goes greatly impacts the long term success of breastfeeding.  So, while we can address how to make the most milk possible, it is also at least as important to address how to work with what milk is there.  In today's podcast, we discuss how to determine whether supplementation is needed, how much to supplement, and tools for delivering the supplement.  See more information on our show notes at: www.SweetPeaBreastfeeding.com/podcast.

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