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Breastfeeding Outside the Box

Dec 27, 2017

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex, more commonly known as D-MER, is one of the most severe breastfeeding challenges yet also one of the least known or understood.  D-MER is a feeling of dysphoria caused by the hormonal shift that occurs when the milk releases during nursing, pumping, or any other time a let-down...

Dec 13, 2017

Alyssa and Hope get real!  Being a new parent isn't always the blissful joy we might see on holiday cards.  It can be really tough times, as well as wonderful times.  We suggest that the balance lies in self-care.  It can be so difficult to care for ourselves as new parents, and we haven't always done the best job of it...

Nov 28, 2017

While using medications is a science, using herbs for increasing milk production doesn't seem quite as straightforward.  There are so many nuances to consider: 

  • ​How do I know if a particular herb is helpful for me?
  • What form of the herb should I take?
  • ​What about using herbs in combination with domperidone?
  • ​Can...

042 Getting Started with Inducing Lactation/ Relactation

Oct 25, 2017



Cathy, like so many other non-birthing parents wanting to induce lactation or relactate, is trying to unravel all of the varying information she has received.  So she emailed us for help.  When I suggested we might share her email on the podcast so that we could help others in her shoes, Cathy agreed.  This...

Oct 11, 2017

We are thrilled to re-visit an early podcast interview with Chrissy Fleishman who induced lactation for her baby born via surrogacy.  There are a couple of reasons why we are re-releasing it now.  One, we thought Chrissy gave a great interview.  She is well-informed and enthusiastic, and her experience has followed a...