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Born to be Breastfed

By Marie Biancuzzo, RN MS IBCLC

Every new mother hears that breast is best. Many decide to breastfeed so their baby has the best. But soon after birth, the days are often fraught with sleep deprivation and conflicting messages from peers, family members, and health care professionals. Later, negative messages from the media and critical comments from family members and others may trigger mothers to question their decision. Feelings of inadequacy, intimidation and societal pressure to wean can cause mothers to give up breastfeeding before meeting their goals. The aim of this show is to empower parents to overcome the barriers that keep them from beginning or continuing to breastfeed. Through discussion of hospital practices, milk supply, medications, returning to work, milk storage options, and more, this show will provide an informed and supportive voice for new families and established families, so that they can take charge of their breastfeeding experience from conception through weaning.

  1. 1.
    Your Guide to Breastfeeding Equipment Other Than Pumps02/11/2019
    55:35
  2. 2.
    Shine a brighter spotlight on the oldest miracle food: Human milk02/04/2019
    57:27
  3. 3.
    Breastfeeding Moms and the Ketogenic Diet: What Do We Know01/28/2019
    55:46
  4. 4.
    Obesity in Infancy: Formula is One But Not The Only Explanation01/21/2019
    56:51
  5. 5.
    A Quick Guide to Seeking and Providing Mother-to-Mother Support01/14/2019
    56:47
  6. 6.
    The Nursing Mom's No-Fuss Guide to Cooking for the Whole Family01/07/2019
    57:48
  7. 7.
    Is Exclusive Breastfeeding Dangerous?12/31/2018
    55:21
  8. 8.
    Encore: Breastfeeding Solutions for Mothers Working Outside the Home12/24/2018
    58:01
  1. 9.
    Coping with Unsupportive or Critical Relatives at the Holidays12/17/2018
    56:29
  2. 10.
    Dancing for Birth 10112/10/2018
    55:09
  3. 11.
    A Quick Guide to Cue-Based Feedings for Preterm Infants12/03/2018
    55:36
  4. 12.
    Breastfeeding and Childcare: What Does It Mean for Families?11/26/2018
    56:42
  5. 13.
    Encore: Mothers On the Go: Breastfeeding and Pumping in Airports Across America11/19/2018
    57:32
  6. 14.
    Encore: Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: You Can Do It!11/12/2018
    56:49
  7. 15.
    Quick Guide to Breastfeeding and Body Mods: Tattoos and Piercings11/05/2018
    54:47
  8. 16.
    Weaning and the Breastfed Baby: Your Quick Guide to Success10/29/2018
    55:52
  9. 17.
    Baby Cafe's Peer to Peer Support Model10/22/2018
    56:29
  10. 18.
    Therapeutic Breast Massage10/15/2018
    57:33
  11. 19.
    Finding Yourself Through the Brave Art of Motherhood10/08/2018
    56:25
  12. 20.
    Encore: Breastfeeding Advice Moms Need10/01/2018
    57:49
  13. 21.
    From Staff Nurse to Podcast Host: My 5 Year Reflection09/24/2018
    57:22
  14. 22.
    A Quick Guide to Breastfeeding and Custody Issues09/17/2018
    59:41
  15. 23.
    So Where's Your Postpartum Plan? A Quick Guide to a Long Journey09/10/2018
    56:49
  16. 24.
    Encore: Breastfeeding and Black Families09/03/2018
    58:15
  17. 25.
    Labor and Birth in Water: The Impact for Breastfeeding08/27/2018
    57:53
  18. 26.
    What No One Told You About Augmentation Surgery and Breastfeeding08/20/2018
    56:14
  19. 27.
    Sleeping and Breastfed Babies: What's Normal and What's Not08/13/2018
    57:53
  20. 28.
    Maternal Birth Interventions: Getting Beyond Put Up and Shut Up08/06/2018
    57:38
  21. 29.
    2018 World Breastfeeding Week: Inform, Anchor, Engage, Galvanize07/30/2018
    57:12
  22. 30.
    So You Thought You Couldn't or Shouldn't Breastfeed07/23/2018
    56:26
  23. 31.
    Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding: Separating Fact from Fiction07/16/2018
    57:56
  24. 32.
    Speechless: How Babies Communicate Without Words07/09/2018
    57:03
  25. 33.
    Adverse Childhood Experiences -ACES: Related to Breastfeeding?07/02/2018
    56:35
  26. 34.
    Encore: What to Expect During the First Six Weeks06/25/2018
    57:07
  27. 35.
    Dads Can Do It: How to Provide Essential Support for Breastfeeding06/16/2018
    52:33
  28. 36.
    Breastfeeding After Sexual Abuse06/11/2018
    42:53
  29. 37.
    When Your Partner is Unsupportive of Breastfeeding06/04/2018
    55:48
  30. 38.
    Encore: Hypno-Breastfeeding?05/28/2018
    56:24
  31. 39.
    Providing Support for Breastfeeding Mothers from Many Cultures05/21/2018
    56:43
  32. 40.
    Joy in Motherhood: Cultivating the Fullness of Yourself05/12/2018
    53:06
  33. 41.
    Craniosacral therapy for breastfed infants: Worth Exploring?05/07/2018
    56:19
  34. 42.
    Soy and Your Baby: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly04/30/2018
    57:00
  35. 43.
    Encore: The Number 1 Guide to Looking at Your Breastfed Baby's Number Two04/23/2018
    55:22
  36. 44.
    Encore: What No One Tells You About Breastfeeding and Marijuana04/16/2018
    56:52
  37. 45.
    Breastfeeding in Emergencies: A Matter of Survival04/09/2018
    55:32
  38. 46.
    Encore: Full Arms, Heavy Heart: Depression in New Mothers04/02/2018
    56:50
  39. 47.
    Breastfeeding: The Ultimate Way to 'Go Green!'03/26/2018
    57:34
  40. 48.
    Obesity and Breastfeeding: You Can Do It!03/19/2018
    51:18
  41. 49.
    Top 10 Breastfeeding Concerns of the First Ten Days03/12/2018
    57:01
  42. 50.
    Encore: The Breastfeeding Controversy, Why It Is and What To Do03/05/2018
    56:52
  43. 51.
    Eating Your Placenta: The Pros and Cons You Need to Know02/26/2018
    56:07
  44. 52.
    What You Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Mastitis02/19/2018
    56:39
  45. 53.
    Your Before-You-Buy Guide to Breast Pumps02/12/2018
    57:56
  46. 54.
    Encore: Babywearing Your Preemie in the NICU, A Beginner's Guide02/05/2018
    53:44
  47. 55.
    Hand Expression: Getting Your Milk In a Way That Doesn't Suck01/29/2018
    1:00:24
  48. 56.
    What You Don't Know About Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage01/22/2018
    57:10
  49. 57.
    Sore nipples, creams, ointments: A Quick Guide for Nursing Moms01/15/2018
    52:43
  50. 58.
    Know When to Go Pro: Is a Lactation Career in Your Future?01/08/2018
    56:18
  51. 59.
    Encore: Beat the Odds: Top Tips for Meeting Your Goals and Keeping Your Resolutions01/01/2018
    57:25
  52. 60.
    Encore: You Can Breastfeed Your Baby During the Busy Holidays and Celebrate Too!12/18/2017
    58:31
  53. 61.
    Lactating After Loss: Companioning Bereaved Mothers and Families12/11/2017
    58:17
  54. 62.
    Encore: Sleep Training: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly12/04/2017
    58:47
  55. 63.
    Cue-based feeding: A skill all parents should master11/27/2017
    56:43
  56. 64.
    Encore: Tweak and Ye Shall Find Success11/20/2017
    55:12
  57. 65.
    Encore: Military Families: Serving Their Country, Breastfeeding Their Babies11/13/2017
    54:52
  58. 66.
    Collecting, Storing and Using Your Milk: The Latest Guidelines11/06/2017
    57:03
  59. 67.
    Encore: Meet Your Baby's Needs with Primal Caregiving10/30/2017
    55:48
  60. 68.
    Surgical Correction of Tongue-Tie: It isn't the only answer10/23/2017
    58:15
  61. 69.
    Tongue and Lip Ties: New science challenges the status quo10/16/2017
    59:41
  62. 70.
    When You're Let Down by Your Milk Ejection Reflex10/09/2017
    57:17
  63. 71.
    What No One Ever Told You About Your Colostrum10/02/2017
    57:28
  64. 72.
    Emergency Preparedness, New Milk Storage Guidelines and More09/25/2017
    55:34
  65. 73.
    Avoiding Formula Supplementation in the Hospital:Your Quick Guide09/18/2017
    56:48
  66. 74.
    Empowerment: What's the best-kept secret for birth and breastfeeding09/11/2017
    57:11
  67. 75.
    Encore: Top Strategies For Getting Baby-Friendly Care -Even When The Hospital Isn't09/04/2017
    55:49
  68. 76.
    Encore: How Biological Nurturing is Key to Relaxed, Joyful Nursing for Mother and Newborn08/28/2017
    55:29
  69. 77.
    Breastfeeding a Baby Affected With Down Syndrome: You Can Do It!08/21/2017
    57:40
  70. 78.
    Your guilt-free guide to a positive experience of mother-led weaning08/14/2017
    56:02
  71. 79.
    Stop, Look and Listen: Your Body Is Sending You Messages!08/07/2017
    56:53
  72. 80.
    Encore: Building Community Support for Breastfeeding07/31/2017
    57:25
  73. 81.
    To Suck or Not to Suck? Benefits and Risks of Pacifiers for Breastfed Babies07/24/2017
    56:47
  74. 82.
    What Your Mother Never Told You About the Love Hormone!07/17/2017
    57:14
  75. 83.
    Encore: Ten Myths about Why You Can't Breastfeed07/10/2017
    56:31
  76. 84.
    The Number 1 Guide to Looking at Your Breastfed Baby's Number Two07/03/2017
    55:22
  77. 85.
    Breastfeeding Together: Engaging Dads, Maximizing Support06/26/2017
    54:54
  78. 86.
    It Takes More Than Two: Engaging Dads in Breastfeeding Support06/19/2017
    56:20
  79. 87.
    What No One Tells You About Breastfeeding and Marijuana06/12/2017
    56:52
  80. 88.
    Encore: Breastfeeding Solutions for Mothers Working Outside the Home06/05/2017
    58:01
  81. 89.
    Encore: The Nursing Mother's Quick Guide to Essential Oils that Actually Work05/29/2017
    55:23
  82. 90.
    Getting the Skinny on Breastfeeding After Weight-Loss Surgery05/22/2017
    57:26
  83. 91.
    Encore: Essential Oils and Breastfeeding: Stop, Look and Listen to be Safe!05/16/2017
    57:58
  84. 92.
    Encore: Simple Steps As You Start Breastfeeding05/08/2017
    56:50
  85. 93.
    Encore: Finding Balance as a Breastfeeding Mother05/01/2017
    55:53
  86. 94.
    Don't Fear Baby's Tears: Keys to Aware Parenting04/24/2017
    54:51
  87. 95.
    Encore: Demands of Lactation Versus The Social World: What No One Else Tells You04/17/2017
    57:06
  88. 96.
    All In The Family: Breastfeeding Support from Dads and Grandmas04/10/2017
    55:20
  89. 97.
    Encore: The Intergenerational Secret Service Inside You--and Your Baby!04/03/2017
    57:24
  90. 98.
    Postpartum Care Is Essential: The 'Seven Sisters' Approach to Community-Based Support for New Moms03/27/2017
    54:44
  91. 99.
    Encore: Breastfeeding Your New Arrival: Beyond the Myths03/20/2017
    56:28
  92. 100.
    Breastfeeding: The First Hour Matters03/13/2017
    57:27
  93. 101.
    Encore: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Turning Points for a Mother With Anorexia03/06/2017
    56:13
  94. 102.
    Why won't my breastfed baby sleep at night? One question, many answers.02/27/2017
    1:00:11
  95. 103.
    Encore: Epige-WHAT?!?! Why It Matters For Your Milk and Your Baby02/20/2017
    56:07
  96. 104.
    Beyond Food, Beyond Health: Breastfeeding Is Good for the Whole Family!02/13/2017
    57:47
  97. 105.
    Ten Top Tips for Breastfeeding After Cesarean Surgery02/06/2017
    54:39
  98. 106.
    Encore: How to Feel Empowered as a Nursing Mother01/30/2017
    59:01
  99. 107.
    You CAN Understand Your Baby! Find Out How01/23/2017
    57:46
  100. 108.
    How Biological Nurturing is Key to Relaxed, Joyful Nursing for Mother and Newborn01/16/2017
    55:29
  101. 109.
    High Time for BMOC: Breastfeeding Mother On Campus01/09/2017
    56:06
  102. 110.
    You Can Breastfeed Your Baby During the Busy Holidays and Celebrate Too!12/19/2016
    58:31
  103. 111.
    What You Don't Know About Formula Regulation CAN Hurt You--And Your Baby12/12/2016
    55:20
  104. 112.
    Nighttime Parenting: Struggling with Breastfeeding and Solitary Infant Sleep12/05/2016
    57:42
  105. 113.
    The Intergenerational Secret Service Inside You--and Your Baby!11/28/2016
    57:24
  106. 114.
    Encore: Top Tips for Air Travel11/21/2016
    54:57
  107. 115.
    Military Families: Serving Their Country, Breastfeeding Their Babies11/14/2016
    54:52
  108. 116.
    A Quick Guide to Stress-Free Baby-Led Weaning and Offering Table Foods11/07/2016
    54:00
  109. 117.
    Encore: Supporting Breastfeeding Involves the Whole Family10/31/2016
    53:44
  110. 118.
    If Postpartum Anxiety is Driving You Nuts, Steer Toward A Better Life10/24/2016
    58:50
  111. 119.
    Postpartum Depression: Learn When and How to Get Help and Get Your Life Back10/17/2016
    58:10
  112. 120.
    Step Out of the Traps, Move Towards Your Fears, and Conquer Your Anxiety10/10/2016
    55:49
  113. 121.
    Encore: Full Arms, Heavy Heart: Depression in New Mothers10/03/2016
    56:50
  114. 122.
    How to Successfully Breastfeed in Special Circumstances: Adoption, Surrogacy and More09/26/2016
    55:49
  115. 123.
    The Breastfeeding Controversy, Why It Is and What To Do09/19/2016
    56:52
  116. 124.
    Babywearing Your Preemie in the NICU, A Beginner's Guide09/12/2016
    53:44
  117. 125.
    Babies With Tongue and Lip Ties: What's Fact, What's False and How to Overcome the Problems08/29/2016
    53:52
  118. 126.
    Encore: Breastfeeding: A National Health Priority08/22/2016
    55:06
  119. 127.
    Demands of Lactation Versus The Social World: What No One Else Tells You08/15/2016
    57:06
  120. 128.
    30 Years Later: This is STILL How to Make Breastfeeding Difficult08/08/2016
    57:43
  121. 129.
    Happy Birthday, Baby-Friendly! The Inside Story on a Life Changing Initiative08/01/2016
    58:33
  122. 130.
    Cleft Lip or Palate: Smart Strategies to Help You Breastfeed Your Baby07/25/2016
    57:06
  123. 131.
    How to Feel Empowered as a Nursing Mother07/18/2016
    59:01
  124. 132.
    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Turning Points for a Mother With Anorexia07/11/2016
    56:13
  125. 133.
    The Secret to Exclusively Breastfeeding for 6 Months06/27/2016
    42:57
  126. 134.
    How Fathers Can Make or Break Success for Breastfeeding Moms06/20/2016
    57:25
  127. 135.
    Moms, Don't Manage Your Time! Manage Your Focus to Get Your To-Dos Done06/13/2016
    50:00
  128. 136.
    The Nursing Mother's Quick Guide to Essential Oils that Actually Work06/06/2016
    55:23
  129. 137.
    Zero separation: What every parent should know about baby's first hour05/23/2016
    55:25
  130. 138.
    Essential Oils and Breastfeeding: Stop, Look and Listen to be Safe!05/16/2016
    57:58
  131. 139.
    Born to be Breastfed Monday, May 9, 201605/09/2016
    56:04
  132. 140.
    1,000 Days to Close the Gap05/02/2016
    55:15
  133. 141.
    Babywearing 10104/25/2016
    54:40
  134. 142.
    Encore: Milk Banking 10104/18/2016
    57:25
  135. 143.
    Encore: ABCs of Breastfeeding After Cesarean04/11/2016
    55:42
  136. 144.
    Gut Bacteria and Infant Health04/04/2016
    56:39
  137. 145.
    Understanding Thyroid Disease and Its Impact on Postpartum Health03/28/2016
    57:30
  138. 146.
    Sleep Training: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly03/21/2016
    58:47
  139. 147.
    Coping with Unmet Breastfeeding Expectations03/14/2016
    55:56
  140. 148.
    Practical Strategies for Working Parents03/07/2016
    55:04
  141. 149.
    Overcoming Adversity, from Moms of Babies with Congenital Heart Defects02/29/2016
    55:19
  142. 150.
    Caring for Your Health After Childbirth02/22/2016
    56:42
  143. 151.
    Sleep Like a Baby: What It Means and What It Doesn't02/15/2016
    55:23
  144. 152.
    Top Five Concerns About Pumping02/08/2016
    55:11
  145. 153.
    Encore: Breastfeeding and Black Families02/01/2016
    58:15
  146. 154.
    Epige-WHAT?!?! Why It Matters For Your Milk and Your Baby01/25/2016
    56:07
  147. 155.
    What to Expect During the First Six Weeks01/18/2016
    57:07
  148. 156.
    Hypno-Breastfeeding?01/11/2016
    56:24
  149. 157.
    Encore: Beat the Odds: Top Tips for Meeting Your Goals and Keeping Your Resolutions01/04/2016
    57:25
  150. 158.
    The Best-and Worst-in Breastfeeding, 201512/28/2015
    55:57
  151. 159.
    Meet Your Baby's Needs with Primal Caregiving12/21/2015
    55:48
  152. 160.
    Birthing and Breastfeeding Your Newborn12/14/2015
    49:32
  153. 161.
    Gift Giving Guide for the Breastfeeding Mama12/07/2015
    54:26
  154. 162.
    Better Breastfeeding Through The Holidays11/30/2015
    57:56
  155. 163.
    Encore: Top Tips for Air Travel11/23/2015
    54:57
  156. 164.
    Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: You Can Do It!11/16/2015
    56:49
  157. 165.
    Encore: Five Fool-Proof Ways To Focus On And Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals11/09/2015
    56:35
  158. 166.
    Support Nursing Mothers, On the Sidelines and Elsewhere11/02/2015
    55:51
  159. 167.
    The Meaning of MILK10/26/2015
    56:40
  160. 168.
    Storing Mother's Milk and Feeding Baby10/19/2015
    56:47
  161. 169.
    Pacifiers and Breastfeeding10/12/2015
    56:38
  162. 170.
    Special Encore Presentation: Obesity, Hormones, and the Breastfeeding Mother10/05/2015
    57:29
  163. 171.
    Know Your Breastfeeding Rights09/28/2015
    53:27
  164. 172.
    Ten Hospital Birth Practices: Minimizing Their Impact on Breastfeeding09/21/2015
    54:56
  165. 173.
    Breastfeeding and Childcare: Solving Unforeseen Problems09/14/2015
    57:27
  166. 174.
    Breastfeeding and Child Care08/31/2015
    53:21
  167. 175.
    Coping With Engorgement08/24/2015
    56:53
  168. 176.
    Good Nutrition through Toddlerhood08/17/2015
    55:25
  169. 177.
    Breastfeeding Care for the Same-Sex Couple08/10/2015
    56:06
  170. 178.
    Let's Make Breastfeeding Work08/03/2015
    1:00:19
  171. 179.
    What's New in Breastfeeding07/27/2015
    56:28
  172. 180.
    Inverted Nipples: What You Need to Know07/20/2015
    56:26
  173. 181.
    Infant Massage: The Touch of Health07/13/2015
    56:08
  174. 182.
    Nurturing the Nursing Mother07/06/2015
    56:13
  175. 183.
    Building Community Support for Breastfeeding06/29/2015
    57:25
  176. 184.
    Special Encore Presentation: Supporting Breastfeeding Involves the Whole Family06/22/2015
    53:44
  177. 185.
    Hypnobirthing06/15/2015
    56:23
  178. 186.
    Parents' Best Gifts for Their Children06/08/2015
    56:17
  179. 187.
    The 'Slow to Gain' Breastfed Baby06/01/2015
    55:11
  180. 188.
    Special Encore Presentation: Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets or More!05/18/2015
    59:44
  181. 189.
    Skin-to-Skin for Breastfeeding Win05/11/2015
    57:28
  182. 190.
    Beyond 'Pump and Dump': Medications and Breastfeeding05/04/2015
    55:18
  183. 191.
    Breastfeeding Advice Moms Need04/27/2015
    57:49
  184. 192.
    Exercise -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy04/20/2015
    55:56
  185. 193.
    Breastfeeding Support Before and After Birth04/13/2015
    56:59
  186. 194.
    Breastfeeding Six Months and More04/06/2015
    55:10
  187. 195.
    Milk Storage, Safety, and More03/30/2015
    56:30
  188. 196.
    What's New In Care of Breastfeeding Mothers03/23/2015
    56:39
  189. 197.
    Special Encore Presentation: Ten Myths about Why You Can't Breastfeed03/16/2015
    56:31
  190. 198.
    “Is It Okay …?” When Breastfeeding03/09/2015
    56:48
  191. 199.
    Creating a Breastfeeding Culture03/02/2015
    54:20
  192. 200.
    Weight Gain, Weight Loss and Your Baby02/23/2015
    57:19

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