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Eating to Grow a Healthy Baby Brain, with Theresa Nesbitt

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #59

As humans, we’ve got enormous energy-hungry brains, made up of rare building blocks. How does your pregnant body and the placenta build your baby’s brain from scratch, and what should you eat before, during and after pregnancy to help it be the healthiest? Dr. Theresa Nesbitt has the answers. Check it out.

 

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What’s the big deal with skin-to-skin?, with Sylvia Houston

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #56

Skin-to-skin and kangaroo care can improve neurological development and health, lower stress and crying, help breastfeeding, reduce postpartum depression. The list of benefits seems to go on and on. Research shows that skin-to-skin is even more important for preemies.

How simple is it to do, and how long should you do it for? Sylvia Houston tells us more.

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Suck, Swallow and Breathe, with Alison Hazelbaker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #55

In today’s episode, we talk about about what’s involved in the suck-swallow-breathe coordination your baby needs to figure out in order to breastfeed. There are a series of elements that have to come together, including muscles, ligaments, nerves and bones for all of it to work properly. What happens when they don’t, and what are some things you can do to help? Dr. Alison Hazelbaker tells us more.

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Your Baby Mammal: Sleeping & Solids, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 2)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #53

Last week, for the first part of this two part series with Diane Wiessinger, we discussed mammal behavior and instincts surrounding birth and breastfeeding. In this episode we’ll talk about how your mammal baby sleeps, and starts eating solids, as well as the non-event of weaning from breastfeeding. Go listen.

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Your Baby, The Mammal, with Diane Wiessinger (Part 1)

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #52

We often think that newborns are cute but helpless little lumps, when in fact they have an arsenal of instincts to ensure they can find their food source without much external help. What are those instincts that  make breastfeeding and bonding seamless? Diane Wiessinger tells us more.

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Family-Centered Cesareans, with Dr. Pamela Berens

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #50

Women who have cesareans often feel a disconnect from their birth experience, and usually have to wait an extended time to bond with their baby. It turns out this does not have to be the case. Dr. Pamela Berens tells us about changes to the cesarean experience that can make a difference.

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Nursing in Public, with Michelle Hickman

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #46

Today’s show is about nursing in public. This is a polarizing topic, where breastfeeding moms can be made to feel marginalized and ashamed, ultimately impacting their breastfeeding relationship. What can be done to support moms in feeding their babes wherever, and however they choose? Michelle Hickman tells us more.


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Breastfeeding Stories 01: From tongue tied to easy-peasy

The Birthful Podcast: Breastfeeding Stories #1

Birth stories are shared relatively often. Breastfeeding stories less so. Maybe because they unfold in a matter of weeks and months, instead of hours and days. Maybe because they are ongoing. Ever changing. Sometimes difficult, and frustrating, as well as pleasurable and rewarding. Needless to say, you never quite know how it’s going to go until you’re in it.

But to normalize breastfeeding, we need to hear more of what it entails, and to look at its variations. Today, we are going to switch it up to do just that. Sherri Romig -mother of two- is here to share how she breastfeed her kids in very different ways.


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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.


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