Dr. Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, IBCLC about the emotional side of returning to work as a breastfeeding mama and how preparation can make all the difference to reduce anxiety and stress. They cover topics such as a parent’s rights while pumping at work, how to build a freezer stash, and what to do if baby […]
What is post-weaning depression? You’ve likely heard about postpartum depression, but did you know that the end of your breastfeeding relationship can also trigger depression? Although it’s very under discussed and under researched, post-weaning depression is a real concern for many mamas. Post-weaning depression can happen for moms who choose to wean their baby, when […]
by Cate Free. Cate is a mama, avid runner, and helps support other mamas seeking wellness. Today she shares her personal experience and Whole30 tips for breastfeeding mamas. Caring for a baby, especially in those beginning newborn days, is mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging, and those days (and nights) seem to stretch on. As a […]
by Tiffany Brunhoefer “My body felt unfamiliar” The first few months after I gave birth, I focused on enjoying being a new mom and embracing this new phase for my family. For me, the end of pregnancy signaled a turning point in a long road of nausea, pain, swelling, and general discomfort. I embraced the […]
by Chelsea Long, Whole Mamas Content Coordinator If you’re anything like, me, when it comes to parenting, it can be easy to feel that there’s only one “right” way to do something, and you can have the sneaking suspicion that you’re doing it “wrong.” The truth is, there is no right or wrong when it […]
This month, we are providing information on baby formula through our blog, podcast, and social media. Whole30 Certified Coach Tannyr Denby Watkins started out with a goal for breastfeeding and realized that it wasn’t going to work for her family. Today Tannyr shares her story today in her own words. “I wanted to be prepared.” […]
by Kelly Warner, Whole30 Certified Coach and mom of 3. Connect with Kelly on Instagram or her personal website. Kelly shares her public breastfeeding experience in her own words. Find more about her journey on her blog. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines breastfeeding as “the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients […]
Join us as we celebrate our 100th episode! Steph and Elana answer fun, personal questions submitted by our listeners. The topics range from discipline philosophy to their favorite junk foods. We are celebrating with a giveaway! You can also enter to win by leaving a review on iTunes by October 1st. Make sure to leave […]
Steph and Elana expand on key points that were shared in the last episode, Breastfeeding Insights with Robin Kaplan, IBCLC. They discuss why it can be helpful to find breastfeeding support BEFORE baby comes, the importance of choosing a lactation consultant that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, why restricting your diet can do more harm than good, and their personal wins and struggles with breastfeeding.
Today Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and author the book Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. Breastfeeding insights from lactation consultants are so important, as they help and reassure so many women in those vulnerable first days of motherhood.