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We support parents who are passionate about providing breast milk to their babies. Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. The show helps guide listeners by providing an honest, natural and judgment-free approach to breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing and more.
 
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You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper or some other form of allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to reduce any discomfort for your baby? And how can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again?…
 
Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise in young children. So, how do you prevent this condition commonly referred to as the "silent killer"? What are the common risk factors associated with it and what are some subtle symptoms to look for in your children? We've got some great tips to help keep the whole family safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
Cribs, Co-sleepers, Bassinets, and Bunkbeds. With twins, there’s a lot of equipment and transitions ahead. Should you put newborns together? Keep them in your room or put them in the nursery? And when they’re older, when should you separate them? Do they need their own rooms? Our twin parents are here to talk about sleeping arrangements for twins. …
 
Hormone imbalances can definitely complicate a breastfeeding mother's milk supply. But how do you know if your thyroid is really to blame? When are most women diagnosed with a high or low thyroid? What type of tests help determine this condition? And what can a mother do to help manage these levels better? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
When your baby is born, you examine every inch of its tiny, little body. And you may find some things you didn't expect such as a birthmark or stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them to appear on your baby? Plus, learn how to properly care for your baby's umbilical cord and belly button after birth. Learn more about your …
 
You love your children. And because we want them to happy, new parents might be tempted to overindulge. But how do you actually know if you're spoiling your children? In what ways do parents typically spoil their children and how can it impact them long-term? And if you are spoiling your children, what are some simple ways to correct the issue so i…
 
Carrying more than one baby creates a higher demand on an expecting mother’s body during pregnancy. This often includes tapping into her iron supply which can result in iron-poor blood for mama and babies. If you’re pregnant with twins, should you be concerned? What can you do to prevent this condition? Can it be treated effectively? Learn more abo…
 
We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children's first year of life. At six months, do our moms consider themselves "breastfeeding ninjas". Are they still feeling confident about their milk supply? And what are their plans for introducing solids? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Traveling with a baby can definitely have its challenges, and sleep could quite possibly be at the top of that list. So, how do you get your baby adjusted while you're traveling through time zones, or driving long hours in the car? And then once you get to your destination, how do you create the best sleep environment possible... even when you don'…
 
If your baby is sleeping through the night at six months old, consider yourself very lucky. Most parents at this age are still trying to reduce the number of wakings and perhaps even using sleep training to get results. What does a "normal" sleep pattern look like for a 6-12-month-old? What do babies typically need to help them sleep better? Plus, …
 
Finding good childcare can be tough for any parent. But finding childcare for your twins that fits your lifestyle and budget can sometimes feel impossible. What are the most popular childcare options for twins? Today our parents share their specific experience when working with nannies, daycares, au pairs and babysitters. How practical are these op…
 
Breastfeeding support can truly make or break a mother’s breastfeeding experience. Yet, with so many local and online options, how’s a mother to choose which support will actually be beneficial? Today we're chatting with Sarah Ortega, a mother of four, a certified lactation educator, and the moderator of Nevada Breastfeeds, an online Facebook page …
 
If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. After all, it just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment similar to she felt while being cradled in the womb, right? How do you successfully swaddle your baby? What type of swaddles typically work best? And do a…
 
A new baby changes everything. Your "crazy night on the town" now means you've got the kids in tow. How do you break away from the isolation and loneliness that we sometimes feel once the baby comes home? How do we fall into this trap? And what are some practical ways we can reintroduce ourselves to society? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
Going out in public with your twins in tow can be quite a challenge. Not to mention all the unsolicited comments from well-meaning strangers. What are some of the common questions asked? What's the best way to respond to them? And when it comes to really personal topics, such as IVF or other fertility options, how do you handle the situation gracef…
 
Athletes are a special group of people who are constantly in the mindset of looking and feeling their best so they can perform well. The training can be intense, so what happens when you have a baby and you decide to breastfeed or pump for your baby? Today we’re talking about what it means to be an athlete and the changes or challenges you may expe…
 
Both mom and dad need a break sometimes, and that's the perfect opportunity for a playdate. But, how do you find a group that's right for you and your child? Is there some sort of playdate etiquette you should know about? What do you do when conflict occurs? And how do you go about starting a new playgroup in your area? Learn more about your ad cho…
 
Keeping track of one baby is tough enough. But if you're trying to watch two or more babies, you may want to seriously consider getting a second pair of eyes and ears- also known as a baby monitor. Should you go for an audio or video monitor, or perhaps both? What should you know about reception and security? And what can you expect to pay? Learn m…
 
Having a baby can cause a strain on any relationship. Let's face it, parenting can be exhausting. Breastfeeding moms may feel additional stress and responsibility as the pain provider of nutrition for their babies. How can partners help relieve some of the burden and bond with their babies at the same time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Like it or not, technology is part of our everyday lives, which means our kids are exposed to it too. Is this really a bad thing? If done in moderation, can these electronic games, toys and tablets actually make our kids smarter? Today we'll break down common fears many parents face and we'll look at new research that suggests this type of learning…
 
Breastfeeding twins is possible, but there are definitely some challenges including how to feed two babies throughout the night. What happens when your babies both wake up crying at the same time? Should you tandem feed or try feeding just one baby at a time? And how can your partner help simplify the process and make it more enjoyable for you? Lea…
 
We're continuing our year-long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How are our moms feeling now that the babies are five months old? Have they established routines to help them through the day? What's their experience been after returning to work? And have they been able to successfully manage all this while maintain…
 
How you diaper your baby will impact both you and baby every day. Cloth diapers has many benefits, but the whole process can often seem more complicated than it actually needs to be. So, what are the most common mistakes new moms make when cloth diapering their babies? Will "one size fits all" actually fit your baby? How often should you change you…
 
Theme parks can be a great treat for any family. But with the large crowds, comes some safety concerns. What should your child do if he becomes lost? Should you consider a "tether" or "leash"? Plus, what should you as a parent know if your kids are old enough to go on rides. We polled our facebook fans to find out their top safety theme park safety…
 
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding breastfeeding. When it comes to breastfeeding your infant, should you really "rough up" your nipples to decrease sensitivity? Should breastfeeding ever be painful? Does a little formula or rice cereal really help your baby sleep better at night? And what should you do if your baby is insistent on …
 
Your baby seems to cry, a lot. She also spends a lot of her time moving, grunting, and cooing. Maybe she is trying to communicate what is going on in her tiny little body, but you don’t understand. Is there a way to decode what your baby’s body language is saying? Does this baby come with a user manual? Help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
Drowning is the second highest cause of death amongst children four and younger. Teaching your young child to swim can prevent you from being one of these statistics. What skills are desperately needed for survival? How do you teach these skills to your child? And, when can you start? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The social and emotional development of twins is a bit different when compared to singletons. Their innate ability to communicate with one another may appear more advanced, but what happens when you look at each twin individually? As a parent, how do you encourage proper development for each child? And what type of advantages and disadvantages do t…
 
When a breastfeeding mother returns to work, she often has questions about how much breast milk her baby needs while she is away. How can you best calculate how much your baby will eat and what are the varying factors? How much breast milk should you keep in each bottle? And how can you ensure that your caregiver isn't overfeeding your baby? Learn …
 
Being a parent inevitably involves sacrifice. There's less money, less sleep, and less time for yourself. As a mother, finding time to care for yourself is essential but can seem like an impossible task. Not only may it seem impractical, but it may even feel selfish. How can you find the time and energy to help yourself so you can care for your chi…
 
Bath time can be fun, but it can also be a scary place if you aren't taking precautions to help protect your child. Today, we'll explore some tips to help keep your kids safe, all while having fun and teaching them valuable lessons to help make them self-sufficient. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You've successfully delivered your twins, now it's time to give your body a little TLC for all its hard work! What can you expect to experience within the first six weeks after giving birth to your babies? How does the recovery process with twins differ from having just one baby? What typically happens after having a c-section versus having a vagin…
 
Breastfeeding in public can be a daunting task for a new breastfeeding mom. Today we're talking with Abby Theuring of the popular blog, The Badass Breastfeeder, about her recommendations for conquering those initial fears to accomplish your breastfeeding goals. Why is it so important to breastfeed while in public? And what tips does Abby have for d…
 
Your baby's head is uniquely made to mold for birth and move to accommodate a growing and developing brain. So, what are those soft spots that most new parents are afraid to touch? Where can you find them? And what changes can you expect within your baby's first year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The day you became a parent is the day your schedule changed forever. Suddenly, every minute revolves around your child. Try adding a couple more kids to the mix and your "schedule" can become completely chaotic! So, how do you handle balancing your own personal schedule as well as the family schedule? How do you keep kids entertained while attendi…
 
You’ve heard all the standard comments about twins: “Are they twins? Are they identical? Are they natural? Who was born first?” And you’ve come up with answers to those questions. But what about your kids? How do they respond? Have you talked to your twins about how to address these questions from complete strangers? Learn more about your ad choice…
 
A baby's latch may look perfect from the outside, but it's what's happening on the inside that's causing the breastfeeding challenge. How can a baby's oral anatomy impact their ability to breastfeed? What are some of the most common issues babies face? And how have our panelists overcome their personal struggles? Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
We all want our children to do what we tell them to do. But even the most obedient children fall short sometimes. So, when is it time to discipline your child? What systems seem to work best? And how do you make this transition when your child is just now learning right from wrong? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Many parents wonder if it's possible to successfully travel with young children while preserving your sanity and the sanity of those around you. How can you get over the fear of traveling with kids? What should you pack to help ease this potentially bumpy ride? And what are some helpful travel tips to help you on your journey? Learn more about your…
 
You're getting ready to send your twins to kindergarten, but are they really ready? How do you know? What if one child is ready and the other isn't, do you still send them both? Do you put them in the same class? Learn how various twin types may react to this new social environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
New moms usually have a certain expectation of what breastfeeding is going to be like. Sometimes it happens as planned, and sometimes not. Today we're continuing our year-long series where we follow three women on their breastfeeding journeys. How are they coping with their breastfeeding challenges, such as sudden changes in behavior? And what are …
 
Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you may face when adopting a newborn? How do you overcome obstacles that may come your way? In this episode, m…
 
Parenting differences are one of the top reasons for divorce in this country. So, what's the best way to handle these types of situations? How do you avoid fighting in front of your kids? What do you do when the conversation gets too "heated"? And is there any truth to the statement "If mama ain't happy, ain't no one happy"? Learn more about your a…
 
You've heard the phrase "eating for two". So if you're pregnant with twins, should you be "eating for three"? What exactly does your body need nutritionally to help with the growth and development of your babies? What are the daily caloric requirements? Plus, we'll demystify common foods that are often considered "taboo" during pregnancy. Learn mor…
 
Are you age 40 or older and wondering if you can still breastfeed your baby? How does your body's ability to produce a full supply of milk change with age? What are the risk factors and potential challenges? And how can you better prepare yourself prenatally? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What? It's true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth. Learn mo…
 
Whether you're at the neighborhood pool, or enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, water safety is a must. Today we're exploring some tips on how to keep your children safe when around water. Plus, we'll learn more about a great app designed to reduce crime and protect families in your community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
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