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Episode 78: Low Milk Supply: True or False?

low supply Aug 10, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline talks about a common and frustrating problem that a lot of moms have, perceived low milk supply. Many moms will claim to have a low milk supply, but actually they are just fine and aren’t educated on what breastfeeding looks like. 

This episode clears it all up for you whether you’re a new mom, a seasoned mom, or just new to breastfeeding. Jacqueline will visit the top reasons that moms think they have a low milk supply, and what an actual low milk supply would look like. She shares breastfeeding resources, and gives tips on when to seek professional help. 

In today's show, we discuss:

  • How online ‘coaches’ are popping up more on social media and the safety concern for your babies medical wellbeing
  • All about the letdown
  • Knowing how to read your baby’s hunger cues and when to work with a professional
  • Why moms think they have a low milk supply and what a low milk supply actually would look like
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Episode 77: My Top Tools for Breastfeeding


In today’s episode, Jacqueline combines her clinical expertise with her personal experience to bring you her top tools for breastfeeding. She’ll clear up some myths about these common breastfeeding tools, as well as teach you how to use them properly. She also goes through some popular brands and compares them for you. 

If you are a new mom, or an expecting mom and you’re wondering what tools you need in your bag, this is definitely an episode for you. Even if you’re an experienced breastfeeding mom, this episode is so helpful to help clear up some myths and how these very common tools are intended to be used. 

In today's show, we discuss:

  • World breastfeeding week and why it’s so important in today’s culture
  • Manual pumps vs. haakas
  • Brands of electric pumps on the market today
  • Why some electric pumps can be detrimental to your milk supply
  • How pumping bras significantly help pumping moms
  • The best nursing pillow if you’re...
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Episode 76: D-MER: When Your Letdown Lets You Down

d-mer Jul 27, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline talks about a rare topic that isn’t talked about enough. D-MER affects only 9% of breastfeeding moms, although most think they have it. D-MER can be confusing, and isolating. It can be hard to cope with especially if you have past trauma triggering it. 

Although D-MER isn’t common, Jacqueline clears up the space between questioning and knowing whether you are experiencing D-MER. She provides resources if you are experiencing severe symptoms or are unable to cope. 

In today's show, we discuss:

  • What D-MER is and when it affects you
  • The hormones behind D-MER
  • How to cope and when to seek treatment


A Glance at This Episode:

  • [2:35] What is D-MER 
  • [11:04] Hormones involved in the lactation process
  • [13:50] How to cope with D-MER 
  • [15:30] When and how to seek help if you are experiencing severe D-MER
  • [18:41] What to do if a traumatic response is triggering...
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Episode 75: Top 5 Breastfeeding Myths That Need to Stop

breastfeeding myths Jul 20, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline addresses the top five breastfeeding myths that need to stop once and for all. These myths are blasted all over social media with incorrect information for new moms to consume unknowingly. 

Jacqueline gets in-depth with each myth and shares facts and scientific studies on why these myths are incorrect and just plain wrong.

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Pain during breastfeeding
  • Physical changes to your breasts
  • Galactagogues and herbs during breastfeeding
  • Nursing your baby to sleep and attachment parenting
  • Breastfeeding after your child gets teeth


A Glance at This Episode:

  • [4:38] Why breastfeeding would be painful and what to do about it if you are experiencing pain
  • [10:28 What really causes physical changes to your breasts
  • [14:59] Jacqueline covers the ins and outs of galactagogues and herbs
  • [20:48] Nursing your baby to sleep, why it’s normal
  • [26:17] Why breastfeeding after your...
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Episode 74: Mom Journey: Breastfeeding After Losing a Baby

mom journey Jul 13, 2022


In today’s episode, Jacqueline has a very special guest to share her breastfeeding journey. Jennifer Shafer is actually our podcast manager but has such an amazing story that we had to pull her from behind the scenes. 

Jennifer is a mom of two boys and she’s been on her breastfeeding journey for almost 6 years now. She’s gone from figuring out everything as a first-time mom with no help, to donating 5000 ounces after losing her 3rd child. She’s tandem nursed, nursed through pregnancies, dry nursed, and experienced clogged ducts. 

If you are in need of breastmilk or would like to donate, you can search Human Milk 4 Human Babies (your area) on Facebook. 

*This episode does reference the loss of a newborn so please be advised when listening.

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Breastfeeding as a first-time mom after an unplanned c-section
  • Battling clogged ducts and lip ties
  • Tandem nursing after nursing...
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Episode 73: Is the AAP Telling Women How to Breastfeed?

Uncategorized Jul 06, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline discusses the latest policy statement put out by the AAP. She’ll clear up some of the common myths and misconceptions about the statement, as well as give her unbiased interpretation of the policy update. 

This statement has been widely misinterpreted by social media since its release, but Jacqueline clears all of that up in this episode. This episode contains factual, scientific information.

The AAP describes itself as "We're 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults."

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Common myths and misconceptions about the AAP statement
  • What exactly the AAP is trying to accomplish with the statement
  • Jacqueline’s unbiased interpretation of the policy statement

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [1:20] What is the AAP?
  • [3:16] The statement released by the AAP on June 27, 2022
  • [7:37] How public...
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Episode 72: Breastfeeding Advice from a Pediatrician with Dr. Rebekah Diamond

ibclc motherhood pediatrics Jun 29, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline chats with Pediatrician, Dr. Rebekah Diamond about all things breastfeeding, motherhood, and babies.  

This episode is a meeting of two very different types of baby experts. Jacqueline and Dr. Rebekah Diamond are in two different professions that often have different approaches, philosophies, and even different pediatric politics. This is a conversation that bridges the gap between IBCLC and Pediatrician.

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Some of the biggest breastfeeding struggles mom’s are experiencing
  • Myths and common misconceptions about tongue ties
  • Why pediatricians and IBCLC’s should be working together and not against each other

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [2:14] How Dr. Rebekah Diamond became a pediatrician and why she got into this work
  • [14:23] Some of the biggest barriers for breastfeeding success from a pediatric point of view
  • [32:55] What Dr. Rebekah Diamond sees with...
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Episode 71: Chiropractic for Babies & Breastfeeding

bodywork pediatrics Jun 22, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline chats with Dr. Martin Rosen, a chiropractic educator working side by side with not only his wife, but 3 generations of family. With over 80 years of combined experience, together they run Peak Potential Institute, offering premier educational programs for healthcare professionals. 

Jacqueline and Dr. Rosen talk about why an infant would need to see a chiropractor, signs to look for, and how to seek proper care with the correct professional. They address common issues that could cause breastfeeding stress, and steps to take to relieve those issues. Dr. Martin Rosen also shares his perspective of common issues from a professional clinical standpoint. 

In today's show, we discuss:

  • How to spot signs that your child might need to see a chiropractor, why you shouldn’t ignore them, and how to seek proper care
  • Dr. Martin Rosen’s point of view on breastfeeding issues from a professional view
  • Common misconceptions about...
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Episode 70: Thrush

thrush Jun 15, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline talks about thrush, a topic that comes up for a lot of breastfeeding moms. She’ll be discussing what thrush is, busting some myths, and giving you some basic knowledge around thrush. 

If you’ve ever experienced breastfeeding pain and questioned what was the source, then this episode might help clear up some questions you have around thrush and nipple pain. There are so many common misconceptions and myths around this topic, it’s important to educate yourself so that when you or your baby experience signs of thrush, you know how to seek proper treatment. 

In today's show, we discuss:

  • How to tell if your baby has thrush
  • Common misconceptions around thrush
  • Signs of thrush and what thrush pain feels like
  • What to do if you are experiencing symptoms and how to treat

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [4:41] The two possibilities when you think your baby has thrush and how to tell the difference
  • [6:10] Why babies are...
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Episode 69: Why Did I Decide to Launch A Physical Product?

milk supply Jun 08, 2022
In today’s episode, Jacqueline shares why she decided to launch and create a physical product. She reveals what makes her products unique, why her brand is different, why she chose the ingredients, and how she navigated this process. 

Owning a company that creates its own product is not for everybody, but Jacqueline shares why she stuck with it and some of her trials and tribulations. She talks about her battle with imposter syndrome, limiting beliefs, and learning how to navigate large retailers like Amazon and WalMart. 

In today's show we discuss:

  • What drove Jacqueline to want to launch and create a physical product
  • What trials and tribulations she faced while creating her products
  • Why her brand is different
  • What makes her products unique
  • Why she chose the ingredients she chose
  • How Jacqueline navigated the entire process

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [3:39] Jacqueline decides to start expanding her team to help fulfill the needs of her clients while...
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