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Episode 95: Plugged Ducts & Mastitis with Victoria Rothbard, CLC


In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Victoria Rothbard, a CLC who faced countless challenges throughout her journey, including recurrent plugged ducts and mastitis. Victoria often received conflicting advice and quickly learned that there is a lot of misleading breastfeeding information out there. Together, Jacqueline and Victoria clear up some key pieces of information around mastitis, pumping, and clogged ducts. 

Victoria decided to become a Certified Lactation Counselor to help provide parents with evidence-based support. Jacqueline and Victoria discuss the Academy of Breastfeeding Protocol and its response from other lactation consultants. 


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • When nipple shields should and shouldn’t be used
  • How to navigate the weaning process
  • Signs and symptoms of clogged ducts and mastitis
  • What to do if you’re experiencing mastitis
  • ABM Protocols and the response


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  • [2:20] Victoria...
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Episode 94: Lessons in Lactation Support: 25+ Years Helping Breastfeeding Moms with Gina Nigro, IBCLC



In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by team member, Gina Nigro, a bilingual IBCLC who has helped support families for over 25 years. They discuss the importance of supporting all mothers with breastfeeding choices, the cultural differences when it comes to motherhood, and how to find support within your community as a new mother. 

The best IBCLCs have their own personal breastfeeding experience and understand that all babies are different. They also have the luxury of trusting the process and being able to convey the value and normalcy of small steps towards a better breastfeeding experience. 


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • About Gina and Jacqueline’s partnership and how Gina got started in birth work
  • Cultural differences when it comes to maternity leave and breastfeeding
  • How to build and sustain new relationships as a new mother
  • Why you should have a support team going into new motherhood


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  • [3:02] How...
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Episode 93: The IBCLC Side of Treating Oral Ties w/ Allison Alexander LPN, IBCLC



In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Allison Alexander from Skilled Lactation Solutions as they chat about treating oral ties and what that looks like. Together, they help navigate what can often be a confusing process of tongue ties and what the best path is when you think your baby has one. 

They also discuss some signs and symptoms of ties, and who should be on your baby’s care team if you suspect your baby has ties. Allison gives her perspective as a lactation consultant who works with families with tied babies. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Some key things to look for if you suspect your baby has ties
  • Who you should reach out to and who should be on your care team
  • What kind of tools and procedures are available if your baby has ties
  • How ties can affect your baby and breastfeeding


A glance at this episode:

  • [5:16] Foundational things to look at while breastfeeding 
  • [13:11] What to look for in an IBCLC if you suspect your...
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Episode 92: January 2023 Breastfeeding Updates


In this episode, Jacqueline shares new breastfeeding updates for the new year. Similar to This Week in Breastfeeding, you’ll hear recent news articles, new laws being passed, and misleading trends on social media. Jacqueline also shares information on side effects from popular lactation medications, and what to do if you find yourself taking these medications. 


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The new laws that are being passed
  • About popular lactation medications and their side effects
  • Why we need to be more cautious about what information we consume on social media


A glance at this episode:

  • [0:52] The Pump Act for nursing moms
  • [3:58] Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • [6:57] Domperidone and its side effects
  • [11:47] The psychological effects of Domperidone
  • [18:17] The side effects of Reglan
  • [22:44] What to do if you are taking these medications
  • [24:07] Celebrity misleading health advice


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Episode 91: New Year's Resolutions for Breastfeeding Moms

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In this episode, Jacqueline gives some practical and achievable New Year’s resolutions for breastfeeding moms. Motherhood, breastfeeding, and the holidays can all be very overwhelming. Jacqueline helps take a step back and review priorities, self-care, and support. 

Are you taking on too much? These resolutions are achievable and practical for a breastfeeding mom. Jacqueline gives tips and tricks and some great holiday advice to get you motivated for 2023.


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to prioritize the new year and set realistic resolutions
  • Some new year’s affirmations
  • Great tips on how to slow down and reflect before moving into the new year


A glance at this episode:

  • [2:26] The idea of breastfeeding and what it means to be a breastfeeding mom
  • [7:40] Affirmations and mindset
  • [10:15] Prioritizing in the new year
  • [12:35] Reflecting on the year
  • [14:40] Checking in with yourself
  • [19:20] Take a moment to slow down before the new...
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Episode 90: Holidays & Breastfeeding: Avoiding Common Pitfalls with Lactation, Family & Wellness


In this episode, Jacqueline shares her tips and tricks to get through the holiday season while breastfeeding. We all know the holidays can be stressful, especially with a breastfeeding newborn. Toss into the mix the pandemic and the RSV and Flu outbreak, this can leave a mom feeling very lost. 

This episode has tips and tricks that, as a busy mom, you may not think of this holiday season. Jacqueline gives good language to use to navigate social settings in terms of breastfeeding, as well as how to implement your boundaries around your newborn. She talks about why holiday food won't hurt your newborn and why you should never pump and dump.


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to know your rights when flying with breastmilk
  • How to navigate social situations during the holidays
  • Why foods and alcohol are okay during the holidays 


A glance at this episode:

  • [4:08] Jacqueline shares some new product updates
  • [6:39] What is RSV and how it’s...
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Episode 89: Getting Comfortable in Your Breastfeeding Body with Melissa Wirt



In this episode, Jacqueline chats with the owner and creator of Latched Mama, breastfeeding-accessible clothing for all sizes and shapes. Melissa shares how she got the idea to start a clothing line, how she adapts different styles, and how she accommodates 0 - 4X sizes.

Postpartum often is overlooked and under planned, leaving a new mom feeling alone and lost. Jacqueline and Melissa talk about mental health and the importance of feeling comfort in those postpartum months. Latched Mama clothes don't just make you feel warm and cozy, there’s an entire line of support behind the clothes with every single associate being a CLC. 

Melissa takes us behind the business of Latched Mama clothing line, and the community she’s built for breastfeeding moms. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why Melissa created Latched Mama clothing line
  • How Latched Mama caters to sizes 0 - 4X 
  • The importance of feeling comfort through postpartum
  • The community and...
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Episode 88: Guide to Night Weaning Your Baby

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In this episode, Jacqueline goes a bit deeper into weaning, and shares all her tips and tricks for night weaning. If you are one of those moms that is losing sleep because your baby or toddler is still nursing, then this episode will provide you with some realistic expectations and some starter tips on night weaning.

Weaning can be overwhelming, you shouldn’t have to be sleep deprived also. Creating  a structure and a plan, and implementing that with a good support system can drastically help your quality of sleep for both your and your child. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Expectations through the first year and goals for a healthy sleep schedule
  • Why children seek that connection and stability for a nighttime routine
  • Why you should have a plan for night weaning
  • How to choose when to night wean
  • Steps to take to start implementing your plan


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  • [1:32] Some key things to address first if your child isn’t sleeping...
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Episode 87: Infant Oral Development with Kelsey Baker


In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Kelsey Baker, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in infant oral development. Jacqueline and Kelsey cover infant feeding, breastfeeding, oral ties, pacifiers and cups, and so much more.

Kelsey is a mom of 2, and uses her personal and professional experience to help families reach their feeding goals and tries to set babies up for lifelong health. This episode explores the first-year milestones from an occupational therapist’s point of view. 


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Kelsey’s journey, how she got started in occupational therapy and what exactly is an OT
  • What occupational therapists look for when they assess your infant and some things to look out for in development
  • How ties affect the entire body and why you want to get them assessed.
  • Tips on teething and starting solids from an OT view
  • Which cups, pacifiers, and bottles are best and which are not recommended


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Episode 86: Finding Balance in Life and Motherhood with Annia Palacios


In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Annia Palacios, a mental health therapist and coach who has transformed her therapy practice into working with mothers. Powered by her own battles with postpartum depression, Annia shares her tips and tricks to better understand your own self through motherhood.

Jacqueline and Annia have an intimate conversation about mental health, postpartum depression, anxiety, and how to keep your identity throughout motherhood. Annia shares how to set boundaries and communicate with your family and close friends. She also highlights the importance of a community.

Annia is offering listeners $100 off a coaching package. You’ll receive five 1:1 coaching sessions you can use individually or with your partner: whether you want to help prepare for parenthood as expecting parents, or you want support in tackling issues in parenting like mom rage, overstimulation, and finding balance. Contact Annia and let her know you heard her on the podcast to...

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