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Episode 85: What Stops Women From Breastfeeding

Uncategorized Oct 05, 2022

In this episode, Jacqueline reviews some common reasons that keep women from breastfeeding. Moms are feeling an immense amount of pressure from society to breastfeed, but there’s a huge lack of support and knowledge around the topic. Even formula marketing pushes new moms to supplement when not needed.

Jacqueline addresses these issues head-on and provides some amazing insight on how to battle these obstacles and where to seek support.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

How societal norms are causing more and more women to not breastfeed

Differences between actual low milk supply and perceived low milk supply

Why the healthcare system is failing new moms

Why it’s so hard for working moms to keep up their supply

A glance at this episode:

[2:47] How society norms are getting in the way of breastfeeding past one year

[4:37] When a mom expresses difficulty with breastfeeding, she’s often pressured to give up with no regard to how she feels

[9:03] The...

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Episode 84: This Week In Breastfeeding


In this episode, Jacqueline shares some of the latest breastfeeding news articles. She breaks them down to relay the information and facts and then she shares her perspective about each article. These articles address things like mental health, anxiety around breastfeeding, inducing lactation, and Kylie Jenner’s lactation mishap. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Some of the latest breastfeeding articles that are circling the web
  • What avenues you have as a breastfeeding mother for support in your journey
  • Why more moms are turning to breastfeeding 

A glance at this episode:

  • [2:56] That the newest Holistic Lactation supplement has launched and is ready for purchase
  • [4:03] Jacqueline discusses a recent hot topic about transgender people lactating
  • [9:40] Kylie Jenner has a lactation mishap and Jacqueline covers the story
  • [12:25] Jacqueline addresses the formula vs. breastfeeding war and shares an article about taking the pressure off while feeding your...
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Episode 83: The Nuances of Pumping & Tips for Success


In this episode, Jacqueline addresses the nuances of pumping and shares some of her best tips for a successful pumping journey. Through Jacqueline’s experience and collaboration with other IBCLCs, she brings you the facts and knowledge of just how challenging pumping can be, and how to have a successful pumping experience. 

Jacqueline shares these tips with you to empower you, encourage you, and let you know that you’re doing the best you can.

If you’ve been struggling on your pumping journey this episode will provide some amazing tips and tricks to stay motivated while pumping, along with some suggestions on how to find th best pumping supplies. 


In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How mindset can affect your milk supply & keeping a positive perspective
  • Why having the correct flange size is crucial to your pumping journey, and how to properly fit for your sizing
  • How to choose a breast pump that is right for you 
  • Pumping...
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Episode 82: Food Allergies & Breastfeeding


In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Dr. David Stukus to talk about common misconceptions when it comes to infants and allergies. Dr. Stukus is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy/Immunology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Social Media Editor and host of the podcast series for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and is one of twelve invited members for the Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters for Allergy/Immunology.

This episode covers everything from baby acne, eczema, rashes, colic, reflux and poop issues. Dr. Dave Stukus discusses where peanut allergies, food allergies and food intolerances stem from and how to prevent them. He also talks about celiac disease, introducing solid foods, lactose intolerance and cow's milk protein issues.

If you’ve ever thought that your...

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Episode 81: Birth & Preparing for Breastfeeding

anxiety birth postpartum Aug 31, 2022

In this episode, Jacqueline is joined by Stephanie King. Stephanie is passionate about empowering women through knowledge to trust in their bodies and the process of birth. Stephanie is a mom of 3 all born very differently, plus a bonus girl. She's a professional childbirth educator, doula, and host of the Pregnancy and Birth Made Easy podcast and creator of the online course My Essential Birth.

As an expecting mother, we spend so much time preparing for pregnancy and labor, that we oftentimes find ourselves very unprepared and lost when it comes to postpartum and breastfeeding. 

In this show, we talk about:

  • How Stephanie’s births impacted her and how that informs her work today
  • Things to consider when creating your birth plan and designing your breastfeeding and postpartum experience
  • What informed consent really is and why it's important
  • Why moms end up with grief surrounding their birth and what to do about it
  • The power of finding a...
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Episode 80: Mom Journey: Navigating New Motherhood with Sarah Hollingsworth

mom journey Aug 24, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline is joined by Sarah Hollingsworth, Founder & CEO of Poppylist. After a difficult return to the workforce from maternity leave, Sarah decided to step away from her career to focus on family, health, and to pursue a new entrepreneurial journey. In July of 2019, Sarah launched Poppylist, a simplified baby registry platform that helps parents be who they want to be, starting with the right products for their growing family. Sarah resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Amelia and Zoey.

Sarah has a very relatable story about becoming a new mom, dealing with breastfeeding and mental health issues. She says what we know a lot of moms are feeling on a daily basis, and Jacqueline validates all of these feelings and thoughts. Being a mom is hard work, but listening to Sarah’s story just may leave you feeling like you’re not really alone. 

In this show, you'll hear:

  • Sarah's birth journeys...
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Episode 79: Cleft Babies & Breastfeeding

cleft mom journey Aug 17, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline is joined by Alyssa Messick. A mom of two on her journey of integrating cleft with breastfeeding. Alyssa shares her story about trying to feed her newborn babies while being a new mom and trying to keep her mental health stable.

This is a great episode for any mama with a cleft baby, or expecting a cleft baby. This is definitely a unique challenge and a lot of women wonder how they can combine that journey with breastfeeding. This is also an amazing story of perseverance, and one determined mama.

In today's show, we discuss:

  • Types of clefts that Alyssa’s children were diagnosed with
  • How Alyssa mentally dealt with the diagnoses
  • Both of Alyssa’s birth stories and beyond
  • Pumping for her first child
  • Breastfeeding her second child
  • How Alyssa supports women today

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [1:16] Alyssa shares how she found out her children were cleft and how she dealt with the diagnosis
  • [4:23] Types of clefts that...
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Episode 78: Low Milk Supply: True or False?

low supply Aug 10, 2022

In this episode, Jacqueline talks about a common and frustrating problem that a lot of moms have, perceived low milk supply.

Many moms will think they have a low milk supply, but actually they are just fine and are often lacking some education on what normal breastfeeding/pumping 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 shares the top reasons that moms think they have a low milk supply, and what an actual low milk supply would look like. She also shares breastfeeding resources, and gives tips on when to seek professional help.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How online ‘coaches’ are popping up more on social media and the safety concern for your babies medical wellbeing
  • All about the letdown/Milk Ejection Reflex
  • 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...
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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. silicone breast pumps
  • 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...
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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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