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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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Episode 68: Biggest Mistakes I Made While Breastfeeding

mom journey Jun 01, 2022

In today’s episode, Jacqueline reveals some of the biggest mistakes she made while breastfeeding and how she overcame them. 

From not recognizing signs of ties to being influenced by the internet, Jacqueline pushed through multiple obstacles that make up her breastfeeding journey. She didn’t wean her son during pregnancy but felt guilty for weaning her daughter too soon, Jacqueline realized that every baby is different and every nursing journey doesn’t have to be identical.

In the end, are these really ‘mistakes’ or are these just ‘lessons’ that every mom goes through? 

In today's show we discuss:

  • How a lack of knowledge and incorrect information can alter your breastfeeding journey, and where to seek proper support
  • Mom brain and denial are a real thing and should not be ignored
  • The importance of setting boundaries in your nursing journey and self-care
  • Knowing when to wean and when to pump and how to go about it ...
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Episode 67: Parent Journey: Prince & Heidi Sabena (Part 2)


In today’s episode, we continue Prince and Heidi’s parent journey with their daughter, Ruby while living in Africa. We come to the resolution of their breastfeeding journey and how they finally got help and sought the answers they needed. 

Jacqueline discusses the dynamic between Prince & Heidi, their marriage, and their journey as co-parents going through this entire process together. Prince tells his perspective on the entire process and balancing breastfeeding and formula. The couple also looks back on the entire process.

In today's show we discuss:

  • Researching options for surgery and recovery therapy
  • Coming to terms with what needs to be done for Ruby
  • Moving through Ruby’s surgery and post op
  • Therapy, stretches, and recovery
  • How Ruby is doing today and looking back on their experience
  • Moving through balancing formula and breastfeeding 

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [2:09] Heidi and Prince realize they need to start researching other...
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Episode 66: Parent Journey: Prince & Heidi Sabena (Part 1)


In today’s episode, we talk about Prince and Heidi’s parent journey with their daughter, Ruby while living in Africa. Prince and Heidi share their adventures of breastfeeding and what it’s like to deliver a baby in a third-world country during a pandemic.

This is a story of tongue and lip ties, an incredible marriage, and perseverance. Stay tuned for part two to finish out their story, see what ended up happening to Ruby, and how things are today. 

In today's show we discuss:

  • A c-section and a NICU stay during a pandemic in a developing country
  • Overcoming exhaustion with a colicky baby
  • Pumping and breastfeeding with limited access to supplies
  • A father’s role and sacrifice for his baby

A Glance at This Episode:

  • [2:34] Prince & Heidi’s introduction
  • [7:46] Ruby’s c-section at 35 weeks gestation
  • [10:50] How they got a pump and what was available to them
  • [13:17] Bringing Ruby home and beginning their breastfeeding journey
  • [17:15]...
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