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Episode 35: Milk, Entrepreneurship & Mindset with Cassandra Shuck



Cassandra Shuck is an entrepreneurial guide and self-described serial entrepreneur who started her marketing agency 11 years ago. She got her roots in the corporate world and began her motherhood journey then. These days, Cassandra is busy with motherhood, running a lactation cookie business, hosting an amazing podcast, and being an incredible coach for fellow entrepreneurs. 

In this episode, you'll hear:


  • All about self sabotage, perfectionism, and limiting beliefs and how they hold us back in life (and even breastfeeding)
  • Cassandra's personal motherhood and breastfeeding journey, and how she overcame the many challenges she faced along the way
  • How trauma affects us on every level of our lives
  • Incredible suggestions for balancing motherhood, breastfeeding, and entrepreneurship (and working too!)



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Episode 34: COVID-19, the Vaccine & Breastfeeding


In this episode, Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC reviews the most pertinent evidence to date regarding COVID-19, current vaccines for COVID-19, and breastfeeding. In June 2020, WHO (World Health Organization) recommended that mothers should continue to breastfeed, and that the benefits of breastfeeding substantially outweigh the potential risks for transmission. 

A study done in May took breastmilk samples from 43 mothers that were negative for the COVID-19 virus but 3 mothers tested positive for viral particles by RT-PCR from those three infants one infant tested positive but it was unknown if they were breastfed. The other two tested negative as one was breastfed and the other newborn was fed expressed breastmilk after viral RNA particles were no longer detected. 

RNA detection in the breast milk is not the same as the virus for transmission of COVID-19 to occur it would require replicative and infectious virus to be able...

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Episode 33: Airway-Focused Breastfeeding with Dr. Sam Zink

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Dr. Sam Zink is today's guest on Breastfeeding Talk. He's a general dentist and the owner of Zink Dental in Boise, ID where he practices Airway Dental Medicine.They provide integrative treatment to infants and adults to support and enhance the airway. Sam is sharing this incredible expertise with us on the topic of airway and breathing and how it relates to functional breastfeeding. We also explore the implications these complex issues can have throughout the lifespan.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Why most parents struggle to get proper diagnosis and treatment for their children
  • What optimal airway structure and function looks like
  • How dentistry can correct these airway issues
  • The importance of proper breathing for breastfeeding and development


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Episode 32: Alphabet Soup in Lactation Land: How to Find the Help You Need

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In today's episode, Jacqueline Kincer IBCLC is exploring the definitions and differences in the various lactation/breastfeeding certifications and credentials. All too often, families are told they are working with a "lactation consultant", but unfortunately that doesn't mean they are always seeing an IBCLC. Listen to this episode to understand the differences between IBCLC, CLC, CLEC, CLE, and more of the alphabet soup of lactation credentials!

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Which lactation credential designates someone as a healthcare provider
  • What the difference is between counseling and consulting
  • How to know which type of provider to seek out depending on your situation


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Episode 31: Why You Need Acupuncture In Your Life with Kiya Hunter, L.Ac.


This interview with Kiya Hunter is one of my favorites, and you'll quickly hear why! Kiya Hunter is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Her mission is to help women work with their body's amazing healing abilities and help them embrace a joyful life. We dive into what acupuncture is and how it can help you as a breastfeeding mom (and your baby too!).

If you've ever wondered what acupuncture or Chinese medicine really is and if it works, this episode is for you! Spoiler alert: YES it really works and for so many more things that you probably think!


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Episode 30: The Sleep Episode! with Rachel Mitchell

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In today's episode, we have Rachel Mitchell, the founder of My Sweet Sleeper, talking to us about sleep. She's a certified Pediatric & Maternity Sleep Consultant, former night nanny, and mom of six. Her breastfeeding-friendly approach to infant and parental is sleep is a refreshing break from all the books and articles out there that are full of conflicting information & advice.

Rachel and I discuss the important of setting the foundations for good sleep, as well as the major challenges new families face when it comes to this important topic.


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Episode 29: Celebrating Breast Beauty with Talia Schwartz


In this episode, we are welcoming Talia Schwartz, MD. She is the founder of Soleil Rose, a swimwear brand for women with breast asymmetry. She's a mother of 3 and a non-practicing MD.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment, she was left with uneven breasts.  Many women who are breast cancer survivors experience this but it's actually a very common issue for women--as a result of breastfeeding, hormonal changes, and naturally.

We are having a conversation about breast asymmetry and changes through the lifespan, especially breastfeeding. Join us to indulge in a lovely discussion about body acceptance and beautifying our breasts in a non-sexual way.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How common it is for women to have asymmetrical breasts
  • Ways to find beauty in our bodies no matter what stage of life we are in
  • How compassion for ourselves can create ease through difficult times


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Episode 28: How Your Subconscious Mind Affects Breastfeeding

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In this incredible episode, I'm interviewing Ilyse Soutine, subconscious transformation coach and creator of the Subconscious Shift Call. We are taking the breastfeeding conversation in a totally different direction with our discussion of external standards, feelings of guilt and shame, and how our subconscious programming conditions us to doubt ourselves.

I know there's a lot of self-help motivational type of content out there, but you can't just tell yourself how to think. There's a deeper layer of our consciousness that we need to address. Ilyse shares some amazing ideas for cultivating self-compassion, undoing our own destructive mental programming and honoring the sacredness of motherhood.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How the subconscious mind controls 95% of our behavior
  • From ages 0-7 your child’s brain is in a theta brain wave state (doesn’t know difference between reality and imagination)
  • How breastfeeding programs...
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Episode 27: Pacifiers, Cups, Sippy Cups & Starting Solids....oh my!


There are many baby products that are damaging to an infant's oral development. In today's episode we have Kimi Nishimoto, online myofunctional therapist, as well as Megan Van Noy, online myofunctional therapist to discuss the many products out there. This amazing duo are the hosts of the Munch Bunch Myo Podcast where they talk about myofunctional disorders, airway issues, sleep disordered breathing treatment, swallow correction, and tongue ties. We give you some amazing resources and product reviews that you don't want to miss!

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How are straws helpful?
  • Dangers of food pouches
  • Why sippy cups are bad
  • Tips for starting solid foods
  • How ties affect oral function in children beyond breastfeeding


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Episode 26: The Role of the Tongue in Breastfeeding & Development with Dr. Daniel Lopez

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In today's episode, we're welcoming Dr. Daniel Lopez to the show!! Daniel Lopez, D.O. is a board certified osteopathic manipulative treatment and regenerative medicine specialist that practices at Osteopathic Integrative Medicine in Lakewood, Colorado. He is a graduate of Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been studying how tongue, especially when tethered, affects the whole body anatomically and in overall health for over 6 years.

We are talking about the whole-body connection of the tongue and it's movements, and the effect it has on growth and development for our babies (and into adulthood!). It's an in-depth conversation that will be enlightening to any parent and professional alike!


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