In this podcast interview, Kathi Barber, author of The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms, discusses the history of breastfeeding in the black community, from a strong African breastfeeding tradition, through slavery and wet nursing, to the present day. She also provides guidance for breastfeeding support people working with African American mothers.
What is birth like for them? How long do they have with their babies before they’re separated? Why do some birth in shackles? And is it possible for incarcerated mothers to breastfeed?
To answer these questions we spoke with Marianne Bullock, co-founder of The Prison Birth Project, a non profit organization providing support, education, advocacy, and activism training to women at the intersection of the criminal justice system and motherhood.
In this month’s podcast interview we speak with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic about preconception cleansing. We ask when to do it, whether cleansing is safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, which foods are especially cleansing, and about the role of exercise and stress reduction in a cleanse. You may also be interested in our interview with Dr. Tomsovic on nutrition for fertility.
We’re very happy to share a podcast interview on trauma from childbirth, with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, health psychologist and trauma expert.
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is health psychologist, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She is president-elect of the Trauma Division of the American Psychological Association, and the incoming editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychological Trauma. She has authored more than 300 articles and 24 books on maternal depression, trauma, family violence and breastfeeding, including Depression in New Mothers and Breastfeeding Made Simple.
Dr. Kendall-Tackett discussed what trauma looks like, what experiences tend to cause trauma, partners and trauma, strategies for healing from trauma, ideas for preparing for a subsequent birth, and post-traumatic growth. She also discusses the relationship between trauma and breastfeeding, and answers your questions submitted on Facebook.
Is it okay if your child just takes short cat naps during the day?
Can you make an “early bird” sleep longer in the morning?
As parents we’re often desperate for help with infant sleep. But sleep continues to be an important issue throughout childhood, and it certainly is for toddler and preschool-age kids.
That’s why we’re grateful that Elizabeth Pantley, well known author of The No Cry Sleep Solution and The No Cry Nap Solution has also written The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers. And it’s why we’re very excited to share this podcast interview with her!
In this interview, Tanya speaks with Elizabeth about both nap time and nighttime sleep. And Elizabeth also answers some questions posted for her on our Facebook page by you!Pin It
What can you do in pregnancy to keep your baby in the anterior position? And can you change the position of the baby once labor has started?
Our podcast guest, Michelle L’Esperance answers these questions and more. Michelle is a certified professional midwife, doula and doula trainer, and runs workshops on creative movement for birth which help parents encourage optimal fetal positioning.Pin It
What messages are we getting from TV about breastfeeding? About who breastfeeding moms are? About breastmilk? And what do we learn about about what’s acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to breastfeeding?
In this podcast interview with Dr. Katherine Foss, author of a number of articles on breastfeeding in the media (including “That’s Not a Beer Bong, It’s a Breastpump: Representations of Breastfeeding in Prime Time Fictional Television“), we discuss these questions and more.Pin It
We’re very pleased to share a new podcast interview with Alyssa Schnell, author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing.
Alyssa talked with Tanya about what it’ s like to breastfeed an adopted baby or a baby born via surrogacy. They discussed inducing lactation, latching and attaching, and even the baby’s need to grieve the loss of their birth mother. Alyssa shared her own experience nursing her adopted daughter.Pin It
Have you heard the term “food desert?” It means a place where people have poor access to stores selling healthy food. As a result, residents of these communities are hard pressed to eat in a way that supports their health.
Now let’s think about how that term applies to the first food, breastmilk. In order for babies to have access to this all important food, their mothers need access to support for breastfeeding – everything from breastfeeding help to employer support to supportive attitudes about nursing in public.
Kimberly Seals Allers, award winning journalist and author, set out to investigate places where breastfeeding rates are low and infant mortality is high, to see if these places are in fact “first food deserts,” where the support necessary to make breastfeeding possible is lacking.
The result is a project called “Be First Food Friendly.“ Tanya Lieberman spoke with Kimberly about her research and the advocacy work that has resulted from it.
That’s why we think you’ll enjoy this podcast with the author of Breastfeeding Take Two: Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around. Tanya talked with Stephanie Casemore about the complex emotional experience surrounding breastfeeding after a challenging prior experience.
The author, Stephanie Casemore, also answered some questions on this topic for a post on our blog. It was a popular topic!
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