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The Boob Group is an audio podcast supporting expectant mothers that plan to breastfeed their babies and current breastfeeding mothers. Hosted by a certified lactation consultant, a group of moms openly discuss their success, their struggles and everything in between. The show helps guide mothers by providing an honest, natural and relaxed approach to breastfeeding.




Breastfeeding with Larger Breasts

Women with large breasts often have concerns when breastfeeding their babies. Will you somehow smother your little one? Could you produce too much milk and become engorged? Will your flow be faster and more uncomfortable for your baby? Today you'll hear from large breasted women who are successfully breastfeeding their babies about what works best for them!

Duration: 00:36:19

The Dos and Don'ts of Nipple Shields

Nipple shields can be a great option for breastfeeding moms having trouble with latching or sore nipples, yet these silicon wonders can often pose their own challenges. What exactly is a nipple shield and how is it used? What types of babies typically benefit from using a nipple shield? Also, what are some of the difficulties of using one and why would you want to wean your baby from it as soon as possible?

Duration: 00:43:59

Managing a Toddler While Breastfeeding a Newborn

What are some tips moms have for managing your toddler while breastfeeding your newborn? Is having a routine helpful or harmful? Plus, how to keep your sanity when you're trying to do all this in public.

Duration: 00:32:51

Breast Milk Storage and Handling

As moms begin to pump, it's important to know how long their breast milk can stay fresh and reusable. How long will breast milk stay fresh in the fridge or freezer? Can you reuse breast milk that's already been poured into a bottle? Plus, the real story on shaking versus swirling your breast milk when heating it back up.

Duration: 00:40:54

Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding

About 15% of women suffer from postpartum depression each year. Are you one of them? How can you recognize the early signs of postpartum depression? How can depression impact your overall breastfeeding experience? Plus, tips for overcoming this difficult period while still continuing to breastfeed your baby.

Duration: 00:45:10

Breastfeeding in Rural Communities

We often take for granted having modern conveniences at our fingertips. But for many moms who do not live in urban communities, these plans look a little different. What if the nearest hospital was 40 minutes or more from your house? What if you only have one health clinic in your town? What does it look like for a mom seeking breastfeeding support right after birth in these circumstances? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to breastfeed in a rural community.

Duration: 00:29:41

Should I Wear a Breastfeeding Cover?

To cover or not to cover, that is the question! Picture this: you’re walking through the store, your baby gets hungry. What do you do? Do you find a seat in the middle of the mall, unclip your nursing bra and let your little one go to town? Or do you reach into your baby-bag and whip out your trusty nursing cover? Today we’re talking about all breastfeeding covers- should you or shouldn’t you?

Duration: 00:43:47

Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU

If your baby has been placed in the NICU, the separation between mom and baby can sometimes cause a challenge with breastfeeding. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success when in this situation? What are your options when it comes to supplementation? And how do you maintain a good milk supply when separated from your baby?

Duration: 00:38:32

New Mom Breastfeeding Manual: First 24 Hours

The first 24 hours of your baby's life can make a huge impact on your breastfeeding relationship. What can you do during those first 24 hours to maximize your success? How important is skin to skin contact? And what should you do if you are separated from your baby and are unable to breastfeed?

Duration: 00:43:30

Breastfeeding the Jaundice Baby

A jaundiced baby is usually separated from its mother, which means supplementation may be needed. How can a mother help her baby get rid of the jaundice without compromising her breastfeeding goals? Plus, more information about jaundice, what causes it and how it's typically treated.

Duration: 00:33:58

An Introduction to Breastfeeding Multiples

The mechanics of breastfeeding multiples may seem overwhelming, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade. Is tandem nursing really possible? What equipment do mothers of multiples find helpful? Learn how to deal with the challenges of nursing more than one baby at a time.

Duration: 00:36:15

Nursing Strikes: Refusing to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is going well, and then all the sudden your baby seems uninterested. Sound familiar? Many moms associate this disinterest with signs that your baby is ready to wean, but that isn't always the case. What are some of the main reasons babies go on nursing strikes? How do you overcome them and how do you protect your milk supply in the meantime?

Duration: 00:24:47

Why is My Milk Supply Decreasing?

Just when you feel like you've got a handle on this whole "breastfeeding thing", you experience a sudden drop in your supply. What are some possible reasons for this? How can going back to work impact your supply? What about baby sleeping through the night, eating solid foods and the return of your monthly period? Plus, some great tips for increasing your milk supply from the beginning and protecting it.

Duration: 00:30:36

Breastfeeding Toddlers: Night Nursing and Weaning

We're continuing our popular discussion on what it's like to breastfeed a toddler. What are some great night nursing strategies as well as ways to get your little to sleep without breastfeeding? What's the difference between producing less milk and not enough milk? Plus how to you start the weaning process if that's something you're hoping to do.

Duration: 00:36:04

Ways to Combat Nursing in Public Harassment

Despite federal and state laws protecting a mother's right to breastfeed in public, many women still face harassment and ridicule when feeding their babies outside the home. What are some of the ways women are harassed? What should you do if asked to cover up? And what resources are available for women who's rights have been violated?

Duration: 00:43:49

Breastfeeding After Previous Low Milk Supply

When a mother experiences a chronic low milk supply with one of her babies, she may wonder what she could do the next time around to have a greater milk supply. What are some possible causes of low milk supply? What are some recommended ways to increase supply? And how do you handle the constant worry and possibility of not being able to provide enough milk for your little one?

Duration: 00:38:20

Birth Interventions: The Impact on Breastfeeding

Cesarean, induction and epidural rates are at an all-time high. How can birth interventions, such as these, impact your ability to breastfeed your baby? Which type of birth interventions have the greatest risk for negatively impacting breastfeeding? And what can you do, after your birth to minimize these challenges?

Duration: 00:49:24

Back to Work: Pumping Strategies

After returning to work, many breastfeeding moms have questions about pumping schedules and strategies. How much milk will you need to pump while you are away from your baby? How do you calculate how often you should pump at work? And how do you store and transfer your pumped breast milk?

Duration: 00:42:37

Biological Nurturing and Laid-Back Breastfeeding

Mothers have breastfed their babies since the beginning of time- otherwise, the human race wouldn't have survived. So, why does it seem that more and more women are having trouble? Are we missing something that our babies are trying to tell us? Today we're learning all about biological nurturing, which encourages your own breastfeeding instincts.

Duration: 00:41:28

When Breastfeeding Doesn't Go As Planned

You've tried everything, but your breastfeeding experience isn't turning out as planned. If plans A, B, and C fail... what's the next step? Learn how to recognize the signs early, get help and stay strong through the whole process.

Duration: 00:41:15

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