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Trauma from childbirth?  Listen to our podcast interview

Did you have intrusive thoughts about your birth?  Flashbacks?  Do you steer clear of hospitals, or try to avoid talking about your birth?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… Continue Reading >




Solving toddler and preschooler sleep problems - a podcast interview with Elizabeth Pantley

How do you transition a child from crib or co-sleeping to his or her own bed? 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,… Continue Reading >




Baby “sunnyside up?” Listen to our podcast on how you can avoid or change it

Did you know the position of your baby in pregnancy and in labor?  If your baby was posterior (also known as “sunnyside up”), it may have had a big effect on your labor and birth.  Back labor, anyone?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… Continue Reading >




“That’s not a beer bong, it’s a breastpump!” A podcast interview about breastfeeding on TV

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… Continue Reading >




Night nursing:  A podcast interview with Nancy Mohrbacher

Why did babies evolve to feed at night?  What’s reverse cycling?  Does topping off a baby at night make them sleep longer?  What are the best tips for getting sleep when your baby feeds at night?For this podcast, Tanya spoke with Nancy Mohrbacher, author of many books on breastfeeding, about night nursing.  It’s a topic covered in her… Continue Reading >




Can you increase your fertility with your diet?

Are there fertility super foods?  Which foods should be avoided when you’re trying to conceive?  Are there foods your male partner can eat to increase your fertility as a couple?In this podcast interview we explore the link between nutrition and fertility with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic.  We discuss how to use your diet to… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding without birthing: A podcast on breastfeeding after adoption or surrogacy

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… Continue Reading >




Uncovering "First Food Deserts:"  A podcast interview with Kimberly Seals Allers

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… Continue Reading >




Alfalfa:  Not just for sandwiches anymore!

Most of us know alfalfa from our sandwiches and salads.  But this familiar plant is also useful in increasing milk supply!Alfalfa is a many-branched plant with square stems and leaves composed of three leaflets.  It has blue to purple flowers turn into spiral coiled seedpods.  Alfalfa grows to a height of up to three feet, and its deep… Continue Reading >




Worried about breastfeeding the second time around?  Listen to our latest podcast

We know that many of you have had challenging breastfeeding experiences with your first babies.  And when it comes time to consider breastfeeding again, it can be a daunting prospect.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… Continue Reading >




Low milk supply - could it be your hormones?  A podcast interview with Lisa Marasco

We think many of you will be captivated by our latest podcast on hormones as a cause of low milk supply.Tanya spoke with Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk and expert on hormones and milk supply about PCOS, diabetes, thyroid, obesity, endocrine disruptors, and many other topics.  Lisa answered… Continue Reading >




Infertility? Painful periods? Incontinence? Listen to our podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy

Are you struggling with infertility?  Have painful periods or problems with postpartum incontinence?You’ll want to listen to our latest podcast on Maya Abdominal Therapy.Tanya spoke with Catherine Gregory, a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.  She explained the origins of the therapy, how it can… Continue Reading >