When it comes to breastfeeding, there is definitely not a one-size-fits-all approach. New mamas often feel totally overwhelmed with all of the information being thrown at them to make their breastfeeding journey a success. It's a lot to process and unless you have your lactation consultant on speed dial, it can feel very daunting to find helpful advice.
Luckily, there are some amazing podcasts out there packed full of helpful tips, inspiration and advice so you can tackle breastfeeding like a boss!
Breastfeeding Podcasts For New Mothers
If you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie in the breastfeeding journey, this podcast will have something for you. “The Barbs” cover everything from basics, pumping, weaning, and current events in the breastfeeding world. They present a ton of facts which is an amazing approach to help you decide what’s right for you and your baby. Since no topic is off-limits here, they address some of the less commonly discussed issues which brings a fresh dose of clarity. Listen here.
If you’re feeling intimidated or inadequate in your breastfeeding journey, Marie, the host of Born to be Breastfed, is here to save you. She empowers parents to overcome the barriers that are holding them back and brings in some of the biggest names in breastfeeding to help the discussions. This is a fan favorite amongst lactation consultants and IBCLC students and professionals because the information is just that good. Listen here.
Breastfeeding Outside the Box is centered around serving families who historically have not received the help and support they need and deserve (adoptive families, gender minorities, special needs, breast surgery, etc). Their content is inclusive, sensitive, thoughtful and definitely full of passion. Prepared to be inspired by the guests on the show. Listen here.
Each week, a group of experienced moms openly discuss their success, struggles and society’s impact on how they feed their babies. It’s an open and honest conversation with a judgement-free approach to help mom’s find what works for them. Their format is amazing for keeping you motivated throughout your nursing journey. Listen here.
Hosted by midwives and lactation professionals, Heather and Maureen share TONS of insight into breastfeeding, mental health, parenting, and all things lactation. All of their content is based around scientific evidence so it’s an incredible resource, but the duo keeps it fun and lighthearted by cracking jokes and delivering advice in a friendly, non-judgemental manner. This will help you answer the questions you didn’t even know you had. Listen here.
Lori Jill Isenstadt offers new moms little ‘breastfeeding bites’ about common concerns surrounding breastfeeding and personal stories of breastfeeding from both everyday moms and lactation professionals. Lori has a sense of humor and understanding that I relished as a new mom and hearing real stories from other moms makes the newness of postpartum feel a little less isolating. Listen here.
Hosted by moms Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC and Abby Theuring aka The Badass Breastfeeder, is a weekly podcast that confronts breastfeeding myths and everyday issues new moms face in totally relatable ways. They get up close and personal because that comes with the territory, right? B-fing isn’t as natural and carefree as it’s made out to be so knowing you’re not the only one who doesn’t master it week one is more reassuring than anything else. Listen here.