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Welcome to The Milky Way Podcast

Listen to expert interviews, heartfelt stories, and practical tips from experienced mothers, lactation consultants, healthcare professionals, and more.

We cover a wide range of topics, including breastfeeding techniques, overcoming common obstacles, maintaining a healthy milk supply, balancing breastfeeding with work and other responsibilities, and so much more.

Our episodes drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays for your regular dose of inspiration and guidance throughout the week.

#1: Welcome to
The Milky Way

Welcome to the Milky Way, a podcast dedicated to supporting and empowering breastfeeding moms. In this debut episode, join Rebecca as she shares her personal motivations behind launching the podcast and introduces the various roles she fulfils in her life.

Running time: 19m 54s

#2: From Woman to Mother, embracing the transition

Rebecca delves into the profound and transformative journey of transitioning into motherhood. Join her and guests as they explore the multifaceted aspects of this remarkable transformation, from the physical and emotional changes to the evolving identity and the newfound responsibilities.

Running time: 51m 6s

#3: Nursing Nuggets - Is fenugreek a fuel or foe?

Rebecca dives into the topic of fenugreek and its potential to boost milk supply for breastfeeding moms. In this shortie episode, explore the science behind fenugreek, its effectiveness in increasing milk production, and practical ways to incorporate it into your diet.

Running time: 9m 38s

#4: Mothers Milk Matters: The Amazing Benefits of Breastfeeding

From providing the perfect nutrition to fostering a strong immune system, breastfeeding is a gift that keeps on giving. Discover the unique composition of breast milk, tailored to meet the specific needs of a growing baby, and learn how it changes throughout the breastfeeding journey. Our wonderful guest shares her insights on the cognitive and developmental benefits of breastfeeding, the emotional bond it fosters between mother and child, and the long-term health advantages for both. We also address common misconceptions.

Running time: 44m

#5: Building your breastfeeding tribe

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful yet challenging experience, and having a tribe of like-minded individuals can make all the difference. We discuss the significance of emotional support, the power of sharing stories and knowledge, and the impact it can have on your breastfeeding success. Together, we'll debunk common myths and address any concerns you may have, providing you with practical tips to overcome obstacles along the way.

Running time: 21m 56s

#6: Nipple trauma - understanding, healing, and prevention

In this episode of "The Milky Way," we tackle the common concern of nipple pain and damage that breastfeeding mothers may face, particularly in the crucial first week. And we are thrilled to be joined by a special guest who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the subject - Clair from Natures Touch, a trusted name in natural skincare for moms and babies.

Running time: 38m 53s

#7: The Hidden Link: Could your breath really impact breastfeeding?

In this captivating episode of "The Hidden Link," we explore a connection that often goes unnoticed but plays a vital role in the journey of motherhood: the link between breath and breastfeeding. Join us as we dive deep into the science of the parasympathetic nervous system and the transformative work of Patrick McKeown.

Running time: 21m 58s

Mini-series #1:
First Week Survival Guide

Welcome to a week-long adventure on The Milky Way podcast! We are thrilled to present a daily mini-series packed with invaluable tips and expert advice to help you navigate the beautiful yet challenging journey of breastfeeding during the first week. We will cover: The golden hour; Skin to skin; Hand expressing; Output (AKA Nappies!); The second night; Engorgement; Mastering the latch.

Running time: 23m 2s

Mini-series #2:
Skin to Skin

In this second episode, we embark on a journey to explore the profound magic of "Skin-to-Skin" contact with your newborn baby.

Running time: 23m 59s

Mini-series #3:

We delve into two fascinating topics that every new parent experiences - "Baby's Output: Dirty Nappies Unraveled" and the "Hideous Second Night." As parents, we find ourselves both marveling and questioning the contents of those tiny nappies. From the early meconium to the transitional stages and beyond, we will decode the colours, textures, and frequency of baby's output. New parents also often find themselves in the midst of an unexpected and challenging phase during their baby's second night of life. We'll navigate this common phenomenon with empathy and guidance, and explore why babies seem fussier, sleep less, and demand more attention during this critical period.

Running time: 28m 6s


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