PODCAST

Breastfeeding Unplugged

Nest Collaborative

Hello mommas and mommas-to-be! Welcome to “Breastfeeding Unplugged”, a podcast dedicated to helping moms navigate the tricky world of breastfeeding. Our goal is to deliver women just like you all the info you need to make sure that you feel confident about your breastfeeding journey. Your host is Amanda Gorman, the founder of Nest Collaborative, a virtual lactation consultancy working with breastfeeding moms all across the globe. Check us out and discover real conversations with the best experts in the business to make you feel supported and most certainly not alone. Let's get listening!

Diversity in Lactation Support
Apr 15 2021
Diversity in Lactation Support
On today’s show, we are talking about an issue that’s been in the spotlight quite a bit lately. You might have heard about the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a collection of 12 bills introduced by several members of Congress and the Black Maternal Health Caucus to comprehensively address every dimension of the black maternal health crisis in America. Here’s a scary fact. We live in the richest country on the globe, yet the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the world. Black moms are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. And for black women, access to resources, education, and maternal healthcare isn’t even close to where it should be. Now, of course, this is a breastfeeding podcast, which occupies just one tiny aspect of maternal healthcare. But we wanted to make sure we addressed the issues from our perspective, because even from our little corner of the world, we know that black women are not represented or supported the way that they should be. So let’s find out why.Our guest today is Harlem-based IBCLC LaShanda Dandrich who knows a thing or two about supporting black families on their breastfeeding journeys.  In addition to her work with Nest Collaborative, LaShanda also owns the Uptown Village Cooperative, a maternal health group that provides education and support around gentle birthing practices in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the Chocolate Milk Cafe, a lactation support group for African American families, and Lactation Learning Collective, a collective of lactation professionals mentoring aspiring IBCLC’s.
Pumping and Transitioning Back to Work
Mar 25 2021
Pumping and Transitioning Back to Work
The first few weeks with a new baby are so precious - and also SO DARN HARD. For mom, it’s a time of healing as well as a whole new beginning. Life becomes about getting to know rhythms, establishing routines, and building a relationship with someone who has lived inside of you for a whole nine months. The “fourth trimester”, as we call it, is one of extremes - complete exhaustion matched only by utter adoration for this new tiny human being that has now completely taken over your life.But then, for so many mommas, that precious “getting to know you” time is cut suddenly short. In the U.S., while some private companies and a few - make that six - individual states do grant parents some kind of leave package, 50% of moms surveyed find themselves going back to the office far earlier than they are ready. Couple that with 62% of mothers in the workforce with children under the age of three, and you can see that the potential influence of the workplace environment on breastfeeding initiation and duration is substantial.So that’s what we are going to talk a little bit about today. My guest for this week’s podcast is Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO of Villyge, an employer-paid benefit that connects employees one-on-one with career coaches, parenting experts, and healthcare specialists. Villyge also works with employers to shape corporate culture and create parent-friendly workplaces that encourage retention, expand the talent pool and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.We hope you enjoy this week's show!
10 Things You Never Knew About Breastfeeding
Jan 21 2021
10 Things You Never Knew About Breastfeeding
Make no mistake, breastfeeding is hard. It’s one of the things that most people won’t tell you about when you’re pregnant. Most moms think that breastfeeding is "natural" and that it will come easy, but if you think about it, how could it? As a momma, you’ve never done this before. Your baby is in the same boat. So how can we possibly think that the feeding bond will be a beautiful, instant connection?Welcome to "Breastfeeding Unplugged," a podcast brought to you by Nest Collaborative. Every week, we will be coming at you with a brand new topic - some will cover the basics, like “Common Misconceptions” or “Keeping Up Your Milk Supply” while others will tackle more niche ideas such as “Breastfeeding Innovations” and “Knowing Your Pumping Rights at Work.” Our goal is to have real conversations with the best experts in the business to make sure you feel supported and most certainly not alone In your breastfeeding journey.It was so tough to pick a topic for this first podcast but when we got together to talk about it, we all found ourselves chatting a lot about misinformation and how so many moms are confused about breastfeeding because of advice they got from family and friends, or because they simply didn’t know what to expect from day one. So today we’re going to chat about the 10 Things You Never Knew About Breastfeeding with my very special guest, Joanna Kreyling. From nipple pain to milk production and everything In between, join us for this 30-minute episode and meet your new breastfeeding friends. We look forward to hanging with you!