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Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding in the LGBTQ+ Community

Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding in the LGBTQ+ Community

Update: 2024-02-19
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l S15 EP4 l Heidi and Trine, lactation consultants and friends, join host Jaimie to discuss feeding babies in the queer community. They explore induced lactation, chest feeding, and inclusive feeding practices. Sharing their own queer journeys, they provide valuable insights into the challenges and possibilities of feeding babies in the queer community. They emphasize the importance of seeking help and finding the right lactation consultant. Don't miss this informative and inclusive conversation.


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🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈 


Diverse Family Feeding: Insight into lactation consultancy for LGBTQIA+ families, including chest feeding and induced lactation.


Personal Journeys: Heidi and Trina share their coming-out narratives and their paths to becoming lactation consultants.


Heidi candidly shares her emotional journey through stillbirth, underscoring the importance of milk management after loss—an area often uncharted in lactation support.


D-MER Awareness: Bringing attention to dysphoric milk ejection reflex, offering solace to those who may be affected during their lactation journey.


Feeding Preparedness: Stressing the importance of early consultation to set realistic expectations and better prepare for potential challenges in breastfeeding.


Insurance Coverage: The revelation that lactation consultancy services may often be covered by insurance, making them more accessible to a wider audience.


🏳️‍🌈Quotes:🏳️‍🌈


"Feeding your baby at breast or at chest is natural and normal, but so is walking; you're going to have to practice." - Trine


" Parenthood isn't meant to be done alone. Reach out to your community." - Heidi


🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈


Heidi Kim and Trine Bradshaw are both seasoned lactation consultants and work together at their agency, Breast for Baby. They specialize in a gamut of feeding methods and techniques, from traditional breastfeeding or chestfeeding to induced lactation and milk management, catering to a diverse array of family structures, including LGBTQIA+ families. With their own queer stories, Heidi and Trine bring not only expertise to the table but also rich, personal experiences that shape their inclusive practice.


🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode: 


Breast for Baby: Heidi and Trina work together as lactation consultants at Breast for Baby. **Mention the Queer Family Podcast in your intake form, for a discount!


Newman-Goldfarb Protocol: A commonly referenced guide for induced lactation.


Breastfeeding Outside the Box Podcast: Recommended for further insights into non-traditional breastfeeding scenarios.


Breast for Baby on Social Media: Follow them on Instagram and Facebook @breastforbaby.


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Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding in the LGBTQ+ Community

Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding in the LGBTQ+ Community

Jaimie kelton