The First Latch Podcast

The First Latch Podcast
Empowering Mothers
31 | Working and Breastfeeding: Business Traveling
Dec 13 • 39 min
This week on the podcast, I’m starting a new series for working and breastfeeding mothers. My hope is to highlight different professions and share all the the ways these working moms are making breastfeeding work! This week Shannon Rusher is joining me…
30 | Breastfeeding Essentials
Nov 29 • 52 min
29 | Preparing For A VBAC
Nov 15 • 40 min
28 | Breastfeeding Twins with Jennifer Mancuso
Nov 8 • 50 min
27 | Tandem Breastfeeding Journey With Desiree Hernandez
Nov 1 • 52 min
26 | All things Postpartum: SEX!
Oct 25 • 37 min
25 | Coping With Loss featuring Jessica Bates
Oct 19 • 20 min
24 | VBAC Facts With Jenna Bruce CNM
Oct 11 • 50 min
This week midwife Jenna Bruce is back on the show to share evidence based information on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). VBAC is still a birth option that has a lot of misinformation floating around. Our goal is for mothers to know their options!
23 | Inducing Lactation: Glenis and Tiffany had their baby!
Oct 4 • 37 min
22 | Big News!
Sep 27 • 19 min
I have really big news for the First Latch community! I’ve been busting at the seams trying to hold this in for weeks! Well, the chance is here to share it with the world. Also, we dive into why an IBCLC is your FRIEND!
21 | #fedisbest?
Sep 20 • 61 min
This week on the podcast Maria Betsworth and I chat about a hard topic that is sure to spark conversation. Our intention is to really tackle the #fedisbest mentality and discuss why use of this hashtag is not really productive.
20 | Intro To Bottle Feeding
Sep 13 • 42 min
This week we share bottle feeding tips from a dad’s perspective-The First Latch official dad! My husband-Andrew! We share the journey of bottle feeding with our three kids, and share some surprising revelations!
19 | Inducing Lactation: One Mom’s Journey
Aug 30 • 50 min
This week Glennis Liz-Decuir shares her journey of inducing lactation for the baby her wife will give birth to in September. From the process to the emotional journey, Glennis shares it all.
18 | All Things Postpartum: The Last Baby
Aug 23 • 31 min
This week my close friend Kaelah is back to talk all things postpartum and specifically Having Your Last Baby. How do you know you are done having kids? Does everyone experience finality? Will I ever feel done?
17 | All About VBAC with Gina O’Brien
Aug 16 • 37 min
This week we dive into one of my most favorite topics (besides breastfeeding)- VBAC or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. I talk with Gina O’Brien who is also so passionate about VBAC after her recent VBAC.
16 | Getting A Pump Through Insurance With Aeroflow Breastpumps
Aug 2 • 24 min
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! This week we celebrate and educate on the importance of breastfeeding worldwide. Also, I chat with Sarah from Aeroflow Breastpumps about insurance coverage and how to get a pump!
15 | The Art of Midwifery with Jenna Bruce CNM
Jul 26 • 56 min
My conversation with midwife Jenna Bruce was nothing short of inspirational, and so so fun. We dive deep into the art of midwifery and of course all things breastfeeding!
14 | Working and Breastfeeding with Alison Rodriguez
Jul 19 • 34 min
This week, my guest Alison Rodriguez shares her journey through breastfeeding as a business owner and entrepreneur. We also answer live view questions during the show! We had such a blast-you don’t want to miss this one!
13 | The Birth Hour and Breastfeeding with Bryn Huntpalmer
Jul 12 • 39 min
Bryn from The Birth Hour Podcast joins us today spilling the beans on all things breastfeeding, and her podcast. She also shares all about her birth course!
12 | Showing Up For Breastfeeding Moms with Amy VanHaren of Pumpspotting
Jul 5 • 46 min
The Pumpspotting Crew is showing up for moms all across the country. Barb the Breast Express and Amy VanHaren CEO and Founder of Pumpspotting spills the beans on the entire tour…from how it came to fruition to the nuts and bolts of the operation!
11 | Confidence In Breastfeeding And Motherhood with Nat The Natural Mom
Jun 28 • 37 min
Finding confidence in breastfeeding and motherhood as a first time mom is rare, but Nat from @natthenaturalmom is a beacon of confidence which is both refreshing and inspiring for all mamas out there. You don’t want to miss our chat!
10 | Becoming A IBCLC with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC
Jun 21 • 30 min
Becoming an IBCLC or international board certified lactation consultant and feel daunting. I want to share my mentor’s journey in hopes to inspire those who dream of a career in helping breastfeeding mothers. Also, we discuss breastfeeding missions!
9 | Breastmilk Donation with Kim Updegrove
Jun 7 • 58 min
There are over 60,000 preterm births in the United States each year. Breastmilk can be medicine for these babies which makes breastmilk donation so important. Kim Updegrove, executive director of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin is our guest today.
8 | Lactating After A Loss With Heidi Kim
May 31 • 61 min
A topic not often discussed especially among health care providers is how to help moms with lactation after loss of a baby or a stillbirth. Heidi Kim shares her personal experience in a effort to educate providers and also help moms who’ve had a loss.
7 | All Things Postpartum
May 17 • 42 min
This is a real as it gets. The most honest, raw conversation with two friends you will hear on the fourth trimester. What it’s really like in the immediate postpartum period, and how to survive.
6 | Mother’s Day Special
May 13 • 18 min
5 | Hello My Tribe with Alex Zeplain
May 3 • 34 min
Alex Zeplain is our amazing guest today! She shares how she started Hello My Tribe and how important self care is during the journey into motherhood. Alex also shares her breastfeeding journey and her struggle with an autoimmune diagnosis.
4 | BirthTUBE and Breastfeeding with Paige LoPinto
Apr 19 • 35 min
This week I am so excited to share my chat with Paige LoPinto, founder of BirthTUBE. It doesn’t get any more honest or real than this and her breastfeeding journey is sure to hit home with many mamas out there.
3 | Two Breastfeeding Journeys with Maria Betsworth
Apr 5 • 41 min
This week Maria Betsworth of Little Peach London shares her experience of exclusively pumping with her first baby, and exclusively breastfeeding with her second baby. Two completely different experiences, but both filled with love and dedication.
2 | Poems On Motherhood with Jessica Bates
Mar 22 • 29 min
This week is the podcast’s very first Interview and it’s a good one! You will laugh, you might cry-either way its one you don’t want to miss! Jessica Bates, a Nashville Native and talented writer shares her experience writing her first book on…
1 | We All Start Somewhere
Mar 8 • 17 min
First Official Episode!
The First Latch Podcast Trailer
Feb 25 • 2 min
A sneak peak at the brand new podcast brought to you by Barbara Demske, founder of the First Latch breastfeeding support community on Instagram. A podcast to inspire and connect mothers from all over the world!