The First Latch Podcast

The First Latch Podcast
Empowering Mothers

62 | Cheers to Changes in 2020!
Jan 3 • 12 min
This week, Barb discusses changes for 2020! You don’t want to miss what is in store for the podcast and First Latch!
61 | Re-Lactating For Twins, Jennifer’s Story
Dec 27, 2019 • 62 min
Jennifer shares the story of re-lactating for her twin boys. Amongst the chaos of having twins, and a toddler alongside some postpartum complications, Jennifer decided to stop breastfeeding when twins were 3 weeks old.
60 | Reiki Energy Healing and Maternal Mental Health with Diana Bamford
Dec 5, 2019 • 57 min
Diana Bamford joins the show to share her journey into the maternal mental health field and also shares about Reiki Energy Healing. A fascinating and important cultural conversation that all health care practitioners should listen to!
59 | Holiday Boundaries, Traditions, and Gift Guide
Nov 22, 2019 • 58 min
58 | Breastfeeding During The Holiday Season
Nov 14, 2019 • 34 min
The holidays are upon us! Having a newborn and a breastfeeding baby during the holiday season can make some moms worry or feel uneasy when it comes to navigating family events. Today I share tips and tricks for getting through this season worry free!
57 | Infertility, IVF, and Miscarriage: Kim’s Story
Oct 24, 2019 • 43 min
This week, Kim shares her journey of infertility, IVF (in-vitro fertilization), and miscarriage before giving birth to her rainbow baby. We also talk all the ins and outs of the IVF process
56 | Allison’s Miscarriage Stories
Oct 17, 2019 • 40 min
55 | Britni’s Miscarriage Stories
Oct 11, 2019 • 40 min
Today Britni shares her story of enduring three consecutive miscarriages before giving birth to her rainbow baby.
54 | My Miscarriage Story
Oct 3, 2019 • 78 min
In honor of Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness month, I am breaking the silence of the stigma surrounding loss. I am sharing my own story in detail in an effort to help other women feel less alone and to raise awareness on disenfranchised losses.
53 | Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Miscarriage with Abby Burd MSW
Sep 26, 2019 • 54 min
This week Abby Burd joins me to discuss postpartum depression, anxiety, and miscarriage. This episode means so much to me, as someone who has anxiety and a recent miscarriage and I know mothers need to hear this information.
52 | Homeschool Life
Sep 5, 2019 • 85 min
This week I am sharing a sneak peek into my personal life as a homeschooling mother. Many of you showed interest in what homeschooling looks like for our family, so I decided I’d publish an episode on the topic!
51 | Birth and Breastfeeding with Emily Moretti of Mama Wilder
Aug 1, 2019 • 39 min
This week I talk with Emily Moretti of Mama Wilder on Instagram. We talk about Emily’s experience moving to Colorado as a single mother and how her passion for birth evolved. We also talk about her experience with tongue tie with her second daughter.
50 | The Impact of Social Media with Gina O’Brien
Jun 27, 2019 • 37 min
After going on a social media “break” after my anxiety flared up, I thought this subject needs to be discussed. I’m excited to have my friend Gina O’Brien on to share on her experience and how social media is affecting our culture.
49 | Getting The Most From Your Pump
Jun 13, 2019 • 24 min
This week I share ALL my tips and tricks for getting the most from your breast pumping experience. Tips for exclusive pumpers and working mothers alike, you don’t want to miss this!
48 | Postpartum Depletion with Shruti of Freshly Moms
May 30, 2019 • 43 min
This week, I chat with Shruti, Founder of Freshly Moms. We dive deep into postpartum depletion…something I never even heard of. Such a valuable episode for ALL mothers!
47 | Working And Breastfeeding: Working From Home
May 16, 2019 • 28 min
This week Stephanie shares her story as a working and breastfeeding mother who works from home. Stephanie also shares how her journey is especially meaningful after a previous loss.
46 | Real Food For Pregnancy with Lily Nichols RDN, CDE
May 9, 2019 • 73 min
Author Lily Nichols joins the podcast today to discuss her new book Real Food for Pregnancy. We talk importance of nutrition during pregnancy, epigenetic influence, gestational diabetes and even how the quality of breastmilk is influenced by nutrition.
45 | Twin Breastfeeding Journey
May 2, 2019 • 33 min
This week, Emma Livengood shares her experience breastfeeding twins! Her story takes a surprise turn when she casually mentions her twin breech vaginal birth! You don’t want to miss this one!
44 | Inducing Lactation: Update with Glenis and Tiffany
Apr 25, 2019 • 29 min
So happy to have Glenis and Tiffany back on the podcast this week! Both mothers have returned to work and are both still breastfeeding Orion. They share the ups and downs of the journey and how they feel about their journey thus far.
43 | Nursing Older Babies with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC
Apr 18, 2019 • 25 min
This week, I’m sharing an episode of The All Things Breastfeeding Podcast that was published a few years ago that I recorded with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC (my mentor).
42 | Back To Work After Baby With Lori Mihalich-Levin JD
Apr 11, 2019 • 58 min
This week Lori Mihalich-Levin talks with me about gong back to work after baby. A often stressful time for working mothers and I know I was completely unprepared for the emotional toll I would have to deal with. Must listen for all working mamas!
41 | Podcast Bloopers
Mar 28, 2019 • 23 min
This week I share behind the scenes of interviews, bloopers, and parts of podcast episodes that didn’t make the final cut! I hope you get a quick laugh in knowing that most of the time, I have no idea what I’m doing!
40 | Navigating Adult Friendships In Motherhood
Mar 14, 2019 • 54 min
Adult friendships can be HARD. An unexpected part of the transition into motherhood that no one really talks about. Today, my friend Kaelah and I talk about our adult friendships and how they’ve affected our motherhood journey.
39 | Breastfeeding In Public Roundtable
Mar 7, 2019 • 45 min
This week, Maria from Little Peach London, and Nat from Nat The Natural Mom join me in an important conversation about breastfeeding in public. I was personally offended when someone close to my family compared breastfeeding in public to a horror movie!
38 | Lactation Link with Lindsey Shipley IBCLC
Feb 21, 2019 • 62 min
Lindsey Shipley, founder and CEO of Lactation Link shares her journey today on how she launched her successful business after battling cancer. She also shares her top tips for a good milk supply-you don’t want to miss these tips!
37 | Weaning
Feb 14, 2019 • 50 min
This week Barb talks about the weaning process and tackles the most common questions when it comes to weaning. There are so many dynamics that are really dependent on developmental age which we discuss at length!
36 | Sarah Wells Bags with Sarah Wells
Feb 7, 2019 • 40 min
This week Sarah Wells of Sarah Wells Bags joins the show! From her own breastfeeding journey through the creation of her business, Sarah shares it all! An inspiring episode highlighting how woman entrepreneurs that are leading the way in business!
35 | Motherlove Herbal Company with Silencia Cox
Jan 31, 2019 • 50 min
Silencia Cox, CEO of Motherlove Herbal Company joins the podcast today to share the story of Motherlove. How the company was started, and continues to grow today.
34 | All Things Sleep with Alyssa Campbell of Seed and Sew
Jan 17, 2019 • 50 min
This week we are chatting all things sleep! So many moms are worried about sleep, and have so many sleep questions. Sleep Consultant Alyssa Campbell of Seed and Sew joins us to share her expertise!
33 | Postpartum Anxiety
Jan 10, 2019 • 40 min
This week I am sharing my own story with postpartum anxiety and the lightbulb moment where I finally realized that I have anxiety. I am sharing today some very intimate details of my experience in hopes that others know they are not alone.
32 | Working and Breastfeeding: Veterinary Technology Instructor
Dec 27, 2018 • 39 min
31 | Working and Breastfeeding: Business Traveling
Dec 13, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 52 min
29 | Preparing For A VBAC
Nov 15, 2018 • 40 min
28 | Breastfeeding Twins with Jennifer Mancuso
Nov 8, 2018 • 50 min
27 | Tandem Breastfeeding Journey With Desiree Hernandez
Nov 1, 2018 • 52 min
26 | All things Postpartum: SEX!
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
25 | Coping With Loss featuring Jessica Bates
Oct 19, 2018 • 20 min
24 | VBAC Facts With Jenna Bruce CNM
Oct 11, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 37 min
22 | Big News!
Sep 27, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 18 min
5 | Hello My Tribe with Alex Winkelman
May 3, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 17 min
First Official Episode!
The First Latch Podcast Trailer
Feb 25, 2018 • 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!