The Lactation Training Lab Podcast

The Lactation Training Lab Podcast

Hosted by: Christine Staricka, IBCLC

The Lactation Training Lab Podcast was created to inspire, inform, and engage current & aspiring lactation care providers. So glad you’re here! I’m Christine, an IBCLC and trained childbirth educator based in...

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Balancing Act: Process & Products in Lactation

Insights into how we approach products marketed to assist in lactation and breastfeeding, ethics of discussing products, and a framework for helping parents make decisions about lactation products. Parents are being...
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5 Ways We Sabotage Milk Supply From Day One

If you work with or care for mothers and parents and their newborns, you need to hear this! It is far too easy to sabotage breastfeeding right from the start, and in this episode we cover 5 major ways it happens every...
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Raising Awareness That Breastfeeding Reduces The Risk of Breast Cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let's look into what we know about how breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer and what we can do to amplify this message. For this episode, I used the research articles...
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Elevating the Conversation Around Breastfeeding

Episode #18

Are you ready to have better conversations about breastfeeding? Are you prepared to really engage with people who have a lot of negative things to say about it? In this episode, I outline some talking points for...
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Office Hours with The Lactation Training Lab

Episode #17

On this special episode of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast I'm changing it up and taking you inside the office to see what I've been working on! First we'll talk about a new project I am developing to help you with...
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Beyond Lactation Clients: Who We Teach

Episode #16

Lactation support can be rewarding, fulfilling, and sometimes frustrating - but not always for the reasons other people imagine. In the latest episode of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast, I reflect on the case that...
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Help for Hospitals with Limited Lactation Resources

Episode #15

A listener question about how to make an impact with limited lactation resources in a hospital left me reflecting on making small changes. In this episode, we go over some ideas for how to get some momentum going even...
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How Empathy Drives You Forward in Lactation Care

Episode #14

"How can I stop myself from getting dragged under with my patients?" This question was recently posed to me, and in this episode of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast, I break down why this happens, how it shows up...
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Episode 13: FAQs About Lactation Training

Episode #13

Welcome to Episode 13 of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast, titled "Lactation Training 101!" In this episode we tackle the basics of how lactation training and preparation for the IBCLC exam work, and we answer some...
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Episode 12: Mentoring Made Simple

Episode #12

In this episode of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast, I'm breaking down why we need everyone to be mentoring! Clinical experience is a critical part of preparation for working in lactation, and IBCLCs need to meet...
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Episode 11: Lactation Practice Without Fear Starts With Your Story

Episode #11

Ever think about your personal lactation experiences when you're helping others? Of course you do - we're human; that's what humans do. But do you know when and how it's appropriate to use your own story to help...
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Episode 10: Mechanical vs Chemical: Spotting the Difference and Making A Difference

Episode #10

Episode 10 of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast gives you a system to sort through lactation problems: are they mechanical or chemical? Taking you on a journey from core marketing messages for formula all the way to...
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