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PATTY GATTER & LORA STEFFIE: Making the Most of Your Breastfeeding Journey

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The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month so I am bringing you The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense. A 3-part series with leaders in the industry.

Some people feel breast is best and others think fed is best and I’m here to be an objective insight and provide perspective for you because in the end, you have to trust your mom sense.

So whether you breastfeed, formula feed, pump, or use donor milk, it’s entirely up to you.

However, it is important to destigmatize breastfeeding in modern day society. I want you to know your options, the benefits, hear from medical professionals, public figures, and legal experts on lactation regulations in the workplace which you can use to your advantage.

I hope you feel empowered by the Breastfeeding Series on “That’s Total Mom Sense.”

Introduction

Breastfeeding. For some, it’s a magical, bonding experience and others, it’s painful and triggering or non-existent. For some reason though, speaking to a new mom about breastfeeding has become a loaded conversation.

Today, we’re going to change that and destigmatize breastfeeding whether you’re in favor or not. I’m happy to share my journey and honest opinions, and I’m excited to bring on thought leaders to share their knowledge to commemorate Breastfeeding Awareness Month all August long.

Today I am joined by Patty Gatter, founder of The Breastfeeding Shop, a family owned business that supplies mothers who choose to breastfeed with the proper help, guidance, and accessories they need to nourish their babies.

Patty is a mother of two boys, a wife to an amazing husband and a serial entrepreneur. Like most women, she’s got multitasking down pat. She comes from a lineage of entrepreneurs and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years.

When the Affordable Care Act made it a requirement for insurance to cover breast pumps, Patty jumped at the opportunity to make this an equalizer for all new moms. She combined her love and passion for being a mother and breastfeeding with her entrepreneurial spirit and launched, The Breastfeeding Shop. She not only provides top of the line breast pumps like Medela, Spectra and Willow to expecting moms, the company aids mothers in their breastfeeding journey with consultants available via telehealth 24/7.

When Patty was in college, she felt inspired by an article she read in Glamour about a woman who started a business and was able to offer her employees a team working environment that catered to their busy “mom” schedules”. It made an impression on her and so she did exactly that.

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060: Deep Shah — Get Flossy With Your Kids’ Dental Care

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Did you know that according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your baby is due for his first dentist visit when he turns 1 or 6 months after his first tooth erupts? Don’t worry if you haven’t booked the appointment as yet. This episode will help answer any questions you have regarding your children’s dental health from baby to teenager.

I am joined by pediatric dentist Deep Shah, also known as the @superherodentist, to discuss the most common dental problems in children which include teething, cavities, tooth sensitivity, dental emergencies like a chipped or broken tooth, gingivitis, excessive thumb sucking or the use of pacifiers, and orthodontic problems. We’re also going to discuss homecare like the best toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.

Dr. Deep Shah, a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and blessing and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is essential to the child’s overall well-being and continued growth and development.

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014: Sue Groner — Parenting with Sanity & Joy – 101 Simple Strategies for

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In my opinion, the most challenging facet to being a parent is wondering if you are making good decisions for your kids. Should I sleep train or not? How much screen time? Should I opt for a nanny or daycare? When are we doing away with bottles? When to start potty training? And these small problems evolve when we have tweens and adolescents who are faced with peer pressure, bullying, self esteem issues, keeping up with competitive academic environments, honing in on their passions, and being socially accepted.

Sue Groner is founder of the Parenting Mentor, which provides on-site and virtual sessions for parents of toddlers through teens. As a University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School graduate and a former advertising executive, Groner uses her training in creative problem solving with her CLEARR methodology to help parents foster and maintain a more fulfilling and stress-free experience while in the trenches of day-to-day children. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

“One of the most frustrating aspects of parenting is that there is no school for it. You learn by doing.” -Dr. Elliot Barsh, Pediatrician

“Sue Groner’s parenting tips provide immediate access to wise and loving guidance that can help when navigating the many day to day challenges we encounter when raising children. Her big picture, common-sense approach offers parents a “tool box” that allows them to act from a position of confidence.”

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