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with Jaimie Kelton
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Queer mom chats with queer guests about their families, but with gay...

Jaimie Kelton humorously explores the age-old question: What's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?

The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. 

"The Queer Family Podcast knows that sharing LGBTQ family stories is a vital way for LGBTQ folks to find community, information, and support, and for the wider world to learn about how we are both the same as and different from other families."

 

DANA RUDOLPH, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF MOMBIAN 

“As a gay mom who's been out in Hollywood for a long time, I know how much representation matters to all the queer families out there. This show gives us a chance to tell our stories with love, honesty, and humor. I started creating my family when coming out could ruin your career in show business. Things have changed a lot since then, but we've still got a long way to go. That's why shows like The Queer Family Podcast are so important. When Jaimie interviewed me about my family in 2019, I told her, "keep on telling these stories"—and she's done just that. I can’t wait to see how the new show takes our queer families’ story to the next level and a bigger audience!"

ROSIE O'DONNELL

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With insights and stories from guests such as StaceyAnn Chin, Judy Gold, and State Senator Zach Wahls, an in-depth journey that is equal parts funny, serious, happy, sad, celebratory, cautionary, and powerful. You can read this book cover-to-cover or skip around like your very own LGBTQ choose your own baby adventure book. You’ll learn a lot and laugh even more along the way! Who knew making a baby could be this much fun?

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S15 EP4 | Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding And Chestfeeding  in the LGBTQ+ Community
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S15 EP4 | Breaking Down the Myths: Breastfeeding And Chestfeeding in the LGBTQ+ Community

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. Join us for this enlightening episode for both intimate stories and practical advice on lactation in queer families. Stay tuned for more episodes that highlight, uplift, and celebrate the beautiful rainbow of the LGBTQIA+ community. 🏳️‍🌈Thanks to our sponsors🏳️‍🌈 The Village Well (QUEERFAM): https://www.villagewellparenting.com/ Our Shelves (code QUEERFAM): https://www.ourshelves.com/ 🏳️‍🌈Interested in advertising? Check out our packages here🏳️‍🌈 https://www.thequeerfamilypodcast.com/sponsor-us-2 🏳️‍🌈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. 🏳️‍🌈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. 🏳️‍🌈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 🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode🏳️‍🌈 * Breast for Baby:https://www.breastforbaby.com/ * Newman-Goldfarb Protocol: A commonly referenced guide for induced lactation. * Breastfeeding Outside the Box Podcast: https://breastfeedingoutsidethebox.libsyn.com/042-getting-started-with-inducing-lactation-relactation. * Breast for Baby on Social Media: Follow them on Instagram and Facebook @breastforbaby. If you like the episode, make sure to leave us a review and support The Queer Family Podcast on Patreon for as low as $2/month! https://bit.ly/3PPGoNY 🏳️‍🌈We want to hear from you! 🏳️‍🌈 - Call us and leave a voicemail or text: 646-470-1840 - Email: thequeerfamilypodcast@gmail.com IG/Twitter/FB/TikTok/YouTube: @thequeerfamilypodcast - Website: https://www.thequeerfamilypodcast.com/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequeerfamilypodcast/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ovariestalk/ - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thequeerfamilypodcast - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhon0J_IfFovDUAzS9v2WQ 🏳️‍🌈Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound, Audible🏳️‍🌈 https://amzn.to/3F9qRUc 🏳️‍🌈Buy our merch here🏳️‍🌈 https://bit.ly/TQFPmerchandise 🏳️‍🌈Edited by Jerson Barajas. Theme song: Tiffany Topol\ Logo art: Daneen Stevenato🏳️‍🌈 Chapters: 🎙️ Episode Highlights: 0:00:00 Introduction to the Queer Family podcast 0:03:36 Overview of Heidi and Trine’s work as lactation consultants 0:08:21 Elevator pitch by Heidi and Trine 0:09:59 Discussion on the importance of inclusive chestfeeding support 0:32:30 Emotional and physical challenges after stillbirth 0:39:03 Jaimie shares her heartbreaking experience with a lactation consultant and unsuccessful laser snip 0:45:13 Importance of preparing for feeding the baby 0:49:50 Virtual visits and insurance coverage for lactation services 0:52:57 Importance of finding the right lactation consultant 0:56:28 Farewells and closing remarks 0:57:00 Conclusion and call-to-action for supporting the show on Patreon

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