Poised & Powerful Parenting

A Journey of Extended Breastfeeding with Shanti Geiser

August 22, 2022 Sarah Mayhan Episode 39
Poised & Powerful Parenting
A Journey of Extended Breastfeeding with Shanti Geiser
Show Notes

So often, in early parenthood, we talk about putting the baby first. Today’s guest has a fresh approach to her journey in breastfeeding that we can all learn from. This week, episode 39 of Poised & Powerful Podcast is sharing the story of two different breastfeeding journeys! 

Feeding and caring for young children can do a number on your body - and it can be hard to find that time to take care of yourself. Join me for a restorative practice where we’ll release tension in our necks, back, and shoulders. Clear your mind so you’ll feel reset and re-energized for yourself and your family. Drop into the online Sunday night group: Restore on the Floor for parents and caregivers. https://poisedpowerfulparenthood.com/take-a-break Or sign up here to be the first to know about new classes and offers.

Shanti Geiser grew up in Florida and moved to Washington State in December 2019,  just months before the pandemic started. As a mom of two kids, also juggling schooling for a master's in HR, it has been an intense journey. Despite the ups and downs, breastfeeding has been an area of her life that feels like a reprieve. It has been a bonding and meditative experience where she can release worries and struggles and just be present in the moment with her children. She uses breastfeeding as a time to recharge, learn about things that interest her, and connect with her kids. It has also been empowering.

In this episode of Poised & Powerful Podcast, Shanti Geiser and I discuss the following:

  • Having a pre-pandemic baby vs. a pandemic baby and what those experiences were like.
  • The ups and downs of hospital birth vs. home birth (in two different states), NICU stays, weaning, and extended breastfeeding. 
  • What it’s like when you truly have a supportive birth and pediatric support when you need that. 
  • Ultimately do what works best for you first, as a mom and as a breastfeeding parent, and taking time to take care of yourself.

Breastfeeding is a service to your baby, but it should also be an empowering experience. Do breastfeeding for you and listen to your body.

Learn more about Poised & Powerful and Sarah at https://poisedpowerfulparenthood.com/interviews


Facebook Shanti would love to be a resource for anyone considering extended breastfeeding or chatting on parenting topics. 

Shanti recommends: Kai Chi Do for embodied meditation. She’s been practicing with her dad (its founder!) since childhood.




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Angela Garbes on the Science of Breastfeeding

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