Episodes
We know iron is important, but did you know that your needs change dramatically throughout different stages of life? From supporting pregnancy to your child's growth and development, iron plays a pivotal role - but how do we make sure we are getting enough, and how do we know if we are deficient?Today on the podcast Renee, our beautiful dietician steps in for Luka to chat with Kate and explore the vital role of iron throughout various stages of life. From preconception to pregnancy, postpartu...
Published 07/16/24
Published 07/16/24
If you're looking for some inspiration - this is the episode for you. Our guest today proves that you can overcome anything, and is an absolute force - an amputee mama normalising ‘different’ to inspire other women to feel seen, heard and less alone. She's our kind of girl.This week on the podcast we are thrilled to welcome the incredible Jessica Quinn. Jess is an all round inspirational woman - she is an advocate for disability awareness, body acceptance, and diversity, an author, a model, c...
Published 07/09/24
We all want the best for our children's health, and dental health is no exception. But how do we actually achieve this to ensure their smiles stay bright and healthy (and we aren't spending a fortune on dental bills in the future)?In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Staci Whitman to answer all your burning questions about children's dental health.Doctor Staci is on a mission to create a cavity-free world. She founded one of the first Functional Paediatric Dental Offices in the world, where ...
Published 07/02/24
It’s no secret that becoming parents can profoundly impact your relationship. So, what exactly happens to relationships when you throw parenting into the mix? And can we safe guard our relationship against conflict and other challenges? In today's episode, we speak with Elly Taylor to explore the complexities of relationships after having children.When Elly became a relationship counsellor and a new mother at the same time, she was shocked that nobody had prepared her and her husband for the ...
Published 06/25/24
It is said that mothers lose more than 2 months of sleep in their baby's first year of life. Who else feels exhausted just reading that? So if the change is inevitable, what can you do support yourself and maximise the energy and resources you have available during this time? Today's episode is a 2-for-1 guide with Luka & Kate as well as a personal reflection from the beautiful Kirsten Shanks.Kirsten Shanks is the founder and CEO of Orchard St. - a beautiful business with four iconic Sydn...
Published 06/18/24
Why is it, that the one time you would really appreciate luscious, thick hair - when you're feeling sleep deprived, covered in milk and baby spit up, and likely haven't showered for a few days - your hair starts falling out! And more importantly, is there anything that can be done? We let today's expert fill us in.Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition. Her work is known for being res...
Published 06/11/24
When we think of winter, we often think of cost knits, hot chocolate... oh and those dreaded winter coughs and colds that seem to linger for months on end!To unpack all things coughs and winter viruses we are joined by the wonderful Dr Rob McLeod. Dr. Rob is a Specialist General Paediatrician who lives in the Illawarra with his family. He works both publicly and privately in the hospital as well as offering telehealth appointments via Cub Care.Rob is also the Co-Founder of Australia’s first a...
Published 06/04/24
While we excitedly wait for 9 months to meet our babies, the reality for many women is that the birth they have been hoping for may not be the one they experience. Many women are left feeling physically and emotionally shaken, confused, overwhelmed or many other distressing emotions that amount to birth trauma - something that is not always easy to discuss.So today we are joined by the incredible Bernadette Lack - a midwife, creator and founder of Core and Floor Restore and co-creator of Moth...
Published 05/28/24
Unsolicited advice... it seems to be a rite of passage when you become a mum. But how much of it is worth listening to? And how much is outrageously incorrect! This week we break down some of the bad parenting advice you have been given... not that we are experts either!For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us…Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3Kate Holm - naturopath, nutritionist, cli...
Published 05/21/24
Are you done having kids? Or just needing a pause from the potential of another one right now? Not quite ready for the snip? Or uncertain if hormonal birth control is suitable? So many questions that shouldn't be answered by Google, so this week we bring in the expert, Lara Briden - also known as the period revolutionary - to answer all the questions on contraception.Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual, Hormone Repair Manual, and Metab...
Published 05/14/24
Mother's Day can bring such a mix of emotions - love, happiness, joy, but sometimes longing, grief and sadness. We send our love to all mothers or those wishing to be mothers at this time. In a very special tribute to Mother's Day we are joined by the beautiful Ashley Hart who so beautifully and vulnerably shares her journey to becoming a mother in the same year that she lost her own mother.Ashley is an Australian model, yogi, mother and all round gorgeous human who sadly lost her own mother ...
Published 05/07/24
We have shifted gears this week from babies and toddlers to tweens and teens - and surprisingly there are many similarities! As this is an age group Luka and Kate know nothing about (yet!) we have picked the brain of super-mum of 5, Courtney Adamo to shed some light on what's to come...Courtney is a mother of five with kids aged 7 to 19, so is more than experienced in this topic. She is also a creative businesswoman, blogger and author, and has worked in the parenting lifestyle arena for the ...
Published 04/30/24
Everyone speaks about "the village" in motherhood, but many women are wondering where this elusive village is hiding, and instead are facing feelings of loneliness or longing for more connection. So on this very special episode of the podcast we invite four of Luka's best girlfriends to chat all about making friends as a mum.Welcome to Boob to Food the podcast Hannah, Katie, Judith and Kobe (Luka and Kate are here too to moderate all the chatting!)In this podcast we discussMoving from a diffe...
Published 04/23/24
Have you noticed pesky areas of mould or damp in your home? Do you just wipe it away and hope for the best, or have you been freaking out (like Kate) that it is negatively impacting your health? Or maybe mould has never crossed your mind! Whichever applies to you, today's episode will have you feeling informed and empowered. Alexx Stuart spurred the Low Tox movement when starting her blog Low Tox Life in 2010 - She's now a 12 x best selling author with 2 books, Low Tox Life and Low Tox Life...
Published 04/16/24
We always hear that protein is important... but what even is it? Why is everyone on social media always talking about it? And how (and how much!?) do I get it into my diet when I'm a busy mum? Help! On today's episode, we dedicate a whole "help me" segment to all things protein for mums. We took your questions on instagram, and answer the what, the why, the how and more. For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us… Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk...
Published 04/09/24
Does your child struggle with poor sleep? Are they behind their peers with milestones? Or seeming to pick up every infection going around? If you have questions about ear, nose and throat health (or even if you don't!) then today's episode is for you. We were honoured to interview the incredible and highly esteemed Professor Kelvin Kong - a proud Worimi man, otolaryngology, head and neck surgeon (in fact Australia's first Indigenous surgeon), NAIDOC person of the year, wonderful father, and...
Published 04/02/24
As if starting solids isn't overwhelming enough, we also have to think about introducing allergens. Is my baby going to have a reaction? How will I know? When is the right time to start? Help! On today's episode, we dedicate a whole "help me" episode to the hot topic of introducing allergens. We completely understand that this can be a stressful time for many families, and while we wish there could be certainty, the fact is there is no way of knowing 100% whether or not your little one will...
Published 03/26/24
It is so adorable when our little ones say words incorrectly (and you never want it to change!), but it can also be so frustrating for them when they can't communicate effectively. And like so many topics when it comes to parenting, you might find yourself asking "is this normal?" - today's guest has the answers. Emily is a certified practicing speech pathologist working and living in the South West of WA. She has worked across hospital, community, disability and private sectors for the past...
Published 03/19/24
Wasn't it just yesterday that Kate's third baby Imogen was born? Well it wasn't... because she is almost 6 months old and is getting ready to start solids! On today's episode, Kate is in the hot seat as Luka asks all things starting solids with her third bub. For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us… Luka McCabe - founder of Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3Kate Holm - naturopath, nutritionist,  clinical...
Published 03/12/24
Let us just apologise in advance for this delightful topic... but it was actually HIGHLY requested and it seems that having worms waving at you from your child's bum is somewhat of a parenting rite of passage! But also... eww... So to tackle all things worms and what we can do about it we are joined by the lovely Kelly Gibson, one of the senior naturopaths and nutritionists from our online clinic here at Boob to Food. Kelly is a mum of 2 with over a decade of clinical experience in holistic...
Published 03/05/24
This week we welcome Dr Billy Garvey back to the podcast to share his wisdom on all things tantrums... because let's face it, if we aren't already going through it, we probably will soon enough! Billy is a developmental paediatrician with nearly 20 years experience working with children in a number of settings. His clinical and research interests include child development and mental health, multidisciplinary collaboration, improving health literacy and promoting community engagement to...
Published 02/27/24
Navigating newborn life (especially with twins!) can be challenging at the best of times... but how do you cope when one of your twins requires surgery at only 14 hours old and you find yourself caught on a rollercoaster of medical complications? Dr Jess Montfort shares her incredibly moving experience on today's episode. Dr Jess is a consultant psychiatrist, university lecturer, and mum to 2 year old spirited twins living in Byron Bay, Australia. While she has extensive experience working...
Published 02/20/24
If you're like the hundreds of women who asked questions about this topic, then chances are you too are wondering where on earth your libido has gone, if it will ever come back and what sex really looks like after having babies. So we took it straight to expert, because let's be honest... Luka and Kate are both wondering the same thing! Juliet Allen is a global leading sexologist and mentor, well-known for her bold, straight-to-the-point manner and for authentically sharing her own experience...
Published 02/13/24
Gastro... the word that sends you running for the hills (or the toilet!), but unfortunately seems to strike most families from time to time (unless you're Kate who somehow seems to have avoided it so far). We receive so many questions about gastro each week - what to eat, how to recover, are there any supplements to take - so we decided to dedicated a whole episode to the delightful topic. And just a reminder, if you have any questions you would like answered in our "HELP!" segment - whether...
Published 02/06/24