Podcast Episode #153

Spilling the Milk with Talissa Triffitt

Spilling the Milk with Talissa Triffitt

Today’s chat is all about Caesarean births, juggling motherhood with three children and a business, and mental health challenges.

This is chat is part of our Spilling the Milk series where I chat with mums about their pregnancy journey, birth story, recovery and motherhood.

Today I chat with Talissa Triffitt who is not only a mum of three but the Founder and Director of one of Australia’s largest and most loved lactation brands – Made to Milk.

Talissa started baking lactation cookies in her home kitchen in 2016 after the birth of her first child and now with three children in her home she continues to level up in both business and motherhood.

In today’s episode Talissa shares her story about her caesarean births, her recovery, her mental health, and juggling motherhood and work life with three children.

In this episode of the “Spilling the Milk” podcast, we dive into a candid conversation with Talissa Triffitt, a mother of three and the founder of a successful lactation brand. Talissa shares her experiences with cesarean births, postpartum recovery, mental health challenges, and the balancing act of motherhood and entrepreneurship.

From Lactation Cookies to Two Thriving Brands

Talissa started baking lactation cookies in 2016 after the birth of her first child.

Over the years, her passion for supporting breastfeeding moms led her to establish two ecommerce brands, specializing in lactation products and breastfeeding activewear.

Challenging the Stigma Around Cesarean Births

Talissa addresses the stigma often associated with cesarean births and highlights the importance of open discussions on the topic.

She advocates for empowerment through being informed and advocating for one’s birth preferences.

Empowering Cesarean Birth Experiences

Talissa shares her personal cesarean birth experiences and discusses specific requests she made to enhance her birthing experience, such as delayed cord clamping and creating a personalized playlist during surgery.

She emphasizes the value of being informed and proactively communicating with healthcare providers.

Navigating Breastfeeding Challenges

Talissa opens up about her struggles with breastfeeding after the birth of her first child, including difficulties with expressing colostrum, mastitis, and low milk supply.

She recounts her discovery of a recipe for lactation cookies, which significantly increased her milk supply and motivated her to share the cookies with other moms facing similar challenges.

Balancing Recovery and Motherhood

Talissa discusses her recovery from cesarean births and acknowledges the impatience and desire to be active that can often hinder the healing process.

She emphasizes the importance of being kind to oneself, listening to one’s body, and gradually increasing physical activity post-surgery.

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Motherhood

Talissa delves into the emotional and mental challenges of motherhood, highlighting the discrepancy between the expectations of her active mind and the physical limitations of postpartum recovery.

She stresses the importance of patience, self-care, and seeking professional support, sharing her positive experiences with therapy as a means of offloading emotional burdens.

Juggling Multiple Responsibilities

Talissa candidly discusses the juggle of motherhood, whether as a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, and acknowledges the burdens faced by women in managing multiple responsibilities.

She emphasizes the significance of open conversations and the reassurance that comes from knowing other women share similar experiences.

Made to Milk: A Journey of Supporting Breastfeeding Moms

Talissa introduces her business, Made to Milk, which initially focused on lactation cookies but has expanded over the past seven years.

She highlights the importance of seeking professional advice from lactation consultants or healthcare professionals while acknowledging the potential benefits of lactation cookies for some mothers.

Finding Support and Connection

Talissa encourages listeners to connect with her brands, Made to Milk and The Milk Boutique, on social media platforms, where she and her team share valuable insights and create a supportive community.

Exclusive discount codes are offered to podcast listeners, providing an opportunity to explore and benefit from the products offered.

Conclusion: The episode concludes with gratitude for the opportunity to share and discuss the multifaceted journey of motherhood. Talissa’s insights on cesarean births, recovery, mental health, and juggling responsibilities offer support and encouragement to all mothers navigating their own unique paths.

Episode Links

Telehealth with Physio Kath

Preparing for birth Pelvic health checklist

Free 7 Day Trial Pregnancy Workouts

Free 7 Day Trial Postnatal Workouts

FitNest Mama Website

Instagram @fitnestmama

Talissa’s Instagram: @talissa.triffitt
Made to Milk Website: 
Discount code: FITNESTMAMA10
 for 10% off first time orders on both @themilkboutique and @madetomilk



All information is general in nature and doesn’t substitute individualised assessment, treatment and diagnosis.  If you have any questions or concerns please consult your healthcare provider.

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