If you're breastfeeding and headed back to work- then you probably have pumping on the brain! What policies here in the U.S. help protect moms who need to schedule pumping breaks throughout the day? And what happens if you have a job where you can't really take typically pumping breaks? What are your options? We have some amazing mamas on this episode to give you some insight on what worked for them!
One of the hardest things a new mom can face is going back to work after having a baby. Learn more about pumping strategies that will help increase your milk supply and help simplify your schedule.
When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems like everyone has an opinion they want to share. But, that doesn't mean the information is always accurate. This episode explores common myths and misconceptions when it comes to milk supply.
Returning from maternity leave can be stressful enough, but dealing with an unsupportive employer can make the situation even worse. What are your pumping rights and how can you ensure these rights are properly enforced and upheld?
Expressed breast milk can be quite convenient considering our busy schedules. How can you help your baby go back and forth between breast and bottle?
It’s time to wean your baby, but how? Weaning from breastfeeding is one thing, but what about our pumping mamas out there? How do you wean when you’re primarily pumping for your baby? How long will it take? How do you know when you’re ready? And what are some of the challenges, both mentally and physically?
You may have planned to breastfeed your baby, but sometimes the circumstances make "pumping" expressed breast milk is the best option available to both mother and child. What are some of the main reasons moms exclusively pump and what are the possible benefits/challenges?
Going back to work after having your baby may seem daunting, but having support from your employer and colleagues definitely helps. How do you approach your employer about your pumping needs? Should you give your colleagues a “heads up” about what your schedule will be like when you return to work? And what do you do if things just aren’t working out as planned once you’re back at work?
We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?
Breast is always best for your newborn baby. But, there may be times when you're away from your baby and need some expressed breast milk. What types of breast pumps are available to you? We'll explain the basic features so you can determine what to put on your baby registry.