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!
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?
So, you're planning your family. What work benefits can help you along the way? In this episode, learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and other programs that can help you during this transition.
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?
Life can be hectic as a working mom- juggling your job, family and your sanity! But what about food? Sometimes we eat our emotions away when we are stressed out. So, as breastfeeding and pumping moms, how do we balance what we eat? What are some key ingredients you can quickly add to each meal to give you strength and help with milk supply?
If you’re a breastfeeding mom going back to work, pumping is just part of your daily routine. But that routine can definitely become more challenging if you need to travel for work. Whether you’re traveling across town or across the country, how do you make the most of your travel experience? How do you maintain your pumping breaks through airports and bus rides? How do you store your milk and make sure it follows all the TSA guidelines? And how do you stay sane throughout the whole process?
If you need to be away from your baby, most breastfeeding moms think of pumping or perhaps using donor milk. But what about having another mother breastfeed your baby? It’s called wet nursing or cross nursing and it’s been around a lot longer than breast pumps- that’s for sure. What’s the history of wet nursing in the United States? And how are moms using it today? Real moms share their real experience.
Working with twins? Is it really possible? Not everyone can afford full-time childcare, so what other options do you have if the traditional model of full-time work isn't an option? Where should you look for jobs that are a little more flexible? How can you adjust your resume if you've been out of work for awhile? And what about the possibility of starting your own business?
We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their ninth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?
We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their eighth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?
We continue our 12 month series which follows three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. At seven months, how our moms coping with teething, scratching and pinching at the breast? Plus, one mother's attempt at reverse cycling.
Our series continues as we explore what our breastfeeding moms are doing now that their babies are five months old. What does breastfeeding a five month old really look like? What about eating routines, milk supply and nursing in public?