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?
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?
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.
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.
What should we be doing as parents to help prepare our kids for work and life? How can parents love and encourage their kids throughout life without becoming too involved?