After returning to work, many breastfeeding moms have questions about pumping schedules and strategies. How much milk will you need to pump while you are away from your baby? How do you calculate how often you should pump at work? And how do you store and transfer your pumped breast milk? (more…)
Returning to work and leaving your little nursling behind can be a very challenging experience in itself. Add having to balance work and pumping breaks and it tends to make every working mom who breastfeeds extra anxious. How does that stress affect breastfeeding and what can we do to rise above and continue producing that liquid gold for our babies? I’m here to help you figure it out.
I initially returned to work after 12 weeks, which is a very common time for moms in the US to return to work as most moms return between 6-12 weeks postpartum. Since my MiL was caring for my son I was able to go home during lunch time for a quick nursing session but I had to continue pumping throughout the rest of the day. (more…)
Breastfeeding twins can be challenging, especially when the babies are late preterm. What are some of the ways these babies behave differently? What should you know before attempting to tandem nurse? Plus, some great advice for managing triple feedings: breastfeeding, supplementation and pumping. (more…)
We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children’s first year of life. At nine months, what does their breastfeeding relationship look like? What is reverse cycling and how is it impacting one of our panelists? Plus, the challenge of keeping up your milk supply and maintaining a full-time job. (more…)
We continue our series, Breastfeeding Expectations, where we follow three breastfeeding moms through the children’s first year of life. At eight months, how do you deal with a distracted baby? Does a constantly distracted baby mean the baby is weaning herself from the breast? Plus, the challenges of pumping in the workplace. Do you feel boobytrapped? (more…)