Pumping at work: Awesome Help for Working Moms
Are you heading back to work after your maternity leave and feeling anxious about pumping?
It’s hard enough leaving your baby who you’ve been able to spend so much precious time with just to end up leaving them for 8 hours a day! It’s even harder if you breastfed them and feel like you can’t continue!
Well, you can continue to give your baby your milk and get the support you need to pump your milk at work!
Pumping at work law
Pumping at work is more common today than ever before so if you are a new mom, you’re in luck! Most work places today understand or even encourage pumping at work since the new law has been passed for moms.
Literally one year after I had my daughter, a wonderful law was passed for breastfeeding mothers! This law is called “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” and it provides not only a break time but also a place for mothers who are hourly wage-earning and some salaried employees (non-exempt) to express milk at their work place in safe and private area.
The best part of this law is that this place must not be a bathroom! (This was the issue I ran into often the year before this law was passed.)
For more questions about this law and for extra support talking to your employer, visit the United State Breastfeeding Committee page!
My experience with pumping at work
Honestly, what I went through pumping at work would be illegal today! I’m not even kidding. When I had my first daughter 9 years ago, breastfeeding wasn’t as common as today. The majority of women I knew either didn’t breastfeed at all or did but only for the first few weeks.
I can’t tell you how many women would say to me (when my daughter was only 4 months old), “You’re STILL nursing her?” I swear, so many people would ask me this every month and roll their eyes because I was still breastfeeding my baby past the first month!
Thankfully, today is much different!
It’s amazing how much can change over 9 years and I’m so happy things are easier for women than years ago!
I literally had no place to pump! I either had to go in my car, use the office at work, stop at home quick if I was driving from job to job, or worse – pump in a liquor closet! (I’m not even kidding about that one! I bartended on the weekends and that was the only place I could have privacy!!) I was annoyed about it but I wasn’t mad because it wasn’t as common then and I didn’t mind. I just wanted to make sure my daughter was able to still get my breast milk even when I couldn’t be with her! This was soooo important to me!
So what do you need to prepare you for pumping at work?
You can read this post here about the breast pumping bag must haves every mom needs to breastfeed successfully! Be sure to pack these essentials and it will help you be prepared for the long day ahead away from your baby!👇
Keeping up with your milk supply while at work
Don’t feel discouraged about keeping up with your milk supply or being able to pump enough. There are great lactation supplements and teas you can take to keep your milk supply just as great as it was when you were home with your baby! Here are a few of my favorites below!
The most important thing you can do to keep up with your milk supply while working is to pump when your baby would normally eat. If you miss a feeding, this can cause your milk supply to drop. It can be stressful but if you have support at work and are able to take pumping breaks when needed, this won’t happen. Creating a pumping break schedule is best to have prepared so you can let your employer know ahead of time.
Taking a pumping class while you are on maternity leave will help you prepare for this new journey and make sure you are confident for pumping at work!
This pumping class will answer any questions you have and get you prepared for your hardest first few weeks back at work!
A Pumping Class
A pumping class you ask?
Yes, a pumping class would’ve been gold to me years ago! I had no idea what to do with the breast milk, how long I could store the milk, what essentials I needed to pack for work to pump, or what rights I had as a breastfeeding mom!
If you just had your baby and your maternity leave is about to end, then The Ultimate Back To Work Pumping Class is perfect for you!! Even if you are still pregnant, this is the best time to sign up for this affordable and helpful pumping class!
This class will help you pump like a pro and continue your breastfeeding journey with your precious baby for as long as you’d like!
The BEST part about this class is that you can take it in your pjs! No need to drag your baby out in the cold or your pregnant self! Curl up with a blanket and grab your iPad and watch away!
What will this pumping class cover?
The Ultimate Going Back To Work Pumping Class will cover every question you have and more to help you feel confident and ready to pump at your workplace!
- A strategy to maximize your milk expression
- 4 ways to help prepare you while on maternity leave to build your own freezer stash! This is huge! This stash will help give you piece of mind knowing that your baby has enough milk while you’re at work!
- Tips to ease your transition from being home with your newborn to going to work
- Tips on how to get your baby to take a bottle! This was my biggest problem with my last two babies. I tried so many different bottles and nothing would work. Taking a class like this to prepare me and my baby for a bottle would have been priceless!
- What to do if you aren’t producing enough milk
- A step-by-step plan to go over with your employer so they know you will need pumping breaks, how often, and where. Having a plan will help ease your mind and make this important transition much smoother for both you and your baby!
There’s even more!! You get 13 videos, a pro pumping ebook, class notes, a bonus video and a 30 day money back guarantee!
What’s even better? This was all created from a certified lactation educator and she also happen to be a mom of 3!
To learn more about The Ultimate Back To Work Pumping Class, click here or the photos below! 👇
Another great class to take for pregnant and new moms to get them all the answers they need to breastfeed their baby is here👇
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