Breastfeeding and Returning to Work: What every mama needs to know to be successful
Modern breastfeeding moms face many challenges along their breastfeeding journey. One of the major obstacles moms face is going back to work. The CDC reports that in 2014, only 24.9% of infants were exclusively breast fed for six months in the US and 46.6% were exclusively breastfed through three months of age (CDC, 2017). Many mothers in the US return to work after six to twelve weeks of maternity leave. These statistics demonstrate what a huge effect returning to work can have on the breastfeeding relationship.
The purpose of this class is to provide mothers who are returning to work with the tools they need to be successful while continuing their breastfeeding journey. This class will cover important topics such as building your stash of milk, maintaining your pump and parts, techniques to maximize output, breastmilk storage, introducing a bottle and bottle feeding, making pumping comfortable and effective, and pumping schedules.
Feel free to bring your little ones and partner to this class. Please bring your breast pump and accessories with you to the class.
When: Tuesday June 12th from 6-7:30 PM
About the Instructor:
Meghan Miller is a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant at a local hospital. Meghan is a mother and advocate for women who are determined to be successful in their breastfeeding goals.