There is a typical pattern in most of my doula clients. I see them immediately postpartum and we talk frequently by phone or email. Then as they settle into parenting, I don’t hear much from them. Until…
Until they return to work. At this point there is usually a scramble as the moms navigate the world of pumping at work and encounter issues like milk supply, plugged ducts, and reverse cycling.
Pumping is a learned skill. Unless you are simply swimming in milk, there are tricks to pumping. My favorite resource is www.workandpump.com. It is the only working/pumping mama website that dares to discuss how a freezer stash can undermine, how co-sleeping can help, and how care providers can overfeed the breastfed baby.
So if you’re heading back to work or if you know a mama who is struggling with pumping at work, check out this great website!