Breastfeeding Mothers who Travel for Work

Breastfeeding Mothers who Travel for Work

Continuing to breastfeed when you return to the workplace strengthens the important bond between you and your baby, and it also has important health benefits for both of you. After a while, expressing milk becomes nearly second nature. But if you travel on business...
A Note to Women Field Workers and Route Drivers

A Note to Women Field Workers and Route Drivers

Sadly, little has been done so far for women who do not work near offices but drive around all day, women who work for utility companies (for example, Con Edison, Verizon), delivery services (like UPS), cable companies, and similar occupations.  Some companies have...
Non-Traditional Employment

Non-Traditional Employment

EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR PUMPING STATION LOCATIONS Closets or storage space can be converted to pumping stations. Private and secure conference rooms or empty offices can be rotated as needed. In many cities, field inspectors and other patrolling workers use...
Finding out Your Employer’s Lactation Policy

Finding out Your Employer’s Lactation Policy

If your employer doesn’t have a publicly announced lactation policy, or if you have problems with or questions about the announced policy, you should raise the issue early in your pregnancy. You don’t even have to wait until you are pregnant. Providing...
Preparing to Return to Work While Nursing

Preparing to Return to Work While Nursing

Pregnancy is the best time to prepare for breastfeeding and returning to work. Attend prenatal classes available at your hospital, workplace, WIC clinic, or private physician clinic Attend La Leche League meetings to learn more about how to combine breastfeeding and...
Finding Support with other Breastfeeding Mothers

Finding Support with other Breastfeeding Mothers

Seek out other breastfeeding mothers at work and share experiences and tips through e-mail or even a monthly lunchtime mothers’ support meeting. If there are no other breastfeeding women at work, ask your local hospital for information about local mothers’ groups....