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....
A Few Suggestions for Dealing with Co-Workers

A Few Suggestions for Dealing with Co-Workers

Seek to understand coworker concerns and work together to find solutions. Let coworkers know that breastfeeding is not only the healthiest choice for you and your baby, it also helps lower the company’s health care costs. If other workers do not understand the...
Helpful Tips for Approaching Your Supervisor

Helpful Tips for Approaching Your Supervisor

What You Should Expect from Your Supervisor You should expect: Clear information on your employer’s lactation policy and support services Flexible breaks allowing you to express milk on your natural schedule during working hours (you generally have to make up the lost...
10 Ways Dads Can Help Ensure Breastfeeding Success

10 Ways Dads Can Help Ensure Breastfeeding Success

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (January 2011) noted that family members were important people in a new mother’s life. Dads needed to have the opportunity to learn just as much about breastfeeding as the new mom … and...
A Note to Women Field Workers & Route Drivers

A Note to Women Field Workers & 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 set...