We'll talk about the right pump for your needs, flange fit, how much breastmilk your baby needs, and how to help your baby with the transition to daycare / nanny / babysitter.
Working moms need to know how and when to pump. They need to know bottles and milk storage and flexibility. You can totally do this, and we can help.
Returning to work? You're not alone.
When you are busy feeding your baby and changing diapers, grasping for those couple of extra minutes of that oh so precious shut eye, attempting showers and maybe reading a book, taking a walk, or doing some dishes, (or hey, maybe you’ll eat three hot meals today!) it’s really kind of hard to wrap your mind around your return to work or school. It’s not just about the pumping, it’s about the EVERYTHING that is involved with going back.
Maybe you are totally pumped to get back to work and do your thing, but you have questions about how (your very trusted and awesome) care provider will soothe your baby while you are gone (after all, you are super good at that).
Perhaps you have no idea what to pack in your baby’s daily bag - how many diapers do they need? How many extra sets of clothes? Do they need a pacifier? How will the care provider heat the milk? Should they heat the milk? Should I pack toys? Blankets?
There are all sorts of these questions you may be asking about the -how-on-earth-does-all-of-this-work-
and on top of that, you have to figure out pumping. EVERYTHING pumping - what kind of schedule do I need? Will I make enough milk? How do I store it? What do I need to pack for pumping? How do I talk to my employer about pumping? How much milk will my baby need? What if I don’t pump that much milk? And so on and so on!
There are so many questions. And for every question, there are a thousand Google rabbit holes.
That’s where we come in.
When we hang out and chat about your work return, we chat about EVERYTHING. Your travel time, things you may need for pumping, things (and information!) your baby’s care provider needs to make sure they are supportive in how you want to feed your baby, your schedule, your pump routine, your flange fit, your needs, your wants, your goals. Everything.
This takes so much pressure off of going back to work. It makes it easier to get back to class. You have one less thing to spend your moments focusing on, and you can aim all of that focus towards your absolutely perfect and new human.
You can do this. You can do this well and with confidence. You are not alone, and we’d love to help.