Here’s my latest post on the giggle GAB blog. It’s about how to continue breastfeeding when you have to go back to work. Here’s an excerpt:
First of all, being pregnant is work. Giving birth is work. And raising kids is work. You may not get paid for it, but it does require physical and mental exertion and long hours.
Now that we got that out there, let’s put it aside and focus on what happens when you’ve got to get back to the office. How are you going to handle those meetings, conference calls and work trips while continuing to breastfeed? With multi-tasking of course. Spend your maternity leave establishing a good breastfeeding routine. Feed your baby on demand, whenever she shows signs of hunger. Make sure she’s latching on well for each feeding and gaining weight. And if you are having any discomfort or problems, get help as soon as possible from a lactation consultant. It will be harder to take the time to get advice once you’ve gone back to the office…
For the rest of the blog post, continue reading here at the giggle GAB site.