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I approach breastfeeding with the humor, tough love, and compassion that you would get from a close friend (you know, the one who calls you out when you aren’t being your best self).

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Products, Resources & Support Katie Trusts

Products Breastfeeding Resources Mental Health Resources Jennifer Ewald, LCSW, M.ED & Jenn Sellito-Penoza, LCSW www.skylandswellness.com https://www.willowcounselingservicesde.com/ Certified Nurse Midwife, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  sunrisementalhealthandmidwifery.com/  Pelvic Floor

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Boobs

Nipple Shields

You should be using a size Medium unless specifically directed otherwise. Shields are fitted based upon your nipple diameter, not based upon the size of the baby’s mouth.

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Feeding

Breastfeeding & Solids

The two largest health organizations that health care providers reference for recommendations related to the care of children are the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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Feeding

Cleaning Pump Parts

How you clean your pump parts will depend on your set up at work and the total time you have designated for pumping. Do you have access to a sink? A microwave?

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Strategy

Pumping at Work

If you’re exclusively pumping, you know how many total daily stimulations you have and can figure out how many of those stimulations will need to land during your work day.

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Freezer Stash

Work Milk  Plan to have about three daycare days worth of milk in your freezer. Label this “WORK MILK.”  For most who work an eight

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