Working Pumping Mamas Course
You are a breastfeeding mama who is planning on returning to work.
Most breastfeeding mothers feel confused, overwhelmed, and bewildered at the thought of leaving their baby and returning to work.
You probably have a lot of questions:
How much milk do I need to store in my freezer before I return to work?
How many times will I need to pump while at work?
How much should my baby drink from a bottle while we are apart?
But most importantly: How do I cope with the sadness I am feeling about leaving my baby?
Returning to work does not have to mean the end of breastfeeding.
At the end of this program, you will:
- Know exactly how much milk you need to store in your freezer (and how to collect that milk when your baby is nursing all the time!)
- Understand how your breastfed baby should be bottle-fed and how to communicate these instructions to your childcare provider
- Feel confident in keeping track of your milk supply and how to respond if your supply dips
- Understand how to nourish and encourage a direct breastfeeding relationship when you and your baby are together
- Take the necessary steps to avoid burnout and overwhelm
- Connect with hundreds of other Working Pumping Mamas just like you and combat the isolation and stress that can accompany being a working mama
- Step back into work clear about why you are working and trusting that your baby is in safe hands
- Actively involve your partner or support person in the back-to-work process so you have a teammate!
Address the feelings: Journaling and Reflection
- There are a lot of mixed feelings that accompany the transition back to work. Whatever you may be experiencing, it is important to explore these feelings so that you can move through them and get down to the business of working and pumping.
- Take a moment to think about the big picture of being a working, pumping mama. Why do you work? What example do you want to set for your children?
- Craft affirmations to help you move through intense feelings.
Your Freezer Stash: The pulse of your milk supply.
- Learn exactly how much milk you need in your freezer before you return to work (hint: it is less than you think).
- Learn exactly HOW to get milk into your freezer
- Strategically use your freezer stash as a way to make sure your milk supply doesn’t suffer without you realizing it.
- What if you have a low milk supply? There’s specific information for this! Your freezer stash is critical!
- Do you have overactive lipase (does your milk spoil when it freezes?) Learn how to know and what to do about it.
- How to manage surplus freezer milk (this is your fun milk!)
- Everything you need to know about storing, freezing & warming.
- What is your Magic Pumping Number? How many times do you need to pump at work to protect your milk supply (and your nursing relationship at home?)
- Learn pumping rules and techniques to get the most amount of milk in the least amount of time.
- Learn what size flanges you should be using.
- Relaxation and breathing methods to help express milk
- Downloadable pumping log
The WPM Balancing Act
- Build an ideal, realistic daily schedule.
- Learn how to add working and pumping into your already busy beautiful life.
- Return of your menstrual cycle: what is means for milk supply.
- Start worry about what you feed yourself as much as you worry about what you feed your baby.
- Flange fit
- Hands-free pumping
- Hand pumping
- Hands-on Pumping
- Paced bottle-feeding- 2 ways
Access to TWO private Facebook communities
Not only will you get access to the BB Mamas page, but you will also be added to the page exclusive for the Balanced Breastfeeding Working Pumping Mamas.
WPM Facebook page is an active community of Moms who are currently pumping at work or who have pumped at work in the past. They are on the front lines, doing the hard work everyday. They are the best resource for new products, tricks and hacks (like if you forget a pump part). They also personally understand the reality of the struggles a WPM encounters: communicating with childcare, scheduling use of the pump rooms, responding to a dipping milk supply, or living on very little sleep.
If you can’t find the answer to your question in the years of past posts, chances are there are dozens of mamas pumping at work right now who are happy to respond to your question!
Educating yourself about how to protect your precious breastfeeding relationship is the first step toward working, pumping, and continuing to breastfeed for as long as you’d like.
This course helps you create a strategic plan and eliminates the unknowns that often lead to those undesired breastfeeding outcomes:
Burnout, loss of your milk supply, isolation and loneliness, baby refusing to directly breastfeed when you are home together, resentment toward your partner