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Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work

by Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
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There has to be an easier way! Many women returning to work after the birth of a baby find that the challenges are great…especially if they are breastfeeding, and the challenges range from lack of time and space to emotional and physical demands. The challenges are even greater for low-wage workers employed in more challenging, non-office settings, where private space options are much more difficult to identify, and where women often feel devalued and lack of confidence to speak up about their needs. For many women, discontinuing breastfeeding seems like the easiest “solution,” impacting maternal and infant health. This session will address the key issues of women returning to work, with workable solutions for supporting women with time and space for milk expression at work, and resources that can help.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify at least three major barriers to breastfeeding among employed women.
Objective 2: Identify at least two solutions for maintaining milk production after returning to work.
Objective 3: Name at least two ways to assist mothers in preparing for their return to work.