Working Moms

An interesting perspective from a working mom … Once a high-profile manager, Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child of my own.” The stigma of having to be 100% at the office, at the job, at the late meetings is something she is now working to change. For years, Katharine would frown upon those working mothers. She would have no problem scheduling late meetings. In the male-dominated workplace, a woman has to play hard ball. Working moms weren't...
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New Take on Skin to Skin After Giving Birth

A cesarean may now be able to be more like a birth than an operation. The concept is to put newborns immediately on the mother's chest for skin-to-skin contact. This new take on skin to skin after giving birth has been used around the globe, but isn't normal practice here in the States. It is procedure that more and more moms can utilize to make the process seem more like a birth than surgery. From a recent article: "Changes like this can make a big difference," says Dr. William Camann, the d...
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Pumping at work

Pumping at work doesn't have to be that difficult. Many companies across the nation are beginning to take larger strides to support their employees in their choice to breastfeed. One manager went above and beyond to ensure his staff was well equipped to handle pumping at work. When Brandon Wright, store manager for Goodwill Industries in Lafayette, IN, learnedworkplace1 that two of his employees were pregnant, he wasted no time letting them know that if they planned to breastfeed, he would pr...
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5 Cool Things No One Every Told You About Nighttime Breastfeeding

1) Did anyone ever tell you that… Studies have shown that breastfeeding moms actually get MORE sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts? Yes.. you’re tired, but you did read that correctly! According to one study, breastfeeding parents got 40-45 minutes more sleep per night on average during the first 3 months postpartum. Over a 3 month period, that is A LOT more sleep! And, research also tells us that all that extra sleep is very important for mom’s mental health and serves to decrease ...
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