• Download the full 40 page report• Download the 2-page recommendations In 2018 my son's Maplewood, NJ, elementary school principal was suspended for allegedly not allowing a lactating teacher time to pump, resulting in mastitis. I remember saying to myself, "Seriously!? At MY school?!" As an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) and active PTA… Continue reading Pumping at Work for Teachers: A Guide for State and School District Policies
“This is not normal. This is not how it's supposed to be. No one's experience has ever looked like yours." I'm finding myself saying this over and over again lately. In my virtual video consults. In my weekly Zoom support group. While messaging back and forth with clients. “Your maternity leave wasn’t supposed to be… Continue reading This is not normal: Postpartum in the time of COVID
Two weeks ago, I woke up on a Friday morning and my world was spinning out of control... So I had to call on my village. Actually, they called on me.
Breastfeeding and chestfeeding can be quite challenging at first. You do NOT have to do this alone! A kind, warm face with lots of knowledge and a solid plan for how to navigate the next days and weeks can feel like a lifesaver in a storm. “Thank you, this was SO helpful” is my favorite… Continue reading Having a baby feeding issue?
When things aren't going well with nursing, seeking help from a lactation consultant can make a world of difference. In addition to being tired, stressed, and hormonal, feeling like you can't feed your baby can lead to frustration and self-doubt. I've worked with hundreds of families to improve their current situation. I am always honored… Continue reading What happens at a lactation visit