Successful Breastfeeding Blog
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Are you going back to work soon? It might not be what you want to think about while holding your precious and perfectly adorable baby, but it’s probably a reality for you if you’re here. You've probably put a lot of time and effort into establishing your breastfeeding relationship, some of you more than others if you're really struggled. You might have JUST FINALLY found your stride so the idea of going back to work might be the last thing you want to worry about. I have some good and bad news for you. The bad being you do need to start thinking about it before you actually go back. The good news is that everything you need to plan for your SUCCESSFUL transition back to work has already been researched and put together for you.
You need to start preparing yourself ahead of time because the truth is, 80% of women give up breastfeeding within just weeks of going back to work. Those might sound like really scary odds, but it doesn’t have to be if you prepare yourself and come up with a plan for success.
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Kelly Maher, CLE, CLC was a breastfeeding, working mother herself. She struggled through her transition back to work at a breastfeeding clinic and saw her clients struggle time and time again when they did the same. She realized there was a need for better support for working moms so she made it her mission to figure out WHY 80% of women give up on their breastfeeding goals at work and HOW she can help.
Thankfully for all the mamas going back to work soon, this was a few years ago and Kelly has learned SO MUCH she can share with you to help you succeed. Her biggest piece of advice to take away from all of this is that you need a plan. Most things in life need a plan if you want to succeed, so why would you treat breastfeeding at work any differently?
You're going to need a plan for things like..
These are just a few things Kelly is going to talk to you about in this webinar. Kelly is able to explain to you WHY each of these pieces are so important, the obstacles you might face with them, and HOW to overcome them. Another sad truth is that most people you need to involve in your plan are typically not immediately on board with supporting your goals. This isn’t even their fault because they’re typically not breastfeeding and working experts. Thankfully they don’t have to be, because Kelly is and you’re about to learn so much from her.
The best part of Kelly Maher’s advice? You can continue to enjoy your maternity leave with your little one. You can avoid tons of research and worry getting in the way of your time. All the research and worry has already been done for you. Learn more by signing up for Kelly's Pump Like a Boss Webinar below.
My name is Kaitlyn and I'm one of the team members at Successful Breastfeeding. Before I had my son, I signed up for the prenatal class and got SO MUCH HELP as a client. Then I fell in love with the community, saw all of the moms and babies Successful Breastfeeding was able to help, and practically begged to work for them. Now I'm the keeper of the things, professional commiserater, AND working on becoming a certified lactation counselor. For real though, I love working for this company because I get to work from home, be with my son, AND help women with their breastfeeding journey. Get virtual breastfeeding support when you need it and your back to work support when it's time to go back. Your breastfeeding journey is the #1 priority here.
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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