Support for Employed Mothers
Are you a working mom? You are not alone! More than half of today's mothers return to work while their babies are small. In the prenatal breastfeeding class, information and discussion are provided to ensure a smoother transition back to work. Special concerns
of the employed mother include day care options, household organization and expression/storage of mother's milk. Full and partial breastfeeding options are discussed.
Breast pumps are demonstrated with discussion of the advantages of each. Information on obtaining pumps will be offered at your request.
When and how often should I feed my baby?
Anytime the baby shows signs of hunger (sucking on hands, licking lips, rooting) the mother should attempt to breast-feed. Some newborns breast-feed more frequently than others, and some newborns feed several times in a row, also known as "cluster feeding." This is very normal breast-feeding behavior.
How long should I breast feed?
Breast-feed as long as the baby desires. The feeding is over when the baby no longer actively breast-feeds even when stimulating or tickling the baby. To detach the baby, place a clean finger into the corner of the baby's mouth to break the suction. Please remember to be patient with breastfeeding progress - it will become easier with continued patience and time.