Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Episode 28-Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Breastfeeding in the workplace is an important topic for women since many new moms work full-time.

Although many women want to continue to breastfeed when they return to work, it can be a daunting experience. Many choose to give it up because they feel discouraged and unsupported.

Mary Muse, a International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, shares valuable information about the in’s and out’s of breastfeeding for new moms.

We discuss ways that employers can make the workplace a breastfeeding-friendly environment and the laws that have been enacted to allow women to nurse at work.

We also talk about how continuing to nurse has enormous health benefits for moms and babies, and how providing a breastfeeding-friendly workplace profits employers.

Finally, Mary gives advice to breastfeeding moms on what they can do to help make nursing in the workplace easier.

 

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Breastfeeding in the Workplace

More About Mary Muse

Mary Muse is the founder of Mary Muse Consulting, Every Family Breastfeeding. Since 2011, she has been practicing as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

In addition to her IBCLC certification, Mary holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Mary provides virtual prenatal breastfeeding classes and in-home breastfeeding consultations. She breastfed while working full-time. 

 

 

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Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Mary Muse will teach you the basics of breastfeeding basics from the comfort of your home. In this 90 minute one-to-one session with Mary, you and your partner will receive evidence-based, non-judgemental advice, and breastfeeding information from Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 15 years of experience helping families and teaching breastfeeding.

IBCLCs help with:

  • ✔ Prenatal counseling about the factors that may affect breastfeeding and lactation
  • ✔ Basic position and latch of the infant
  • ✔ Information about practices that promote successful breastfeeding and lactation
  • ✔ Preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby
  • ✔ Milk expression and storage for parents who must be separated from their babies
  • ✔ Strategies for breastfeeding and lactation after returning to work
  • ✔ Breastfeeding and lactation in challenging situations, such as feeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations.

Homeschooling 101

With the Coronavirus crisis closing schools across the nation, The Working Woman Radio Show decided to do a special podcast episode called Homeschooling 101 to aid parents with helping their children learn at home. 

Business as usual has ceased, and millions of parents and children are home trying to figure out what to do for school.

Although schools are doing their best to keep learning going for students, most school systems were not set up to instruct students virtually.  Many of them are still trying to figure out how to do this.  In the meantime, many parents are in a panic and find themselves scrambling to engage and educate their kids.

Angela Paul, a math and science teacher, tutor, and former home educator, joins me in the studio for a special homeschooling session. As former homeschoolers, she and I discuss various activities, that parents can do for math, reading, writing, science for each of the grade levels.

More About Angela Paul

Angela Paul is the Chief Operating Officer of Math Plus Educational Services. Mrs. Paul has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years. Mrs. Paul was educated at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology  where she obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She has taught at both the secondary and collegiate levels. Angela is also the founder and former director of the Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy. As the former NIPA director, she was instrumental in helping hundreds of home-schooled students get into college for almost 20 years.

Helpful Resources:

 

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Math Plus Educational Services

We recommend keeping the following items on hand for math games:

Dice (there are many different sided dice besides the typical six-sided ones), Dominoes (double nine dominoes are the best), Buttons, *Ruler (metric and English) *A metric ruler is great to use with Cuisenaire Rods. For more math games, curriculum suggestions, and other services, visit Math Plus Educational Services at https://mathpluseducation.com/math-games/.

The Cauthen Piano Studio

The Cauthen Piano Studio is now offering one-on-one virtual piano lessons over Skype and Google Hangouts so that you can take piano lessons in the comfort of your own home. Student-teacher, Adrianna Cauthen, is offering a package of 2 lessons for $25 from now through March 31st. If you are interested in signing up click  the following link https://forms.gle/S6kpEb6TRdZyKVG7A You can also visit cauthenpianostudio.com or text 404-217-9453 for more information.

 

Homeschooling 101Download books from the NYPL for free

There’s good news for all the New York City-based e-bookworms out there. The New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to “borrow” any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.

It’s called SimplyE and will allow you to read books on your phone, but beware, there might be a wait list for some popular titles, including the Game of Thrones series. (Check out the Harry Potter books, quick!)

 

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The Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy

The Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy is an association of homeschooling families who wish for our children to have diplomas recognized by the state of Georgia.  In the summer of 2000, nine families joined together to seek accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Independent Study (ACIS).  We were granted acceptance on our initial application and screening. In July of 2005, we were granted accreditation through the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC), the premier statewide accrediting body.

 

 

Subscribe and download to ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ by going to www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com. You can also find us by visiting The Ultimate Christian Podcast Network and clicking on the ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ page, or you can look for the show on your favorite streaming service.

For more information about upcoming podcasts and WWRS events, you can also go to the WWRS Facebook page and become a friend. Share your comments and questions because I want to hear from you. Also, I have made some of the resources I mentioned on this episode available on the episode’s show page, so make sure to go there and download them.

Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Episode 8-Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Special guest, Deidra Green, candidly shares about her experience as a working mom with a special needs child.

We talk about the challenges of managing doctor’s appointments during work hours and missed work days. We also chat about resources for families with special needs children, and securing caregivers for special needs children.

Additionally, we discuss how parents with special needs children can develop a strong network of support. Deidra finishes our conversation by sharing about the joy of being part of a supportive community of people who has helped to lighten her load.  

Deidra is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. She lives in Atlanta with her two children, Stephanie and Myles. She works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Advisor.

 

Helpful Resources for Families with Special Needs Children:

 

FOCUS of Georgia

FOCUS + Fragile Kids is are organizations that help children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental and/or physical disabilities. They offer comfort with hospital visits and support groups, give hope by providing information and education, organize fun activities for parents and kids, and help to make equipment available to children in need.

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. They work to make sure that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.