Working and Breastfeeding Resources

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor
Barbara D. Robertson, MA, IBCLC, RLC

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Where to Get Help

  1. Low income mothers- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and IBCLCs http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic
  2. La Leche League International http://www.llli.org/
  3. Breastfeeding USA https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/programs
  4. IBCLC http://uslca.org/resources/find-a-lactation-consultant

It is here! Our working and breastfeeding phone app! iLactate: Back to work! Check it out!

Working and breastfeeding article from Clinical Lactation: Working and breastfeeding: Practical ways you can support employed breastfeeding mothers  WorkingBreastfeeding

A private going back to work consultation: We will meet with you to discuss your particular transitional needs.   This private format not only allows for basic working and breastfeeding information to be shared but also lets  mothers have time to talk about her concerns, fears, and logistics of her work situation. Together, we will help create the strongest returning to work plan possible. Research shows that mothers who have good social/emotional support combined with accurate breastfeeding information transition back to work smoothly!  This consultation is $100.00 and scheduled at your convenience.

A working and breastfeeding consultation is often cover by private insurance!  We are happy to do this in person or by Skype. Call to schedule:  734-975-6534 or email barbara@bfcaa.com.

Reliable Websites

  1. La Leche League http://www.llli.org/
  2. **Kellymom http://kellymom.com/
  3. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocols http://www.bfmed.org/Resources/Protocols.aspx
  4. **Anne Eglash Breastfeeding Podcasts http://www.anneeglash.com/audio/
  5. The Leaky Boob http://theleakyboob.com/category/relational-resource/articles-from-the-professional-experts/

Hand Expression

  1. **Morton, J. (2012). Hand expression of breastmilk. In Stanford School of Medicine. Retrieved March 19, 2012, from http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/HandExpression.html
  2. **Breast Feeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio: The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression http://www.bfmedneo.com/BreastMassageVideo.aspx
  3. Marmet technique http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/tips-and-solutions/130/how-to-manually-express-breastmilk—the-marmet-technique and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuhuekl-3JY
  4. Ammehjelpen: Handmelking http://ammehjelpen.no/handmelking?id=907       Scroll down to English version.
  5. Ana Garcia: Demonstrating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N284EWy8xj8 Container does not need to be sterilized!

 

Pumping

  1. Womenshealth.org Breast pumps and insurance coverage- Your rights http://www.womenshealth.gov/blog/breast-pumps-insurance.html
  2. **FDA Choosing a Breast Pump http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealthandConsumer/ConsumerProducts/BreastPumps/ucm061939.htm
  3. National Breastfeeding Center: Healthcare Insurers Graded on Support of Breastfeeding Moms- Score card! http://www.nbfcenter.com/payerScorecard.html
  4. Used breast pumps http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/lv/lvjunjul04p54.html
  5. **Breast pump flange sizing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW0HblxDBis
  6. **Natural Parents Network: 35 tips and tricks for pumping mamas http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/35-tips-for-pumping-mamas/
  7. Pumping at work and in public: COW- Corner, own it, widgits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEdvkCre6q8
  8. How I built my breastmilk stash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtUWS3ti9aI
  9. Spit up is the new black: I work full time- Therefore I pump http://www.spitupisthenewblack.com/2013/02/28/bfbloghop-gone-are-the-days-when-a-pump-meant-a-shoe/
  10. Baby Gooroo: Is It Safe to Share Breast Pumps? http://babygooroo.com/2013/01/is-it-safe-to-share-breast-pumps
  11. **Morton, J. (2012). Maximizing Your Milk Supply. In Stanford School of Medicine.  Retrieved from http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
  12. **Newborn Concepts. Hypnosis for Pumping Breastmilk and Hypnosis for Making More Milk http://www.newbornconcepts.com/products.html
  13. MIT Tips on pumping https://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/child-care-parenting/breastfeeding-support/mothers#pumping
  14. /interesting_facts_about_breastfeedingand%20brestpumping.html
  15. Meier, P., Motyhowski, J., & Zuleger, J. (2004). Choosing a correctly-fitted breastshield for milk expression. Medela Mesenger 21, 8-9. http://blog.medelabreastfeedingus.com/2015/05/medela-breastshield-sizing-guide/#.V6yZ-2NllsM
  16. Prime DK, Geddes DG, et al.  The Effect of Breastshield Size and Anatomy on Milk Removal in Women.  Abstract #30 from the 2009 meeting of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML).  Appeared in J Hum Lact, 26(4) Nov. 2010. p. 433.

Storing Human Breastmilk

  1. CDC Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/handling_breastmilk.htm
  2. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #8, Human milk storage information for home use for healthy full-term infants http://www.bfmed.org/Resources/Protocols.aspx Scroll down page to link for #8 Human Milk Storage
  3. How to store breastmilk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCD8CI278oo
  4. How to thaw and heat frozen breastmilk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h2-HCL_oOs

Bottle Feeding

  1. Robertson, B. (2015) Demo of paced bottle feeding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cvF1nawMNI
  2. Kassing, D. (2002). Bottle-Feeding as a Tool to Reinforce Breastfeeding. Journal of Human Lactation. Volume 18, Issue 1. Pages 56-60. http://www.lowmilksupply.org/bottlefeeding.pdf
  3. Bottle nipples that minimize nipple confusion or rather, flow preference http://www.lowmilksupply.org/nipples.shtml
  4. Baby Gooroo: Caring for Your Bottle-Fed Baby https://babygooroo.com/articles/caring-for-your-bottle-fed-baby
  5. **Paced bottle feeding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoBVtE6S1dk
  6. **The Stir: 9 Tips to Get a Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/166570/9_tips_to_get_a?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=pinterest&utm_content=thestir

Childcare

  1. National Health and Safety Performance Standards. Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition. Caring for Our Children http://cfoc.nrckids.org/
  2. State of Michigan Child Develepment and Care Handbook http://michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-PUB-0230_222206_7.pdf Your state should have one of these as well
  3. State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/Child_Care_Center_Rules_419095_7.pdf Page 28 relates to bottles. Again, your state should have something similar
  4. Mississippi State Department of Health WIC Program How to support a breastfeeding mother: A Guide for the Childcare Center http://caheadstart.org/2010HI/Peters%20CHSA%202010%20v2.pdf
  5. Wisconsin State Department of Public Health 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Centers http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P0/P00022.pdf
  6. **Michigan Breastfeeding Network How to Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace in the Child Care Setting https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWJyZWFzdGZlZWRpbmduZXR3b3JrfGd4OjczMWFhNWRmOGQ5M2FmMGU

For Your Employer

  1. Womenshealth.gov Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/employer-solutions/index.php
  2. Center for Prevention and Health Services Workplace Breastfeeding Programs: Employer Case Studies http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pub/f2fff3a9-2354-d714-5112-a75a573790b8
  3. United States Breastfeeding Committee Accommodations for Breastfeeding in the Workplace http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=196
  4. United States Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Breastfeeding Support http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=106
  5. United State Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Breastfeeding Support- Space requirements http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=238
  6. CDC Worksite Health Score Card: An Assessment Tool for Employers http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/hsc_manual.pdf
  7. American Civil Liberties Union: What to expect when your employees expecting https://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/what-expect-when-your-employees-expecting
  8. Cost of not complying http://www.nhbr.com/April-17-2015/The-cost-of-denying-breastfeeding-accommodation/

Your Legal Rights

  1. Break Time for Nursing Mothers, US Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/
  2. Actual US Law http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/Sec7rFLSA_btnm.htm
  3. Fact Sheet on the law http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.htm
  4. Great Resource! United States Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Support in Federal Law http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=200
  5. Map of maternity leave around the world. Fascinating! http://www.worldpolicycenter.org/policies/is-paid-leave-available-for-mothers-of-infants
  6. United States Breastfeeding Committee State Breastfeeding Laws http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx
  7. **Jake Marcus Breastfeeding Law- Know your legal rights http://breastfeedinglaw.com/articles/lactation-and-the-law/
  8. US Department of Labor Employment Protections for Workers Who are Pregnant or Nursing http://www.dol.gov/wb/map/
  9. National Partnership for Women & Families: Expecting Better: A state by state analysis of laws that help new parents http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/work-family/expecting-better-2014.pdf
  10. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: Help Your Clients Understand Their Rights in the Workplace http://bfmed.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/help-your-clients-understand-their-rights-in-the-workplace/
  11. American Civil Liberties Union: I should not have had to sue my employer to have a healthy pregnancy or keep breastfeeding. https://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights-lgbt-rights-religion-belief/i-should-not-have-had-sue-my-employer-have-healthy
  12. National Women’s Law Center. New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage Under the Health Care Law http://www.nwlc.org/resource/new-benefits-breastfeeding-moms-facts-and-tools-understand-your-coverage-under-health-care-
  13. **US Department of Labor: Knows Your Rights: Breastfeeding in the Workplace https://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/
  14. Science and Sensibility: Break time for nursing mothers, It’s the law. http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=8292
  15. Kellymom: Your rights as a breastfeeding employee http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/employed-moms/your-rights-as-a-breastfeeding-employee/
  16. Best for Babes: Booby Traps Series: Federal Pumping Laws Leaves Out Millions of Moms http://www.bestforbabes.org/booby-traps-series-federal-pumping-law-leaves-millions-moms
  17. Black Americaweb.com: Do you know your breastfeeding rights? Kimberly Seals-Allen explains. http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/01/14/do-you-know-your-breastfeeding-rights-kimberly-seals-allers-explains-inside/
  18. New York Times Blog: Breast-Feeding Services Lag Behind the Law http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/breast-feeding-services-lag-the-law/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=fb-share&_r=1
  19. NBC News: Pumped up: Breastfeeding mothers fight for rights at work. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/10/22257760-pumped-up-breastfeeding-mothers-fight-for-rights-at-work?lite

Trouble Shooting

  1. Formula vs. Informal Milk Sharing http://www.phdinparenting.com/blog/2010/11/28/risks-of-informal-breastmilk-sharing-versus-formula-feeding.html
  2. Reverse Cycling http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/breastfeeding-drop-in-supply.html
  3. The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor: The Cost of Formula Feeding http://bfcaa.com/cost-of-formula-feeding/

Traveling for Work

  1. Flying and pumping in airports: Research article from Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  2. Shipping breastmilk home http://breastfeeding.about.com/od/faqs/f/shipbreastmilk.htm
  3. CDC: Traveling Recommendations for the Nursing Mother http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/travel_recommendations.htm
  4. Lactation Matters: ILCA Traveling as a pumping mother http://lactationmatters.org/2013/05/01/traveling-as-a-pumping-mother/
  5. Breastfeeding Awareness for traveling moms http://www.batmoms.com/
  6. La Leche League: Business travel: Make it work for you and your baby http://www.llli.org/nb/nbjulaug00p140.html
  7. Baby Center: Breastfeeding and pumping while traveling http://www.babycenter.com/0_breastfeeding-and-pumping-while-traveling_10313897.bc
  8. The New York Times: Traveling mothers face hurdles when pumping breastmilk http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/business/10breastfeed.html?_r=0
  9. Liberating Working Moms: Traveling Working Breastfeeding Mom Tips http://liberatingworkingmoms.com/2012/02/22/being-a-traveling-working-mom-while-breastfeeding/

Working and breastfeeding General Information

  1. **The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor Working and Breastfeeding facebook page https://www.facebook.com/workingandbreastfeeding
  2. **The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor: Pinterest Working and Breastfeeding http://www.pinterest.com/barbarar0479/working-and-breastfeeding/
  3. **Federal Resources for Supporting Nursing Moms at Work http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/SNMW-platform
  4. Eleven Facts about American family and work http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/eleven_facts_about_family_and_work_final.pdf
  5. Working Mothers in the US http://www.dol.gov/wb/Infographic_on_working_mothers.pdf
  6. Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition Breastfeeding and working http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XmUPpQsFc
  7. Womenshealth.gov http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/going-back-to-work.php
  8. Executive Summary of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/breastfeeding/executivesummary.pdf
  9. United States Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Accommodations to Support and Protect Breastfeeding http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=196
  10. Going back to work after maternity leave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgVespNK9Nc
  11. LA Parent: Ten Tips: Breastfeeding and Back to Work! http://www.laparent.com/ten-tips-breastfeeding-and-back-to-work/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=link&utm_term=tw_20140825_transition-back-to-work&utm_content=hl&utm_campaign=nwlc&s_src=NWLC&s_subsrc=tw_20140825_transition-back-to-work
  12. **Pinterest: Breastfeeding and working http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Breastfeeding%20and%20working
  13. The Council of Economic Advisers: Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/updated_workplace_flex_report_final_0.pdf
  14. The Council of Economic Advisers: The Economics of Paid and Unpaid Leave http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/leave_report_final.pdf
  15. The Council of Economic Advisers: Nine Facts About American Families and Work http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/nine_facts_about_family_and_work_real_final.pdf
  16. Moms Rising.org: Our Families Need a Lift http://www.momsrising.org/resource/storybook/OurFamiliesNeedALift.pdf
  17. Fact Sheet: Sloan Work and Family Research Network Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding in the Workplace https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/FactSheet_Breastfeeding.pdf
  18. The Brain Scoop: The Breast Episode Ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh9y9i4R2GY&feature=youtu.be
  19. Baby Gooroo: Work-Life Balance Elusive for US Moms https://babygooroo.com/articles/us-lacks-support-for-working-mothers
  20. Center for American Progress: Breadwinning Mothers, Then and Now http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/report/2014/06/20/92355/breadwinning-mothers-then-and-now/
  21. List of Good General Breastfeeding Websites and Apps http://www.cindyandjana.com/2014-breastfeeding-update-recommended-apps-and-websites/

References

  1. Cardenas R & Major D. (2005). Combining employment and breastfeeding: utilizing a work-family conflict framework to understand obstacles and solutions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 20(1):31-51.
  2. Colburn-Smith, Cate, and Serrette, Andrea. (2007) The Milk Memos” How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies-and How You Can Too. Penguin Books Ltd, New York, New York.
  3. Daly, S. E., Kent, J. C., Owens, R. A., & Hartmann, P. E. (1996). Frequency and degree of milk removal and the short-term control of human milk synthesis. Experimental Physiology, 81(5), 861-875.
  4. Garvin, Sriraman, Paulson, Wallace, Martin, and Marshall. (2013). The Business Case for Breastfeeding: A Successful Regional Implementation, Evaluation, and Follow-Up. Breastfeeding Medicine. Volume 8, Number 4. 413-417. Shows businesses do want to help their breastfeeding families but need knowledge and guidance to do so.
  5. Mirkovic, K. R., Perrine, C. G., Scanlon, K. S., and Grummer-Strawn, L. M. (2014) Maternity Leave Duration and Full-time/Part-time Work Status are Associated with US Mothers’ Ability to Meet Breastfeeding Intentions. Journal of Human Lactation.
  6. Mohrbacker, Nancy.   The Magic Number and Long-Term Milk Production. Clinical Lactaion 2(1) 15-18. Retrieved from http://www.clinicallactation.org/article.php?id=8&journal_id=5
  7. Morton, J., Wong, R. J., Hall, J. Y., Lai, C. T., Lui, J., Hartmann, P. E., & Rhine, W. D. (2012, January 5). Combining hand techniques with electric pumping increases the caloric content of milk in mothers of preterm infants. Journal of Perinatology Online. doi:10.1038/jp.2011.195
  8. Pryor, Gale. (1997) Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work. Boston, MA: The Harvard Common Press.
  9. Robertson, B. D. (2014) Working and Breastfeeding: Practical Ways You Can Support Wmployed Breastfeeding Mothers. Clinical Lactation, Vol 5, Issue 4. Pages 137-140.
  10. Tsai, Su-Ying. Impact of a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace on an Employed Mother’s Intention to Continue Breastfeeding After Returning to Work. Breastfeeding Medicine Volume 8, Number 2, 2013.
  11. Walker, Marsha. Breastfeeding and Employment: Making it Work. Amarillo, Texas. Hale Publishing. (2011)

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