Breastfeeding and working

Everything the breastfeeding mother needs to know when going back to work.

How to pump more breast milk

In today’s world, with working moms and short maternity leave, pumping has become a major part of our breastfeeding journeys. And let’s just get honest for a moment: pumping can be really hard! Sometimes pumping enough milk seems like an…
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Pumping 101: how to use a breast pump

Pumping breast milk for the first time can be quite daunting. How does this pump work? Which settings should I use? How hard, how often and for how long should I pump? This post will answer all those questions. First things…
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Pumping at Work

Let’s just be honest for a moment –pumping at work can be really hard work! When I took my son for his 9-month check-up at the clinic and the nurse told me I was “so lucky” to still be breastfeeding, I…
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Breast Pumps: a Beginner’s Guide

There’s a wide variety of breast pumps on the market. I’ve often seen pregnant women standing in the pharmacy, checking out the pumps for sale and looking very perplexed. I don’t blame them! In this post I will share a…
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How to make a Pumping Bra

A pumping bra is a very useful article of clothing if you need to pump often. Its main function is to free up your hands: the bra keeps the pump flanges in the correct position on your breasts, so that…
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Breastfeeding and Working

Ah, how I long for the days when living was cheap and work was optional; when the family could comfortably survive on dad’s salary and mom could stay at home with the kids until she felt ready to go back…
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Breastfeeding, Working and the Law in South Africa

The South African government is, generally speaking, strongly supportive of breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the labour law is lagging behind: while there are laws that protect breastfeeding mothers, they still have more than enough loopholes and omissions to let your employer off the…
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