A podcast for busy pumping moms who want to continue pumping when they return to their busy lives after maternity leave has ended. There is not one right way to do this but as many ways as there are busy moms pumping and this podcast is here to give you some ideas and inspiration though interviews with different moms in different forms of busy and professions.
Dr. Abby explains postpartum hair loss/skin care and how we can prepare for it
Dr. Abby is a dermatologist in Massachusetts as well as an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and she will be talking to us about Telogen Effluvium – temporary hair loss that happens after some sort of stress… like birthing another human being. Even if you are not breastfeeding this is a great topic of discussion and just skip straight to minute 15 in this episode.
The Executive Assistant
Jackie is the Executive Assistant to the President of a big and busy Automotive Company. As you can imagine she is in a male dominant territory and pursuing a very public pumping journey comes with a lot of guts.
The Teacher Abroad, lipase and raising children bilingually
Does your milk smell funny? Soapy or maybe even vomit like? You might have Lipase. Listen to how she used a hand pump at the school bathroom in Shanghai for a year to pump milk for her son. Find out how she managed the lipase problem and get some expert tips and tricks on how to raise your children bilingually.
Patricia is my friend from High School who just had her third baby and therefore started her 3rd breastfeeding journey. In this episode we went off on a bit of a tangent as Patricia is Venezuelan, who grew up in Miami and spent her recent years in Denmark and Norway. We talked a bit about the cultural differences and what it is like to raise children in Scandinavia.
The Vehicle Allocation Manager and Mom of Three
Viviana is a mom of 3 whose pumping journey was different each and every time. She talks about how she adapted to the changes and what pumping with 2 toddlers around is like. As 3 is a circus we talk about how she manages keeping the house together while working and staying sane.
Amanda from ExclusivePumping.com
Amanda from ExclusivePumping.com is a well-known resource in the pumping world. She is not only the creator of the site but also wrote 2 books Exclusive Pumping and Milk Supply and Weaning from the Pump. She also started the Exclusive Pumping Facebook group & sends the Exclusive Pumping newsletter.
It's nice to know that working moms all face the same challenges.