How will returning to work affect my breastfeeding relationship with my child?
These are the questions and emotions that keep you up at night. You feel anxious about returning to work after maternity leave. You wonder how you will fit in pumping sessions during your super busy workday? You are concerned that your baby's caregiver is going to overfeed your baby, wasting lots of your precious pumped milk. You wonder how you will keep up your milk supply with pumping.
These are all normal, common emotions and questions that pop up around returning to work!
In Breastfeeding for the Working Family, we will tackle all of these stressors (and more!), helping you gain confidence and knowledge for how to transition back to work with ease!
Plus, with the purchase of this class, you will be added to our exclusive private Facebook group where you can share your successes and ask for advice from me and our awesome breastfeeding community!
Hi! I'm Robin Kaplan!
I am the founder and CEO of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and have been an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for 10 years. Over this time, I have had the honor to work with thousands of breastfeeding and pumping parents through my Center. As a former teacher, I have been drawn towards finding ways to make my classes and workshops that I currently provide to my patients more accessible to families around the world.
I see how overwhelmed parents feel while trying to plan for returning to work and if they only had the right preparation, it would reduce all of this confusion and anxiety. That is why I created this comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow, online course.
I want you to learn from my personal successes and failures as a working breastfeeding parent, as well as 10 years of experiences supporting families to meet their personal breastfeeding goals.
I'm here to help you along your journey! Let's get started!
So, What's in the Course?
In Breastfeeding for the Working Family, I will take you through a step-by-step process to prepare yourself, your pump, your baby, your baby’s caregiver, and your supervisor. This preparation will help you to feel confident that everyone is on the same team, cheering you on to meet your ultimate goal of breastfeeding and providing breastmilk for your child, for as long as you desire!
This course includes:
14 short, info-loaded videos to watch at your leisure
6 customizable handouts to personalize your back to work experience
Personalized Pumping Plan
Tips for building a freezer stash
Strategies for discussing your pumping plan and needs with your supervisor that is compliant with the US Lactation Accommodation laws.
Guide to choosing the best pump for your work situation and correct pump flange sizing
Tips for maximizing your pumping output
Access to our exclusive private Facebook group, where you can share all of your thoughts and advice with other pumping working parents.
Weekly Live Q&As, with a lactation consultant, to answer your burning questions, post extra video content, and share special deals with our favorite product partners! (This might be my favorite part of the whole course!)
Welcome and Course Overview
Meet Robin | Your Instructor (2:18)
Overview | Preparing to go back to work (5:36)
Module 1 | Preparing Yourself and Becoming Friends with your Pump
Module 1.1 | Choosing the best pump and flange size (6:42)
Module 1.2 | Pumping myths and expectations (6:01)
Module 1.3 | Mastering your pump, storage, and cleaning (4:58)
Module 2 | Preparing Your Baby and Caregivers
Module 2.1 | Introducing the bottle (5:11)
Module 2.2 | How much milk does my baby need (2:55)
Module 2.3 | Caregiver guidelines (3:54)
Module 3 | Preparing Your Employer
Module 3.1 | Your pumping rights at work (5:56)
Module 3.2 | Creating your personalized pumping plan (5:12)
Module 3.3 | Meet with your supervisor (3:42)
Module 4 | Back at Work and Protecting Your Milk Supply
Module 4.1 | Back to Work Toolkit (2:29)
Module 4.2 | How to achieve your maximum pumping output (6:48)
Module 4.3 | When to hire an IBCLC (3:22)
Testimonial for the Breastfeeding for the Working Family Course
I have nothing but amazing things to say about the San Diego Breastfeeding Center to anyone and everyone who will listen. I have recommended it to friends and told my daughter’s daycare about it so they can pass the information along to any parents who voice issues with breastfeeding. I took the return to work course in preparation for my own return to work. As a first-time mom I knew nothing about pumping. This course provided clear and easily accessible information that alleviated any concerns I had and answered questions I didn’t even know I had until participating in the course. I have even been able to share the information from the course with coworkers who are second time moms, but still continuing to learn (as we all do with each baby). Additionally, I am frequently in the field and felt much more comfortable with the information provided about safe handling and transport of breastmilk to ensure I wasn’t ruining any of that liquid gold I was pumping!
The support didn’t end with the end of the class. Since returning to work I have had questions here and there. Robin has always been happy to answer these questions outside the class setting. At work I have pumped in my car, in lactation rooms, in my office, in a judge’s chambers, and a number of other unique places. The return to work course gave me the confidence to set boundaries and voice my needs to be a mom and an employee. I highly recommend this course for anyone returning to work, whether you are a first-time mom or have done this before. Support like this on this ever-changing journey is invaluable. Thank you Robin!
- Christina (First time mom to baby girl Kellan)
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I join the private Facebook group?
Once you purchase the course, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join our exclusive private Facebook Group! I cannot wait for you to start exchanging advice and experiences with other working parents, as well as hop on our FB Live Q&As!
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact email@example.com. Thanks!