“Women should not have to choose between breastfeeding their children or working”

Nora Leche, an ⁤Expert on the Subject, Provides Recommendations

The annual World Breastfeeding Week takes place from August 1 to 7. It is a global campaign organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to raise ⁢awareness and promote action on breastfeeding-related issues.

Read: Why is Breastfeeding Week Celebrated?

In 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) ⁤has dedicated this week to advocating for best practices in breastfeeding support in the​ workplace, “to ensure that breastfeeding works for all working women, wherever they work.”

The core message is: Making breastfeeding at work work makes societies ‌work! Breastfeeding provides ⁢essential health and nutritional benefits for children, with positive long-term ⁤effects,‌ and contributes to the future ‍health of the​ population and workforce.

What⁣ Should Moms Pay Attention to When Returning‌ to Work?

Nora Milk, an advisor on breastfeeding, childcare, and humanized parenting, shares ⁢three tips for moms when⁢ it comes⁣ to returning to work.

The Baby Doesn’t Sleep

It is common for⁢ babies to start waking ⁤up throughout the night. This⁢ is understandable because if the baby slept through the ⁢night and the mother works ⁢all day, ‌they would be ⁣separated for an extended ⁣period. The issue to consider is how to handle nighttime breastfeeding, as the mother needs rest after ‍a day of work.

Read: Nora’s Last Name is Milk

Nora Milk recommends that mothers breastfeed lying down with the baby attached. This way, both the baby ⁣and the mother can⁢ sleep, ensuring they are well-rested ​for the next‌ day of work.

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Include Parents in Feeding

Another aspect⁤ to consider when mothers return to⁢ work is involving fathers (or other caregivers)​ in the feeding process.

“There is a positive way to ⁢include fathers ⁢in the role of caring for and feeding the baby,” says Nora Milk.

For example, if the baby wakes up⁤ twice at night to feed, the ‍mother can breastfeed ⁣once, and the father‍ can feed the baby with expressed milk using a bottle ‍for the next feeding. This inclusion of parents helps the mother rest when she returns to work.

“More Important ⁣Than Breastfeeding is Giving Babies Love”

According to Nora Milk, over the years, the act of providing love has become more important than breastfeeding for some mothers. Why? She explains, “I transformed from an anxious, stressed, physically ill ⁣mom breastfeeding a baby to a joyful mom bottle-feeding with love. I realized that the ⁤foundation of life is love, not just the‍ milk babies consume.”

“Babies can thrive on love even if they drink alternative forms of nourishment, ⁤like aguapanela with⁣ milk, as I did when ⁢my mom didn’t breastfeed me. Love is what truly matters,” Nora Milk emphasizes.


One Response

  1. This article perfectly highlights the inequity women face in having to make a difficult choice between their career and providing for their child’s well-being. Society should support working mothers by creating inclusive and flexible work environments that prioritize both breastfeeding and their professional growth. #BreastfeedingEquality

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