Returning to Work

You’ve made many adjustments in your new life as a parent. Another one is returning to work. It’s possible to provide breast milk for your baby when you’re not home. It helps to plan ahead while you’re still on maternity leave.

I’m offering a one and a half hour class about Returning to Work and Breastfeeding in Beverly and in Belmont. If you’d like to organize a group of your friends for a Returning to Work class, I can easily come over and present it for you. Just give me a call or e-mail.

• For the classes at Beverly Hospital: Returning to Work and Breastfeeding
Thursday, September 29   6:30-8 p.m.
Call the Parent Education Department at 978-922-3000 ext 2217.
This will be offered on a monthly basis.

• For the Belmont classes, alternately titled “Baby, Breastfeeding and Work”.
Wednesday, September 21   6:30-8 pm.
Register online at http://thelovedchild.net/pregnancy-classes/
Check the TLC calendar for October dates, too.

The focus is preparing for your workdays and maintaining breastfeeding. This is most relevant for breastfeeding mothers who’s milk supply has already been established. (Yes, you can bring your quiet babe with you to class.)

If you’re pregnant, I’m sure this is already a concern of yours. You can take this class though it will make more sense to take a Breastfeeding Basics class first. Then you’ll understand about building your milk supply in the first two weeks and how breastfeeding becomes a comfortable habit.

My colleagues have some other September offerings at The Loved Child .

• Breastfeeding Basics
September 12  7:15-9:15 p.m. with Michelle Stolow, IBCLC

Better This Time
September 17  3-5 pm. with Maire MacLean, IBCLC. This is for mothers who have already had a baby and had a difficult time with breastfeeding.

Weekly Breastfeeding Group
September 9, 16, 23, 30   1-2:30 pm. with Heather Bingham, IBCLC.
There will be a scale so you can weigh your baby. You can discuss concerns with an IBCLC and really, enjoy the company of other new mothers. This is a four-week series.

A class or a group will connect you with other mothers and that is how you can create the time-honored village. I’ve often thought a wonderful thing about parenting is meeting other families whom I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise. Yet, here we have this one profound thing in common: growing our wonderful children. That’s a simple metaphor for life on this planet.

 

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