Breastfeeding and Working
Breastfeeding mothers returning to work, life does become more challenging, with preparation and flexibility you can keep breastfeed.
Parent Talk Lecture Series: Breastfeeding and Working - You Can Do Both!
Breastfeeding mothers return to work with new priorities and time constraints. Life does become more challenging, but you can indeed continue to breastfeed with preparation and flexibility.
This presentation will cover topics ranging from managing your milk supply when away from baby to managing your career, and there will be time allotted for Q&A. The presenters are HadleyStilwell founder & CEO, Holli Harris and certified lactation consultant, Renee Beebe – both Seattle mothers.
Thank you to Verity Credit Union for hosting this event!
Holli Harris founded the HadleyStilwell clothing line (www.hadleystilwell.com) for breastfeeding mothers after her own experience of returning to work as a new mother with pump in hand. With a background in both international business and entrepreneurial ventures, Holli is passionate about empowering and inspiring women to achieve greater balance of motherhood with career while feeling fulfilled in both areas.
Holli lives in Seattle with her 5-year old daughter and husband, and is a director on the board of Chindex, a private healthcare network in China, and Washington CASH, a local non-profit microfinance organization for low-income individuals starting businesses.
Renee Beebe (http://second9months.com/) is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has been helping women breastfeed for over 20 years and has seen just about everything! During that time she has volunteered with La Leche League, taught hospital breastfeeding classes, worked in-patient as a lactation consultant and has also been a postpartum doula. Currently her practice centers around 1:1 breastfeeding help in homes and hospitals. For mothers outside the Seattle area, she is available for phone and skype consultations as well.
When she is not consulting with new moms, she is teaching prenatal breastfeeding classes, going-back-to-work seminars and blogging about breastfeeding. On a personal note, Renee is the mom of two beautiful girls who are 18 and 21. Both are students at the University of Washington, so they are not too far away. In addition to breastfeeding, Renee's passions include travel, great food, gardening and "chillin" with her daughters. She shares her home with a very silly labroodle named Sasha.