My Comfort Measures For Pumping

Erin K, Illinois After a really stressful time pumping at work in 2020-2021, I was super anxious about pumping for my next baby in 2023. As my return-to-work date approached and doom and gloom filled my mind, I… Read More

My Experience Pumping And Working In Law Enforcement

Erin, Illinois I have five children. I have breastfed for a total of 10.5 years (and counting). I am a La Leche League Leader and a former doula. I am also a police officer. My two youngest children… Read More

Making It Work: My Job As A Firefighter

Cindy Fagiano, Chicago, Illinois Editor’s Note: Cindy’s story was originally published in the January-February 1999 issue of New Beginnings. In the 24 years since Cindy’s story first appeared, it’s not nearly as uncommon for firefighters to combine their… Read More

Don’t Quit On A Bad Day

Danielle Pope, Albuquerque, New Mexico Editor’s Note:  The author has shared this inspiring article for publication in the New Beginnings blog. It was originally published on the author’s personal website. I received so much advice as a new… Read More

Making It Work: Caregivers and Breastfed Babies

As you return to work after the arrival of your baby, there are many concerns you may have about your baby’s care. That list probably includes questions about feeding and responding appropriately to all of your baby’s needs…. Read More

Breastfeeding During A Pandemic: Making it Work (From Home)

Amanda Sweet, Cincinnati, Ohio Like many people in early spring of 2020, my spouse and I found ourselves unexpectedly working from home during stay-at-home orders and school cancellations. And like many parents, we found ourselves having to balance… Read More

Making It Work: An Opportunity To Bring My Child To My Workplace

Angie Cantrell is the Director of Community Engagement at a nonprofit breastfeeding center in Omaha, Nebraska. Angie and her husband, Jesse, have four children. Angie spoke with New Beginnings several months ago about having the opportunity to bring… Read More

How Do I Make Pumping At Work More Enjoyable?

Let’s face it. Pumping at work probably isn’t the highlight of your day. If that’s the case, you’re definitely not alone. Jane W. recently posed a question to La Leche League USA: “I hate pumping at work. What… Read More

Returning To Work

Sadie Wright, Queens, New York I felt the sensation that usually would cue me to look at my baby to see if he needed feeding — my breasts filling up with milk. However, I was back at work,… Read More

Making It Work: Why I Avoid The ‘Freezer Stash’

Emily Hahn, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania Editor’s Note: The author shares the experience of returning to work, pumping, and providing enough breast milk for the following day without maintaining a supply of frozen breast milk. Many parents who pump… Read More