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Dr. Elana interviews Robin Kaplan, IBCLC about the emotional side of returning to work as a breastfeeding mama and how preparation can make all the difference to reduce anxiety and stress. They cover topics such as a parent’s rights while pumping at work, how to build a freezer stash, and what to do if baby won’t take the bottle. If you are a breastfeeding mama planning to go back to work soon, listen to this episode to get resources and support.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress going back to work as a nursing mama
  • Your rights in your workplace and busting pumping myths
  • Building a freezer stash
  • Avoiding low milk supply
  • How to ensure baby will take a bottle while you are away at work
  • Resources and ongoing support for working mamas

This episode's guest

Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), frequent media commentator on the topic of breastfeeding, and the author of the new book, Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage. She is also the founding host of The Boob Group, a podcast about breastfeeding hosted by New Mommy Media. Robin founded the San Diego Breastfeeding Center in 2009 and is an established voice in the parenting world known equally for her knowledge about lactation and her commitment to supporting moms without judging them, a keystone of her centers  philosophy. She offers in-person breastfeeding help for families in San Diego and throughout the world, through online consulations. Robin lives in San Diego, CA with her two sons, Benjamin and Ryan, and their dog, Ellie. She loves cooking, traveling, hiking, and going to the beach.