If you are pregnant, on maternity leave, or have already returned to work following the birth of your baby, join us to dig deeper into the logistics and the life-changing and unexpected concerns, emotions, and questions regarding pumping at work.
What you can expect
- Participate in a question and answer session covering pumps and breastshields, how much milk to stash away, how much baby needs in the bottle per day, protecting your current breastfeeding relationship (at the breast), how to make bottle feeding as similar to the breast as possible, and more!
- Clarify your personal goals, values, and dreams so they can guide your path
- Understand why you want to breastfeed and pump
- Create a clear plan for going forward with confidence in your career AND motherhood
- Receive tips on how to stay strong and motivated to reach your goals
- Brainstorm ways to cope and move forward if things don’t work out as planned
- Explore common corporate cultural snags and how to handle them
- Learn to pack your pump bag like a boss and other pumping-at-work hacks
- Hear from a panel REAL working moms who have made pumping work for themselves, their careers, and their babies
- Develop a plan for how your partner can participate in pumping
- Receive guidance on the most current pumping accommodation laws
Saturday, April 20, 2019
9 am – 1 pm; lunch provided
Dominican Center at Marywood
2025 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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$75; ask your insurance provider about using HSA or FSA funds for this class (use insurance code S9443)
Kelly Wysocki-Emery, RN, MSN, IBCLC, is the owner of baby beloved, inc. Helping mothers breastfeed and pump since 1994, Kelly has worked with nearly 11,000 mother-baby couples in the Grand Rapids community. She works in hospital and pediatric office settings and sees families in the comfort of their homes. For more than 14 years, Kelly has taught both breastfeeding and pumping classes.
Mita Fitzjohn is a certified professional coach. For 25 years, she has worked in corporate sales, consulting, and instructional design and training. Mita has coached formally and informally for more than 20 years, helping people identify their calling to a purposeful, empowered life while identifying and dealing with the saboteurs that inevitably try to get in the way. Mita has a 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son, whom she overcame hurdles to pump for at work.