You are a breastfeeding mama who is planning on returning to work.

Most breastfeeding mothers feel confused, overwhelmed, and bewildered at the thought of leaving their baby and returning to work.

You probably have a lot of questions:

How much milk do I need to store in my freezer before I return to work?
How many times will I need to pump while at work?
How much should my baby drink from a bottle while we are apart?

But most importantly: How do I cope with the sadness I am feeling about leaving my baby?

Returning to work does not have to mean the end of breastfeeding.

At the end of this program, you will:

  • Know exactly how much milk you need to store in your freezer (and how to collect that milk when your baby is nursing all the time!)
  • Understand how your breastfed baby should be bottle-fed and how to communicate these instructions to your childcare provider
  • Feel confident in keeping track of your milk supply and how to respond if your supply dips
  • Understand how to nourish and encourage a direct breastfeeding relationship when you and your baby are together
  • Take the necessary steps to avoid burnout and overwhelm
  • Connect with hundreds of other Working Pumping Mamas just like you and combat the isolation and stress that can accompany being a working mama
  • Step back into work clear about why you are working and trusting that your baby is in safe hands
  • Actively involve your partner or support person in the back-to-work process so you have a teammate!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to WPM: Start here

  • 2

    Consult with Katie Virtually

  • 3

    Address the Feelings: Journaling and Reflection

  • 4

    Your childcare provider: your trusted teammate.

    • Trusting your childcare provider

    • Common thoughts and worries

    • Prepping bottles for daycare

    • How to bottle feed the breastfed baby.

    • Give this to your childcare provider

    • Communicating with childcare when they want MORE and MORE milk

    • Separation Affirmations

  • 5

    Your Freezer Stash

    • Build your back to work calendar

    • How to build your freezer stash

    • How to build your freezer stash- Low Supply

    • How to use your freezer stash

    • Breastmilk Ice Cubes

    • Defrosting & Warming Milk

    • Surplus Freezer Milk

    • Stinky Milk aka High Lipase

    • What's Your Breastmilk's Shelf Life?

    • Scalding Breastmilk

    • Quick Look at Numbers

  • 6


  • 7

    The WPM Balancing Act

  • 8

    The Working and Pumping Library

  • 9

    Moms Like You

    • How do you pump the most milk in the least time?

    • MLY: Most milk, least time.

  • 10

    Pumpin Mama's Product List

    • Pumps

    • Pumping Bras

    • Bottles

    • What is your favorite product?

About the instructor


Katie Madden

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