La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Parenting & Employment

La Leche League's core philosophy includes these statements that pertain to babies & employment: Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as basic as his need for food.

With that in mind, we thought you may find a recent piece in The New York Times called "Maternity-Leave Alternative: Bring the Baby to Work" this weekend to be of interest.

If you are thinking about maternity leave and when or if you may go back, you may find the information from Parenting in the Workplace Institute helpful to you. It is a great site to check out if you think you can bring your baby with you to your place of employment.

La Leche League International's website also has helpful information for those of you heading back to work this year. There are lots of great links from New Beginnings section "Making It Work" listed, including information on pumping at work, talking to your employers, childcare, bottles, supply and more!

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