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Behind the Scenes Life of of a Breastfeeding and Working Mom

Being a parent is no joke. But, being a breastfeeding/pumping and a working parent is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever hold. No matter how you feed your baby, you are doing a great job and I want you to feel recognized. I see you! Keeping yourself nourished and rested while simultaneously keeping a tiny human alive, nurtured, and content is an accomplishment all in itself! Returning to work after having a baby can be an experience of mixed emotions and navigating how you will continue to breastfeed or pump at work can be even more daunting. There’s a few things you need to know such as what laws are in place to protect nursing parents, when should you pump to support your milk supply, and how to store breastmilk at work after you express! Here are a few fun facts about breastfeeding and transitioning back to work: - All fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public place.

Update: COVID-19 & Pregnancy

This was written by HeHe Stewart M.S., FLE, IFS,  Founder of Tranquility by HeHe Maternity Concierge  Update on Covid-19 China : 80,932 confirmed cases, 63,901 recoveries, 3172 deaths Italy : 12,462 confirmed cases, 1,045 recoveries, 827 deaths US : 1,663 confirmed cases, 6 recoveries, 33 deaths which 31 were in Washington state (hotspot due to the nursing home outbreak) Totaling : 117 countries and regions, 55K active cases For the US numbers, keep in mind that we are still in the beginning stages of collecting dates and not all states have tests yet. The sample size isn't really large enough or accurate enough (consider all the folks who have likely had coronavirus and didn't get tested or didn't realize it was corona) to get an accurate read on what the US looks like right now. If you look at the big numbers, there's less than five thousand deaths and the recovery rate is only rising. These are positive things.  You can view all of these numbers i

COVID 19 & Pregnancy

This was written by HeHe Stewart M.S., FLE, IFS,  Founder of Tranquility by HeHe Maternity Concierge  COVID-19 & Pregnancy  **Update: Our updated blog on COVID-19 can be found here . “Is it the end of the world?” You wouldn’t believe how many folks have said this, either joking or 100% completely serious. I’ve probably heard it 50 times over the last two weeks and every time I hear it, it still shocks me like the first time. I don’t think the world is ending, but I do think that Coronavirus is something to be very mindful of when thinking about your everyday life and especially your hygiene.  There’s so much information out there right now about COVID-19 and it feels overwhelming. But one thing I haven’t seen much of is how this can impact pregnant women. The most common thing I have been hearing from the medical community and clients sharing what their doctor recommended is that the seasonal flu is much more of a concern and riskier for pregnant women than co