4 Ways To Make The Workplace Inclusive For Breastfeeding Moms

Inclusivity is an important goal for HR experts in today's workplace. The traditional assumption that white able-bodied men are the "norm" for employees will (hopefully) soon be a relic of a bygone era. Yet too many workplaces are still not supporting breastfeeding women when they go back to work. And now that women make up more than 50% of the workforce, it's time to make room for them. 

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Pumpcast 25: The Call of Doody

Breastfeeding mamas pay a lot of attention to poop and all things doody-related.  

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 25 mamas Annie and Nikkie talk dooty. Because it's important.  

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Why A Storage Closet Is Not A Lactation Room

Photo: Work. Pump. Repeat.

Becoming a new mom is wonderful and lifechanging. Returning to work as a new mom, however, can be a whole different story. Finding an appropriate place to pump can be a huge source of stress for working breastfeeding moms.  Many workplaces still don't provide moms with private, clean, and comfortable spaces to express milk. So what do moms need when it comes to a place to pump? 

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Pumpcast 24: Daycare Dos and Don'ts

Mamas go back to work and their babies go to daycare. Sounds simple, but it involves logistics. And lists.  

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 24 mamas Annie and Nikkie talk daycare and what not to say to moms.

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Pumpcast 23: Breast Pump Assembly Race

Breastfeeding mamas are busy and efficient. But are they fast? We put our mamas to the test to find out. 

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 23 mamas Annie and Nikkie race to assemble their breast pumps. And find out that experience counts.  

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Pumpcast 22: Mamas, Invention, & The Power Of Design

Co-founder Sascha talks with Michael Jager about using design to solve problems and make the world better.  

Real CEOS keepin' it real. 

In Episode 22 Sascha reflects on the origins of Mamava and the power of design.   

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Pumpcast 21: Mamava As Explained By 15-Year Old Boys

Breastfed babies grow up to be smart teenagers who understand how hard it is to be a breastfeeding working mama.  

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 21 three 15-year old boys ponder breastfeeding, pumping, and life with working mamas who work hard.  

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Pumpcast 20: When You Forget Your Pump Parts

Annie's back! What happens when even the most organized mama forgets her pump parts at home. 

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 20 Annie talks about her new habits and morning checklist.  And reminds all mamas to be kind to themselves. 

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Pumpcast 19: Tips on Weaning

New and experienced mamas talk weaning. And how to prepare yourself and your little one to let go. 

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 19 two Mamava mamas share their experiences weaning their babies. 

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Maternity Leave is Over. What Every Breastfeeding Mama Needs to Know to Prepare for Pumping at Work.

Nikkie Kent, Mamava's EVP and mama of two, just gave birth to daugter Addison Kent on May 20th, 2017 at UVM Medical Center.

So much has changed. You're coming to the end of your maternity leave, a tiny being has emerged from your body, your hormones are raging, your body is changing, and all the while you're filled with emotion, exhaustion, and overwhelming love for this new little being in your life.

And on top of all this, it's time to go back to work. 

How does one prepare? Emotionally, physically, logistically, mentally?

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