CELEBRITY WORKING MOM BREASTFEEDING!
“Flynn is Miranda’s nearly 4-month-old (he was born on January 6) son with husband Orlando Bloom.
Miranda, who chose to share a photo of herself breastfeeding son Flynn just two days after his birth, has become an advocate for breastfeeding. “I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can,” she wrote on her blog in January. “My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development and to all mums out there I am sure you will make the right choice for you and your baby.”
As for how she has kept in top shape through pregnancy, the 28-year-old said recently, “I remember I was on the elliptical machine when I was pregnant with Flynn. I think if you really eating the right foods, putting the nutrition into your body and doing yoga and breastfeeding; those things have helped me get back into shape.”
There’s no denying motherhood looks good on her!”
Miranda Kerr makes a statement for breastfeeding and working. Granted all moms do not have this luxury at work but I have to give her credit for this pro-breastfeeding photo sharing!
Do you know there is a United States Breastfeeding Committee ? Here is a reference to their statement concerning working moms and breastfeeding.
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 40 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations, that share a common mission to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
UNITED STATES BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE
STATEMENT ON LACTATION ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE
The United Stated Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) affirms that conditions in the workplace
have a substantial effect on breastfeeding duration. Three out of four U.S. mothers initiate
breastfeeding,1 and more than half of mothers participate in the labor force before their children
turn one year old.2 A supportive workplace plays a central role in enabling women to breastfeed,3
but current breastfeeding rates indicate that the lack of support in the workplace is a significant
barrier to breastfeeding for many working mothers.4″
I am traveling this week…West Coast …LA…. East Coast…Boston/RI…Midwest…Chicago….
Apropos that I would receive this March of Dimes update for the mom that travels.
Passing it on to the moms and dads.
“Way up in the sky mom…
Many working moms have to travel for their careers. I traveled when my children were babies and still travel now that they’re school-aged. I want to share my six tips for traveling working moms and pregnant moms-to-be too:
1. Pack less: Don’t physically exhaust yourself from carrying heavy bags; especially if you’re a breastfeeding mom, traveling with baby. I remember traveling with my daughter when she was a baby. With baby on board in one arm, I also toted my breast pump bag with the milk containers inside and placed my diapering essentials in my laptop bag.
2. Check Baggage: Make it easier for yourself and check your non-essential baggage through the airline. If I do this, I pack an extra set of clothing and my toiletries inside the carry on. You also could pack a scarf in your carry on that will work for business attire and matches your extra clothing set. If your checked baggage does not arrive you will be ok.
3. Mom, use the crayons: A fun activity for you mom is to write your child a note with their favorite color crayons. Then, have your caregiver in charge (a partner, grandma or your daycare provider) read and show it to them while you’re away.
4. Connect with a click. The caregiver in charge can introduce technology by sending you photos of your kids or scanning a drawing they created. You also can use Webcams, Skype, email or “old-fashioned” voice mail to stay connected.
5. Keep family schedules on track. One lesson I learned is that life does not stop when mom is on business travel. No matter what work commitments I have I keep my family rolling with their schedules.
6. Say no to guilt. One of the toughest things for mom is to get rid of that guilt. Minimize negative thoughts and highlight positives. My kids’ favorite thing is pre-taped recorded bedtime stories. The beauty in this is they can listen to my voice telling the story over and over.
What is one favorite tip you have for traveling working moms?
Tags: breastfeeding moms and travel, travel during pregnancy, working moms