Event Details

Work.Pump.Repeat & The Art of Pumping---based on feedback we are offering a COMBINATION class offering the logistics of returning to work and the art of pumping. In this powerhouse combo class, learn the tips, tricks, and shortcuts to a smooth and successful return to work.

To help you prepare and survive the transition back to work, we will cover:

  • When to start pumping and storing your milk

  • Wardrobe considerations

  • Preparing you and your baby for daycare

  • How much milk to send

  • Working with daycare on schedules

  • Time-management tips to get you out the door

  • Sample pump schedules at work

  • Logistical ideas for pumping at work

  • Time-saving strategies

  • Solutions for work travel and pumping on the go

  • Huge photo library of lactation spaces in and around DC

The second half of the class focuses on the art of pumping. We will talk about:

  • Buttons, dials and timers: making the most of the settings on your pump

  • Tubes, membranes and valves (when to wash, when to toss)

  • Flange fit

  • Tubes, membranes and valves: care and maintenance

  • How to get the most milk in the shortest time possible

  • Milk storage tips and tricks

Babies are welcome. Bring a mat or blanket on which your little one can stretch out. Food and snacks are permitted. Handouts and slides will be provided.

An optional add-on session is available for hands-on help, from Susan.

Flange Fitting and Beyond:

  • Try different size flanges to find the perfect fit for you.

  • Work on finessing your pump settings.

  • Learn to master hand expression.

For this session, bring all of your pump(s), pump parts, and milk-collection bottles. Class limited to 8.

To register for this optional session, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flange-fitting-and-beyond-tickets-41364276665