Breastfeeding USA volunteers share their breastfeeding and volunteer stories. They give their time and talents so that families around the US can have the support they need to meet their personal feeding goals.
Returning to work following the birth of a child can be an emotional transition, which is particularly hard on a person who is also navigating breastfeeding and expressing milk while separated from the baby. Laws are in place to support breastfeeding persons in the workplace, and knowing your rights is an important step in discussing pumping breaks with employers or supervisors.
Did you know that babies breastfeed for a wide variety of reasons—with hunger being just one of them?
Do any of the following statements sound familiar?
“You need to rest, so you should supplement with formula.”
"Your baby has jaundice, so you should supplement with formula.”
“Your milk hasn’t come in yet, so you need to feed formula.”
Breastfeeding Counselors: Who they are and what they do.
Breastfeeding Counselors are accredited and trained volunteer representatives of Breastfeeding USA who participate in mission-related activities in their communities, online, and with the national organization.