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NCSU Lactation Support Info

NC State University has some wonderful resources for our working moms and students that are breastfeeding.  

Lactation Support

NC State University promotes work/life balance and supports working parents with the transition back to work following the birth of a child. This includes support of nursing mothers who wish to express breast milk periodically during the work day. In accordance with provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), upon request, suitable space must be provided for employees who require lactation support.

See more https://ts.hr.ncsu.edu/lactation-support/

NC State currently has 20 lactation rooms located around campus. These are available for use by all staff, faculty and students. Each room has a contact person who can help you with accessing the room.  Most of the rooms may be reserved through Google Calendar. Instructions for reserving the rooms are provided below, followed by the locations and contact information for the rooms. After you have reserved a room, please contact the person listed to obtain the key to the room.

Look here for  pictures https://oied.ncsu.edu/faculty/lactation-and-baby-care-rooms/

Breast Milk – Pumping and Storing

Pumping and storing breast milk allows you to have a supply of milk for your baby when it is needed. This can be a good option for moms who return to work after having a baby.

Keeping up a supply of breast milk can be a challenge for moms who return to work outside the home. You will need to pump and collect breast milk during the day while at the office.

Proper planning, support, and the correct equipment can help you continue to breastfeed, even after returning to work outside the home.


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Return to work blues

We had a mom call the office asking for advice to increase her milk supply.

A review of the medical records on her 8 week old baby failed to identify any previous concerns about her supply. He was growing well and she was pumping and freezing milk to be prepared for returning to work.

Upon talking to this mom, she had been back to work a week and her daycare provider said she needed more milk to be sent with the baby. They were running out and mom was frantic about how she could keep up with the amount of milk he needed.

Read Rest of Article-Breastfeeding Medicine

California High School Students Get The Right…

This January 1st, some moms in California had something to celebrate:  a new law giving them the right to breastfeed or pump while attending public schools (up to grade 12).

With by far the highest number of births in any state (one in every eight babies born in the United States), and a nearly 94% breastfeeding initiation rate, this new law will provide a welcome new set of rights for many moms!


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How to Help Someone with Depression

Depression is one of the most common serious mental disorders, and yet it is often misunderstood, unnoticed, or even ignored. Everyone feels down sometimes, but depressed people have a persistently low mood that affects all facets of their life. If you believe you or someone you love may be depressed, read the following information to learn ways to help someone with depression.

This guide consists of ten chapters that will help you learn about this serious mental disorder and how to treat it. To skip to a particular chapter, click one of the following links:

Read Rest of article- How To Help Someone With Depression – The Definitive Guide



WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), joined by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Al Franken (D-MN), announced the introduction of the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation helps ensure that more working mothers can continue to breastfeed their babies after they return to work.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) also announced the introduction of the Supporting Working Moms Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read rest of exciting news-US Senator for Oregon

Pregnancy Travel Insurance Guide

Worried about travel during pregnancy?  This guide will provide you with tips on how to travel safely through the various stages of pregnancy.

1. Put your feet up
2. Packing for pregnancy
3. Travel during first trimester
4. Travel during your second trimester
5. Travel during your third trimester
6. Pregnant women and vaccinations
7. Where to go on a babymoon
8. Pregnancy and travel insurance

9. Useful links and resources


Read article- Traveler Insurance


Employers Routinely Break The Law When It Comes To Breastfeeding Moms



During my second year of grad school while in a training as a teacher’s assistant, I sat on the floor under the bathroom sink during a break to pump breastmilk for my 3-month-old son while other grad students went to the bathroom, sidestepped me to wash their hands and occasionally gave me a puzzled or sympathetic look. It was the only outlet I could find during the brief break we had, and I still returned to the training after everyone else, hoping the milk sitting in my portable lunchbox with an icepack wouldn’t spoil before I got home. Based on a completely unscientific poll on social media, my experience was both typical and far from the worst of it among breastfeeding moms returning to work after their child’s birth.

Baby Explains- Normal Newborn Behavior

Dear Mommy,

Thank you so much for breastfeeding me!  You probably already know that your milk is designed especially for me, and is better than anything else you could feed me, find out the main differences here.

Read rest of this awesome, adorable article-The Leaky Boob

Free postpartum depression/anxiety support group

Free postpartum depression/anxiety support group THIS Saturday. 10-11:30 at Restoring Balance 1717 Legion Rd Suite 101 Chapel Hill. Please share with your moms this week. Etizolam vs Xanax, we find out which is best right here. Donation for cost of space kindly accepted.

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