Everything you need to know about continuing to breastfeed after going back to work

Posted: 5/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

One of the biggest questions we get about breastfeeding is how to continue that successful nursing relationship when mom’s maternity leave ends and she heads back to work. Not all mothers plan to stay home with their babies throughout their entire breastfeeding relationship. Many have full-time careers and therefore can’t simply nurse their baby on demand for as long as they plan to breastfeed.

Self-care you can actually accomplish: Taking care of yourself in the fourth trimester

Posted: 5/15/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

If you’re a new mom someone has likely mentioned something about “self-care” at some point between when your baby was crowning and the first few weeks of postpartum. That’s because becoming a parent is a lot like running a marathon and those who’ve done it before realize that it’s important not only to focus on taking care of your new infant, but to take care of yourself, too. Parental burnout is common and so are postpartum mood disorders. In fact it’s estimated that around 15% of mothers experience postpartum depression.