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Work. Pump. Repeat.

The New Mom’s Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work
Narrated by: Jessica Shortall
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

This is a practical, relatable, and humorous guide to surviving the difficult, awkward, and rewarding job of being a breastfeeding, working mother.

Meet the frenemy of every working, breastfeeding mother: the breast pump. Many women are beyond "breast is best" and on to figuring out how to make milk while returning to demanding jobs. Work. Pump. Repeat. is the first book to give women what they need to know beyond the noise of the "Mommy Wars" and judgment on breastfeeding choices. Jessica Shortall shares the nitty-gritty basics of surviving the working world as a breastfeeding mom, offering a road map for negotiating the pumping schedule with colleagues, navigating business travel, and problem-solving when forced to pump in less-than-desirable locales.

Drawing on the war stories, hacks, and humor of working moms and on her own stories from her demanding job and travel in developing countries, she gives women moral support for dealing with the stress and guilt that come with juggling working and breastfeeding. As she tells the listener in her witty, inspiring manifesto, "Your worth as a mother is not measured in ounces."

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Jessica Shortall (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • sarah haugh
  • 16-01-19

gives hope

its a good read that takes stress out of going back to work and pumping.

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  • jeni8604
  • 21-11-17

You give me hope!

I'm a female avionics mechanic who's about to have my IUD removed so my husband and I can start working on our third child. I pumped, finished college and had a part time job when we had our first child. I pumped, finished my master's degree and had a full time job after I had our second child. But, now since I am back to working in aviation, I'm VERY nervous about how I will be able to pump when I return to work.
Your book gives me more hope! it was just nice to be reminded that I'm not alone!
Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-10-18

Great book to read before returning to work.

Listened to this book while I was pumping. Great book to read before returning to work. Gave me lots of points on how to pump in awkward situations, what parts I needed to invest in and always have on had, and to realize that I am doing the best I can! However long we decide to pump at work, we are amazing women and it is doable!

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  • Charles Smoot III
  • 24-10-18

great book

Loved this book! Just went back to work and have been stressing about supply. After reading this book, I have relaxed so much and gained a lot of confident and determination.

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  • Lauren G
  • 19-11-19

What I needed

I read this book during a time when I was nervous and over anxious about breastfeeding my first baby. Not only did it provide reassurance in a non pushy way, but helped me think ahead to what I’ll need for when I go back to work, eased many new mom worries, and made me feel like I have a plan. Highly recommend for any mom, working or not.

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  • Kirby L. Shuey
  • 07-11-19

Should be required for all working moms

Honest. Real. Informative. This book spoke directly into my soul as a working mom. You'll be laughing and crying within the first 5 minutes.

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  • jala
  • 30-10-19

Very Helpful

This book was very informative I will be a first time mother and this book is helping me prepare for whats to come and what to expect. I was worried about bottle feeding and breast feeding at the same time and Jessica provide simple tips and tricks. She also informed me that if I break down and use formula its okay it won't mean that I am a failure as a mother. Also it touches on care givers ad how to train them when you leave your baby with them.

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  • GB
  • 16-08-19

Sad for America

It is a good resource, but makes me extremely sad at our (America’s) state of support for families. We’ve changed from being single family incomes, so policies should change with it to keep women in the workforce. Not much has changed, we still have to fight to stay in the workforce because we are able to bare children . It’s a handicap in America. Even form the start, Birth is not what it should be in our developed country. We are 50th when it comes to maternal deaths in the country. Then we have almost support to breastfeed. I guess our children are just inconveniences in America. Now Sweden, maternity is 16 months paid at 80%, plus paternity as well. We need to do better America.

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  • Monica R.
  • 06-02-19

Practical advice and reality check

I loved this book! Very helpful and detailed advise. Also a great reality check and empowering. I would recommend it to any other working breastfeeding moms.

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  • Rosana D.
  • 01-02-19

You won’t regret this

Great book with tons of information! Makes you laugh at the truth it speaks. Highly recommend. Especially if you have no clue about pumping and the struggles that come with pumping at work.