No Shame in the Formula Game

By Abbey Donnell, Founder & CEO of Work & Mother It may surprise you to hear that I used formula with both my kids.  With my first, my son, I can count on one hand the number of times I supplemented during our 14-month breastfeeding journey.  I vividly remember the first time I used a […]

Great Gifts for Moms

Welcome to our 2024 Mother’s Gift Guide. We pulled together our favorite gifts to honor and support moms. PRACTICAL THINGS TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE EASIER For some moms, lightening their load makes them feel especially appreciated… ENJOYABLE THINGS TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE SWEETER For some moms, a thoughtful treat or trinket makes them […]

Returning to Work: How to Prepare to Pump Successfully

When you’re returning to work after having a baby and breastfeeding is part of your routine, you may be wondering how you can prepare to pump successfully for your little one. Look no further — we’ve got you covered. No matter when it comes, going back to work after having a baby can be tough. […]

Self-Weaning and What to Expect

The best-laid plans, right? (Or is it the “breast-laid plans”?) You have your goals for breastfeeding — six months. One year. Two years. Natural term weaning. They’re all big achievements, and you deserve a gold star for working towards them because, as we know, being a parent is hard work. Let alone breastfeeding. But maybe […]

Navigating the Four Month Sleep Regression 

You’ve probably just started to settle into your routine with your new baby. And before you know it, your maternity leave is almost over. Going back to work after spending the last few months or weeks with your new baby can be emotional. The thought of having to wake up and be out the door […]

Newborn Sleep 101

Sleep disruption is also one of the most challenging changes parents face. So, why is an infant’s sleep so dysregulated? And how can you help? You can’t have a newborn and NOT obsess about sleep. Sleep isn’t an indulgence, it is a biological necessity for parents and children.  For children, the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges that […]

When to Bottle Feed Your Baby

A common question from new parents goes something like this: “When and how is the best way to introduce a bottle into our baby’s feeding regimen?” Depending on the circumstances, the answer is not always the same. When introducing the bottle there are two (2) things you want to avoid: Bringing a bottle in too […]

Breast Milk Composition 101: The Magic of Your Milk

Breastfeeding is truly one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, wrapping up nutrition, love, and a sprinkle of magic all in one. Have you ever wondered exactly what is in your milk that makes it so perfect? This post summarizes the composition of breast milk, exploring its unique components and the incredible benefits it offers to […]

Five Ways to Increase Milk Production

That feeling that you’re making enough milk to keep your baby fed and happy when you’re breastfeeding? It’s the best. And if you never struggle with milk supply, it’s something that’s easy to take for granted. But if you are struggling with milk supply? The stress can be really overwhelming. Not only do you worry about whether […]