Category Archives: Breastfeeding and work

En trouwens, waarom noemen we bevallingsverlof ‘vrij’?

Als een weekje vrij nemen en dat vullen met werkklussen geen vakantie is, hoe zit het dan met ons bevallingsverlof? Verlof… dat klinkt ook als vrij. Als uitrusten, bijkomen.
En daar hoort de verwachting bij dat je er na je verlof weer volop tegenaan kunt met je werk. Wat vaak niet bepaald de realiteit is. lees verder

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Breastfeeding: keep your options open!

My phone rings. “Hi, 3,5 months ago I saw you for breastfeedingproblems. I’ll have to go back to work soon and I have some things I’d like to discuss with you”. I instantly assume I know what she will ask: questions about weaning.

  • One can wean completely, but partial weaning is an option too. That way you can combine: breastfeeding evenings and nights, formula in daytime.
  • Stopping 1 feed per 4 to 6 days is a safe plan.

‘My job is quite busy so I did not intend to express at work, and do not have a breastpump”. Every mother has a legal right to space and time to feed her baby. But that does not mean that combining breastfeeding and work is easily feasible in every job.

And then the conversation took an unexpected turn.
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