home so they stay as active and full-time nursing mothers. On the opposite end,
other moms desire to enter back into the workplace to have a sense of
fulfillment in advancing their career. If you’re the second type, let this
article guide you on how to transition from motherhood to a career woman.
breastfeed the newborns. Breastfeeding milk should be pumped out and the milk
should be stored in a refrigerator to keep it fresh for the baby. In the case
of a working place, you should be able to ask workmates if there is a lactating
room where you would not be put in a vulnerable position. Feel comfortable in
pumping without being bothered by others in the office. If the workplace does
not have one available, the only option is to breastfeed the baby at night or
appetite will change. It’s still best to have high-protein snacks and drink
water regularly. Being hydrated will make you stay healthy for your baby. Also,
eating enough will keep your blood sugar normal and in check. Being an
unhealthy mom will produce negative effects on the breastfeeding milk. Hence, make
sure that you acquire the right nutrition you and your baby need.
Employed with a Family-friendly Company
positions are family-friendly. A family-friendly company is one that will allow
you to have rest time for yourself, work at home as necessary and accrue
credits for leaves as you might have to go to the hospital and see your baby’s
doctor for vaccinations and checkups. Look for a company that allows
flexibility and encourages work and life balance. You may ask the employees you
know to get a glimpse of the company culture so you would not be shocked about
the company philosophy once you become an official worker. Also, it will be
helpful to learn about the benefits given by the company to working mothers.
one day will be devoted to your job in the office. With proper time management,
you can still accomplish chores at home and take care of your baby. Lay out
every task that you need to achieve the day or the week before so you would be
able to plan ahead which ones should be prioritized. A
mom is not superhuman after all.
moms especially think more about their babies than
themselves. It is important to see that the baby is doing well, but it is also
critical to think and care about your own well-being. If you feel much stressed
at work and at home, take the time out and relax in spa centers or in any
sanctuary. Have a warm bath before going to bed at night and exercise regularly.
The last thing you want to happen is to lie down on a hospital
bed after passing out because of stress.
the time. It is enough to be sufficient as a concerned mother for the baby at
home and an efficient employee in the workplace. If you feel that the company
is putting much pressure on you, it is time to leave and look for another one
which can suit your needs.
based in Brisbane, Australia. She is a wedding planner, event coordinator and a
mother of a 3 year old toddler. Connect with her on Twitter.