The best things in life are free, as the saying goes. Well, the person who says this probably didn’t need to pay for childcare or summer camp for their youngsters! Summertime can be a big financial burden on families especially if you want to give your babies a slice of fun. Here are some tips to help you save on Family Summertime Fun!
We know that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 helped working moms who nurse and/or pump breast milk at work. Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced further protections that will begin in December and there’s a big piece of the protection that will help working mothers: we have the right to break time and we should receive a private space to pump milk that is not a restroom.
Earlier this year we shared some eye-opening advice from Stony Brook Midwives during our Health and Wellness Series. The advice suggested that we begin to plan and prepare for breastfeeding before we even become pregnant. This guidance is not unconventional or “crunchy”, but it is above and beyond the recommendations that many women of child-bearing age receive when they speak with their care providers about their family planning.