A Breastfeeding or Lactation Room is a private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from public view and interruption, and is used by mothers who breastfeed or express breast milk by breast pumping.
The mission of the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa is to provide pasteurized donor human milk to hospitals nationwide so premature and term infants can be fed an uninterrupted human milk diet during maternal milk insufficiency. When our inventory allows, it is dispensed to infants at home by prescription.
Moms often experience fatigue, pain and difficulty breastfeeding during this period, causing many to reduce the frequency of breastfeeding. Howevever, the opposite is true - breastfeeding more often usually helps get rid of the infection, and the baby is still safe while feeding. Mastitis is a serious discomfort, but can be easily treated.
There is so much anxiousness welcoming your new baby into your home. In the mix of recovering physically from birth there is a lot of planning. You're setting up a special room or space for your baby, building cribs, having baby showers and more. There is a lot of preparation for baby. BUT what about mom and dad? How are you preparing for your arrival, especially as you start your breastfeeding journey?
So, this has me feeling a whole bunch of emotions. As a woman, mom and entrepreneur in the tech industry gender discrimination is a constant. On August 7th CNN published an article about a Google engineer who wrote a 10 page memo about how women are "biologically" unfit to work in the tech industry. Reportedly the author of the memo cannot be identified but he is a software engineer.