Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. One of the most hotly discussed issues of this generation is the working mother's dilemma: to quit mid-career, giving up money, status and stimulation to look after one's children; or to continue employment and leave the nurturing to someone else. Active nurturing is the basis of this book. For employed mothers, it refers to the spirit of the time you spend with your children in a way that will make them feel encouraged, inspired, empowered, tickled or valued. Active nurturing does not require you to fill every moment of your time with your children with intense activities, but when you are together, you should remember to be positive, warm and emotionally responsive. The 21 illustrated insights in this book, along with many that you will develop from your individual experiences with your children, will empower you to enrich your lives together.
The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After You Return to Work
Author: Gale Pryor
Category: Health & Fitness
Essential reading for any woman who seeks to combine the roles of nursing mother and working mother. - William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., best-selling authors of The Baby Book A return to work doesn't have to mean the end of breastfeeding. In fact, continuing to nurse her baby is the working mom's best strategy for blending both sides of her life into a new and satisfying whole. In this fully updated edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins provide essential advice on: Getting breastfeeding off to a good start; Pumping and storing breast milk; Establishing a pumping and feeding routine; Negotiating with an employer for private pumping space; Finding supportive child care; The legal rights of employees with regard to breastfeeding Praise for the first edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother: ''A how-to book from a mother who herself has accomplished the difficult but rewarding combination of working and nursing.''