The US doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to the fine print of maternity leave. On the other hand, expecting moms, adopting moms, and new parents might just have a light at the end of the tunnel. For starters, in the United States, maternity leave is a growing conversation in the labor force. There are 180 countries that are already far ahead of the United States when it comes to maternity leave, but the fact that the US is now opening those doors is HUGE news for this movement.
Dear Working Mom About to Go Back to Work After Having a Baby,
I know what you’re thinking. You’re going back to work, probably criminally soon after having a baby, and you’re suuuuper excited. Not only do you get to leave your baby and not fit into your work clothes…if you’re breastfeeding, you get a whole additional prize package!
Leaking through your work clothes while talking to Tim from Accounting? Check.
Talking to the person who signs your paycheck about your breasts and a bodily fluid? Check.
Explaining to your co-workers why you have to leave every meeting halfway through? Check.
Awkward conversations are THE staple of being a breastfeeding, working mom. I’m here with my top three tips on how to survive them.