Making it work

Welcome to A Mother of Job.

My friends call me Lizzie and professionally I go by Liz; however, my most important name is Mommy.

When I went back to work  in June 2012, after my first daughter was born, I was anxious and concerned about whether I’d be able to continue breastfeeding her. I am privileged to have a career that I love with a firm that is incredibly supportive of working parents. At the same time, my work is demanding and my schedule unpredictable. Neither of those adjectives is particularly compatable with continuing to breastfeed. But, I have a great support system at home and at work and I kept going until my first daughter was over a year old. Our second daughter was born two years later and, as we approach her first birthday, I’m still breastfeeding.

My job involves quite a bit of travel, both domestic and international, and I’m proud to say that I’ve pumped and brought home milk from more than half a dozen countries on three continents (and counting…) plus more US cities than I can count. In total, I’ve pumped over 140 gallons so far.

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Bound for Germany, December 2014.

I created this site because I have heard from so many working and traveling mothers about their concerns and challenges with pumping and, although I certainly don’t have all the answers, I can share my experiences and the techniques that have worked for me. Please feel free to reach out to me directly through the Contact page if you have a question that I haven’t addressed, a tip or an idea to share, or just to say hello. I welcome feedback.

Thank you for reading. I hope you find this site helpful in your journey.

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