The Breastfeeding Series

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DEBI YADEGARI: Breastfeeding in the Workplace — Your Rights

DEBI YADEGARI: Breastfeeding in the Workplace — Your Rights 1920 1080 Chase Jennings

The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month so I am bringing you The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense. A 3-part series with leaders in the industry.

Some people feel breast is best and others think fed is best and I’m here to be an objective insight and provide perspective for you because in the end, you have to trust your mom sense.

So whether you breastfeed, formula feed, pump, or use donor milk, it’s entirely up to you.

However, it is important to destigmatize breastfeeding in modern day society. I want you to know your options, the benefits, hear from medical professionals, public figures, and legal experts on lactation regulations in the workplace which you can use to your advantage.

I hope you feel empowered by the Breastfeeding Series on “That’s Total Mom Sense.”

Introduction

Debi Yadegari is the Founder and CEO of Villyge. Her experience juggling a challenging legal career and breastfeeding as a new mom was the muse for Villyge, and why Debi is so dedicated to providing parents with the workplace support they need to pursue their professional goals while also balancing the responsibilities of new parenthood.

Debi traded her brief case for a diaper bag in 2005 and has been supporting working parents ever since. Today, she is the leading authority on lactation accommodation law and a trusted expert on all matters working parenthood. She is a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to Fox Networks, Working Mother Media, and various HR syndicates. Most importantly, she is a working mother of five (ages 3, 9, 12, 13 and 15).

Prior to joining the esteemed ranks of motherhood, Debi developed a distinguished legal career. She began her career as a Corporate Associate in Big Law, where she specialized in security offerings within the capital markets. Subsequently, she served as Counsel to the Investment Banking Division of a leading international investment bank. While practicing law, Debi also offered pro bono legal assistance to the New York Legal Assistance Group.

Debi received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she double majored in economics and political science, and her Juris Doctor from George Washington University. Debi is a Certified Lactation Counselor with the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice and lives on Long Island, with her supportive husband and five children.

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PATTY GATTER & LORA STEFFIE: Making the Most of Your Breastfeeding Journey

PATTY GATTER & LORA STEFFIE: Making the Most of Your Breastfeeding Journey 1920 1080 Chase Jennings

The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month so I am bringing you The Breastfeeding Series on That’s Total Mom Sense. A 3-part series with leaders in the industry.

Some people feel breast is best and others think fed is best and I’m here to be an objective insight and provide perspective for you because in the end, you have to trust your mom sense.

So whether you breastfeed, formula feed, pump, or use donor milk, it’s entirely up to you.

However, it is important to destigmatize breastfeeding in modern day society. I want you to know your options, the benefits, hear from medical professionals, public figures, and legal experts on lactation regulations in the workplace which you can use to your advantage.

I hope you feel empowered by the Breastfeeding Series on “That’s Total Mom Sense.”

Introduction

Breastfeeding. For some, it’s a magical, bonding experience and others, it’s painful and triggering or non-existent. For some reason though, speaking to a new mom about breastfeeding has become a loaded conversation.

Today, we’re going to change that and destigmatize breastfeeding whether you’re in favor or not. I’m happy to share my journey and honest opinions, and I’m excited to bring on thought leaders to share their knowledge to commemorate Breastfeeding Awareness Month all August long.

Today I am joined by Patty Gatter, founder of The Breastfeeding Shop, a family owned business that supplies mothers who choose to breastfeed with the proper help, guidance, and accessories they need to nourish their babies.

Patty is a mother of two boys, a wife to an amazing husband and a serial entrepreneur. Like most women, she’s got multitasking down pat. She comes from a lineage of entrepreneurs and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years.

When the Affordable Care Act made it a requirement for insurance to cover breast pumps, Patty jumped at the opportunity to make this an equalizer for all new moms. She combined her love and passion for being a mother and breastfeeding with her entrepreneurial spirit and launched, The Breastfeeding Shop. She not only provides top of the line breast pumps like Medela, Spectra and Willow to expecting moms, the company aids mothers in their breastfeeding journey with consultants available via telehealth 24/7.

When Patty was in college, she felt inspired by an article she read in Glamour about a woman who started a business and was able to offer her employees a team working environment that catered to their busy “mom” schedules”. It made an impression on her and so she did exactly that.

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