DEBI YADEGARI: Breastfeeding in the Workplace — Your Rights

DEBI YADEGARI: Breastfeeding in the Workplace — Your Rights

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

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.”


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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