It's World Breastfeeding Week. We have a wonderful week of personal stories and evidence based tips for new moms. But most importantly, I get to share our office philosophy that we pay our working team moms to pump upon their return from maternity leave.
The return on investment in our own team members has always paid off. This is such a small part that we can do as an employer that it makes me happy and proud that we offer it to all of our team members. The window for breastfeeding and that newborn life is so transient and short-lived. We will briefly remember it through droopy eyelids, how exhausting it can be, and the stress surrounding the infancy period. My hope is that someday, our team members can look back and never have a thought about the impact that their place of employment had on their decisions to raise their child in the manner in which they wanted.
Did you know at birth, the average baby’s brain is a quarter of the size of the average adult brain and it doubles in size in the first year? That’s right DOUBLES in size, so by age 1 the brain is already half the size of our adult brains. That is so much growth in such a small window of time.