My breast pump was my best friend

Leading medical authority and pediatrician, Dr. Tanya Altman shares how she relied heavily on her breast pump as a working mother. Hear how her breast pump became her "best friend" as she traveled around the country.
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My breast pump was my best friend

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As a working mom, my breast pump was my best friend. I took it with me at with work every day. I travel around the country speaking with my breast pump. Sometimes my baby came with me but I can't always bring them with me. I would leave him at home, take my breast pump with me, collect breast milk, fly home with the cooler, store in the refrigerator or the freezer, and the caregivers would provide my sons with my breast milk. Of course I wanted to nurse as much as possible, but I couldn’t always be there 24/7. As a working mom, I did my best to provide both my boys with my breast milk and sometimes that came from me and sometimes that came from my breast pump, but I think the most important thing is to be flexible. We know it is important to breastfeed and we know that’s the best thing for our children, but we can't always be with them. Luckily with today’s modern conveniences, there are so many ways to be away from your baby and still provide the baby with your breast milk.

Leading medical authority and pediatrician, Dr. Tanya Altman shares how she relied heavily on her breast pump as a working mother. Hear how her breast pump became her "best friend" as she traveled around the country.

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

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A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.  She is a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows including Today (NBC), and KTLA (CW Los Angeles). She stays on the cutting edge through her position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel and her private practice.

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