When I started off as a nanny, my first employer was a new mother returning to work while continuing to breastfeed her 9 month old son. Up to that point, I had only cared for infants who took formula. The mom handed me a bag of frozen breastmilk and detailed instructions that, of course, included no mention of what to do with said breast milk. After making a mess and texting my aunt, I figured it out and, thankfully, the baby was fed. So you don’t have to endure the same horror, we’ve brought in expert Susan Thompson, PhD to discuss some of the most important things that nannies should know about caring for breastfed infants and even what nannies returning to work should think about if breastfeeding.
About Dr. Susan Thompson:
Susan Thompson, Ph.D. is a working mother who strongly advocates for breastfeeding. She graduated magna cum laude from University of Maryland with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. Susan now works for a boutique life science consulting firm with extensive clinical, commercial, research, advisory, and transactional expertise. Susan is Kohana’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.