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Tuesday, June 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
#247: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Childcare, Oh My! Finding a Balance for New Moms

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate

Women face unique challenges in the workplace when returning to work after maternity leave. This panel will discuss how to navigate the period of time after maternity leave when working with a new baby at home and trying to balance breastfeeding, postpartum issues and lack of sleep with wanting to succeed in the workplace. This forum will also be useful for managers who want to create policies to accommodate working moms in the months when they return to work as well as colleagues who want to support women during this time.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the challenges faced by working mothers in the current work environment; Describe techniques and approaches from working mothers to balance career and family; Discuss challenges such as backup child care, breastfeeding in the workplace, and baby sleep issues.


Rachel SW Turow, JD, MPH


Robin Kaplan, MEd

Shana Bruno, MPH

Jen Lynn Varela


Shana Bruno

Director, Lactation Supportive Environments, University of California San Diego, Center For Community Health
Shana Wright Bruno is a highly motivated and dedicated public health professional with experience in leadership, program coordination, strategic planning, behavior change and health promotion. As the Director for the Lactation Supportive Environments (LSE) at UC San Diego, Center... Read More →
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Robin Kaplan

President and Owner, San Diego Breastfeeding Center, LLC
Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), frequent media commentator on the topic of breastfeeding, author of Latch: a Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage, and founding host of The Boob Group podcast. She launched the San... Read More →
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Rachel Turow

Executive Counsel, Regulatory Law, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Rachel Turow is Executive Counsel – Regulatory Law at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. In this role, Rachel provides regulatory legal support to Teva’s specialty and generic pharmaceutical businesses, and supports Teva’s drug-device combination products and digital health... Read More →
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Jen Varela

President, Postpartum Health Alliance and Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Sugar Night Night
Jen Varela, a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach®, co-author of “Loved to Sleep”, founder of Sugar Night Night, a pediatric sleep consulting services and current President for Postpartum Health Alliance. Jen has helped more than 3,750 sleep-deprived families have sweet sleep since... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA