Work. Pump. Repeat.

The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work


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Jessica Shortall


The practical, relatable, and humorous guide to surviving the difficult, awkward, and rewarding job of being a breastfeeding, working mom.

Meet the frenemy of every working, breastfeeding mother: the breast pump. Many women are beyond “breast is best” and on to figuring out how to make milk while returning to demanding jobs. Work. Pump. Repeat. is the first book to give women what they need to know beyond the noise of the “Mommy Wars” and judgment on breastfeeding choices. Jessica Shortall shares the nitty-gritty basics of surviving the working world as a breastfeeding mom, offering a road map for negotiating the pumping schedule with colleagues, navigating business travel, and problem-solving when forced to pump in less-than-desirable locales. Drawing on the war stories, hacks, and humor of working moms, and on her own stories from her demanding job and travel in developing countries, she gives women moral support for dealing with the stress and guilt that come with juggling working and breastfeeding. As she tells the reader in her witty, inspiring manifesto, “Your worth as a mother is not measured in ounces.”

2015 Axiom Business Book Award Winner (Silver) in the category of Women/Minorities

Additional information

Weight 460 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 23.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 19 October 2015
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.6 x 23.5 cm
Weight 460 g


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Jessica Shortall is a mother of two with a career dedicated to business and doing good. During her breast pump years, Shortall was the director of giving for TOMS Shoes. She holds an MBA from Oxford University.