Those first few weeks with your new baby can be tiring but wonderful. So what happens when you have to go back to work? If you’re worried about pumping and providing for your baby while you’re gone, this episode is for you! Dr. Archana Shrestha interviews Dr. Petra McEwan, experienced pediatrician and Lactation Consultant. Dr. McEwan shares tips and encouragement for those sister docs balancing working and pumping as a nursing mom.  

Petra McEwan, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, is a practicing pediatrician and Lactation Consultant in South Florida, where she lives with her husband and five kids. She is also a Women in White Coats Fellow. On her website,, she helps working wives and moms balance their many roles. She can be followed on Instagram and Facebook @wifeymommydoc.

Key Takeaways

[04:48] Dr. McEwan’s tips for nursing moms preparing to return to work 

[10:50] Her tips for pumping while at work 

[16:14] Dr. McEwan’s encouragement for those worried about making it work  

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