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beyond the first Latch course

Your guide to navigating returning to paid work while nursing, from milk production to pumping and everything in between.


Are you worried about heading back to work in the middle of your nursing journey? You’ve probably been trying to come up with the answers and asking around.

But, despite doing your research, you’re still feeling overwhelmed and unprepared and that’s OK. We have totally been there too. There is still time to prepare and we are confident that we can help you transition back to work with ease.


  • Nervous about approaching your boss and taking the necessary time to pump during work hours.
  • Have an unsupportive workplace regarding your continued desire to nurse your baby and allow for appropriate pumping environments.
  • Overwhelmed by the logistics you have to navigate in preparing to pump at work, storing properly, and keeping up your milk supply.
  • Have a partner who is questioning the effort to continue nursing and you want to be sure to learn about the opportunity to continue together!
  • Feeling pressured to stop nursing when you would love to continue.

Simply put: You need some guidance and encouragement, and some advice to make this transition a little easier.



  1. You didn’t have to choose between pumping at work or feeling comfortable.
  2. You’re confident about keeping up your milk supply, pumping, storing, and feeding your baby.
  3. You feel empowered to speak up when it comes to the time and space you need to pump during work.

Because THAT is exactly what this course will do: It gives you the details so you can confidently prepare to go back to work, trust your body and make decisions based on what is right for YOU.

6 Incredible Modules + Epilogue

Module 1: Milk Production
  • The Basics of Milk Production
  • Supply and demand
  • Storage capacity
Module 2: The 3 Big Questions
  • How much does my baby need?
  • How often do I need to pump?
  • How much do I need to have
Module 3: Strategies for:
  • Pumping
  • Storing
  • Thawing
  • Feeding
Module 4: Help!
  • Getting through a nursing strike.
  • What to do if baby won’t take a bottle.
  • Addressing low milk supply.
Module 5: Making Plans
  • With your employer.
  • With your baby’s caregiver.
  • With your family.
Module 6: Get Organized
  • Sample Pumping Schedule
  • Everyday Checklist
  • Travel tips
Epilogue: When S#!T Gets Real
  • A pep talk for weary pumpers
  • A crash course on formula
  • Avenues for Advocacy

There’s More! Bonuses!

Course Planner & Note Taking Guide

You’ll also get a nineteen page Course Planner and Note-Taking Guide that you can print out to keep you on track throughout the course. All of the key takeaways from each lesson are included with space to jot down any questions you have along the way and make note of any essential info you want to remember down the road!

Bonus Downloads

More than a dozen bonus downloads to help save you time and get organized before going back to work—with everything from a travel checklist to funny printouts for your space at work to give people a heads up that you’re pumping!

The Beyond the First Latch Course is truly comprehensive – your step-by-step guide through this nursing journey, all in one place.

Will I get access to everything right away?

Yep, once you enroll you will have access to all 6 modules, the bonus downloads, and the private FB community and Zoom calls for asking questions

How long will I have access to the course?

FOREVER! We want you to be able to look back on the feeding and pumping info whenever you need it. Plus, like many of our students you can return to the course down the road for future little ones as a refresher!

When is the best time take this course?

In a perfect world, we think it would be best to go through the course while you are still pregnant, so you can start preparing before you enter the fog of the early newborn phase. And assuming you have 12 weeks of parental leave, then it would be great to go back and review everything again around 6 weeks postpartum… But this is not a perfect world, so do your best at watching the videos when you can, and jump into the Facebook group or Zoom calls for help with troubleshooting when you need to.

I'm going back to work next week! Is it too late for me to take the course?

Nope, you can totally take this course in less than one weekend Netflix-binge style, and you will find all the information you need to answer the questions you’ve already got, plus ones you haven’t thought of yet! And, our certified lactation counselor and doula is on hand to personally answer any of your questions in the private FB group or on a Zoom call.

I’m already formula-feeding/plan to incorporate formula once I’m back at work. Is this course for me if I’m not exclusively nursing?

We are much more interested in helping you meet your goals than in telling you what your goals should be. This course and the Facebook group connected to it are judgment-free zones where we are all about supporting each other through this whole crazy new parenting gig. So yes, however you feed your baby is ok by us! We just want to help you figure out what’s going to work for your family.

I don't live in the U.S. Can I still take the course?

Definitely. That’s the beauty of online courses, right? Although some content is based on the laws around parental leave and pumping breaks in the United States, most of the information applies to anyone feeding their baby, anywhere.

Who teaches the online course?

Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks, a certified lactation counselor, childbirth educator and doula will be your primary instructor. Stephanie has supported hundreds of parents in going back to work and navigating the challenges of maintaining their milk supplies. Before becoming a lactation counselor, she pumped at her office job, so she has first-hand experience, too! She will be connecting with you in the FB group community and on bi-weekly Zoom calls answering all of your most pressing questions, and helping you troubleshoot the issues that come up for you along the way!

What if I don't like the course? Will I be able to get a refund?

We know you have a million decisions to make when you’re a new parent, so if within 30 days you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. We stand behind the Beyond the First Latch Course 100%.

I have a different question! Who should I ask?

Just shoot us an email ( and Bryn will personally respond to you as quickly as possible.

How do I get started & how much does it cost?

How much is the Beyond the First Latch Course? You could try to figure it out on your own and spend a TON of time looking things up, or try to ask around to friends, family, and colleagues to get all of the information (we know we exhausted our resources when we were preparing to head back to work).

The entire Beyond the First Latch Course is only $147. Meaning you can get started and get full access right now, and learn everything from keeping up your milk supply to pumping and properly storing milk for your baby. 

And yes, you will get full access to the program right away. All modules. All downloads. All bonuses. So you don’t have to wait to go through the course, or get it dripped to you over time (we see you parents going back to work soon!).

30 DAY guarantee! YAY!

Beyond the First Latch comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. We are so excited to share this course with you, and we are confident everything is included to help you navigate your return to work empowered and informed.

Comforting, Right?

We know you have a million decisions to make when you’re a new parent, so if within 30 days you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. We stand behind the Beyond the First Latch Course 100%.

Enroll in Beyond the First Latch and get started today

Lifetime Access
$147 one-time
Beyond the First Latch Course

6 Incredible Modules
2 Bigger-Than-A-Bonuses
Private Facebook Group
Bi-Weekly Zoom Calls
30-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee