MAMA's Brown Bag Lunch: Nursing at Work

05/07/2013 12:00 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

When: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

RSVP:  through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to Heather Coldwell at  Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.

Join for us for a discussion of the ins and outs of nursing as a working mom.  Our panelists will discuss methods for helping preserve and sustain the nursing relationship while working, including practical tips and advice on pumping, both in the office or on the road.  The panelists will also offer their advice and experience on handling unexpected events or complications that may arise as a working and nursing mom and how employers and colleagues can support nursing moms through informal networks and formal policies. 


Joy MacTavish-Unten is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth and Newborn Educator and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.  In these roles she works directly with parents during the perinatal period.  She will sit for the IBLCE exam in July in order to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  This, in addition to a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies, has drawn Joy to continued education and advocacy work.  She also serves as the Project Coordinator for the Puget Sound Lactation Support Outreach Project of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, where she focuses on providing direct outreach, training and materials to employers establishing effective policies and creating a supportive environment for working mothers in compliance with local and federal laws.


Jaime Drozd Allen is a member/partner at Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C., where she specializes in representing both defendants in product liability and general business litigation, as well as plaintiffs who have been injured by governmental negligence or otherwise.  Jaime is a co-founder of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.  She earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego; and her law degree cum laude from the Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Boston University Law Review and a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar.  Jaime is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors of MAMAS.  She is a passionate pro bono advocate, having devoted significant time to the pro bono representation of criminal defendants, children with special needs and prisoners in civil rights matters.  Jaime and her husband are parents to three kids – Sydney (6), Isabelle (4), and Jack (2).  Having returned to work after each of her kids was 4 months old and breastfeeding her children until they were 15-19 months, Jaime has experience being a breastfeeding mom in the workplace…and airports, courtrooms, factories, and clients and opposing counsels’ offices.


   We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion. 


Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members!  Cookies will be provided. 


For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

Call in #: 888-757-0729;  Passcode: 1396142354#


When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold.  Some firms have hold music, which is disruptive to the presentation.  If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.


MAMAS would also like to thank our


Platinum sponsors:

Garvey Schubert Barer

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


and Gold sponsors:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Microsoft Corporation

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.



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