Lisa Myers is a working mom of 2 sharing with use her journey through breastfeeding. With her daughter she made it to six months of breastfeeding and supplementing with formula. Then with her son she found out he had a tongue tie and ended up getting it treated. Lisa also shares with us what it was like to return to work. From her experiences, she learned a lot about storing breastmilk and has now created a revolutionary product for storing breastmilk.
Born in Canada, Lisa spent her childhood on a 200-acre hay and cattle farm outside Spokane, Washington, where she and her brother helped out with harvesting crops, caring for the animals and other seasonal work.
Several years later, Lisa was all grown up and running political campaigns in New Jersey and serving as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.
Lisa got married, started a family and works for an international law firm. Like almost every mom Lisa knows, she found breastfeeding incredibly difficult for a million reasons. For her, these included working in a male-dominated sector, some long work days and travel away from her son.
She soon realized she had no way to keep her milk safely stored without awkward walks down the office hall, juggling obvious bottles of breastmilk and pump parts. And she needed a new way to travel for work: A big ol’ cooler, bottles, and ice packs simply did not fit in her big bag already full of mediation binders, exhibits, a suit, computer, and...the pump.
A typical work trip saw Lisa having to dispose of 13.5 ounces of precious breastmilk at the airport. Her market research turned up nothing that could meet a mom's basic travel, working, and pumping needs. She got down to work inventing a solution to solve the problem simply, elegantly, and affordably. She was soon able to file for a patent and begin working with an amazing team to make Ceres Chill available to any mom in search of a better way to achieve their breastfeeding goals while continuing to be a great professional success.
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