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Working And Breastfeeding

Explore your options - discuss these with your employer

You know you've got to go back to work!

When working from home is not an option, then a plan will need to be put into place to enable working and breastfeeding to function perfectly!

By the time most mothers are going back to work the baby is in a routine of sorts. Being in a pattern may help with planning the day. Start expressing a few weeks before going back to work to build up a supply in the freezer. Find a discrete place at work and express when your baby would normally be feeding if you were at home.  Label your milk with date and time and when you arrive home, decide if you are leaving the milk for the baby to drink the next day and put into the refrigerator if not then freeze for use later.

Find a discrete place at work and express when your baby would normally be feeding if you were at home.  Label your milk with date and time and when you arrive home, decide if you are leaving the milk for the baby to drink the next day and put into the refrigerator if not then freeze for use later.

Finally, remember to always discuss in advance your breastfeeding requirements with your employer. Furthermore, these days most employers are well informed of their responsibility towards their employees when they return to work after the birth of a baby.

Consider your options and know your rights within the workforce.  If you need extra breaks while breastfeeding, then maybe you could make the time up at the end of the day.

Working and breastfeeding can progress smoothly!