Tips For Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding

Tips For Going Back to Work While Breastfeeding

Returning to work while continuing to breastfeed can be a challenging experience, but with some preparation and planning, it can be done successfully. Here are some tips for going back to work while breastfeeding:

  1. Start expressing before you return to work: It's important to start pumping breast milk before you return to work so that you can build up a supply and get used to the process. 

  2. Establish a pumping schedule: Plan to express at the same times that your baby would typically breastfeed to maintain your milk supply. Most mothers will need to pump every 2-3 hours while at work. Bravado Designs have a range of nursing bras suitable for expressing on the go. The Clip and Pump™ Hands-Free Nursing Bra Accessory, combines pumping discretion with ease of use. The innovative design features a figure 8 opening for easy breast pump insertion and removal - handsfree! 

  3. Invest in a good breast pump: Whether you opt for a high-quality electric breast pump that is easy to use and efficient or a manual breast pump comfort is key as you will be using it everyday! Medela is a popular brand that offers a variety of breast pumps for nursing mothers. They are known for their high-quality pumps and accessories, as well as their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers. 

  4. Communicate with your employer: Talk to your employer about your breastfeeding needs and create a plan for pumping breaks and a private space for you to pump. Be clear about your needs and what you require to continue breastfeeding.

  5. Prepare your breast milk storage: Invest in breast milk storage bags or containers and make sure you label each one with the date it was pumped. You may also want to consider freezing some milk for later use.

  6. Bring extra pumping supplies: It's important to have extra pump parts and accessories on hand, in case you forget something or something breaks. Consider a UV sterilizer which are designed to be easy to use and offer a safe and effective way to sterilize your breast pump. Being lightweight and portable, 59S is ideal for use on-the-go.

  7. Maintain a healthy diet: Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of water, fruits, vegetables, and protein to maintain your milk supply.

  8. Take care of yourself: Going back to work can be stressful, so make sure you take care of yourself. Get enough rest, exercise, and take breaks when you need to.

Remember, every mother's breastfeeding journey is unique, and it's important to find a routine that works for you and your baby. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice from lactation consultants or other breastfeeding mothers in your community.

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