Breastfeeding and Working Mothers

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Can I go to work and continue to breastfeed my baby?

Breastfeeding and Working Mothers

You don't have to stop breastfeeding just because you've gone back to work. You can successfully breastfeed your baby and effectively do your work by following these tips:

* If possible, find a quiet place to pump every two to three hours at work.
* Store your pumped breast milk in a refrigerator, and transport it home at the end of each day in a cooler.
* Nurse your baby right before you leave for work each morning, and nurse again as soon as you get home.
* If you can't pump at work, you can continue to breastfeed, although your baby's caregiver will need to give her formula or stored breastmilk during your absence. Breastfeed as often as you can once you return home each day.



6/29/2006 1:23:16 PM
Kristi Palma said:

When it comes to pumping breastmilk, there are battery-operated and electric pumps. Women need to do research to find out which will work best for them. Also, having a lactation consultant programmed into your cell phone is extremely helpful for the inevitable questions you will have during the pumping and breastfeeding process.


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